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GERMANY, Gundernhausen

Date Formed 1990

Categories: Death Metal

DISBELIEF

Current Members

Past Members

Biography

DISBELIEF's entrance came with a two song demo tape delivered in February 1992, the Gundernhausen based band at this juncture comprising lead vocalist Karsten Jäger, guitarists Denis Musiol and Oliver Lenz with former DEZTROYER man Markus Gnap on the drums. Retaining the same membership roster DISBELIEF capitalised on this opening effort with a five song cassette entitled 'Unbound' the following Summer. The band would then install a fresh rhythm section of bassist Tommy Fritsch and drummer Kai Bergerin for a set of 1995 Rudi Scheitler produced promotion recordings. A further shift in personnel that same year had Jochen Trunk taking over the bass role whilst Fritsch switched to second guitar for yet more demos billed as 'Choice'. This would be the DISBELIEF incarnation that struck a deal with the Grind Syndicate Media label for release of the debut album in May 1997. Production for these sessions would be credited to the veteran figure of erstwhile HOLY MOSES guitarist Andy Classen.

The 'Infected' album arrived in June 1998 after which Jan-Dirk Löffler usurped Fritch for 2001's 'Worst Enemy' and the Heinz Hess produced 'Shine' in March 2002. The band would be confirmed as forming up part of the 2002 'X-Mass Festivals' European tour commencing in London on December 7th, making up a strong billing incorporating DESTRUCTION, AMON AMARTH, NILE, DEICIDE, DEW-SCENTED, MISERY INDEX and DEICIDE.

DISBELIEF returned in October 2003 with the album 'Spreading The Rage', recorded at Stage One Studios in Bühne and produced once more by Andy Classen. Issued by Massacre Records in Europe 'Spreading The Rage' found a US release through Nuclear Blast in March the following year. An extensive run of European shows in November of caught the band packaged with MNEMIC, DARKANE, MYSTIC PROPHECY and headliners DEATH ANGEL. The live schedule would continue well into 2004, with DISBELIEF guesting for PRO-PAIN in Europe in March. The band, alongside SUIDAKRA, would also be confirmed as co-headline act for the May 'Demons From Hell' festival in Coburg, Germany.

Signing to Nuclear Blast Records globally for a projected 2005 album '66 Sick' the band selected Tue Madsen as their producer, recording at Antfarm Studios in Århus, Denmark. However, guitarist Jan-Dirk Löffler would be replaced by Tommy Fritsch. The band forged a road alliance with SIX FEET UNDER, DARK FUNERAL, NILE, DYING FETUS, WYKKED WYTCH and CATARACT for the 'No Mercy Festivals 2005' European tour beginning in early March. Throughout October and November of 2005 the group engaged in the "The Monster Mosh Down" dates across Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Holland and the UK partnered with EKTOMORF, BY NIGHT and BETZEFER.

The group re-contracted with Massacre Records in April 2006, announcing plans to record a seventh album, 'Navigator', at MX studio in Buchen, Germany with producer Michael Mainx in October. The following month DISBELIEF amicably parted ways with guitarist Oliver Lenz. DISBELIEF completed work on 'Navigator' in late December.

DISBELIEF utilized the services of SACRED STEEL guitarist Jonas Khalil for live shows commencing on April 7th 2007 in Eisleben. However, due to scheduling conflicts, guitarist Oliver Lenz rejoined his former bandmates for two shows, on April 13th at Roxy in Flensburg and April 14th at Gleis 1 in Eisenach.

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