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Also known as!T.O.O.H.!_header_cell_0_1_0 Devastator!T.O.O.H.!_cell_0_1_1
Origin!T.O.O.H.!_header_cell_0_2_0 Prague, Kanín, Czech Republic!T.O.O.H.!_cell_0_2_1
Genres!T.O.O.H.!_header_cell_0_3_0 Technical death metal

Deathgrind!T.O.O.H.!_cell_0_3_1

Years active!T.O.O.H.!_header_cell_0_4_0 1990–2005; 2011–2013; 2017–!T.O.O.H.!_cell_0_4_1
Labels!T.O.O.H.!_header_cell_0_5_0 Snuff Productions

Elitist Records Earache Records!T.O.O.H.!_cell_0_5_1

Associated acts!T.O.O.H.!_header_cell_0_6_0 §§, Gemini Gem, Duobetic Homunkulus!T.O.O.H.!_cell_0_6_1
Members!T.O.O.H.!_header_cell_0_8_0 Josef Veselý

Jan Veselý!T.O.O.H.!_cell_0_8_1

Past members!T.O.O.H.!_header_cell_0_10_0 Pavel Slavíček

Wokis Petr Svoboda!T.O.O.H.!_cell_0_10_1

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(an acronym for "The Obliteration of Humanity") is a progressive death metal band from the Czech Republic formed in 1990. !T.O.O.H.!_sentence_1

Early in their career, the band's lyrics focused mainly on gore, but in recent years they have focused a lot more on politics and social matters. !T.O.O.H.!_sentence_2

History !T.O.O.H.!_section_0

The band was established under the name Devastator by brothers Jan and Josef Veselý in 1990, changing its name to !T.O.O.H.! !T.O.O.H.!_sentence_3

in 1993. !T.O.O.H.!_sentence_4

Jan and Josef go by the pseudonyms "Schizoid" and "Humanoid" respectively. !T.O.O.H.!_sentence_5

The band split up shortly after finishing the Řád a trest album due to financial difficulties, after being dropped by Earache Records, who took the album out of print two months after its release. !T.O.O.H.!_sentence_6

In September 2011, the band reformed as a duo. !T.O.O.H.!_sentence_7

In 2013, they released their fourth album, Democratic Solution, for free via their Facebook page. !T.O.O.H.!_sentence_8

Democratic Solution was musically very different from their previous recordings; the band retained its progressive death metal/grindcore characteristics and complex song structures, but instead of an instrumental background, the album featured electronic instrumentation and effects, electronic drums, clean vocals and ample use of keyboards throughout compositions. !T.O.O.H.!_sentence_9

The resulting sound was closer to the brothers' other project, §§. !T.O.O.H.!_sentence_10

Critical reception of this album was divided, with some reviewers considering it as one of the band's worst, and some as one of their best works. !T.O.O.H.!_sentence_11

During this time the duo went public with news of Humanoid's mental health problems, as he was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia during the recording of Democratic Solution. !T.O.O.H.!_sentence_12

The band performed their last show on 16 February 2013 in Ostrava, and the following day they announced their disbandment due to difficulties playing live, stating that "it is for him [Humanoid] too stressful" and that "to continue as a studio project would be pointless". !T.O.O.H.!_sentence_13

However, on April 1, 2017 the duo announced via their Facebook page that they had been working on new material and planned to release an album sometime in 2018. !T.O.O.H.!_sentence_14

They added that they had laid the groundwork for three songs already, which would be in a more traditional deathgrind style, unlike the band's previous album which featured an experimental and electronic take on grind. !T.O.O.H.!_sentence_15

The duo said the new material would "sound like proper deathgrind with pompous passages" and "we want to go into a professional studio, where we are going to record live acoustic drums and loud guitars, and thus ensure dynamic sound quality". !T.O.O.H.!_sentence_16

They also established that they would continue to not play live shows, due to Humanoid's illness, with Schizoid saying that "we do not plan to play live, as Jose's [Humanoid's] diagnosis doesn't allow it". !T.O.O.H.!_sentence_17

Members !T.O.O.H.!_section_1

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  • Jan "Schizoid" Veselý – vocals, drums (1990–2005; 2011–2013; 2017–)!T.O.O.H.!_item_0_0
  • Josef "Humanoid" Veselý – vocals, guitar (1990–2005; 2011–2013; 2017–), bass (1990–1996; 1998–2004; 2005–2006; 2011–2013; 2017–)!T.O.O.H.!_item_0_1

Former members !T.O.O.H.!_section_2

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  • Pavel "Android" Slavíček – bass guitar (1996–1998)!T.O.O.H.!_item_1_2
  • Petr "Wokis" Vokál – guitar (2004–2005) (also in Duobetic Homunkulus)!T.O.O.H.!_item_1_3
  • Petr "Freedom" Svoboda – bass guitar (2004–2005)!T.O.O.H.!_item_1_4

Timeline !T.O.O.H.!_section_3

Discography !T.O.O.H.!_section_4

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