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Angelcorpse is a blackened death metalband born on the ashes of Pete Helmkamp's previous band, Order from Chaos, originally from Kansas CityMissouri, and relocated to TampaFlorida. They formed in 1995, with a line-up of Helmkamp, guitarist Gene Palubicki, and drummer John Longstreth, and recorded a demo, Goats to Azazael, which led to a contract with Osmose Productions.[1] The band's debut album, Hammer of Gods, was released in 1996, after which rhythm guitarist Bill Taylor joined, playing on second album Exterminate (1998).[1]Drummer Tony Laureano joined shortly after its release but Taylor left.[1] The band's third album, The Inexorable, was released in the fall of 1999, after which Taylor rejoined.[1] While on tour with ImmortalSatyricon, and Krisiun, in support of The Inexorable, the band had an accident in their tour van, in which Helmkamp was injured.[2] On the same tour, Helmkamp's girlfriend was stabbed, and he decided to leave the band.[2] The rest of the band continued for a while but decided to split up.

 

In 2006, the band reformed and recorded a new album.[2] Helmkamp said of the reunion: "It just seems like the planets realigned. It's not like we didn't get along or that there were any bridges to mend."[2]

Their lyrical themes are generally concerned with warfare. The band has been involved in a number of American and European tours involving other metal acts such as ImmortalKrisiun, Cianide, and Watain. An East Coast USA tour was completed in May 2007. In 2008 the band embarked on a larger European tour with Revenge and Arkhon Infaustus throughout Europe, this tour included a performance at the United Metal Maniacs Open Air Festival in Bitterfeld Germany. Upon returning to the US, live dates on the West Coast with Cemetery Urn, Sanguis Imperum, Gospel of the Horns, and Ares Kingdom were completed. On April 7, 2009, the members announced disbandment, citing "musical differences" as the reason.[3]

Helmkamp claimed that the band is fueled by "the constant struggle, strife, camaraderie, and unified will that forged the iron, blood, and blasphemy of our music and lyrics".[4]

As of 2015, the band is back together.

 

Event Details

Angelcorpse Black Anvil
Saturday, May 20, 2017
7:00 PM to 11:45 PM
The Pinch  
Door Time: 6:30 PM
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GA - USD $20.00

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The Pinch  
3548 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20010