Founded 1988 in Stockholm/Sweden, Dismember were among those responsible for Death Metal’s big breakthrough. The debut album, “Like An Ever Flowing Stream” from 1991, clearly showed that Dismember are an uncompromising band which resulted in their rise to cult status within a short period of time after the album took the scene by storm. Extensive touring with bands like Death and Cannibal Corpse showed that Dismember are a live force to be reckoned with and the number of fans grew steadily.
Spurred on by success, it was easy for mastermind, drummer and producer, Fred Estby and co. to commence the songwriting for the next album. However, the band then released the 5-track EP, "Pieces", and went out on tour again instead with Napalm Death and Obituary. They played for thousands of fans throughout Europe thus reinforcing their status as one of the best live bands on earth.
The second album, “Indecent & Obscene”, sounded more mature and accessible as it’s predecessor without, however, casting aside the bands’ Death Metal roots. The tour which followed took Dismember to America for the first time where they left an astonished audience behind after tearing through the US of A like a runaway train before returning to Europe to take part in the first Nuclear Blast Festival tour with labelmates Hypocrisy, Amorphis and Benediction.
1995 saw the release of the 3-track single, “Casket Garden” and the third album, “Massive Killing Capacity”, through which Dismember became a legend in their own right. The Swedes had never been better.