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L to R: Myers, Soria, Ochoa, Talorada and Sanchez

Disgorge are an American Brutal Death Metal band hailing from California. However, they were important in the scene in that they were (arguably) pioneers in the sub-sub-genre known as Slam Death Metal due to the gurgled/low pig-squealed vocals and rhythms over leads, with the latter being almost non-existent.

Originally starting off as a three piece, they eventually evolved into a four piece, then a five piece, with Ricky being the only member playing in all albums.

They split up in 2006, reasons unexplained. It wasn't sure of what had happened to the band until they announced their reunion in 2011, with a new vocalist and bassist. They are currently working on a new album, entitled Hymns of the Fallen, although they are still having issues getting the album out.

Current Members:

  • Ricky Myers - Drums (1992-)
  • Diego Sanchez - Guitar (1998-)
  • Ed Talorada - Guitar (2004-)
  • Diego Soria - Bass (2013-)
  • Angel Ochoa - Vocals (2013-)

Notable Past Members:

  • Matti Way - Vocals (1994-2001)
  • AJ Magana - Vocals (2000-2002)
  • Levi Fuselier - Vocals (2003-2011)
  • Nate Twyman - Vocals (2012-2013)
  • Ben Marlin(RIP 2008) - Bass (1998-2008)
  • Bryan Ugartechea - Vocals/Bass (1992-1995)
  • Derek Boyer - Bass (1996)
  • Erik Lindmark - Guitar (2011-2012)


  • Cranial Impalement (1999) note 
  • She Lay Gutted (1999)
  • Consume the Forsaken (2002)
  • Parallels of Infinite Torture (2005)
  • Hymns of the Fallen (TBA)

Tropes that apply to Disgorge:

  • Brutal Death Metal: Occasionally borders on slam, moreso on earlier albums.
  • Darker and Edgier: When Cranial Impalement was recorded in 1995 and 1996, it was easily among the harshest and most intense (if not the most intense) death metal to date.
  • Gorn: Of the anti-religious type
  • I Am the Band: Ricky Myers
  • Indecipherable Lyrics: Matti Way is a particularly notorious offender of this with his extremely low-pitched gurgles
  • Lead Bassist: Marlin was a Type C and arguable Type A while Bryan Ugartechea was a type B. Soira as of late has been a type A in his work with Broken Hope.
  • Lead Drummer: Myers is essentially the band (though Sanchez is the main writer), in addition to being one of the finer drummers.
  • Miniscule Rocking: "Compost Devourment"
  • New Sound Album:
    • She Lay Gutted dropped some of the more obvious slam present in their debut album and focused more on a disturbing sound.
    • Consume The Forsaken was faster and brought some of the slam influences back.
    • Parallels of Infinite Torture greatly increased the technical musicianship and was overall much longer.
  • Nobody Loves the Bassist: Zig-Zagged. Marlin was a type A Lead Bassist while Ugarthechea was a type B. After both of them, none of the bassists seemed to get any recognition.
  • One-Steve Limit: Averted with the two Diegos (Sanchez and Soria).
  • Revolving Door Band: They really can't seem to keep a vocalist and a bassist.
  • Special Guest: Erik Lindmark of Deeds of Flesh did backing vocals on She Lay Gutted.
    • Plenty of the members, past and present have been one, with Way being one for Abnormality while Ochoa has been this for Cerebral Bore.
    • Ricky was the touring vocalist for Suffocation from 2014 to 2016, ducked out in 2017, and returned to the spot in 2018.
  • The Band Minus the Face: Although Myers is technically in charge of Disgorge, Sanchez was at one point missing from the band post-reunion. Let's just say that fans weren't happy.
  • Troll: Ed uploaded what appeared to be a preproduction single for the upcoming album...only for the video to be a rick-roll.
  • Uncommon Time: Always present in their music, but it's all over the place in Parallels, to the point where it almost reaches Progressive/Technical Death Metal complicated.
  • Voice of the Legion: Lindmark's screams on She Lay Gutted give this vibe.