Six Feet Under (band)

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Six Feet Under
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Six Feet Under at Hatefest 2015
Six Feet Under at Hatefest 2015
General information
Genre (s) Death Metal , Death 'n' Roll
founding 1993
Website Former no longer available
Founding members
Chris Barnes
Allen West (until 1998)
Current occupation
Chris Barnes
Steve Swanson (since 1998)
Ola Englund (since 2012)
Electric bass
Jeff Hughell (since 2012)
Marco Pitruzzella (since 2013)
former members
Allen West (until 1998)
Electric bass
Terry Butler
Greg Gall
Electric bass
Matt DeVries
Rob Arnold
Kevin Talley

Six Feet Under is an American death metal band from Florida . The name of the group can be traced back to the American phrase "Six Feet Under" for "to be buried".


Chris Barnes, 2009

Six Feet Under was originally a side project founded in 1993 by Chris Barnes , who was still singing with Cannibal Corpse at the time , and Allen West, guitarist for the band Obituary . The band only came into being after Barnes left Cannibal Corpse in 1995 as a result of a dispute and bassist Terry Butler and drummer Greg Gall were added. Allen West left the band in 1998 and was replaced on guitar by Steve Swanson.

The Graveyard Classics albums represent a specialty in the musical work of the band . On Graveyard Classics they acknowledged their rock roots and covered classics by Jimi Hendrix , Deep Purple , Black Sabbath and others. On the album Graveyard Classics 2 , the entire AC / DC album Back in Black was covered.

At the end of 2006, Six Feet Under canceled all Christmas festivals in Europe in order to devote themselves to work on their album Commandment, which was released in the spring .

In May 2008, Chris Barnes withdrew, according to the official homepage, to record the new album, which was released on November 19th under the title Death Rituals . On January 19, 2010 the band released the third part of the Graveyards Classics series, Graveyard Classics 3. On this album, songs by Slayer , Van Halen , Metallica and the Ramones were covered. What is noticeable here is the lower level of awareness of the various songs, no “hits” by the individual bands were covered, but rather songs from the second row.

Jeff Hughell (bass) and Kevin Talley (drums)
Ola Englund (guitar) and Kevin Talley (drums)
Marco Pitruzzella

On February 1, 2011, the band announced that bassist Terry Butler and drummer Greg Gall would leave the band. A day later, drummer Kevin Talley joined the band. A short time later, on February 27, 2011, the band published on their website that Chimaira guitarist Rob Arnold had joined the band as the second rhythm guitarist and songwriter. In February 2012, Matt DeVries left the band and went to Fear Factory . Jeff Hughell (formerly Brain Drill and Vile ) was found to replace him .

Rob Arnold left in 2012 and was replaced at the end of May 2012 by the Swedish guitarist Ola Englund, who plays for Feared and Scarpoint . In 2013, Kevin Talley was replaced by Marco Pitruzzella.


In terms of lyrics, the group mainly deals with topics from the areas of zombies , splatter and gore , but many Six Feet Under songs also deal with political topics, e.g. B. the legalization of marijuana , the overthrow of capitalism or anti-war attitudes.


Chart positions
Explanation of the data
Maximum violence
  DE 68 06/21/1999 (1 week)
True Carnage
  DE 40 08/20/2001 (3 weeks)
  AT 69 09/02/2001 (1 week)
Bringer of Blood
  DE 36 10/06/2003 (2 weeks)
  DE 51 04/04/2005 (2 weeks)
  AT 62 04/03/2005 (2 weeks)
  DE 58 05/07/2007 (2 weeks)
  AT 70 05/04/2007 (2 weeks)
Death rituals
  DE 64 11/28/2008 (1 week)
  DE 65 06/01/2012 (1 week)
  US 186 06/09/2012 (1 week)
  DE 85 03/29/2013 (1 week)
Crypt of the Devil
  DE 42 05/08/2015 (1 week)
  DE 44 03.03.2017 (1 week)
  AT 54 03/10/2017 (1 week)
  CH 98 05.03.2017 (1 week)

Studio albums

  • 1995: Haunted
  • 1997: Warpath
  • 1999: Maximum Violence
  • 2001: True Carnage (re-released 2007)
  • 2003: Bringer of Blood
  • 2005: 13
  • 2007: Commandment
  • 2008: Death Rituals
  • 2012: Undead
  • 2013: Unborn
  • 2015: Crypt of the Devil
  • 2017: Torment
  • 2018: Unburied

Live and box sets

  • 1996: Alive and Dead (EP)
  • 2000: Graveyard Classics (cover album)
  • 2002: Double Dead Redux (Live)
  • 2004: Graveyard Classics II (cover album)
  • 2005: A Decade in the Grave (Box-Set)
  • 2010: Graveyard Classics III (cover album)
  • 2011: Wake the Night! Live in Germany (Live)
  • 2016: Graveyard Classics IV - The Number of the Priest (cover album)


Video albums

  • 1999: Maximum Video
  • 2002: Double Dead
  • 2004: Live with Full Force
  • 2005: A Decade in the Grave (DVD Box Set, 4 CD + 1 DVD)

Music videos

  • 1995: Lycanthropy
  • 1997: manipulation
  • 1999: Victim of the Paranoid
  • 2001: The Day the Dead Walked
  • 2003: America the Brutal
  • 2003: Ugly
  • 2003: Bringer of Blood (Live)
  • 2004: Dead and Buried (Living Life in the Grave)
  • 2005: Shadow of the Reaper
  • 2005: Deathklaat
  • 2007: Ghosts of the Undead
  • 2007: Doomsday
  • 2008: Seed of Filth
  • 2015: Open Coffin Orgy

Individual evidence

  1. Ola Englund joins Six Feet Under. Rock Hard , May 23, 2012.
  2. Six Feet Under split up with drummer Kevin Talley. ( Memento of the original from February 22, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  3. Six Feet Under reviews, music, news - sputnikmusic
  4. Chart sources: DE AT CH US

Web links

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