founder and accomplished guitarist Ray Mensh has been active in EXUMER
from the beginning when vocalist / bassist Mem V. Stein
asked Ray to form a thrash metal outfit that would incorporate influences of their favorite bands at the time, until the band's dissolve in 1991.
Ray re-united with Mem and Bernie Siedler
and was instrumental in writing most of HUMUNGOUS FUNGUS
' music as he has been responsible for the musical direction of all the projects that he has been a part of.
Ray and Bernie moved on to form a rock band called SEPTEMBER
after Mem re-located to NYC and HF disbanded in 1998.
After leaving SEPTEMBER
in early 2007, Ray did not waste any time when Mem called him in late 2007 to reunite EXUMER
with the two original founding members at the helm. Ray has since EXUMER
's resurrection been spewing out countless riffs that were finally recorded on what became EXUMER
's 3rd album, Fire and Damnation