ODIOUS was founded in 1998 in Alexandria - EGYPT, after Bassem Fakhri (Vocals and Synths) and Rami Magdi (Drums), put their way to create a new metal feeling with oriental instruments. Shortly, Ramzi Mayas (Bass) and Mohamed Hassan (All Guitars) were added to this line-up. But the bassist left the band for some personal reasons. Then Alfi Hayati has joined this line up. Recently in 2005, Mohamed Lameen has finalized this line-up as a rhythm guitarist. Every member has got his ideas which are gathered to create the feeling that can bound the 5 members into one soul.

In 2000 the band recorded an - unreleased - demo and it was oriental doom metal with black metal influences. After that, the band decided to unleash their energy by changing their style into pure oriental black metal. Their second release, a mini-cd entitled 'Summoned by Night' was self- released in 2003 and it was widely distributed in Egypt. The demo received great reviews and more than respectful feedback which helped in making a huge fan base in Egypt.

ODIOUS has signed a deal with the greek record label Sleaszy Rider Records on June 20, 2005.

"Due to certain circumstances, we had to let one of our band members go. We as a band, collectively took the decision to relieve Mohamed Lameen from his duties."

(Source: http://www.myspace.com/odiousegypt)