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* TheSocialDarwinist: A prominent underlying lyrical theme of theirs. Pete Helmkamp expresses this ideology in interviews, though he may have disavowed it fairly recently.
-->'''Pete Helmkamp:''' The next step of evolution, Homo Deus, can think morally and ethically on a logical plane, not on a mythological one. He doesn’t bind himself with false parameters that cloud the decision making process. He does what he does because it is right! We burn cattle in England because of a terrible contagious disease. Do we burn humans in Africa because of a terrible contagious disease? We proscribe birth control to koala bears in Australia after we allowed the population to grow out of control. Firstly, wouldn’t bullets be cheaper, and then we could utilize the meat. Secondly, do we proscribe birth control to humans that we allow to grow out of control? We proscribe rice. Indeed. Evolution does not happen over night. Many, many more heretics will be burned at the stake before the next stage is reached. If we don’t drown in the morass first…


* SpiritualSuccessor: Perdition Temple (one of Gene's post-Angelcorpse projects) was intended to be this the moment that Angelcorpse folded, to the point where Gene emailed their label in Angelcorpse's final days to tell them that Angelcorpse was going to call it quits extremely soon, but that he had a new band set up that would be picking up right where Angelcorpse was leaving off.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: Perdition Temple (one of Gene's post-Angelcorpse projects) was intended to be this the moment that Angelcorpse folded, to the point where Gene emailed their label in Angelcorpse's final days to tell them that Angelcorpse was going to call it quits extremely soon, but that he had a new band set up that would be picking up right where Angelcorpse was leaving off. Furthermore, multiple tracks on ''Edict of the Antichrist Elect'' were originally written for Angelcorpse, and in some cases even predated the tracks on ''Of Lucifer and Lightning''.


That changed in 2006, when Helmkamp and Palubicki decided to resurrect the band. After a brief stint with Gina Ambrosio on drums, Longstreth (now distinctly more famous due to his involvement with Music/{{Origin}}) returned; the result was ''Of Lucifer and Lightning'', their first album in eight years, along with multiple tours. Unfortunately, tensions within the band resulted in Longstreth leaving once again, and after a revolving door of drummers came and went, Helmkamp and Palubicki finally called it quits for good in 2009. In spite of the unlikely nature of a reunion due to the various projects of Helmkamp and Palubicki plus some tension between the two, however, a 2016 reunion including Ronnie Parmer (Palubicki's drummer in Perdition Temple) was announced in late 2015 on at least a live basis. Bill Taylor was originally slated to be part of the reunion, but all parties agreed that it was for the best for him to limit his musical activities to Immolation and Perdition Temple. This is not a permanent reunion, however; after 2017, the band will become permanently inactive once again.

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That changed in 2006, when Helmkamp and Palubicki decided to resurrect the band. After a brief stint with Gina Ambrosio on drums, Longstreth (now distinctly more famous due to his involvement with Music/{{Origin}}) returned; the result was ''Of Lucifer and Lightning'', their first album in eight years, along with multiple tours. Unfortunately, tensions within the band resulted in Longstreth leaving once again, and after a revolving door of drummers came and went, Helmkamp and Palubicki finally called it quits for good in 2009. In spite of the unlikely nature of a reunion due to the various projects of Helmkamp and Palubicki plus some tension between the two, however, a 2016 reunion including Ronnie Parmer (Palubicki's drummer in Perdition Temple) was announced in late 2015 on at least a live basis. Bill Taylor was originally slated to be part of the reunion, but all parties agreed that it was for the best for him to limit his musical activities to Immolation and Perdition Temple. This is not a permanent reunion, however; after 2017, the band will become permanently inactive once again. The band spiritually still exists as Perdition Temple, but all parties have stated that Angelcorpse proper will never see the light of day again.



