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A forgotten death metal/grindcore band from the early '90s, the Dead Youth was comprised of members Dave Piekarz (vocals), Rick Sprague (guitar), John Karnes (bass), and Joe Schafer (drums). The quartet issued a pair of releases (in the mold of such similarly styled outfits as Deicide and Cannibal Corpse), 1991's Intense Brutality and 1993's Writhing, before splitting up. ~ Greg Prato, Rovi