Closed Casket

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Band members

  • Line-up
    • Scott Belmont (drums)
    • Taigan Harris (guitar)
    • Dan Torode (vocals)
    • Jacob Stavropolous (bass)
    • Christopher Walden (guitar)
  • Former members
    • Sam Ahrens (bass) (2004 - 2009)
    • Chris Causby (vocals) (2006 - 2007)
    • Abe (vocals) (2004 - 2006) d. 16/5/06



Adelaide, SA, 2004

Band information

Closed Casket is an Adelaide death metal band with a similarity to The Black Dahlia Murder, particularly with regards to the vocalist's use of two very distinct singing voices. The band has suffered a number of setbacks during its career, not the least of which was the suicide of original vocalist Abe on May 16, 2006. After continuing with "Killer" Causby and producing a demo, the band began working on a debut EP for Adelaide label Truth Inc. before Causby departed in December 2007. While seeking a replacement the rest of the band recorded the debut EP "Thy Blood, Thy Word" with vocals completed by Torode ahead of its release in March 2008.

In 2009, the band won the opening slot on the Adelaide leg of the Summer Slaughter tour and supported Krisiun in April. An album was completed but does not seem to have been released. Jacob Stavropoulos replaced Scott Ahrens in 2009 and the band called time in 2011, only to reform in early 2013.



2008 Thy Blood, Thy Word Truth Inc.