* SpiritualSuccessor: Perdition Temple (one of Gene's post-Angelcorpse projects) is very close to Angelcorpse soundwise and is probably the closest thing that exists to a currently-active Angelcorpse.
* StartMyOwn: Helmkamp started Kerasphorus (which dissolved in 2011 and reunited in 2015 with Palubicki and Parmer) and Abhomine, while Palubicki started Blasphemic Cruelty, Apocalypse Command, and Perdition Temple. This is commonly also thought to be the case with Longstreth and Music/{{Origin}}, but he actually started with them a couple years after they had formed.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: Perdition Temple (one of Gene's post-Angelcorpse projects) is very close was intended to be this the moment that Angelcorpse soundwise and is probably folded, to the closest thing point where Gene emailed their label in Angelcorpse's final days to tell them that exists Angelcorpse was going to call it quits extremely soon, but that he had a currently-active Angelcorpse.new band set up that would be picking up right where Angelcorpse was leaving off.
* StartMyOwn: Helmkamp started Kerasphorus (which dissolved in 2011 and reunited in 2015 with Palubicki and Parmer) and Abhomine, while Palubicki started Blasphemic Cruelty, Apocalypse Command, and Perdition Temple. This is commonly also thought to be the case with Longstreth and Music/{{Origin}}, but he actually started with them a couple years after they had formed.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: Perdition Temple (one of Gene's post-Angelcorpse projects) is very close to Angelcorpse soundwise and is probably the closest thing that exists to a currently-active Angelcorpse.

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* BaldOfAwesome: Pete Helmkamp and Gene Palubicki.


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* PintsizedPowerhouse: Pete Helmkamp.


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* SpecialGuest: Andrea Janko and Francesco Ponga have both served as live session members for the reunion shows.


That changed in 2006, when Helmkamp and Palubicki decided to resurrect the band. After a brief stint with Gina Ambrosio on drums, Longstreth (now distinctly more famous due to his involvement with Music/{{Origin}}) returned; the result was ''Of Lucifer and Lightning'', their first album in eight years, along with multiple tours. Unfortunately, tensions within the band resulted in Longstreth leaving once again, and after a revolving door of drummers came and went, Helmkamp and Palubicki finally called it quits for good in 2009. In spite of the unlikely nature of a reunion due to the various projects of Helmkamp and Palubicki plus some tension between the two, however, a 2016 reunion including Ronnie Parmer (Palubicki's drummer in Perdition Temple) was announced in late 2015 on at least a live basis. Bill Taylor was originally slated to be part of the reunion, but all parties agreed that it was for the best for him to limit his musical activities to Immolation and Perdition Temple.

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That changed in 2006, when Helmkamp and Palubicki decided to resurrect the band. After a brief stint with Gina Ambrosio on drums, Longstreth (now distinctly more famous due to his involvement with Music/{{Origin}}) returned; the result was ''Of Lucifer and Lightning'', their first album in eight years, along with multiple tours. Unfortunately, tensions within the band resulted in Longstreth leaving once again, and after a revolving door of drummers came and went, Helmkamp and Palubicki finally called it quits for good in 2009. In spite of the unlikely nature of a reunion due to the various projects of Helmkamp and Palubicki plus some tension between the two, however, a 2016 reunion including Ronnie Parmer (Palubicki's drummer in Perdition Temple) was announced in late 2015 on at least a live basis. Bill Taylor was originally slated to be part of the reunion, but all parties agreed that it was for the best for him to limit his musical activities to Immolation and Perdition Temple. This is not a permanent reunion, however; after 2017, the band will become permanently inactive once again.



* LeadBassist: Pete Helmkamp was Types B and C.

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* LeadBassist: Pete Helmkamp was is Types B and C.



* RockTrio: After Bill Taylor left, as they opted to not replace him.

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* RockTrio: After Bill Taylor left, as they opted to not replace him. He was supposed to play the reunion shows, but various personal issues led to a mutual decision that he should sit it out and stick to Immolation and Perdition Temple.



* StartMyOwn: Helmkamp started Kerasphorus (which dissolved in 2011), while Palubicki started Blasphemic Cruelty, Apocalypse Command, and Perdition Temple. This is commonly also thought to be the case with Longstreth and Music/{{Origin}}, but he actually started with them a couple years after they had formed.

