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Abated Mass of Flesh
Abated Mass of Flesh 2017
Information
Origin:

Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States

Genre:

Deathcore, Slam metal, Brutal death metal, Death metal, Grindcore

Years active:

2011-present

Labels:
Associated Acts:

Cadaverous Contingency, Flayed Alive, Numbered with the Transgressors, Widow and the Son, Christageddon, Cryptic Rising, Willow Mount, Dysfunctional Rotout, Parallax Withering, Essence of Immortality, Strengthen What Remains, Apocalypse of the Risen, Xantravor, O, Majestic Winter, Fleshdeath, Seventimesfallen, Triple Threat, The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza, Nightfell Meadows, Of Saints and Pilots, NGC 4414, Weathertalk, Propitious Vegetation, Double-Barrel Vasectomy

Website:

Facebook

Current Members:

Zack Plunkett
Matt Plunkett
Thomas Wingate
Riley Wingate
Amber Wingate McKenzie

Former Members:

Logan Hayworth
Max Tubville
Kade Dodson

Abated Mass of Flesh is a slamming brutal deathcore band that began out of Murfreesboro, Tennessee in the United States. The band formed in 2011, by Zack Plunkett as a solo project, soon hiring his brother Matthew Plunkett on Vocals. The two had been in a project called Essence of Immortality before the project disbanded.

The band has recorded three albums, five EPs, a live album and a cover song of Mortification's "Peace in the Galaxy". The band is currently recording their fourth album.

History Edit

Origins and First three EPs (2011-2013) Edit

Abated Mass of Flesh began in 2011 as a solo project of Zachary Plunkett. He performed everything on the project's debut EP, Moth and Rust in the Temple of Putridity, which came out in 2011 through Martyrdom Records and distributed by Sevared Records.[1]

Following the EP's release, Zack hired his brother Matthew, who had also been a part of Essence of Immortality together.[2] With the lineup, they recorded Brutal Death and The Anatomy of Creation. Shortly after, the band found Kade Dodson.[3] Zack had been working at a store, when Dodson entered, wearing a Dying Fetus shirt.[3] The project then became a full-fledged band, also adding on Logan Hayworth on Bass.

Around this time, the band embarked on a mini-tour with Broken Flesh, however, Hayworth was unable to attend as he could not get work off. The band drove to Arkansas, played a show and met up with Broken Flesh and then drove to their next show.[4]

The Omen King, two EPs and Descending Upon the Deceased (2014-2016) Edit

Following the show, the band began to record their debut album, The Omen King, which came out through Rottweiler Records in 2014.[5] On the side, however, the brothers recorded an EP under the name, titled Deathcrusher.[6] After these releases, Dodson and Hayworth both departed from the band. The band had hired Max Tubville, who had been in Essence of Immortality with the brothers and in another project Parallax Withering.[7]

The three then were able to find a new Drummer, Riley Wingate, and hire his brother Thomas on Rhythm Guitars as well. With this lineup, the band recorded their next EP, titled Abhorrent Postmortal Vicissity, which came out independently in 2015. Following the EP's release, the band recorded a live album, which had several old songs recorded live, as well as two new songs, "Descended Upon the Deceased" and "Premonitions of the Infected".[8] The band announced their sophomore album, Lacerated in late 2016.[9]

Lineup changes, Lacerated, and Eternal Harvest (2017-present) Edit

A few songs began to tease the band's next album, including "Infectious Womb" and "Shadowed By Light".[10][11] The band debuted their sophomore, Lacerated, in April 2017, followed by Sands of Time, a compilation that featured many of their best hits.[12] The album featured, once again, Zack and Matthew exclusively. On August 25, 2017, the band released Eternal Harvest, which featured the whole band and tracks "Descended Upon the Deceased" and "Premonitions of the Infected" professionally recorded, and popular tracks "Deathcrusher" and "Violence" re-recorded and re-released.[13]

Following the release, Tubville departed from the band, due to spending time with his family. It was later announced, Thomas' and Riley's sister, Amber Wingate McKenzie would be taking over on Bass. The band then began to record their fourth album. on October 18, 2018, it was announced that Kade Dodson, the band's former drummer, had passed away at the age of 33.[14]

