Origin: Birmingham, England  
Genres: Death Metal
Last update/review: July 4, 2015

Meathook Seed

Meathook Seed was conceived as a side project featuring Napalm Death guitarist Mitch Harris along with Donald Tardy and Trevor Peres from Obituary. Harris is the main man behind the group's first album, 1993's Embedded, with Peres (a guitarist in Obituary) taking the vocal lead. In the interim between that album and their second release six years later, the Obituary boys were gone, with a new lineup in place featuring (among others) another Napalm Death man in Shane Embury. Embedded is a somewhat quirky release, sometimes described as industrial death metal though it frequently isn't quite traditional death metal and the industrial influences are faint at best. Harsh, driving, faintly hardcore-influenced metal might be a better description, especially given Peres' hoarse singing. The one oddball track is the 13+ minutes of "Sea Of Tranquility", an ambient, sampling affair that has practically nothing in common with the rest of the album -- interesting at times, a bit long though. The project is no longer.

Last Lineup

Christopher Lamouret


Russ Russel


Mitch Harris

guitars/programming (Menace, Napalm Death)

Shane Embury

bass (Brujeria, Insidious Disease, Lock Up, Menace, Napalm Death)

Ian Treacy

drums (ex-Benediction)

Former Members/Guests

Trevor Peres

vocals (ex-Catastrophic, Obituary)

Donald Tardy

drums (Obituary, Tardy Brothers)


1993 Earache
  1. Famine Sector
  2. A Furred Grave
  3. My Infinity
  4. Day Of Conceiving
  5. Cling To An Image
  6. A Wilted Remnant
  7. Forgive
  8. Focal Point Blur
  9. Embedded
  10. Visible Shallow Self
  11. Sea Of Tranquility
  • Trevor Peres
  • Mitch Harris
  • Donald Tardy

Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth  
1999 Dream Catcher
  1. Civilize The World
  2. Elemental
  3. Push Away
  4. I Think You Lie
  5. Beautiful
  6. Dumb Show
  7. The Ladder
  8. Black Sky
  9. The Die Is Cast & Cries Will Last
  10. And Silence/Build A Rythm
  11. Question Mark
  12. Lost In A Box
  • Christopher Lamouret
  • Russ Russel
  • Mitch Harris
  • Shane Embury
  • Ian Treacy

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