|PATHOLOGY is epitomized as the ultimate death metal assault to the ears. Since their formation in 2006, the San Diego-based band has managed to release a new album almost every single year since their inception, and have sold over 10,000 albums in the underground scene. The band's hunger to churn out bludgeoning metal coupled with meaningful themes instantly separates them from the rest.
It comes as no surprise that PATHOLOGY have created some of the most vivid and grotesque death metal in the current genre. The founding members of PATHOLOGY have roots in other extreme death metal bands, such as drummer Dave Astor as the founding member of both the grind-spazz project The Locust and militant death squad Cattle Decapitation.
PATHOLOGY's current formation stands at its strongest with Dave Astor on drums, Tim Tiszczenko on guitar, and bassist Oscar Ramirez, Kevin Schwartz on guitar and vocalist Johnathan Huber. Revealing an intense mixture of brutal riffs, crushing drums and imagery so blood-soaked, sickeningly twisted and filled with death that it's impossible to look away, PATHOLOGY's last effort, Awaken to the Suffering, made its debut to the metal masses with critical acclaim.
Brimming with heavy grooves, and a tight, relenting style, PATHOLOGY delivers savory slabs. Slaying audiences across the nation comes off as effortless for PATHOLOGY, most notably in this past year. Ending 2010 on an extremely high note, PATHOLOGY headed out on tours with Nile, Immolation, Vader, Enthroned, Deströyer 666 and more, continuing to tour with Obituary (Europe), Deicide, Grave, Blood Red Throne & Gigan throughout 2011.
The group refuses to tone down its dangerously high level of hostility, wreaking havoc on anything that dares to step into its destructive path. Breaking the mold to create and maintain a unique, raw sound has skyrocketed PATHOLOGY to the top of the death metal elite. Championing their reigning status to stand strong outside of the mainstream solidifies PATHOLOGY as one of the most forward-thinking merchants of mayhem around.
In 2012, the band released it's latest slab of unrelenting brutality in the form The Time of Great Purification and followed it with relentless touring in support of it's latest brutal juggernaut.