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* StartMyOwn: Helmkamp started Kerasphorus (which dissolved in 2011), 2011 and reunited in 2015 with Palubicki and Parmer) and Abhomine, while Palubicki started Blasphemic Cruelty, Apocalypse Command, and Perdition Temple. This is commonly also thought to be the case with Longstreth and Music/{{Origin}}, but he actually started with them a couple years after they had formed.


Angelcorpse was an American black/death metal band. While famous for being the starting point for multiple prominent death metal musicians, they are a revered act in their own right that many a death metal fan laments the demise of.

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Angelcorpse was is an American black/death metal band. While famous for being the starting point for multiple prominent death metal musicians, they are a revered act in their own right that many a death metal fan laments lamented the demise of.
of; when their 2016 reunion was announced, many a fan rejoiced.



That changed in 2006, when Helmkamp and Palubicki decided to resurrect the band. After a brief stint with Gina Ambrosio on drums, Longstreth (now distinctly more famous due to his involvement with Music/{{Origin}}) returned; the result was ''Of Lucifer and Lightning'', their first album in eight years, along with multiple tours. Unfortunately, tensions within the band resulted in Longstreth leaving once again, and after a revolving door of drummers came and went, Helmkamp and Palubicki finally called it quits for good in 2009. In spite of the unlikely nature of a reunion due to the various projects of Helmkamp and Palubicki plus some tension between the two, however, a 2016 reunion including Bill Taylor and Ronnie Parmer (a new drummer) was announced in late 2015 on at least a live basis.

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That changed in 2006, when Helmkamp and Palubicki decided to resurrect the band. After a brief stint with Gina Ambrosio on drums, Longstreth (now distinctly more famous due to his involvement with Music/{{Origin}}) returned; the result was ''Of Lucifer and Lightning'', their first album in eight years, along with multiple tours. Unfortunately, tensions within the band resulted in Longstreth leaving once again, and after a revolving door of drummers came and went, Helmkamp and Palubicki finally called it quits for good in 2009. In spite of the unlikely nature of a reunion due to the various projects of Helmkamp and Palubicki plus some tension between the two, however, a 2016 reunion including Bill Taylor and Ronnie Parmer (a new drummer) (Palubicki's drummer in Perdition Temple) was announced in late 2015 on at least a live basis.basis. Bill Taylor was originally slated to be part of the reunion, but all parties agreed that it was for the best for him to limit his musical activities to Immolation and Perdition Temple.


That changed in 2006, when Helmkamp and Palubicki decided to resurrect the band. After a brief stint with Gina Ambrosio on drums, Longstreth (now distinctly more famous due to his involvement with Music/{{Origin}}) returned; the result was ''Of Lucifer and Lightning'', their first album in eight years, along with multiple tours. Unfortunately, tensions within the band resulted in Longstreth leaving once again, and after a revolving door of drummers came and went, Helmkamp and Palubicki finally called it quits for good in 2009. In spite of the unlikely nature of a reunion due to the various projects of Helmkamp and Palubicki plus some tension between the two, however, a 2016 reunion including Bill Taylor was announced in late 2015 on at least a live basis.

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That changed in 2006, when Helmkamp and Palubicki decided to resurrect the band. After a brief stint with Gina Ambrosio on drums, Longstreth (now distinctly more famous due to his involvement with Music/{{Origin}}) returned; the result was ''Of Lucifer and Lightning'', their first album in eight years, along with multiple tours. Unfortunately, tensions within the band resulted in Longstreth leaving once again, and after a revolving door of drummers came and went, Helmkamp and Palubicki finally called it quits for good in 2009. In spite of the unlikely nature of a reunion due to the various projects of Helmkamp and Palubicki plus some tension between the two, however, a 2016 reunion including Bill Taylor and Ronnie Parmer (a new drummer) was announced in late 2015 on at least a live basis.


