Crematory's History (Biography)

Crematory is a gothic/melodic death metal band formed in Mannheim, Germany in 1991.

Official site: http://www.crematory.de/

Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/crematorymusic

Genre(s): Industrial/Gothic Metal

Country: Germany

Show Date: August 1, 2009

Festivals: Global East Rock Festival 2009

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The band received its earliest recognition in the mid-1990s by touring with My Dying Bride, Tiamat and Atrocity. Much like the latter two groups, the band had begun as traditional death metal, then evolved with an industrial music and gothic metal musical direction on later albums. The band would receive heavy rotation on MTV Germany, and would also make appearances at various extreme metal festivals, including Germany's Wacken Open Air in the years 1996, 1998, 1999, 2001 and 2008, in addition to inclusion on Nuclear Blast compilation samplers.

The band re-signed to Massacre Records in 2006 after a 10 year stint with Nuclear Blast; Massacre had been the band's first label.

Crematory's Current Members

  • Gerhard Stass - vocals (1991–present)
  • Matthias Hechler - guitar and vocals (1998–present)
  • Katrin Goger - keyboards (1992–present)
  • Harald Heine - bass guitar (1993–present)
  • Markus Ju"llich - drums (1991–present)

Former members:

  • Marc Zimmer - bass, vocals (1991–1993)
  • Lothar "Lotte" Forst - guitar, vocals (1991–1998)

Active for almost 20 years (with a brief split between 2001 and 2003) they are among one of Europe's longest running bands affiliated with the gothic metal genre.

Crematory's Discography

  • 1993 - Transmigration
  • 1994 - …Just Dreaming
  • 1995 - Illusions
  • 1996 - Crematory (Das Deutsche Album)
  • 1997 - Awake
  • 1999 - Act Seven
  • 2000 - Believe
  • 2004 - Revolution
  • 2006 - Klagebilder
  • 2008 - Pray
  • 2010 - Infinity

Trivia

  • One of the founding members was Bassist Marc Zimmer, who would leave the band in 1992 to focus on Mystic Circle.
  • Jüllich and Goger are married.
  • The band collaborate in the tribute album to Metallica, called A Tribute to the Four Horsemen, with the song "One".

Crematory's Setlist at Global East Rock Festival 2009 (August 1, 2009)

  1. Intro
  2. Remember
  3. Fly
  4. Tick Tack
  5. Greed
  6. Pray
  7. Hollenbrand
  8. Tears Of Time
  9. Revolution
  10. Resurrection
  11. Left The Ground
  12. Kein Liebeslied
  13. The Fallen
  14. Shadows Of Mine
  15. Shining
  16. I Never Die
  17. Temple Of Love
  18. Encore:
  19. Perils Of The Wind

Source: © http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crematory_(band)

Official Crematory's Video

Crematory - Shadows Of Mine
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Crematory - In My Hands
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Crematory - Tears of Time
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Crematory - Ist Es Wahr
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Crematory - Temple Of Love
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Crematory - For Love
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Crematory - Away
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Crematory - The Fallen
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Crematory - Greed
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Crematory - Revolution
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Crematory - Tick Tack
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Other bands that participated at the Global East Rock Festival 2009: Arcana Imperia, D.V.S., Diary of Dreams, Ensiferum, Epica, Graveworm, Kingdom Come, Kreator, Maknamara, Motorhead, My Dying Bride, My Favorite Scar, Sonic Syndicate, Tarja Turunen, W.H.I.T.E.

Created At: September 22, 2010 12:14 PM Updated At: May 9, 2011 6:05 PM
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