Dismember was originally formed as a trio in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1988 by David Blomqvist,
Robert Sennebäck and Fred Estby. Within 18 months they had released two demos called
"Dismembered" and "Last Blasphemie", both of which became very popular. The band has since
then undergone several line-up changes. In late 1989 the band broke up with Blomqvist and
Estby joining the new upcoming band Carnage. In early 1991 Carnage broke up when Michael
Amott left to join the British Carcass. The remaining Carnage members Estby, Matti Kärki
and Blomqvist decided to resurrect Dismember.
The newly reborn Dismember trio recorded a new demo called "Reborn In Blasphemy", after which
Sennebäck returned to the band and Richard Cabeza from Carbonized joined in on bass. With
the completion of the line-up they were offered a couple of record contracts and decided to
sign with the German Nuclear Blast. In early 1991 Dismember recorded their debut album
"Like An Ever Flowing Stream" in Sunlight Studio which was released in May. In June 1991
they went on their first European tour with Morbid Angel which ended before it was completed
because of disagreements with the headliner.
In March 1992 they released a 5-track EP called "Pieces" and in May-July they went on a
new tour through Europe together with Napalm Death and Obituary. In July they were subjects
of an obscenity trial at Her Magistrates Court in
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, UK, where the band's lyrics to the track "Skin Her Alive" were
described as "hideous, frightfull and repulsive to the senses... liable
to inspire a sense of violence in the listener". However the magistrate decided that the
lyrics were not intended to inspire criminal acts. They now started working on their new
album "Indecent And Obscene".
Soon after the release they went on their first American tour, followed by anouther European one.
Dismember has become one of the leading brutal death metal bands in the world and in early
2001 they went from Nuclear Blast to the Dutch upcoming label Hammerheart Records.