Formed in 1990, Haemorrhage has developed over time to become one of the most celebrated metal bands working today. Their particular brand of blastbeat-driven, riff-heavy grindcore is now as instantly identifiable as the gory, hospital-themed artwork by guitarist Luisma that has graced many of their album covers. Furthermore, their gruesome live shows, during which the band members appear in surgeon’s outfits, are sought-after, unifying events in the metal community.
Haemorrhage hails from Spain, and its current line-up includes members Luisma, Ramon, Lugubrious, Ana, and Jose. The band released a string of records through the 90s and the first half of the 2000s on esteemed German metal label Morbid Records, including 2002’s Morgue Sweet Home, which remains one of the touchstone releases of the genre. Additionally, they have released a large amount of splits with acts such as Damnable, Nunslaughter, and Dead Infection.
In 2009, Haemorrhage signed to Relapse Records, who reissued the band’s 1997 album Grume as well as 2006’s Apology for Pathology. Haemorrhage’s Relapse debut arrived in 2011, with the release of Hospital Carnage. MetalReview.com called the album “the best sonic representation of Haemmorhage’s power” to date, finding the band reveling in their “best blend of quality sound and vomitous ugliness.” This release received near-unanimous praise, proving that the band is still covering new ground and progressing as a unit.
Haemorrhage has performed a vast number of notable festivals, including Obscene Extreme 2010, Death Fest Open Air 2009, With Full Force IX in 2002, and Maryland Deathfest 2012 as well as many more. The band has also toured with acts such as Cripple Bastards, General Surgery, and Cryptopsy.
Being one of the few bands to both attain longevity and maintain a sense of shock among their fanbase, Haemorrhage is in a rather unprecedented position in the metal community. As they begin their third decade as a band, Haemorrhage is likely to be leaving their fans satisfied, dripping with blood and heads spinning, for a long time to come.