AskDefine | Define benumb

Dictionary Definition

benumb v : make numb or insensitive; "The shock numbed her senses" [syn: numb, blunt, dull]

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  1. to make something numb, especially by cold
  2. to dull the senses, especially by the use of anesthetic

Extensive Definition

Benümb is a grindcore band from Bay Area.


The band was formed in 1994 in the San Francisco Bay Area. After a year of rehearsals split with Short Hate Temper was released on the Same Day label. For the next year and a half, the band started to play lots of gigs. In 1997 Benümb have recorded and released numerous 7" records. Also that year live set at Fiesta Grande festival was recorded and released as part of the Fiesta Comes Alive! LP on Slap A Ham. 1998 was started by release several splits and Benümb's first full length album Soul Of A Martyr. After release of Soul Of A Martyr the band went for couple of mini-tours of the U.S., and appeared at most of big U.S. heavy music festivals. In 2000 Withering Strands Of Hope CD was released. Songs at this album contains lyrics on social and political themes. Latest work, split CD with Premonitions Of War, was released in 2005 by Thorp Records.


  • John Gotelli - Drums
  • Dave Hogarth - Guitar
  • Paul Ponitkoff - Guitar
  • Pete Ponitkoff - Vocals
  • Tim Regan - Bass



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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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