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CENOTAPH - Rancid Gluttonous Morbid Obesity

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No, no need to worry, we haven't forgotten about brutal death metal fans! In this extreme genre, CENOTAPH belong to the elite. Uncompromising, total chaos that causes explosive, brutal and uncontrollable bursts of emotions that simply cannot be withstood!

These guys could make zombies dance. So strong are their riffs, so perverted is the energy that radiates from their production. We just love them and therefore they are back!!!

Bio

CENOTAPH was formed by vocalist Batu Cetin in the summer of 1994 with the aim of performing some piece of the most brutal and the sickest music that has ever been played in Turkey and the world so far.
After various changes in the band’s line up, they released their first demo “Life Immortal” in 1995.

CENOTAPH recorded their second demo «promo tape 96» in 1996. This 3 song professionally recorded demo was sent to many underground labels,fanzines, magazines. «promo tape 96» got great responses from both the press/record labels and fans…With this demo, the band’s technical
style and brutal sound got steadier and tighter. 

in the Summer of 1996, CENOTAPH entered YESILKART studios, Istanbul, to record their 8 songs debut album «Voluptuously Minced» , 8 songs of brutal and sick gore death/grind.

With this recording they received offers from a few labels from outside Turkey but they preferred to go for HAMMER MUSIC.Finally «Voluptuously Minced» was released by Hammer music, got great interest as expected and has been distributed worldwide 
by many labels/distros . CENOTAPH has been featured in many magazines/fanzines and radio shows worldwide.“Voluptuously Minced” was distributed in CD format by various labels in approximately 25 countries, and reached a wide range of listeners in Turkey in tape/Cd format.Cenotaph, in the meantime, was working on new songs and continued the shows. In 1998 the band recorded their second album “Puked Genital Purulency”, at STUDIO FORTE, Istanbul… «Puked Genital Purulency» was released by Hammer music in MC and CD format.
This album also got very well responses from local extreme music fans as well as from fans abroad. After a few months of the album’s release, CENOTAPH managed to reach a big number of fans worldwide.
Puked Genital Purulency took part in many compilation cd’s, tapes and zines.

The album is still counted as one of the mile stones of brutal death metal. 

Cenotaph recorded their third full lenght in 2003 'Pseudo Verminal Cadaverium' and released by United Guttural Records, Drain Prod , Atlantis Music
Band reached worldwide fan base with this albüm and received many positive good reviews from worldwide sceneThey played many gigs shows and festivals in Türkey and foreign Metal festivals after this release.

In 2006, due to high demands, the first two albums were gathered on one CD and re-released under the title of «Voluptuously Puked Genitals» by Burning Dogma Records from Texas, USA.

Cenotaph is done with their 4th album’s recordings and mastering sessions were made at the iguana studios Germany and 4th full lenght album‘Reincarnation in Gorextasy’ released summer 
2007 worldwide by Unmatched Brutality Records(USA)  and Turkish label Atlantis Music . 
Cenotaph made total 10 days Russian Headliner Tour after the 4th full lenght 'Reincarnation in Gorextasy'

in 2010 band recorded their 5th full lenght album 'Putrescent ınfectious Rabidity' and signed with Sevared Records USA - Coyote records Russia , 
this release also gets incredible positive feedback from worldwide scene , band toured again 14 days whole Russia and played numerous shows in Turkey.

İn 2017 band released their latest 6th full lenght ‘Perverse Dehumanized Dysfunctions’ from  Sevared Records USA - Coyote records Russia –Hammer Music Turkey, after this album 2017 -2018 and 2019 Cenotaph toured 3 times Europe , 2020 North America Tour and U.K tours confirmed and coming on June  - July 2020.


Discography

Release date Release name Media
2021 New Album ‘Precognition to Eradicate’ will be released this year
2013 THE QUADRUM PLAGUE SPLIT CD CD
2011 COMPLETE DEMOS&REHEARSALS 94-96 CD CD
2011 RE-PUKED PURULENCY CD CD
2011 GUTTURAL SOUNDS OF MORBID PUTREFACTION DVD DVD
2010 PUTRESCENT INFECTIOUS RABIDITY CD
2009 SCHIZOID ACTS OF MENTAL DEFLORATION
2007 REINCARNATION IN GOREXTASY CD CD
2005 VOLUPTUOUSLY PUKED GENITALS CD
2003 PSEUDO VERMINAL CADAVERIUM CD CD
1999 PUKED GENITAL PURULENCY CD/TAPE CD
1996 PROMO TAPE DEMO 96 DEMO
1996 VOLUPTUOUSLY MINCED CD/TAPE CD
1995 LIFE IMMORTAL DEMO DEMO

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