Members Edit

Current

Instruments Years active Other projects
Zachary Plunkett Vocals, Bass, Drums, Keyboards (2011-2012), Guitars (2011-present) 2011-present Cadaverous Contingency, Flayed Alive, Numbered With The Transgressors, Propitious Vegetation, Widow and the Son, Christageddon, Cryptic Rising, Double-Barrel Vasectomy, Willow Mount, Dysfunctional Rotout, Parallax Withering, Essence of Immortality, Xantravor
Matthew Plunkett Vocals, Keyboards 2012-present Cadaverous Contingency, Cryptic Rising, Numbered With The Transgressors, Willow Mount, NGC 4414, Parallax Withering, Weathertalk, Dysfunctional Rotout, Essence of Immortality, Xantravor, Apocalypse of the Risen
Thomas Wingate Guitars 2014-present Weathertalk, Triple Threat
Amber Wingate McKenzie Bass 2017-present
Riley Wingate Drums 2014-present Weathertalk, Triple Threat

Former

Instruments Years active Other projects
Logan Hayworth Bass 2013-2014 Strengthen What Remains, Reasons, This Divided World
Max Tubville Bass 2014-2017 O, Majestic Winter, Essence of Immortality, Nightfell Meadows, Of Saints and Pilots, Fleshdeath, Parallax Withering, Seventimesfallen
Kade Dodson Drums 2013-2014 (deceased 2018) The Tony Tapdance Extravaganza

Timeline Edit

Discography Edit

Studio albums

  • The Omen King (2014)
  • Lacerated (2017)
  • Eternal Harvest (2017)

EPs

  • Moth and Rust in the Temple of Putridity (2011)
  • Brutal Death (2013)
  • The Anatomy of Impurity (2013)
  • Deathcrusher (2014)
  • Abhorrent Postmortal Vicissity (2015)
  • Not Burned (2020)

Live

  • Descending Upon the Deceased (2016)

Other songs

Compilations

  • Sands of Time (2017)

References Edit

  1. "Abated Mass Of Flesh - Moth and Rust in the Temple of Putridity". Discogs. Retrieved on September 17, 2018.
  2. "Answering Questions With Abated Mass of Flesh". YouTube. December 12, 2012. Retrieved on September 18, 2018.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Jesus-Wired.com (October 28, 2013). "Abated Mass of Flesh Interview". YouTube. Retrieved on September 18, 2018.
  4. "Abated Mass Of Flesh/Broken Flesh Mini Tour 2013". YouTube. September 11, 2013. Retrieved on September 18, 2018.
  5. Slitherspoon (April 17, 2014). "Abated Mass of Flesh - The Omen King". Encyclopedia Metallum. Retrieved on September 18, 2018.
  6. Slitherspoon (February 7, 2014). "Abated Mass of Flesh - Deathcrusher". Encyclopedia Metallum. Retrieved on September 18, 2018.
  7. "Essence of Immortality". Facebook. Retrieved on September 18, 2018.
  8. Beard, Mace (June 13, 2016). "Review: Abated Mass of Flesh - Descending Upon the Deceased". The Bearded Dragon Productions. Retrieved on September 18, 2018.
  9. Beard, Mason (December 5, 2016). "Abated Mass of Flesh announce "Lacerated"". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved on September 18, 2018.
  10. Beard, Mason (January 5, 2017). "Abated Mass of Flesh release first single "Infectious Womb"". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved on September 18, 2018.
  11. Beard, Mason (January 30, 2017). "Abated Mass of Flesh releases "Shadowed By Light"". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved on September 18, 2018.
  12. Beard, Mason (April 14, 2017). "Abated Mass of Flesh release "Lacerated" and "Sands of Time"". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved on September 18, 2018.
  13. Beard, Mason (August 25, 2017). "Album Review: Abated Mass of Flesh - Eternal Harvest". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved on September 18, 2018.
  14. Beard, Mason (October 18, 2018). "Kade Dodson (ex-Abated Mass of Flesh) passes away". The Metal Onslaught. Retrieved on October 18, 2018.
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