Cadaver was founded by Anders Odden and Ole Bjerkebakke
in 1988. They signed a record deal with Earache Records in 1989,
and released the first death metal record from Norway "Hallucinating
Anxiety" in 1990. The record sold 10.000 copies, and is an
underground classic which always is at high demand by collectors.
The second album "...In Pains" was released in 1992, sold
25.000 copies, and everything was set for Cadaver to get a breakthrough.
Cadaver was however put on ice in 1993. This was the year Norwegian
black metal overshadowed everything else in the Norwegian underground.
The band could not agree on where to go next.
The original line-up was intended to get back
together at one point in time, but this plan changed when Anders
Odden found the drum wizard Czral and old friend LJ Balvaz ready
to join in 1999. Cadaver Inc. is born and frontman Apollyon known
from Aura Noir, DHG etc. joined them in October 1999. They re-united
with Earache Records and the album "Discipline" is released
in Feb. 2001. This album held material left by Cadaver in 1993,
as well as new songs.
They toured heavily in 2001 supporting Morbid
Angel and Extreme Noise Terror as well as doing shows in USA. The
album sold very well, and established Cadaver yet again as Norways
most brutal and sick band. They promoted the album with the cybershop
CadaverInc.com where customers could buy alibis for murder. The
whole "murder cleanup" went crazy, but took away the attention
on the bands music. This is the main reason for the band to be known
as just Cadaver.
In 2004 they released "Necrosis" on
Candlelight Records (home of Emperor, Khold, Blut Aus Nord, Dismember,
and Zyklon to name a few) and toured extensively with Mayhem in
Europe. Cadaver return to their roots with 35 mindbending minutes
of necro death-thrash hell with "Necrosis"!!! On the album,
the band forgoed the perpetual brutal turbo speed and black metal
leanings of "Discipline" in favor of a more diverse and
old school approach. There are plenty of warp speed drum patterns
and ultra dischordant guitar velocities, so all you speed freaks
Apollyon - Vocals and Bass
Neddo - Guitar
Balvaz - Guitar
Czral - Drums
Abnormal Deformity 1989 (demo)
Hallucinating Anxiety 1990
...In Pains 1992
Primal 1999 (demo/EP)
Live Inferno 2002