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OMINOUS is a three piece New Jersey based Death Metal band that was formed in the Winter of 2001 by Victor Gonzalez (Vocals, Guitars) and Jayson Meerholz (Drums). They were brought together through an add in a musicians newspaper. Influenced By Obituary, Cradle Of Filth, Suffocation, Cryptopsy, They started writing music right away, recording a four song CD sampler without a bassist three months later which included the songs "What is there for me", "Intercorpse", "Lifeless", and "Emptiness". This CD was circulated around the world immediately. Their fan base grew bigger and bigger from all over the USA, Poland, Russia, Peru, Brazil, Nova Scotia, Germany, Japan, Canada, and Thailand, before they even played their very first show. In March of 2003 the band recruited their first bassist Eric Dahlberg. With a completed line up, they booked their first show on May 16, 2003 at the Firehouse in Northern New Jersey. This show set the path for OMINOUS as one of the most brutal Death Metal bands in New Jersey. The band later played at the 2003 Milwaukee MetalFest on US Cellular Arena’s main stage in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
In February of 2004, OMINOUS unfortunately had to dismiss bassist Eric due to personal problems which interfered with the band. After A Few Bass Player Changes Ominous Found Permanent Bass Player Drew Kerwin Who Happened to be a big Fan of the band. OMINOUS has shared the stage with acts such as Kataklysm, Suffocation, Deicide, Vital Remains, Dying Fetus, and 25 Ta Life, just to name a few, and has gained a huge following through word of mouth and the spread of their 10 song demo CD which they released in July of 2003. OMINOUS also has two music videos under their belt for the songs "What is there for me", and "The Sleeper", that some loyal fans made for them. But in April Ominous Filmed There first Profesional Video 13 Years Of Pain With Director Micheal Saladino, Who has worked with such bands as 40 Below Summer, The Used, And KillSwitch Engaged.
In March of 2004 Vocalist/Guitarist Victor Gonzalez designed and released his first Signature-Series guitar under Yavcon/Mozer guitars, called "The Desecrator" (www.yavcon.com).
The band Just Recently Finished There Debute Album (Intercorpse) Due For Release this Summer, and a sick video for the song  "13 Years Of Pain" are in the works.
OMINOUS have been voted Band of the Week for January and February in The Metal Review (www.themetalreview.cjb.net). OMINOUS is also one of the featured bands in the Heavycore DVD Roasting Posers Volume 1, and was the Heavycore featured band for April. (www.heavycore.org) OMINOUS recently won the vote to be the Featured band on www.allthingsmetal.net where they were competing against Flotsam & Jetsam, and Jungle Rot.
The band's demo CD is being played on these popular radio stations across the U.S. and overseas:
(WSOU89.5FM,N.J.) (88.7FM,N.J.) (KSPC88.7FM,CA) (WXYC89.3FM,NC) (WRCT88.3FM,PA) (KALX90.7FM,CA) (KBGA89.9FM,MT) (WZBC90.3FM,MA) (WVKR91.3FM,NY) (RADIOK106.5FM,MN) (Maddog Radio, Hawaii) (WXLV90.3FM,PA) (97.9KFM,PA) (RUN106.4 Belgium)
(Japan) (Malaysia) (China) (London)