Debauchery is a Death Metal band from Stuttgart, Germany. Founded in 2000 as Maggotcunt before changing their name in 2002, Debauchery was initially formed by current vocalist, guitarist, and bassist Thomas Gurrath and former drummer Dani.
They all are Khorne worshippers. Except they do not spill blood in his name... as far as we know.note
The band consists of:
- Thomas "The Bloodbeast" Gurrath Vocals and Guitars
- Dennis "The Bloodpriest" Ward - Bass guitar
- Oliver "The Bloodhammer" Zellmann Drums
- Ronald Squier - Drums
- Dani - Drums
- Tomasz - Drums
- Joshi - Guitars
- Simon Dorn - Guitars
- Marc Juttner - Bass
- Thomas Naumann - Guitars
- Günther Werno - Keyboards
Discography as of 2018:
- Kill Maim Burn (2003)
- Rage of the Bloodbeast (2004)
- Torture Pit (2005)
- Back in Blood (2007)
- Continue to Kill (2008)
- Rockers & War (2009)
- Germany's Next Death Metal (2011)
- Kings of Carnage (2013)
- Fuck Humanity (2015)
- Thunderbeast (2016)
- Enemy of Mankind (2018)
This band provides examples of
- All Germans Are Nazis: Not helped by their sound, at all. Well, technically they ARE Khornates, but what average person will make the difference?
- Careful with That Axe: Thomas' high screams can definitely be unsettling.
- Cover Version: They have done covers of KISS (I Love It Loud), AC/DC (Hail Ceasar), Genesis (I Cant Dance), Rammstein (Weißes Fleisch), The Beatles (Eight Days a Week), Judas Priest (Heavy Duty/Defenders Of The Faith), Manowar (Kings of Metal), Rolling Stones (You Got Me Rocking), Six Feet Under (War Is Coming), Slayer (Angel of Death), and Alice Cooper (School's Out).
- Death Metal: Of the old-school and death 'n' roll variety, to be exact.
- Early Installment Weirdness: Their first three albums are much heavier and are pretty straightforward death metal, with their first album Kill Maim Burn even bordering on deathgrind. While Torture Pit had one or two songs that hinted at what they would later become, it wasn't until Back in Blood that they started evolving into their signature death metal/hard rock fusion.
- Gorn: They have a song titled Chainsaw Masturbation. Nuff' said.
- Hard Rock: Have elements of this, especially in their later albums. To be expected, as they frequently cite many classic rock/metal bands such as AC/DC as their favorite artists. They would later take these influences and fully flesh them out in their Traditional Heavy Metal side project band Blood God, and Thunderbeast showcased this side of their sound the most, being more or less a pure death 'n' roll album.
- Harsh Vocals: Comes with being a band somewhere between "normal" Death Metal and Grindcore. Thomas also has a tendency to sound like a squealing pig during some songs, especially live performances.
- Metal Scream: Most of their songs.
- Mohs Scale of Rock and Metal Hardness: A solid 9-10. Their "lowest" song was the cover of Eight Days a Week, which kept a relatively similar tune to the original song... except for the vocals. Hell, most of their covers are like that. The second half of Rockers & War, which showcases their hard rock side more, goes down to 7-8.
- Refuge in Audacity: Many of their song's titles.
- Running Gag: Try and find an album that doesn't have a song about violence, or Khorne of Warhammer40000. We. dare. you.
- Soprano and Gravel: Thomas occasionally includes Brian Johnson-style "clean" vocals into their later material.
- Three Chords and the Truth: For a death metal band, most their songs are very stripped down in nature, usually consisting of only a few simple riffs and at times juvenile lyrics. They fully embrace this, even poking fun at it in their song "3 Riff Hit", which features a (probably fake) audio clip of someone asking, "How come Debauchery don't play no progressive death metal?", with Thomas responding with, "BECAUSE WE ARE DEBAUCHERY!".
- The Unintelligible: Almost as bad as Anal Cunt.... if that's even possible. Though Thomas is generally more understandable in their later material.
- Fanservice: The music video for Lords of Battle features a stripper dancing on a stripper pole throughout the video.
- Not Safe for Work: Holy. Shit. Female Toplessness, blood and usually some kind of bloody carnage will very likely be going on in their (few) music videos.