Photo by Brian Parker
Temblad was formed in San Diego in 2010 by guitarist/vocalist Lorenzo Kemp and drummer Marlon Matthew,
who both share a mutual respect for extreme music in its many forms. The moniker originates from Old
Castilian, which commands one to tremble. Bassist Matt Ponder joined in 2022, bringing the group to its
Their EP released in 2011, titled Mockery of the Fanatic, contains lyrics and imagery which decry the
fanatical workings of religious extremism. Released in 2016, the debut full-length Nevercrown displays
variations in death metal, thrash and grind styles while expanding upon the lyrical and artistic content
that was expressed in the EP.
In 2023, Hallucignosis is released. Shifting from the anti-fundamentalist theme of before, the album
title and concept describes the mutation of the human mind through hallucinogenic methods to attain
death of the ego, reaching clandestine perception. In a direction more harsh and foreboding,
Hallucignosis plunges from its first note into a pit of intricate riffs, relentless blasts, and averse
vocalizations… witness bedlam!