Genre: Death Metal
Status: On hold
The Grotesquery was formed in early 2009, when musician Rogga Johansson (Paganizer, Ribspreader, Demiurg, Bone Gnawer, Revolting) and vocalist Kam Lee (Bone Gnawer, The Skeletal, Broken Gravestones, Grave Wax) started talking just after finishing up work on their Horror/Gore Death Metal band Bone Gnawer's debut album in 2008.
They had a several talks about creating a new band that would base its lyrical themes on the dark supernatural and creating a sort of "concept" type album. With lyrics based on stories by H.P. Lovecraft's macabre tales, ghost stories and poems by Ambrose Bierce & Edgar Allan Poe, the occult, the paranormal, the supernatural, all the morbid horrid terrors hidden in the dark places of the earth and those things that go bump in the night!
And to do it as a project with the type of music highly influenced from the brutal style of early 90's death metal bands - with a touch of the avant-garde and an unorthodox and experimental feel.
The band unleased their debut album, intitled Tales Of The Coffin Born, in 2010 on Cyclone Empire Records and quickly became a force to be recognized.
Keeping with traditional 90's "old school death metal style and sound" and forming a haunting atmosphere and chilling story line, Kam crafted a gothic horror tale within his lyrics around ten dynamic, intense, and morbidly atmospheric death metal music tracks written by Rogga.
Now, in 2012, The Grotesquery shall release their second full length album: The Facts And Terrifying Testament Of Mason Hamilton: Tsathoggua Tales.
This album's story concept picks up from where Tales Of The Coffin Born left off. This time taking place in the insane asylum known as the Arkham Institute for the Mentally Ill.
The concept focuses around a man named Mason Hamilton and the horrific expeirences he survived while investigating a strange uncharted island.
Forgoing the dialog intros this time around and placing the listener directly inside of the insane mind of Mason Hamilton - The Grotesquery takes you on mind melting death metal musical trip thru the insane testament that Mason shall tell. This album drops you deep into the asylum as Hamilton relives the nightmare he expeirenced thru each track, getting deeper and deeper into Hamilton's subconscious and revealing morbidlly what Hamilton himself may have become.
- Tales of the Coffin Born (2010)
- The Facts and Terrifying Testament of Mason Hamilton: Tsathoggua Tales (2012)
- Curse of the Skinless Bride (2015)
- Cult of Cthulhu Calling (2014)
Last known lineup:
Herr R. Johansson - Guitars (2009-present)
Master K. Lee - Vocals (2009-present)
Grand Master J. Berglund - Bass (2010-present)
Notorious B. Helgetun - Drums (2010-present)