Hometown: Tampa, FL
Label: OSMRecords www.osmrecords.net
Management: Falko Rausch Euro Tour Promoter
Tampa, Florida U.S.A.
Resurrection formed in 1990 in Tampa Florida, right in the midst of the massive Florida Death Metal explosion!! From this scene was born a band that would stand the test of time and deliver genuine
Brutal Death Metal. That band is……
After 2 demo recordings and constant touring in the States with many of the most established death metal bands; RESURRECTION was picked up by the then young Nuclear Blast Records based in Germany. In 1992, RESURRECTION was featured on the “Death Is Just The Beginning vol II” compilation album and video, as well as releasing a 7” vinyl split record with 3 other Nuclear Blast bands. These releases propelled RESURRECTION to the forefront of the Nuclear Blast roster, and set the stage for the bands debut album. The last few months of 1992 were spent recording the bands now infamous debut album- “EMBALMED EXISTENCE”. The album was recorded at Morrisound Studios, with Scott Burns at the helm…
1993 saw the release of the now legendary debut album- “EMBALMED EXISTENCE”. The album was very well received by the international heavy metal community. A must have for Death Metal fans, which has stood the test of time, and to this day is very highly regarded, respected, and has built the band an extremely dedicated and loyal world-wide fan base. After the albums release, the band toured the States while continuing to build on their fan base, however a number of European Tours were cancelled….
A changing Metal scene and some of the member’s personal interests temporarily split the band up in 1996, only to get back together again permanently in 2005.
In 2005 RESURRECTION was together again and playing festivals in the US, with plans including new albums and touring, and staying active long term in the metal scene. In 2007 RESURRECTION was signed to Germany’s Massacre Records and released a new full-length album entitled “MISTAKEN FOR DEAD” in the spring of 2008. This album was also very well received within the international Metal community and sold very well, especially in Europe. Promotion for the album was handled by SURE SHOT WORX who helped to re-build and re-establish RESURRECTION at the forefront of Florida Death Metal. RESURRECTION’s video for the song “Buried Alive” was featured on Headbangers Ball Europe in regular rotation for 3 months.
The following year 2009, saw the re-release of the “EMBALMED EXISTENCE Limited Edition” album. The album included the bands 1991 & 1992 Demo’s and additional bonus material- the entire release was re-mastered, again at Morrisound Studios in Tampa.
At this time it was apparent that RESURRECTION was not going away or just having some kind of nostalgic reunion. RESURRECTION was back and back to stay, delivering their Hellish Crossfire of Brutal Death Metal!!
2010 brought the band to Europe for the “Resurrected in Europe” Tour 2010. The tour was a 3 week run and brought the bands fan base to the surface of a revived Florida Death Metal scene!!
RESURRECTION released both “MISTAKEN FOR DEAD” and “EMBALMED EXISTENCE Limited Edition” on vinyl in 2011 as well as releasing a 4-song EP entitled “RITUAL SLAUGHTER”.
The band was off to tour again and in 2012 toured Europe on the “Autumn Anguish” European Tour. This tour was also a 3 week run and saw not only good crowds, but was heightened by being one of the Saturday headliners at the “HELL INSIDE” Festival, in Wurzburg Germany.
In January 2014 RESURRECTION inked a new recording contract with
OLD SCHOOL METAL RECORDS
Resurrection is currently preparing for their new release “SOUL DESCENT- MARCH OF DEATH”.
This album will be released in March 2014 with a 3 week European Tour in support, which will take the band through 9 countries in central Europe once again.
The 2014 “MARCH OF DEATH” European Tour begins March 14th in Germany in support of RESURRECTION’s new release entitled: “SOUL DESCENT- MARCH OF DEATH” available through
OLD SCHOOL METAL RECORDS, and via Digital Downloads.
This tour will take the band through; Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, France, Belgium, Holland, Czech Republic, & Poland.
Gabriel Lewandowski- Drums
John Astl- Guitar and Founding member
Damian Chavez- Bass Guitar & Vocals
Mike Estes- Guitar
RESURRECTION has no plans to stop the momentum of delivering their Brutal Death Metal style & sound to the metal maniacs around the world.