DETRIMENTUM was formed in 1996 under the moniker of ZARATHUSTRA by founding members Ed and Jon who began writing atmospheric death metal, with strong doom and black metal overtones.
The band went from strength to strength, honing a unique style of dark, brutal and atmospheric Death Metal with elements of Doom and Black metal, still retaining some of the original style showcased in their earlier material, but with increased tightness and fluidity.
DETRIMENTUM have played many gigs to date alongside such bands as Akercocke, Desecration, Zyklon, Vader, Vital Remains, Bolt Thrower, Kataklysm, Visceral Bleeding, Avulsed, Vesperian Sorrow, Deranged, Blood Duster and Cancer.
Currently the band are writing new material for a third release and looking for gigs to support their new album 'Embracing This Deformity’, released by Grindethic Records.
Embracing This Deformity (2008)
'Embracing This Deformity' is the long awaited debut full length album from the UK's DETRIMENTUM. The release sees the band honing their trademark style, blending brutal death metal with elements of black metal and doom. The album is equally at home expressing ferocious aggression with razor sharp blastbeats and guttural vocals, along with moments of dark introspection with soaring melodies and tortured screams.
Packaged along with stunning artwork from former vocalist, Eddie Ruffles, the CD-ROM section also contains a live video and the full set of lyrics which stand head and shoulders above the usual death metal fare, taking an uneasy journey across bleak misanthropic landscapes.