Jeff Meredith : Vocals | David Cox: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric) | Pat Sissom: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric) | Ben Wilson: Drums | Collin Adler: Bass guitar

Genre: Metal | Hardcore

Sound description: Death metal music to murder your parents by.

RIYL: Damcyan, Mercyful Fate, Oneirogen, Ruines ov Abaddon, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Cannibal Corpse, King Diamond, Decapitated, Carcass, Opeth, Behemoth, Bloodbath, Hypocrisy, Behemoth

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Inception: San Diego, 2012

Ex-Band Members: John Cordes, Drums Bryant Furman, Bass guitar

Influences: Bloodbath, Hypocrisy, Entombed, Dismember, Edge of Sanity, Grave, At the Gates, Strapping Young Lad, Opeth, Decapitated, Behemoth, Death, Cannibal Corpse, Sepultura, The Faceless, Meshuggah, The Black Dahlia Murder, Amon Amarth, Obscura, Mercyful Fate

Background:

Death metal band Ashen Earth founders Jeff Meredith and David Cox, inspired by Swedish and Polish DM bands, formed the group as an answer to the lack of European-inspired DM in the San Diego scene. Taking hints from bands like Bloodbath, Hypocrisy, Behemoth, Decapitated, and their kin, their melodically formulated (and frequently brutal) sound can be defined as both progressive and traditional.

The duo enlisted like-minded players Bryant Furman, Pat Sissom, and John Cordes to complete their earsplitting ensemble. Cordes was later replaced by Ben Wilson.

2016 found the band in the studio working on a new full-length with new bassist Collin Adler replacing Bryant Furman. "It will be a concept album centered on a protagonist who, after surviving Ragnarok, the Viking apocalypse, leaves the Earth and travels to other planets to conquer," Meredith told the Reader. "It will be more progressive take on the melodic death metal style, both softer and heavier than what we've released before."

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