Jeff Meredith : undetermined | David Cox: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric) | Bryant Furman: Bass guitar | Pat Sissom: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric) | Ben Wilson: Drums

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

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


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.



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