That changed in 2006, when Helmkamp and Palubicki decided to resurrect the band. After a brief stint with Gina Ambrosio on drums, Longstreth (now distinctly more famous due to his involvement with Music/{{Origin}}) returned; the result was ''Of Lucifer and Lightning'', their first album in eight years, along with multiple tours. Unfortunately, tensions within the band resulted in Longstreth leaving once again, and after a revolving door of drummers came and went, Helmkamp and Palubicki finally called it quits for good in 2009. A reunion will likely never happen; Longstreth is far too busy with Origin, Palubicki has multiple musical projects of his own, and Helmkamp has apparently left music altogether, and according to Longstreth, a great deal of bridges were burned and it's unlikely that the main two members will ever reconcile.

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That changed in 2006, when Helmkamp and Palubicki decided to resurrect the band. After a brief stint with Gina Ambrosio on drums, Longstreth (now distinctly more famous due to his involvement with Music/{{Origin}}) returned; the result was ''Of Lucifer and Lightning'', their first album in eight years, along with multiple tours. Unfortunately, tensions within the band resulted in Longstreth leaving once again, and after a revolving door of drummers came and went, Helmkamp and Palubicki finally called it quits for good in 2009. A In spite of the unlikely nature of a reunion will likely never happen; Longstreth is far too busy with Origin, Palubicki has multiple musical due to the various projects of his own, and Helmkamp has apparently left music altogether, and according to Longstreth, a great deal of bridges were burned and it's unlikely that Palubicki plus some tension between the main two members will ever reconcile.two, however, a 2016 reunion including Bill Taylor was announced in late 2015 on at least a live basis.


* CreativeDifferences: The cause of both breakups. According to Longstreth, Helmkamp and Palubicki are still at odds and will probably never be on good terms with one another again.



* HeyItsThatGuy: Aside from the obvious with Longstreth, Music/{{Immolation}} fans will recognize Bill Taylor, while Music/{{Nile}} fans will recognize Tony Laureano.


* StartMyOwn: Helmkamp started Kerasphorus (which dissolved in 2011), while Palubicki started Blasphemic Cruelty, Apocalypse Command, and Perdition Temple. This is commonly also thought to be the case with Longstreth and Music/{{Origin}}, but he actually started with them a couple years after they had formed.
* XMeetsY: Music/MorbidAngel meets Nunslaughter meets Blasphemy.

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* StartMyOwn: Helmkamp started Kerasphorus (which dissolved in 2011), while Palubicki started Blasphemic Cruelty, Apocalypse Command, and Perdition Temple. This is commonly also thought to be the case with Longstreth and Music/{{Origin}}, but he actually started with them a couple years after they had formed.
* XMeetsY: Music/MorbidAngel meets Nunslaughter meets Blasphemy.
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* RockTrio: After Bill Taylor left, as they opted to not replace him.

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Angelcorpse was an American black/death metal band. While famous for being the starting point for multiple prominent death metal musicians, they are a revered act in their own right that many a death metal fan laments the demise of.

Formed in Kansas City, Missouri in 1995 by Pete Helmkamp (vocals, bass) and Gene Palubicki (guitars), they quickly found a promising young drummer by the name of John Longstreth the following year and wasted no time in inducting him into the lineup; a demo, ''Goats to Azazeal'', quickly followed, and it was evidently enough to get them a deal with the French-based label Osmose Productions. In addition, a second guitarist by the name of Bill Taylor joined, and ''Hammer of Gods'', their full-length debut, came out in August of that year to great reviews. Much touring and several limited-release singles followed, and ''Exterminate'', their sophomore album, quickly followed in 1998. Its distinctly more death metal-leaning direction alienated some of the black metal-leaning fans, but it was met with great fanfare nonetheless. That same year brought a relocation to Tampa, FL in November, which Longstreth could not swing (resulting in his departure); while Taylor was able to make it, he left almost immediately after. Longstreth was replaced by Tony Laureano in 1999, but Taylor was not replaced and the band continued as a three-piece. This new lineup recorded and released ''The Inexorable'' that same year, along with a split with Martire. Unfortunately, the band broke up that same year; a demo compilation and a live album were released posthumously, but the band was dead as a doornail.

