|Years active||1995 - 2001|
|Associated acts||Daysend, Nazxul, Automation, Infernal Method, Ink, Syphilis, Cryogenic, Mortality, Neophobia, Dark Order, Dungeon, Killrazer, Psi.Kore, Depression, Scarblind|
|Aaron Bilbija, Grahame Goode, Darren Jenkins, Michael Kordek, Bob Latsombath, Dave Micallef, Wayne Morris, Pete Peric, Shane Thomson|
- Final line-up
- Aaron Bilbija (guitar)
- Pete Peric (guitar)
- Michael Kordek (bass)
- Wayne Morris (drums)
- Shane Thompson (vocals)
- Former members
- Dave Micallef (vocals, guitar) (1995 - 2001)
- Bob Latsombath (bass) (1995 - 2001)
- Grahame Goode (drums) (1995 - 1996)
- Darren Jenkins (guitar) (1995)
Death metal quartet from Sydney whose musical direction touched bases with the likes of Altar, Morbid Angel and even Meshuggah. Deadspawn formed around former Mortality guitarist Darren Jenkins and Bilbija, who came from mid-90s Sydney death metal band Depression, in 1995, but Jenkins was drafted into Cryogenic shortly afterwards and was replaced by Micallef.
The band played its first gig in mid-1996 with Neophobia drummer Grahame Goode behind the kit and quickly rose to become the premier death metal band on the Sydney scene. Goode left shortly afterward to uphold a commitment to Neophobia and was replaced by Morris, also ex-Depression. With a mature and technical approach to their personal brand of extreme metal power, Deadspawn quickly built a solid reputation built on solid live showings and frequent interstate visits.
After the release of the excellent Emissions of Reality however, Deadspawn went quiet, although they did feature at Metal for the Brain in 2001 with new bass player Pete Peric from Syphilis. Bilbija was also a member of that band for a year or so; Latsombath joined Syphilis as Bilbija's replacement in early 2001. When Micallef and Morris left the band, Deadspawn split up in late 2001, although a line-up featuring Bilbija, Peric, Goode, Michael Kordek (bass) and Shane Thompson (vocals) appeared at that year's Metal for the Brain. Peric, Goode and Kordek went on to Infernal Method. Bilbija was in Psi.Kore for a short time and later formed Daysend, which Morris subsequently also joined.
In 2006 Micallef and Latsombath formed Scarblind. Their style bore a resemblance to Daysend.
|1999||Emissions of Reality||Warhead|
|Year||Track Title||Album Title||Label|
|1996||"The Suffering"||On Earth Undead||independent|
|1999||"Godshed"||A Declaration of Independents||Something for Now|
|1999||"Scarblind"||Under the Southern Cross||Chatterbox|