Human history is littered with the wreckage of our differences; a plague of insanity, jealousy, and contempt. DeathCrawl is the soundtrack to this hopeless cycle of boom and bust.

Rooted in the Northeast Ohio metal underground, the band was founded by "BigMetal" Dave Johnson and Jason Luchka. Johnson, a well-known figure in the Cleveland scene, made a name for himself by playing bass in a number of iconic Cleveland bands, including hardcore/metal legends Ascension and Soulless. He has also played on and/or engineered recordings from bands such as Son of Jor-El, King Travolta, Fistula, Midnight, Brain Tentacles, and more. Luchka (supercorrupter, The Gingerdead Men) had been huddled in Akron-area basements jamming with friends about as far under the radar as possible.

After a few drummers came and went, the two settled in on DeathCrawl with Johnson on drums and Luchka on bass. The talents of Damon Gregg (A Better Lie, Pistols at Dawn, Pirates of the Cuyahoga) were enlisted on guitar in November 2006 and DeathCrawl was officially born. The trio decided to forego a dedicated vocalist and instead share the vocals among themselves, resulting in a dynamic vocal attack.

The initial aesthetic of depressingly slow, low-tuned, crusty doom quickly gave way to include mid-tempo grooves, progressive riffs, and even grindcore elements as DeathCrawl evolved. By spring of 2008, the band had written, recorded, designed, and released their first album, 'The End is Not Near Enough.' Described by some as epic and others as unrelenting, the album set the tone for the type of apocalyptic sludge DeathCrawl favored. The release of the album coincided with the band's foray into the local club scene, decimating eardrums from Pittsburgh to Cleveland to Columbus. They have since shared the stage with a varied list of bands including EyeHateGod, Weedeater, Deafheaven, and Keelhaul.

The trio recorded their follow-up EP during the winter months of 2009 for a label that went silent, ultimately self-releasing 'This is the Way the World Ends' in the fall of 2010. DeathCrawl was also invited to contribute to 'This is Good: A Tribute to Black Flag' on Land O' Smiles Records, also released in late 2010. 2012 saw the release of the band's second full-length album, 'Accelerated Rate of Decay.' The album was well received in the stoner/doom/sludge underground and was a step-forward for the band, both sonically and musically.

After five years of sporadic gigging and writing, 2017 sees the anticipated completion of 'Acceptable Level of Misery', the third full-length album from DeathCrawl. 'Acceptable Level of Misery' features eight new slabs of sonic nihilism, and of course, it delivers the maximum heaviness fans associate with the band. As has always been the case, the album was a complete DIY affair. The CD is available starting October 27th, 2017.

"BigMetal" Dave Johnson: Drums. Throat. Nord.
Damon "the Damonowskivich" Gregg: Guitar. Throat.
Jason Luchka: Bass. Throat. Moog. Accordian.