True legends never die. Only death is real. Hail the return of CADAVER!

Exploding back into action for the first time since 2004, founder member and deathly mastermind Anders Odden [SATYRICON] is back to reclaim his throne as one of Europe’s true death metal pioneers.

Emerging from the fertile maelstrom of the late ‘80s metal underground, CADAVER were among the first Norwegian extreme metal bands to gain any recognition away from their homeland. With a sound that mixed the raging brutality of POSSESSED and DEATH to a distinctly Norwegian sense of discord and disquiet, Odden and his teenage band mates secured a deal with Earache Records sub-label Necrosis and released their debut album Hallucinating Anxiety in 1990. A more progressive and adventurous but no less vicious follow-up, ...In Pains, arrived in 1992: but for all their momentum and unique, malevolent charm, the first CADAVER line-up was ultimately doomed to disintegrate barely a year later. Nonetheless, their status as cult heroes was beyond dispute.

Continually active in the metal underground, Anders was never truly willing to contemplate the end of CADAVER: in 2001, the band re-emerged as CADAVER INC, promoting themselves as a murder scene clean-up company via what now seems a remarkably prescient online campaign. The resultant album, Discipline, brought a stripped-down and industrial style edge to Anders’ trademark riffing and was widely praised for its unrelenting intensity. One further incarnation of CADAVER sprung to life in 2002, as Anders teamed up with members of black metal veterans Aura Noir to produce NECROSIS, the fourth album in an increasingly warped and wicked legacy.

Despite being remorselessly busy with SATYRICON and numerous other projects, Anders Odden has been steadily accumulating material for a new CADAVER release for the last decade. The final piece of the puzzle fell into place when Anders forged a new friendship and artistic partnership with legendary MEGADETH (and former SOILWORK) drummer Dirk Verbeuren.

Back with a vengeance and hell-bent on destruction, CADAVER are back in business and ready to reign. This partnership enticed the likes of Nuclear Blast who signed the band in 2019. CADAVER is storming into 2020 with their D.G.A.F. digital EP release and an upcoming full album that will be released at a later time.

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