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Immolation Biography

Last updated: 12/09/2003 03:18:10 AM

Ross Dolan - Vocals, Bass
Robert Vigna - Guitar
Bill Taylor - Guitar
Alex Hernandez - Drums

In 1988, Immolation formed from the remains of Robert Vigna's and Tom Wilkinson's previous band, Rigor Mortis(NY-1986). The line-up was secured with the addition of Ross Dolan (bass/vocals) and Neal Boback (drums). Immolation released two studio demos including the songs "Immolation" and "Dawn of Possession". The releases gained them worldwide underground recognition and label interest. Immolation signed with Roadrunner in late 1990 and planned to record their debut LP, "Dawn Of Possession". Six weeks before the scheduled recording the band separated with drummer Neal Boback. Craig Smilowski stepped into play session drums for the album and became a full time member shortly after the record was completed in 1991. After touring the US and Europe, Immolation and Roadrunner Records mutually parted ways. Immolation immediately set out promoting themselves once again throughout the underground and playing shows. With the signing to Metal Blade records, Immolation unleashed the brutal devastation of "Here In After". Craig Smilowski left the band shortly thereafter, however replaced by ex-Fallen Christ drummer, Alex Hernandez. Five tours followed in support of Here in After and further broadened their devout fellowship. Immolation brought forth the blasphemous "Failures For Gods" in 1999! And on Nov 7, 2000, the highly anticipated, "Close To A World Below" was unleased! Bill Taylor, formerly of Angel Corpse, was recruited for touring and remains with the band. With a new label now in place, the band released the dark and furious, "Unholy Cult", on October 28, 2002 - recognized as the best metal release of 2002. Immolation are currently touring extensively worldwide.