is a crossover thrash
band from Seattle
, Washington, founded in 1981. The band was a progenitor of the crossover style that bridged the gap between thrashcore
and thrash metal
, later influencing grindcore
and some crust punk
bands; as well as an influential band in the Seattle alternative scene. The band calls their music "splattercore", and their zombie mascot, Martha Splatterhead, appears on most of their albums. Common themes involve social issues and the theme of Martha Splatterhead coming back from the dead to slaughter rapists and child molesters. The Accüsed took an 11-year hiatus in 1992, with members taking time to play in Seattle bands such as The Fartz
. The band re-formed in 2003, and continues to be active.