Throughout Devourment’s seventeen years of existence, one thing has remained constant: unyielding brutality. Formed in 1995 and hailing from Dallas, TX, Devourment has remained consistent and powerful throughout several reformations, leading many to celebrate them as the heaviest death metal band in the world due to their influential blend of vicious slam elements with an old school death metal sound. The band’s current lineup includes Mike Majewski (vocals), Ruben Rosas (guitar), Chris Andrews (bass), and Eric Park (drums).
Devourment’s three full-length recordings are Molesting the Decapitated, released in 1999 on United Guttural; Butcher the Weak, self-released in 2005 and then rerecorded and reissued by Brutal Bands in 2006; and Unleash the Carnivore, released in 2009 on Brutal Bands. A compilation album titled 1.3.8. was released through Corpse Gristle in 2000, and reissued by Displeased and Unmatched Brutality in 2004. On the power of these releases, and the band’s explosive live shows, Devourment soon became one of the most infamous acts in the death metal underground throughout the last decade.
But now it’s 2012, and Devourment is, once again, getting down to business. The band announced that they had signed with Relapse Records in 2010, and, since then, have toured with Cannibal Corpse, Dying Fetus, and Cattle Decapitation. Additionally, Devourment made appearances at Germany’s Party San Open Air festival, the Brutal Assault Festival, Mountains of Death Open Air, and Metal Mean Festival.
Recently, Devourment announced that they had begun work on a new album, their first for Relapse, teaming with masterful producer Erik Rutan of Hate Eternal and Morbid Angel. According to frontman Mike Majewski, the album will be the band’s “deepest” music to date, as well as “a bit of a throwback to old school brutal bands, but with the signature Devourment elements.” The band’s devoted fanbase, who has remained loyal throughout the long, twisted ride Devourment has taken them on, and the metal community at large has come to expect nothing less.