Formed in 1985, by singer/bassist Mem V. Stein and guitarist Ray Mensh, EXUMER went on to release two albums in 1986 (Possessed by Fire), and 1987 (Rising from the Sea), that are regarded as some of the most cult thrash metal releases ever to come out of Germany. EXUMER was also one of the first thrash metal acts to capture exotic, foreign markets like Poland and Brazil, where their albums were domestically released in the 1980s. The subsequent tours that followed those releases secured the band live shows in front of thousands of fans and an unusually large following outside of Germany.
Plagued by line-up changes and internal turmoil the band broke up in 1990, and did not perform live, with the exception in 2001 at the prestigious Wacken Open Air Festival, until 2009.
Mem and Ray decided to re-activate EXUMER in 2008, and the band embarked on their first tour since 1988, where they played 5 shows in April/May of 2009. The "5 Nights of Fire Tour", took the band through Europe (Germany, Holland, Greece), and the USA, where they headlined the "Thrasho de Mayo Festival", in front of 1300 fans in Los Angeles. More live dates and tours followed in 2010 and in 2011, EXUMER completed writing and arranging material for their first new album in 24 years. The band chose Waldemar Sorychta (Grip Inc., Therion, Sodom, Moonspell, etc.), to produce their 10-track strong, hard hitting CD; Fire & Damnation.
Released worldwide via Metal Blade Records in April of 2012, Fire & Damnation catapulted EXUMER back in the forefront of the international music markets and the following live assaults in 2012 & 2013; only further cemented the band's cult status among the ranks of classic thrash metal acts in the world! EXUMER has embarked on tours and festivals in Mexico, South America and Europe since the release of Fire & Damnation, and finally released their first official video clip to the title song of their latest album, shot entirely in Sao Paulo/Brazil in 2012. EXUMER returned to South & North America in the fall of 2013 for the South & North American Offensive tour, after a critically acclaimed stop at the Bang Your Head Festival in Germany and introduced their latest addition to their band roster; Marc B. (Brutus)/guitar, who replaced guitarist H.K. In 2014, the band made stops in Moscow, London, and Birmingham and at BLASTFEST/Nor. during their European Frost & Fire tour. More shows followed including a return to Los Angeles, playing in front a packed house at The Avalon/Hollywood, and additional Festival stops in Europe and South America. After festival appearances at Wacken, Headbangers Open Air and Bang Your Head in 2015, EXUMER finally reentered the studio in October –November to record their 4th album titled, The Raging Tides. Once again with Waldemar Sorychta at the helm, EXUMER delivers 10 brand new devastating sonic attacks that prove to be the band’s most explosive material since their debut in 1986. Musically The Raging Tides picks up where Fire & Damnation left off, adding another layer of aggression and sophistication. The Raging Tides will be released via Metal Blade Records on January 29, 2016. Catch EXUMER on tour in Europe during Road Rage 2016, January 28-February 14. EXUMER line-up: Mem V. Stein- Vocals, Ray Mensh-Guitars, T. Schiavo-Bass, Matthias Kassner-Drums, Marc B.Guitars www.exumer.de www.facebook.com/exumerofficial https://twitter.com/exumerofficial