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Style: Black / Death Metal
Year of birth: 1990
Country: USA
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Biography of Band

CRUCIFIER was founded under True Black inspiration on the ninth of September 1990 by drummer/vocalist/lyricist Cazz
Grant "The Black Lourde of Crucifixion." The initial ensemble was Ira Redden (guitar), Jeff Anderson (guitar) and as
aforementioned, Cazz Grant. After four months, five original titles and a seizure, Jeff left the band. These particular
titles were perhaps, a bit "experimental" in their subject matter and orchestrated style. Although there were no official
recordings of those songs, an unofficial rehearsal entitled "The Unholy Trinity" was planned, attempted and unfortunately
In January of 1991 Jeff was replaced by the unique musical character of Dan Kamp (guitar) and Chris Miller (bass guitar).
During the arrangement of brand new material, Ira left the group. His departure prompted an audition for guitarist Mike
Machette. With this line-up Crucifier recorded its debut demonstration effort, "Humans Are Such Easy Prey." Surprisingly,
this certain demo created an upheaval of praise in the Underground! In November of 1991, due to musical differences, Chris
and Mike left the band. Fortuitously, though, a friend (and fan) of Crucifier was willing and able to play bass guitar;
leading to an ultimate decision of remaining a three-piece unit. 
The second demonstration effort, "Crown of Thorns," was however recorded and produced without the assistance of new
bassist Dan Keaton. The total knowledgeable Underground reaction to "Crown of Thorns" has been overwhelming! In September
of 1992 Dan Keaton was dismissed. Shortly before his departure, material was recorded for CRUCIFIER's first official EP
release: "Unparalleled Majesty" (a Pagan Records production). His dismissal resulted in the hiring of bass guitarist Gary
In the winter of 1992 CRUCIFIER recorded two songs for yet another Pagan Records (Poland) release. The second cassette
EP, "By Disgrace of God" was a worldwide success! Sadly though, that accomplishment was not enough incentive to keep Dan
Kamp with CRUCIFIER. Dan left to pursue a short career with close friends, the mighty Incantation! Resulting in a virtual
mess in the CRUCIFIER camp! 
*After the release of "By Disgrace of God" the band went through a plethora of personnel. Utilizing the talents of such
good friends such as: Joe Ceresini, Mike Pandorf (Snag), Joel Prange (Witchery), Craig Ross (Rapid Violence), and Chris
DePetro (ex-Face First). And although not all past members of CRUCIFIER were mentioned, their help was, and in some case
is, very much appreciated! Thank you all!
Spring 1994 beckoned CRUCIFIER to search for instrumentalists overseas. In March British bass guitarist Mark Neto
(ex-Cruentus) took flight to aid in the recovery. Although only a two man force, CRUCIFIER managed to compose a brilliant
piece of art that offered a ray of hope in a very downtrodden year! One show was performed in the U.S. bringing back to
the line-up, temporarily, Dan Kamp and Chris DePetro. A three song promotional work entitled "Powerless Against" was
recorded in May with the assistance of Nick "The Marauder" Mertaugh (guitar). A side note: backing vocals were provided by
Vlad Luciferian (ex-Grand Belial's Key/ex-Ancient/ex-Thokk) and Jose Infernal (Sargatanas Zine). Finally released through
Virginia's Sinistrari Records (R.I.P.), "Powerless Against" added to the arsenal of True Black/Death Metal that
encompasses CRUCIFIER's very essence! At the end of Mark's three month stay, he left, never to be heard from again...
Going into hiding, Cazz Grant "The Black Lourde of Crucifixion" took to The Crucifier Studio to compose new material. In
the interim, he helped many other bands in The Crucifier Brotherhood, International. In 1999, CRUCIFIER returned with a
devastating release on vinyl with legendary maniacs Nunslaughter! The release titled, "Trafficking With the Devil" is a
remarkable split seven-inch EP featuring the song "Foul Deeds Will Rise." Gaining hardcore momentum, CRUCIFIER hired Vince
Papi (Hearse/Bludgeon) on bass guitar, Shane Losh (ex-Haunted) on guitar and Spencer "Madman" Murphy
(ex-Goreaphobia/ex-Face First/ex-Polterchrist/Metal War Productions) on lead guitar.
Shane left the area circa 2001 to work for B.C. Rich Guitars in California, but returned and is still close friends with
the hordes; yet Shane is no longer in the band. Also in 2001, after a few live performances Shane, Vince and Spencer left
the band. However, after a few months of soul-searching Cazz sought out Vince and Spencer again to keep the full line-up
status of the band. Spencer came back to the fold but Vince declined. Later that same year old fan and friend George
"Necrodemius Hammerhorde" Loveland was approached to pick up the bass duties, and gladly accepted. In October of 2004
Chris "Infernal" Majewski (Infernal Hatred/Aryan Tormentor/Of Pure Blood Distribution) joined the band on lead guitar. Now, Crucifier is once again ready.

Members of Crucifier

Current Members:
The Black Lourde of Crucifixion (Founder). Role: Drums, Vocals
Madman. Role: Lead Guitars
Infernal. Role: Lead Guitars
Necrodemius Hammerhorde. Role: Bass


Demo: The Unholy Trinity (1990)
Comment: Unreleased demo.
Demo: Humans Are Such Easy Prey (1991)
Comment: Unreleased demo.
Reissued in 2000.
Demo: Crown of Thorns (1992)
Comment: Reissued in 2000.
EP: Unparalleled Majesty (1993) Studio: Pagan Records.
EP: By Disgrace of God (1994) Studio: Pagan Records.
Compilation: Crucifier (1995) Studio: Pagan Records.
Comment: Cassette.
Promo: Powerless Against (1996) Studio: Sinistrari Records.
Comment: Reissued in 2000.
Split: Trafficking With the Devil (1999)
Lineup: Nunslaughter, Crucifier
Comment: Released on 7" vynil.
Compilation: The Ninth Year (1999)
Lineup: Nunslaughter, Crucifier
Comment: Cd Compilation.
Reissued in 2001 under Elegy Records.
CD: Stronger Than Passing Time (2003) Studio: Death To Mankind Records.
Comment: Debut full length album on LP/CD.
Split: Deep Grave Dungeons (2004) Studio: Time Before Time Records.
Lineup: Throneum, Crucifier
Comment: Rehearsal cassette split.
Upcoming 2005 release on CD under Time Before Time Records/Metal War Productions.
EP: Trampled Under Cloven Hooves (2005) Studio: Metal War Productions.
Split: Vicious (2005) Studio: Metal War Productions.
Lineup: Pentacle, Crucifier
Comment: Upcoming split CD.
CD: Thy Sulfur Throne On High (2006) Studio: Death To Mankind Records.
Comment: Upcoming CDLP album.

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