That changed in 2006, when Helmkamp and Palubicki decided to resurrect the band. After a brief stint with Gina Ambrosio on drums, Longstreth (now distinctly more famous due to his involvement with Music/{{Origin}}) returned; the result was ''Of Lucifer and Lightning'', their first album in eight years, along with multiple tours. Unfortunately, tensions within the band resulted in Longstreth leaving once again, and after a revolving door of drummers came and went, Helmkamp and Palubicki finally called it quits for good in 2009. A reunion will likely never happen; Longstreth is far too busy with Origin, Palubicki has multiple musical projects of his own, and Helmkamp has apparently left music altogether, and according to Longstreth, a great deal of bridges were burned and it's unlikely that the main two members will ever reconcile.
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!!Discography:
* ''Goats to Azazeal'' (1996) - demo
* ''Hammer of Gods'' (1996)
* ''Nuclear Hell'' (1997) - single
* ''Wolflust'' (1997) - single
* ''Exterminate'' (1998)
* ''The Inexorable'' (1999)
* ''Winds of Desecration / Hellstorm - Chaosrape'' (1999) - split with Martire
* ''Iron, Blood & Blasphemy'' (2001) - compilation
* ''Death Dragons of the Apocalypse'' (2002) - live album
* ''Of Lucifer and Lightning'' (2007)
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The band contains examples of the following tropes:
* BlackMetal: Heavily influenced by it; while leaning much more towards the "death" side of the spectrum overall, ''Hammer of Gods'' was closer to it than anything else they've done.
* CoverVersion: They have covered "Desecration of Virgin" (Sarcofago), "[[Music/MorbidAngel Demon Seed]]", "[[Music/{{Slayer}} Kill Again]]", "[[Music/JudasPriest Eat Me Alive]]", "Burning in Hell" (Possessed), "[[Music/{{Kreator}} Pleasure to Kill]]", and "[[Music/IronMaiden Genghis Khan]]".
* CreativeDifferences: The cause of both breakups. According to Longstreth, Helmkamp and Palubicki are still at odds and will probably never be on good terms with one another again.
* DeathMetal: While heavily influenced by black metal, they were ultimately rooted in this.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: ''Hammer of Gods'' was far closer to black metal than anything following it and was fairly reminiscent of Impaled Nazarene soundwise.
* EpicRocking: "Embrace" (6:07), "Sons of Vengeance" (6:18), and "Saints of Blasphemy" (6:03).
* HeyItsThatGuy: Aside from the obvious with Longstreth, Music/{{Immolation}} fans will recognize Bill Taylor, while Music/{{Nile}} fans will recognize Tony Laureano.
* LeadBassist: Pete Helmkamp was Types B and C.
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Solid 10, occasionally scraping 11.
* NewSoundAlbum: ''Exterminate'' was distinctly more brutal and rooted in death metal. This is the sound that they opted to keep.
* ReligionRantSong: Their primary lyrical theme.
* RevolvingDoorBand: They went through a whole lot of drummers in their time.
* SignatureStyle: Exceedingly fast, blastbeat-laden death metal with a sharp-yet-dirty guitar sound (courtesy of Palubicki's seven-string) and a riffing style that tends to meld death and black conventions together, half-rasped, half-roared vocals, and chaotic yet fairly technical soloing.
* StartMyOwn: Helmkamp started Kerasphorus (which dissolved in 2011), while Palubicki started Blasphemic Cruelty, Apocalypse Command, and Perdition Temple. This is commonly also thought to be the case with Longstreth and Music/{{Origin}}, but he actually started with them a couple years after they had formed.
* XMeetsY: Music/MorbidAngel meets Nunslaughter meets Blasphemy.

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