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More about Lay Down Rotten

Country of origin: Germany
Founded: 1999
Status: Active
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Band History - Lay Down Rotten (Online Jan. 2004)

Lay Down Rotten



LAY DOWN ROTTEN were formed back in 1999 as a solo-project of Daniel Jakobi, who was playing bass in a Power Metal Band at that time. In fact he wasn't very happy with that because his heart was pounding for good old Death Metal.

So he made the decision to get a recording-tool to work on some song ideas. After the first song was recorded he decides to put more time on his project and resented the material to some friends and other musicians who were very amazed of his work. So in May 2000, Daniel Jakobi, Timo Claas, Johannes Pitz and Daniel "Mini" Benner decided to form a complete band and LAY DOWN ROTTEN was born.

They worked hard and after 3 months they got a complete set of songs to play.

In November 2000, they recorded their first 4-track DEMO-CD "Colder As Cold" that was sold to friends and on concerts appr. 250 times.

In 2001, they played some more gigs with regional established bands to get the chance to gain some live experience.

In July 2001, they began to record their second Demo-CD "Way Of Weakness". Because of the fact that they produced the CD by themselves they spend nearly 4 months to finish the recordings. "Way Of Weakness" was sold appr. 300 times.

In August 2001, Johannes Pitz left the band for job-related reasons and Uwe Kilian completed the band again.

Because of the good resonance on the first two Demo CD's and their concerts (for example with REAPER, BURDEN OF GRIEF, FALL OF SERENITY, MEATKNIFE and DEATH REALITY) LAY DOWN ROTTEN wrote more songs in 2002. Unfortunately there was not much money at that time to record the new stuff, so they tried to save money and rehearsed a lot.

Then, in April 2003, LAY DOWN ROTTEN entered the Desert-Inn Studio in Edingen to record their first "real" album "Paralyzed By Fear" within 2 weeks. Straight after the recordings were done they looked for a label that was worth and willing to work with them. That label was found in Remission Records after a short time.

At the moment LAY DOWN ROTTEN work on a small tour to promote their debut album. They are also working on new songs for the following album that is set for release via Remission Records at the end of 2004.

Current Line-Up:
Uwe Kilian - Bass
Timo Claas - Drums (ex-E-605)
Daniel Jakobi - Guitar, Vocals & Backing Vocals (ex-E-605)
Daniel Benner - Guitar (also in REINCARNATED)

Previous members:
Johannes Pitz - Bass (on "Colder As Cold" & "Way Of Weakness")

Discography:

Breeding Insanity

Daniel Jakobi - Vocals & Guitar
Daniel Benner - Guitar
Timo Claas - Drums
Uwe Kilian - Bass

"The Metal Observer" Review

2006 "Breeding Insanity" - Remission Records

Total playing time: 42:18

  1. Breeding Insanity
  2. Pulling The Trigger
  3. Within The Veil - The Antidote >mp3
  4. Undead Race
  5. Century Of Exploitation
  6. Through Purple Woods And Ashen Plains >mp3
  7. Desolated
  8. Into Oblivion
  9. Venomous Blessings
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Cold Constructed

Daniel Jakobi - Vocals & Guitar
Daniel Benner - Guitar
Timo Claas - Drums
Uwe Kilian - Bass

"The Metal Observer" Review

2005 "Cold Constructed" - Remission Records

Total playing time: 39:01
  1. Murder Instinct >mp3
  2. Let Me Be Your Suffering
  3. Broken Minds Behind Wounded Faces
  4. The Gutted Angel >mp3
  5. Headshot Poetry
  6. Cold Constructed Spheres
  7. Human Remains Cargo
  8. The Domination Of Chaos
  9. Cutting Deeper
  10. Darkday
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Paralyzed By Fear

Daniel Jakobi - Vocals & Guitar
Daniel Benner - Guitar
Timo Claas - Drums
Uwe Kilian - Bass

"The Metal Observer" Review

2003 "Paralyzed By Fear" - Remission Records

Total playing time: 37:06
  1. Fall >mp3
  2. Beautiful Brutality >mp3
  3. Final Psychotic Eclipse
  4. Forsaken
  5. Mirinda
  6. Modern Kind Of Hate
  7. Lost Time
  8. Paralyzed By Fear 
  9. Pile Of Desolation
  10. Cheyn Stok'sche
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Way Of Weakness (Demo-CD)

Daniel Jakobi - Vocals & Guitar
Daniel Benner - Guitar
Timo Claas - Drums
Uwe Kilian (Live) - Bass
Johannes Pitz (Studio) - Bass

2001 "Way Of Weakness (Demo-CD)" - Independent

Total playing time: 37:27
  1. Awake
  2. About Hate
  3. Baptized In Blood
  4. Storm Of Fear
  5. Chaos
  6. Into A New Dimension
  7. Azrael
  8. Way Of Weakness
  9. Machine-Gun Theories
  10. Sirens Of Hell
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Colder As Cold (Demo-CD)

Daniel Jakobi - Vocals & Guitar
Daniel Benner - Guitar
Timo Claas - Drums
Johannes Pitz - Bass

2000 "Colder As Cold (Demo-CD)" - Independent

Total playing time: 18:02
  1. Obiturag
  2. Cold Constructed Spheres
  3. Way Of Weakness
  4. Sirens Of Hell


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