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1996-


Biography

1994:
Formation in late summer

1995:
First live shows

1996:
Release of "A Duet of Thoughts" demo tape

1997:
Release of "Above Twilight Wings" demo CD
Recorded in the Stage One Studios with German producer-legend Andy Classen (Holy Moses)
Appearance on the Rock Hard newcomer-compilation "Unerhört - Best of the Underground"

1998:
2nd place in a newcomer band-competition
Nationwide weekend clubshows

1999:
New demo CD "Eternal Solar Eclipse" recorded with producer Carsten Schmerer, including a cover of the IRON MAIDEN classic "Prowler"
Contract with GRIND SYNDICATE MEDIA

2000:
Release of "Haunting Requiems" by GRIND SYNDICATE MEDIA
First big festival shows (Wave Gotik Treffen (w/ Anathema, Samael, ...), Party San Open Air (w/ Amon Amarth, Necrophobic, ...)

2001:
Contract with MASSACRE RECORDS
Release of "On Darker Trails" by MASSACRE RECORDS - recorded again in the Stage One Studios with the producer-duo Andy and Georg "Schösch" Classen - including a cover of the METALLICA milestone "Master Of Puppets"

2002:
A lot of clubgigs and big festival shows (Summer Breeze (w/ Paradise Lost, Nightwish, ...), Rock Harz Open Air (w/ Blaze, Overkill, ...)
Appearance on the IRON MAIDEN tribute "A Tribute to the Beast" (NUCLEAR BLAST) with "Prowler" (other bands on this compilation: Grave Digger, Children of Bodom, In Flames, ...)
Appearance on the METALLICA tribute "A Tribute to the Four Horsemen" (NUCLEAR BLAST) with "Master of Puppets" (other bands on this compilation: Anthrax, Apocalyptica, In Flames, ...)

2003:
A lot of clubgigs and festival shows (Fun And Crust Open Air (w/ Testament, Napalm Death, ...)
First non-German show at the Kaltenbach Open Air in Austria (w/ Enthroned, Mörk Gryning, ...)
Recordings of "Fields of Salvation" in the Metalsound Studios with producer Torsten Sauerbrey (Dark At Dawn)
Mixing of "Fields of Salvation" at the Jailhouse Studios with producer-legend Tommy Hansen (Helloween, Pretty Maids, Hatesphere, ...)
Contract with REMEDY RECORDS

2004:
Release of "Fields of Salvation" by REMEDY RECORDS
A lot of clubgigs and festival shows (Rock Harz Open Air (w/ U.D.O., Clawfinger, ...), Up from the Ground (w/ Malevolent Creation, Kataklysm, ...)

2005:
Appearance on the RUNNING WILD tribute "Revivalry" (REMEDY RECORDS) with "Raise Your Fist"
US release of "Fields of Salvation" by Magick Records/ Cleopatra Label Group incl. a bonus live track "Reborn"
Europe-wide clubgigs and festival shows (Bretthart Open Air (w/ Entombed, Samael, ...), Zabbaduschder Open Air (w/ God Dethroned, Cataract, ...)

2006:
Recordings of "Death End Road" in the Krachgarten Studios with producer Gerret "Rocker" Geilich and co-engineer Simon Baltruschat
Mixing of "Death End Road" again at the Jailhouse Studios with producer-legend Tommy Hansen (Helloween, Pretty Maids, Hatesphere, ...)

2007:
European release of "Death End Road" by REMEDY RECORDS
Japan release of "Death End Road" by SPIRITUAL BEAST RECORDS incl. 2 bonus live tracks "The Nightmare Within" and "Aces High" (Iron Maiden)
Europe-wide clubgigs and festival shows (Metalcamp (w/ Motörhead, ...), Hard Rock Laager (w/ Soilwork, ...))
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