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INACTIVE MESSIAH was created under the title WOMB OF MAGGOTS, initiated as a trio comprising bass player Lefteris Christou, keyboard player Chris Benetsanopoulos and drummer Katerina Stavropoulou in April of 2001. Following an eponymous demo cut with the aid of session players Jim Koutsoukis enrolled on guitar. Singer John 'Mineiros' Minardos came in just prior to recording the debut album for Sleaszy Rider Records. 'Life Odium' included a cover version of KREATOR's 'Phobia'. Makis of NEGATIVE CREEPS aided in a guest role and former EN-GARDE vocalist Elisabeth Kotronia makes her presence felt on the title track 'Life Odium'.

Live shows throughout 2002 saw supports to SEPTIC FLESH and ROTTING CHRIST in Greece and also the undertaking of gigs in Bulgaria and Rumania. In 2004 the group switched title to INACTIVE MESSIAH, duly signing to Black Lotus Records. The self titled album saw SEPTIC FLESH members guesting, Chris A. appearing on the track 'Marble Smiling Face' and Fotis V. contributing guest vocals to 'Tell Me A Reason'.

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