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CENOTAPH - Rancid Gluttonous Morbid Obesity

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An ordinary mortal is going to imagine a holiday paradise under the term Turkey while a bloodthirsty beast named CENOTAPH will immediatelly come into every blockhead's mind. Batu and his team have 7 deadly, perverse, brutal, technical and unpredictable releases under their belt worshipped by BDM hordes of enthusiasts. 

The lucky ones have had the honour to see them 2x in CZ and like countless other bands CENOTAPH too have been hoping for years to infect the boards of OEF. This musical onslaught is going to celebrate its sweet 25th anniversary this summer which is a great opportunity to  meet in the moshpit and party!!!

Bio

CENOTAPH was formed by vocalist Batu Cetin in the summer of 1994 with the aim of performing some piece of the most brutal and the sickest music that has ever been played in Turkey and the world so far.

After various changes in the band’s line up, they released their first demo “Life Immortal” in 1995.

CENOTAPH recorded their second demo «promo tape 96» in 1996. This 3 song professionally recorded demo was sent to many underground labels,fanzines, magazines. «promo tape 96» got great responses from both the press/record labels and fans…With this demo, the band’s technical style and brutal sound got steadier and tighter. 

In the Summer of 1996, CENOTAPH entered YESILKART studios, Istanbul, to record their 8 songs debut album «Voluptuously Minced» , 8 songs of brutal and sick gore death/grind.

With this recording they received offers from a few labels from outside Turkey but they preferred to go for HAMMER MUSIC.Finally «Voluptuously Minced» was released by Hammer music, got great interest as expected and has been distributed worldwide by many labels/distros. CENOTAPH has been featured in many magazines/fanzines and radio shows worldwide.“Voluptuously Minced” was distributed in CD format by various labels in approximately 25 countries, and reached a wide range of listeners in Turkey in tape/Cd format.

Cenotaph, in the meantime, was working on new songs and continued the shows. In 1998 the band recorded their second album “Puked Genital Purulency”, at STUDIO FORTE, Istanbul… «Puked Genital Purulency» was released by Hammer music in MC and CD format.

This album also got very well responses from local extreme music fans as well as from fans abroad. After a few months of the album’s release, CENOTAPH managed to reach a big number of fans worldwide. Puked Genital Purulency took part in many compilation cd’s, tapes and zines. The album is still counted as one of the mile stones of deathgrind. 

Cenotaph recorded their third full lenght in 2003 'Pseudo Verminal Cadaverium' and released by United Guttural Records, Drain Prod, Atlantis Music.


Band reached worldwide fan base with this albüm and received many positive good reviews from worldwide sceneThey played many gigs shows and festivals in Türkey and foreign Metal festivals after this release.

In 2006, due to high demands, the first two albums were gathered on one CD and re-released under the title of «Voluptuously Puked Genitals» by Burning Dogma Records from Texas, USA.

Cenotaph is done with their 4th album’s recordings and mastering sessions were made at the iguana studios Germany and 4th full lenght album‘Reincarnation in Gorextasy’ released summer 2007 worldwide by Unmatched Brutality Records(USA)  and Turkish label Atlantis Music. 

Cenotaph made total 10 days Russian Headliner Tour after the 4th full lenght 'Reincarnation in Gorextasy' in 2010 band recorded their 5th full lenght album 'Putrescent ınfectious Rabidity' and signed with Sevared Records USA - Coyote records Russia, this release also gets incredible positive feedback from worldwide scene, band toured again 14 days whole Russia and played numerous shows in Turkey.

In bands history cenotaph played at many festivals and shows and tours like:
ROCK STATION FEST (2002) (TURKEY) (HEADLINER SHOW) 
ROCK STATION FEST (2003) (TURKEY)
ROCK THE NATIONS FEST (2004) (TURKEY) 
IZMIR ROCK FEST (2004) (TURKEY) (HEADLINER SHOW)
FUCK THE COMMERCE FEST (2005) (GERMANY) 
ROCK REPUBLIC FEST (2005) (TURKEY)
METAL HEADS MISSION FEST (2005) (UKRAINE) (HEADLINER SHOW) 
IZMIR ROCK FEST (2005) (TURKEY)
BRUTAL ASSAULT FEST (2006) (CZECH REP) 
MARYLAND DEATH FEST (2006) (USA) 
CENOTAPH TURKEY TOUR (2006) 
ITU ROCK FEST (2007) (TURKEY) (HEADLINER SHOW) 
METAL HEADS MISSION FEST (2007) (UKRAINE)
RUSSIAN TOUR 2007 ( 14 DAYS TOUR)
CENOTAPH TURKEY TOUR (2007)
ROCK STATION FEST (2008) (TURKEY)
COYOTE OPEN AIR FEST (2008) (RUSSIA) (HEADLINER SHOW) 
TORNADO OPEN AIR FEST (2010) (RUSSIA) 
MOUNTAINS OF DEATH FEST (2010) (SWITZERLAND) 
RUSSIAN TOUR 2010 (18 DAYS TOUR) 
ITU ROCK FEST (2012) (TURKEY) (HEADLINER SHOW) 
METAL HEADS MISSION FEST (2012) (UKRAINE)
HEAVY STAGE FEST (2012) (TURKEY) (HEADLINER SHOW)
BERLIN EXTREME FEST (2012) (GERMANY)
LOW LANDS DEATH FEST (2013) (ITALY) (HEADLINER SHOW) 
HEAVY STAGE FEST (2015) (TURKEY) (HEADLINER SHOW) 
NETHERLANDS DEATH FEST (2016) ( HOLLAND)
HEAVY STAGE FEST (2017) (TURKEY)
METAL HEADS MISSION FEST (2017) UKRAINE
CENOTAPH EURO TOUR  (2017) (26 DAYS) BALKANS & EUROPE
BRUTALITY OVER SANITY FEST (2017) GREECE
UPCOMING TOURS 2018:
U.K  HEADLINE TOUR JULY 2018
EURO TOUR / SEPTEMBER 2018 
RUSSIAN TOUR / OCTOBER 2018

Cenotaph played numerous gigs and concerts in Turkey and Europe since 1994.

Cenotaph is perking up and improving its unique brutal death metal sound every year with the shows worldwide and working on upcoming albums.

LATEST LINE UP 2018:
BATU CETIN - VOCALS
ALICAN ERBAS - DRUMS
ERKIN OZTURK - GUITARS
ATA BERK ANGI –  SESSION BASS


Discography

Release date Release name Media
2013 THE QUADRUM PLAGUE SPLIT CD CD
2011 COMPLETE DEMOS&REHEARSALS 94-96 CD CD
2011 RE-PUKED PURULENCY CD CD
2011 GUTTURAL SOUNDS OF MORBID PUTREFACTION DVD DVD
2010 PUTRESCENT INFECTIOUS RABIDITY CD
2009 SCHIZOID ACTS OF MENTAL DEFLORATION
2007 REINCARNATION IN GOREXTASY CD CD
2005 VOLUPTUOUSLY PUKED GENITALS CD
2003 PSEUDO VERMINAL CADAVERIUM CD CD
1999 PUKED GENITAL PURULENCY CD/TAPE CD
1996 PROMO TAPE DEMO 96 DEMO
1996 VOLUPTUOUSLY MINCED CD/TAPE CD
1995 LIFE IMMORTAL DEMO DEMO

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