DEMIGOD was formed in August of 1990 in a little town in Finland called Loimaa. The band was heavily inspired by such bands as Infernal Majesty, Possessed, Obliveon, Invocator and Carcass. The first studio-demo "Unholy Domain" was recorded in December of 1990. That demo-tape gained a huge success in underground circles around the world. It also came out as split-album with the Finnish band Necropsy in 1992.
DEMIGOD signed a record deal with the Spanish label, Drowned Productions (the label later changed it's name to Repulse) in spring 1992. The album "Slumber Of Sullen Eyes" was recorded and mixed at Tico-Tico Studios (Kemi, Finland) in July 1992.
The band played many live shows in the early 90's. The music style experienced a slight change towards a more aggressive and thrashier direction. As a result the band recorded two tight promo-tapes in 1993 and 1994. Despite the good response from press and fans those tapes had, the band split up temporarily.
After a short silence the band started to rehearse again. Their musical variety got wider and lots of new great songs were written although the band kept a very low profile during that time. In early 1998 the members decided to awaken the slumbering DEMIGOD again.
After some difficulties and setbacks DEMIGOD signed a record deal with Spikefarm Records in 2001. Second album "Shadow Mechanics" was released in July 2002. The album includes various songs easily spanning the ten years period after the “Slumber Of Sullen Eyes”.
In the beginning of 2005 the new material for the third album is ready. DEMIGOD's style of music has found its final shape and the line-up has finally set in to its place as well.
During the year 2005, the band has been working on the re-issue of their debut album “Slumber Of Sullen Eyes” to come out on Xtreem Music (ex-Repulse/Drowned) including their debut demo “Unholy Domain” as bonus as well as revamped and improved design again by Turkka Rantanen.
As fifteen years have passed from their classic first album "Slumber of the Sullen Eyes", the band still brings new ideas and a fresh approach to the scene. And again big leaps have been taken from their second album "Shadow Mechanics", released in 2002, as their new and aggressive third album "Let Chaos Prevail" demonstrates.
The album was recorded already in the summer of 2006, but it just saw daylight during the summer of 2007, as the band finally found the most efficient way to release it - "Let Chaos Prevail" is released through the bands own Open Game Productions. By doing everything by themselves, the band could finally be certain that the album gets the publicity and effort needed to back it up.
As their debut, "Slumber of Sullen Eyes", is still for a good reason considered a cult classic, also the new album has been waited for around the globe. Open Game Production taking care of the market in Scandinavia, the rest of the world is left for the spanish Xtreem Music.
So as "Let Chaos Prevail" takes the band again another step forward in their long history, we can see that DEMIGOD still has unused ammunition in their guns. And if their release rate keeps accelerating at its current pace, the next album will most likely see daylight in as less as two and a half years.
Slumber Of Sullen Eyes
XM 035 CD
Finnish Death Metal
Let Chaos Prevail
XM 049 CD
Finnish Death Metal
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