Deeds of Flesh
Deeds of Flesh was created back in mid 93′ by Jacoby Kingston, Erik Lindmark and Joey Heaslet. Before Deeds, we were all in different bands. We all felt that we were being held back in our other bands and we knew what we could do better together, so we formed Deeds of Flesh. After taking 3 months to write the first CD entitled ‘Gradually Melted’, we released it through various labels. It took off explosively in the underground, gaining worldwide recognition extremely fast. In late 95′, after various offers, we signed with Repulse Records for a 2 CD deal. We released our first full length CD entitled ‘Trading Pieces’ in 96′, and our second ‘Inbreeding the Anthropophagi’ in 98. Due to Joey having to leave the band temporarily because of schooling opportunities, Inbreeding featured his replacement Brad Palmer. Also in 98′ we re-released a new re-mastered version of ‘Gradually Melted’ with all new artwork. Since the release of ‘Trading Pieces’, Deeds has toured constantly all over the world smashing heads. For the most part, the turnouts and support at our shows have been excellent. The scene has treated us very well wherever we go, and a huge horns up to all the fans for that! After the release of ‘Inbreeding the Anthropophagi’, Deeds picked up X-Vile guitarist Jim Tkacz and got original Drummer (Joey Heaslet) back in the band long enough to record “Path of the Weakening”. “Path” has sold over 16,000 CD’s so far and is the highest selling CD to date. After successful North American and South American tours, along with many Festivals, Jimmy T, guitarist for Deeds left the band to take care of his demon seed in the bay area. Jared Deaver, formerly Impaled/ Psypheria was hired to replace him. Mike Hamilton formerly of Vile also joined Deeds to take on the task of drumming for the band. After two crushing North American tours and many shows in between Jared had one to many obligations back home. Deeds of flesh then recorded “Mark of the Legion” once again as a three piece. With the help of Crash distribution (US) and Unique Leader Europe, “Mark of the Legion,” sold tremendously well. Another real boost to the album sales was a tour in which Deeds of Flesh supported Cannibal Corpse. It was the largest opportunity that Deeds had ever been offered and every show helped gain thousands more Deeds fans. In 2003, Deeds finished “Reduced to Ashes”, our 5th full-length release. With massive distribution and a 2003 European tour with Hate Eternal, and Dying Fetus, accompanied by 2004 New Zealand / Australia and Canadian headlining tours, Reduced to Ashes was very successful. In December of 2004 we recorded “Crown of Souls”, our 6th full-length release. The band did tours in Europe and the U.S. in 2006 joined by new guitarist Sean Southern.
In Early 2007, Jacoby retired from the band and was replaced by Erlend Caspersen from Norway.
Plans are in the works to record a new full length album in Spring 2008. More to come…