Style: Death / Black |
Year of birth: 1988
Views: 7917. Updated: 01 December, 2004 by Project Moderators
Biography of Band
|In 1988, Immolation formed from the remains of Robert Vigna's and Tom Wilkinson's previous band, Rigor Mortis (NY-1986). The line-up was secured with the addition of Ross Dolan (bass/vocals) and Neal Boback (drums). Immolation released two studio demos including the songs "Immolation" and "Dawn of Possession". The releases gained them worldwide underground recognition and label interest. Immolation signed with Roadrunner in late 1990 and planned to record their debut LP, "Dawn Of Possession". Six weeks before the scheduled recording the band separated with drummer Neal Boback. Craig Smilowski stepped into play session drums for the album and became a full time member shortly after the record was completed in 1991. After touring the US and Europe, Immolation and Roadrunner Records mutually parted ways. Immolation immediately set out promoting themselves once again throughout the underground and playing shows. With the signing to Metal Blade records, Immolation unleashed the brutal devastation of "Here In After". Craig Smilowski left the band shortly thereafter, however replaced by ex-Fallen Christ drummer, Alex Hernandez. Five tours followed in support of Here in After and further broadened their devout fellowship. Immolation brought forth the almighty "Failures For Gods" in 1999! And on Nov 7, 2000, the highly anticipated, "Close To A World Below" was unleased! Catch them at a show near you soon!|
Members of Immolation
| Current Members:|
Ross Dolan (Founder). In Band at: 1988 - . Role: Bass, Vocals
Side projects: ex-Incantation
Bill Taylor. In Band at: 2004 - . Role: Guitar
Side projects: ex-Angelcorpse, ex-Acheron
Robert Vigna. In Band at: 1988 - . Role: Guitar
Side projects: Rigor Mortis
Thomas Wilkinson. Period: 1988 - 2004. Role: Guitar
Side projects: Rigor Mortis
Alex Hernandez. Period: 1996 - 2004. Role: Drums
Side projects: Fallen Christ, Requiem Aeternam
John McEntee. Role: Guitar
Side projects: Incantation, ex-Mortician (US), Funerus, ex-Revenant (US), Profanatica
Neal Boback. Period: 1988 - 1991. Role: Drums
Craig Smilowski. Period: 1991 - 1996. Role: Drums
Side projects: Goreaphobia
|Demo: Demo I (1988) Tracklist.|
Demo: Demo II (1989) Tracklist.
Single: Holocaust / Warriors of Doom (1990) Studio: Seraphic Decay. Tracklist.
Comment: Still under the Rigor Mortis monicker.
CD: Dawn Of Possession (1991) Studio: Roadrunner Records. Tracklist.
Comment: Re-released in Feb of '04 on Polish label Metal Mind
Demo: 1994 Promotional Demo (1994) Studio: Metal-Core Management. Tracklist.
Compilation: Stepping On Angels...Before Dawn (1995) Studio: Repulse Records. Tracklist.
Comment: Compilation of demos and live tracks.
CD: Here In After (1996) Studio: Metal Blade Records. Tracklist.
Lineup: Craig Smilowski - Drums, Ross Dolan Bass - Vocals, Robert Vignaud - Guitar, Thomas Wilkinson - Guitar
CD: Failures For Gods (1999) Studio: Metal Blade Records. Tracklist.
CD: Close To A World Below (2000) Studio: Metal Blade Records. Tracklist.
Lineup: Alex Hernandez - Drums, Ross Dolan Bass - Vocals, Robert Vignaud - Guitar, Thomas Wilkinson - Guitar
CD: Unholy Cult (2002) Studio: Listenable Records. Tracklist.
Comment: Available in limited edition slipcase CD and limited LP
DVD: Bringing Down the World (2004) Studio: Listenable Records. Tracklist.
Comment: Tracks 1-9: Live in Amsterdam
10-11: Live in Tilburg
12-17: Live in Paris
18-23: Live in LA
24 - video
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