STYLE: ORIGIN: SwedenFORMED: 1988LABEL: Foundation 2000
  • Christofer Johnsson-Vocals, Guitars
  • Lars Rosenberg-Vocals, Bass
  • Piotr Wawrzeniuk-Drums

Carbonized were a Swedish death metal band formed 1988 in Saltsjöbaden. The band was formed by Lars Rosenberg in 1988, with Dismember vocalist Matti Kärki. Joined by drummer Piotr Wawrzeniuk, the trio was completed by Therion’s Christofer Johnsson, who originally agreed to only perform session guitar work but eventually became a full-time member.

The band never officially split up, but stopped being active after recording the Screaming Machines album in 1994 (released 1996).

Quite different from anything that any of the members would become involved in later, the three albums ran the gamut from psychedelic infused grindcore on For The Security to dischordant jazz-metal weirdness on Disharmonization to something apparently stranger and more avant-garde on Screaming Machines, and described as “the worst of Sonic Youth, Syd Barret era Pink Floyd, old Black Flag, and Voivod” by Christofer Johnsson. Both Rosenberg and Wawrzeniuk were featured on a few Therion albums through Christofer Johnsson, and they also paired up in the doom band Serpent.


Screaming Machines / 1996

Carbonized-Screaming Machines
  • Album Info
  • 1996
  • Foundation 2000

1. My Hate
2. Circles
3. For Those Who Pray
4. High Octane
5. Psychodelica
6. Golden Rain
7. Fever
8. I Wanna Die
9. Fist
10. Common Enemy
11. Screaming Machines

Screaming Machines is the third full-length album by Swedish death metal band Carbonized released in 1996 on Foundation 2000 Records. This album is best described as “strange and avant-garde, the worst of Sonic Youth, Syd Barret era Pink Floyd, old Black Flag, and Voivod” by Christofer Johnsson himself. 

Disharmonization / 1993

  • Album Info
  • 1993
  • Foundation 2000

1. Frozen Landscapes
2. Vladtepes
3. Lord of Damnation
4. Silent Journey
5. Spanish Fly
6. Succubus
7. Night Shadows
8. The Voice of the Slained Pig
9. Confessions
10. Spacecraft
11. Whip Me Darling

Disharmonization is the second full-length album by Swedish death metal band Carbonized released in 1993 on Foundation 2000 Records. This album is described best as “dischordant jazz-metal weirdness.”


For the Security / 1991

Carbonized-For the Security
  • Album Info
  • 1991
  • Thrash Records

1. Recarbonized
2. Hypnotic Aim
3. Euthanasia
4. Blinded of the Veil
5. Syndrome
6. Reflections of the Dark
7. Third Eye
8. Purified (From the Sulfer)
9. For the Security
10. Monument

For The Security is the debut album by Swedish death metal band Carbonized released in 1991 on Thrash Records. This album is said to be rather eccentric featuring sounds dabbled in psychedelic grindcore.  

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