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2008-


Biography

Apathy started as a side-project of multi-instrumentalist Viktor Jonas in 2003 when he played the drums in a black metal band called Nattstrype. Nattstrype disbanded later that year and gave Viktor time to focus on Apathy.

In April 2006 Apathy released a critically acclaimed EP; "Cold Endless Winter, which, aside from Viktor Jonas featured Sebastian Gustafsson (ex-Miss Behaviour) and Vidar Wetterhall (ex-Sarea, ex-Miss Behaviour). After a couple months of hiatus, Viktor began working on new songs for an upcoming release. In late summer of 2007 he was approached by Serge Farinas (Simbelmyne, Amidst the Withering and collaborations were initiated. Serge added additional rhythm, lead and acoustic guitars to the songs. As on the first EP, Sebastian Gustafsson and Vidar Wetterhall were once again hired for bass guitar and vocal duties. Another guest musician, Johan Dyyk, contributed with guitar solos for two of the songs. The full-lenght album "A Silent Nowhere" was released in April 2008.

During late 2009 and mid-2010 Viktor found a new vocalist in Cláudio Lousada. Again, Viktor seeked Serge Farinas for help, this time with bass guitar, instead of backup and additional lead guitar like on the previous record. Unfortunately, the sad reality of daily life and work obligations put Apathy on hold and the already finished songs remained without vocals and bass guitars.

However, in September 2011 Viktor started to patch together all the pieces from those songs and ideas that were formed years ago and in January 2012 the EP "Ghost Light" was released.

In December of 2012 work began on the follow-up to "A Silent Nowhere". Feeling re-energized and filled with fresh ideas most of the material was written by Viktor during a period of 5 months. This time around Viktor decided to handle the bass guitar himself which meant that the songs could be finished much sooner than otherwise but also giving Viktor the creative control of the bass as well. A new vocalist was also found in Philip Grüning. The new album, "Beneath The Ashen Sky" was released on October 14 2013.

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