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Formed in 1984 to smash juvenile frustration and aggression into a hostile world with terms such as Death, Doom & Thrash Metal.
Their first demo had remarkable airplay in US-
Excruciation’s first official release “The last Judgment” sold over 15,000 copies and reached Switzerland’s Top 100.
Following the release was a successful tour of Switzerland and abroad, as well as becoming the first Swiss metal band to
tour in ex-
EXCRUCIATION was ready for international take over with the 1991 world wide release of “Anno Domini…” which sold over
20’000 copies , a very respectable amount at the time for an underground metal release.
In 1991 due to various musical and personal differences EXCRUCIATION took an indefinite time out.
In 2005 for old times’ sake and seemingly long forgotten friendship all the original members came together again.
After that eventful evening EXCRUCIATION was reborn and resurrected from the dead. And contrary to expectations,
in 2005 “Arise“ saw the light of day!
“Angels to some, demons to others”, released in early 2007, followed by “[t]horns” in 2009 and in doing so re-
bands status once again.
2012 saw the re-
“F.O.A.D. Records” and a live recording from 1987 being released on tape by “The Ritual Productions” from the Netherlands,
who also released [t]horns on vinyl in 2013.
In 2014 [g]host, Excruciation third full-
Released through Auric Records & Gadget Records/Phonag in Switzerland.
in collaboration with the bands own label Auric Records!
On [c]rust, Excruciation will forge their versatile influences ranging from 80s Dark Wave and
Crustcore to oldschool Black, Death and Doom Metal into a new piece of extreme metal!
Formed by José Venegas & Mat Arani. Soon joined by Marcel Bosshart & D.D. Lowinger