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Biography

I always thought a band biography with all the details would be some kind of boring, but on a lot of shows there are some people who want to know this or that. So I put this detailed biography on the homepage. It documents all stages of Debauchery, from the first days on.

Unfortunately, I've never had a real band. All the records I have always done myself and for the live concerts I have a Live Kill Team. At first it was real bad thing. But now I think it works perfect.

I made the first demo tape in 2001. The band name at this time was Maggotcunt, the record was called Zombie. It's not that good. But one song "Butchered Zombies" made it to the first real record Kill Maim Burn.
I recorded Kill Maim Burn in winter 2002/2003 at the Maranis Studio. Drums were performed by Ronald Squire. At this time we have played together for three years, he was also responsible for the drums on the demo recording. The solos for the CD were played by a studio musician. Bass, guitars and voices had to be done by myself.
In 2003, I changed the band name from Maggotcunt to Debauchery. I think that's better, more commercial. :-)

After recording the first real Debauchery line up was created: Dani on drums, Eri on the guitar, Marco on the bass and me for the voices. In summer 2003 we were on a European tour with Hate Plow, a side project from Cannibal Corpse and Malevolent Creation members and in autumn we supported the legendary Napalm Death on tour through Germany.

At the beginning of 2004 I entered again the Maranis studio for Rage Of The Bloodbeast. Dani played drums, Marco the bass, the guitars and voices were done my myself. Solos were again performed by a studio musician. For mixing and mastering, I checked out the House of Music for the first time.

In the following one and a half years we played a lot of shows but no tour. The line up changed several times. Dani was always on drums, but guitar and bass guitar players changed all three months. In this time Chris joined us for half a year. With his 180 kilo he was a focus in the live performance and was called the Mad Butcher.

In Summer 2005 Debauchery entered the House of Music Studio for Torture Pit. Solos were played by Tom Naumann from Primal Fear and Sinner. The bass guitar was played by Dennis Ward from Pink Cream 69. He also recorded the album. He was really amazing. Great job!
Drums were played again by Dani. Guitars and voices I had to do on my own, as always.

In autumn we were on tour with Six Feet Under. My favorite death metal band, that was really great. On tour our guitarist left after five shows. He couldn't stand Dani anymore. That was really shit. I had to "sing" and play guitar live.
After the tour Dani changed over from drums to the guitar. Oli was the new live drummer, another Chris the new bass player. Together we played the Dismember European Tour in 2006.

On the Queens of Metal Festival Dani attacked me live on stage. We had to cancel the concert. I do not know the details because I was very drunken but I think it had something to do with a toy chainsaw. I played with it on his guitar. I always thought him a friend of mine. We had played live concerts together for three years. But I think this was an error. He had to leave the band.

In summer 2006 I recorded Back In Blood. Again in the House of Music, again with Dennis Ward (recording and bass performance) and again with Tom Naumann for the guitar solos. Drums were played by Oli. With the new record I changed our label and was signed by AFM Records. The new CD will hit the stores between February and April 2007. I have made a double CD: One normal one, with eleven new tracks and a cover bonus CD with seven songs. I hope you will like it.

The line up changed again. Oli is still on the drums, Simon is a new guitar player, Marc from Seelenfrieden on the bass, he played with Debauchery several times before and Joshi on the other guitar (he is the one who left us on the Six Feet Under Tour :-) )!
I think the new Live Kill Team is a real Killer and hope it will hold together for some time. We had our first show in this line up at the Turock in Essen at 16.12.2006. That show was really great...great audience. Thank you very much!

There are always the questions on the lyrics. Most ideas come from Warhammer, the Fantasy and Science Fiction Tabletop wargame. Some inspiration is also from Lord Of The Rings and the Silmarillion and a lot is just nothing special. Time to kill, for blood etc.
For all those who ask for some lyrics on the homepage: I always put a booklet in the CD with all lyrics. But I will also put them, for all the music download freaks, on the homepage....some time in the future.

Below, you can see the discography with all credits. I hope this is enough information. So thank you all very much for keeping the Death Metal Warmachine going. Thanks to all the Death Metal Maniacs and Blood Bitches for your support over the years. Hope to see you on tour!

Best regards,
Thomas
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Taken from the official website.