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Carnage was a Swedish death metal band whose members later went on to found Dismember and Arch Enemy.[1] The band was formed by Michael Amott and Johan Liiva in 1988. They released only one album before dissolving in 1991.

Left to right: Jeppe Larsson, Johan Liiva, Michael Amott, Johnny Dordevic
Background information
Also known asGlobal Carnage
OriginVäxjö, Sweden
GenresDeath metal, grindcore (early)
Years active1988–1991
LabelsNecrosis, Earache
Associated actsDismember
Arch Enemy
Past membersMichael Amott
Matti Kärki
Fred Estby
David Blomqvist
Johnny Dordevic
Johan Liiva
Jeppe Larsson



Carnage was founded at the end of 1988 by Michael Amott and Johan Liiva in Växjö, Sweden.[2] They released two-widely traded demos[citation needed] The Day Man Lost and Infestation of Evil in 1989. Plagued by lineup changes, Carnage eventually released their only album, Dark Recollections in 1990 when Michael Amott was the sole remaining founding member. The album was released as a split CD with Cadaver's Hallucinating Anxiety on Necrosis Records, a subdivision of Earache Records, and was re-released with bonus tracks in 2000.

Michael Amott went on to join Carcass, and later formed Arch Enemy (with Johan Liiva) and Spiritual Beggars.[1] Matti Kärki, David Blomqvist, and Fred Estby went on to reform Dismember.


  • The Day Man Lost (1989 demo)
  • Live in Stockholm (1989 EP)
  • Infestation of Evil (1989 demo)
  • Dark Recollections (1990)


  • Michael Amott - guitar (1988–1990)
  • Matti Kärki - vocals (1989–1990)
  • Fred Estby - drums (1989–1990)
  • David Blomqvist - guitar (1989–1990)
  • Johnny Dordevic - bass (1989–1990)
  • Johan Liiva - bass, vocals (1988)
  • Jeppe Larsson - drums (1988)


  1. ^ a b Carnage at Allmusic
  2. ^ Ekeroth:"Swedish Death Metal" (2006) pag. 119-120

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