An Austrian metal band with a variety of unexpected influences ? they describe some of their songs as ‘Torch Death Metal’ and ‘Death Folk Ballads’ ? Cadaverous Condition were formed in 1990 by Wolfgang Weiss (b. 16 August 1974; vocals) and René Kramer (b. 26 March 1974; guitar), with Paul Droneberger (b. 25 July 1970; drums), and Peter Droneberger (bass) added to the line-up shortly afterwards. With the gloomy edge of many of their compositions on 1993’s In Melancholy attracting a suitably morbid European audience, the band began to enjoy a cult following throughout the continent. Subsequent albums failed to attract the major contract that might have exposed them to a wider audience, but their decade in the underground attests to a degree of perseverance and it is probable that they will continue to develop. Peter Droneberger was replaced by Jürgen Weinhofer (b. 6 April 1973) in 1996 prior to the recording of a split-CD with UK psychedelic act Todd Dillingham. Manfred Bayer (b. 25 November 1974; bass) was added to the line-up in 1999.
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