DESENSITISED was formed in 1994 by Jozef (bass/vocals), Susan (guitars/vocals) and Rutger (drums/vocals). As the songs developed, the band realised it became more and more difficult to play and sing at the same time, so they decided to look for another singer who was found in the person of Jo. In 1995 they recorded their first demo called “Your final ride”. (The band was called CATAFALQUE at the time).
Jo left the band one year later and they continued as a threesome again. With this line-up the band played several gigs in The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany with bands like Dead Infection, Rot, Inhume, Agathocles, Malignant Tumour, Rebaelliun and many more. Due to a series of line-up changes the band was forced to stop for a while. At the end of 1998 they started afresh with the following line-up : Susan (guitars) Steven (vocals) and Rutger (drums). Not discouraged by the fact that they did not have a bass player the band started to perform and write new material again.
In September 2001 the band changed their name from CATAFALQUE into DESENSITISED and recorded their debut CD, which contains seven songs of extreme death metal incorporating elements of grindcore.
Early 2002 Rutger decided to leave the band and bassplayer Raets (who helped the band out with the recordings) was replaced by Jeroen.
Their MCD called “Thriving on carnage” was released in July 2002 by the Dutch Bleedin’ Hemmorhoids label and was reviewed in many magazines worldwide.
In November 2002 Rick (drums) decided to help out the band with the upcoming gigs. DESENSITISED played some successful gigs, amongst others with Pungent Stench. In June 2003 the band entered the studio again to record five songs for their “Bought Beauty”single. The band also found a new drummer, Stef.
At the moment the band’s main objective is to perform as much as possible and to write new material again in order to record a full length CD.