Defeated Sanity

Technical Brutal Death Metal - Germany

Defeated Sanity Band

Defeated Sanity have a long and bloody history. Their 1996 demo, ‘Devoured By The Black’, was crafted by founding members Wolfgang Teske and Lille Gruber, who happen to be father and son.

Over the next 20 years, Defeated Sanity grew to become one of the most consistently innovative bands in all of death metal. Their take on sheer brutality is unmatched. The musicianship is frantic yet precise, informed by jazz, classical and a bloodthirsty taste for the old-school. Add today’s blistering modern playing style to the mix and you get a uniquely repugnant cocktail that has brought metalheads from across the globe to their knees, begging for more.  

After starting out via UK label Grindethic, Defeated Sanity found a new home on Willowtip. They released three acclaimed albums for the US label. Chapters of Repugnance was classified by Blabbermouth as “exactly the kind of sewage-spew bulldozing to which BDM devotees flock”, who recommended long-time bassist Jacob Schmidt’s low end for anyone interested in having “a lifetime of inner ear problems”. Even Pitchfork weighed in on their follow-up Passages Into Deformity, claiming Defeated Sanity have always been a decapitated head above their peers.

With the two-headed monster Disposal of the Dead / Dharmata, Defeated Sanity did something unheard of: they recorded a split with…themselves? The first half of the album was written in their native tongue of death metal, while the other veered all the way into progressive death metal by placing Cynic/Death to All vocalist Max Phelps at the helm.

Heck, Defeated Sanity even broke onto the Billboard charts with their last album ‘The Sanguinary Impetus’, which welcomed vocalist Josh Welshman fully into their blood-soaked fold.

Now, Defeated Sanity have signed with Season of Mist. Joined by new guitarist Vaughn Stoffey, the band are hard at work on their seventh album, which will come out sometime in 2024. They’re also playing Maryland Deathfest with new labelmates Severe Torture and Brodequin.

“We are extremely pleased to announce our signing to Season of Mist”, the band says. “We want to thank Willowtip for their contributions to Defeated Sanity’s legacy. Looking back, it has been quite a journey for us, from Chapters to Sanguinary. The band has musically grown immensely over the years, and so has our fanbase.

We are ready to start our next chapter under the Season of Mist banner and have never been more committed to delivering the finest blend of technical and brutal death metal that’s ever been brought forth. More album details coming soon!”

 

Line-up:

  • Lille Gruber : Drums
  • Jacob Schmidt : Bass
  • Josh Welshman : Vocals
  • Vaughn Stoffey : Guitars
Date Venue City Country Info Ticket
July 5th, 2024 Armchair Capetown South Africa The Final Impetus Tour 2024
July 6th, 2024 Rumors Johannesburg South Africa The Final Impetus Tour 2024
July 11th, 2024 Dorock Heavy Club Istanbul Turkey The Final Impetus Tour 2024
July 12th, 2024 Volume Alsancak Izmir Turkey The Final Impetus Tour 2024
July 13th, 2024 Telwe Performance Hall Ankara Turkey The Final Impetus Tour 2024
July 14th, 2024 Telwe Performance Hall Ankara Turkey The Final Impetus Tour 2024
July 17th, 2024 Phi Ro Sha Resort Shillong India The Final Impetus Tour 2024
July 18th, 2024 Fandom Bangalore India The Final Impetus Tour 2024
July 19th, 2024 Nexa Bar Dubai United Arab Emirates The Final Impetus Tour 2024
July 21st, 2024 Speaker Box Bangkok Thailand The Final Impetus Tour 2024
July 28th, 2024 Club Victim Seoul Korea The Final Impetus Tour 2024
July 30th, 2024 Rooster Rhythms Ho Chi Minh City Viet Nam The Final Impetus Tour 2024
August 1st, 2024 Paper Latern QC Manila Philippines The Final Impetus Tour 2024
August 2nd, 2024 Clapper Osaka Japan The Final Impetus Tour 2024
August 3rd, 2024 Antiknock Tokyo Japan The Final Impetus Tour 2024
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