Formed in 1991, when the band’s sole remaining founding member Matt Harvey was at the tender age of 15, Exhumed spent much of the ensuing decade hacking its way through numerous line-ups, demos, split CDs, and Eps. The band finally recorded their debut album, the genre-(re)defining and critic-repulsing “Gore Metal” in 1998. The album crystallized the “old-school Death Metal meets full-on Grindcore with the spirit of Thrash” sound forged with their last demo and first split CD.
Exhumed upped the ante with their go-for-the-throat sophomore record Slaughtercult in 2001. The album blatantly blended the band’s brutal cult-thrash influences into its sonic meat-grinder and sparked multiple US tours and their first proper European tour, including co-headlining festivals like Fuck the Commerce and Obscene Extreme and appearing at Wacken Open Air. 2002 even brought the band to Japan for the first time and saw them as an unlikely opener for Rob Halford’s West Coast tour.
The band evolved further with their third album, 2003’s Anatomy is Destiny with more sophisticated arrangements, production and instrumentation within the gore metal formula.
After six years away from the scene and numerous other projects, Harvey, Caley, and del Muerte teamed up with drummer Danny Walker (Intronaut, Murder Construct, Phobia), who had toured with the band during the Anatomy… era, for their acclaimed comeback album, “All Guts, No Glory” in 2011. The album earned them spots on numerous top 20 lists for 2011. With the positive reception of the record, Exhumed undertook a grueling road schedule and somewhere in the middle of all of this touring, the band found the time to write and record a new album, Necrocracy, released August 6, 2013 to critical acclaim.
Exhumed followed up that release with a split alongside Relapse label-mates Iron Reagan (2014), and then returned to the studio to fully re-record their 1998 classic Gore Metal.
In 2017, Exhumed returned with their 6th full-length. They hit Europe in 2018 and played a lot of venues and festivals