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This controversial death metal act was formed in Buffalo, New York, USA, by Chris Barnes (29 December 1966, Buffalo, New York, USA; vocals), guitarists Bob Rusay and Jack Owen, Alex Webster (b. 25 October 1969, Buffalo, New York, USA; bass) and Paul Mazurkiewicz (drums). The band adopted an almost cartoon-like approach to their material, which stood out even from the extreme grotesqueries of the death scene, and have thrived on the controversy created by offensive song titles such as Meat Hook Sodomy, Necropedophile and the infamous Entrails Ripped From A Virgins Cunt. The bands cover art has not been immune to criticism either, with some retailers refusing to stock both Butchered At Birth (1991) and Tomb Of The Mutilated (1992) until the gruesome cover paintings by Vincent Locke (of Dead World Comics) were replaced.
Musically, the band has made steady progress from their Eaten Back To Life...