1349 is a Norwegian black metal band from Oslo, formed in 1997. The band's name comes from the year. 1349 comprises several former members of the band Alvheim. Drummer Frost is a member of Satyricon. In recognition of 1349's influences, the band performed a cover of Mayhem's "Buried by Time and Dust" on their debut album, Liberation. At 1349's live shows, the band has covered Celtic Frost, whom vocalist Ravn cites as his principal influence. 1349 tours on a regular basis. The band's live shows begin with Frost and guitarist Archaon breathing fire. In 2006, 1349 toured the US with Celtic Frost. Ravn appeared on the Celtic Frost album Monotheist, performing guest vocals on the CD digipack bonus track, "Temple of Depression". In 2007, during the French Hellfest festival, 1349 was slated to play during the day, but asked to reschedule their appearance to play in the dark instead. During 1349's appearance at the Oslo Inferno Metal Festival in March 2008, the band was joined on stage by Celtic Frost frontman Tom Gabriel Fischer for a rendition of the Celtic Frost song "The Usurper".
In September 2008, 1349 toured with Carcass, Suffocation and Rotten Sound on the Exhume to Consume Tour. A music video for "Sculptor of Flesh" was released following the release of Hellfire; the video, directed by Judd Tilyard, alternates between footage of the band performing the song in Norway and clips of surgery filmed in Australia. During late 2008, 1349 recorded Revelations of the Black Flame; the album was co-mixed by Tom Gabriel Fischer, was released in Europe on 25 May 2009. Revelations of the Black Flame marked a change in direction for the band, as songs on the album were slower than previous releases, there were some dark ambient and industrial-tinged tracks. At the beginning of 2010 the band signed a contract with Indie Recordings for the release of its fifth album in Europe, with Prosthetic Records distributing the album in North America.1349 toured with Cannibal Corpse and Lecherous Nocturne on the Evisceration Plague Tour, in April–May 2010. The band performed at the Wacken Open Air and Summer Breeze Open Air festivals in August 2010.1349 released its fifth album, Demonoir, on 26 April 2010.
The album shows a return to 1349's earlier sound, before Revelations of the Black Flame, while continuing the low-fi production and ambient sensibilities of Revelations. 1349 toured Canada and the United States with Tom Gabriel Fischer's project Triptykon in October 2010. A deluxe box set of Demonoir was released in October 2011; the band's first live DVD, titled Hellvetia Fire – The Official 1349 Bootleg, was released on 24 October 2011 by Candlelight Records. It was filmed at Bikini Test La Chaux De Fonds in Switzerland in 2005. In October 2013, the band began recording their sixth studio album, called Massive Cauldron of Chaos. On 10 December, the band announced that the record was finished, it was released on 29 September 2014, via Indie Recordings. In February 2017, it was announced that 1349 have now signed to Season of Mist and are now said to be in the process of writing their seventh studio album, set to be released in 2019; the first new single from the as yet untitled new album, ‘Dødskamp’ was released digitally on January 14, 2019.
Olav "Ravn" Bergene – lead vocals, drums Tor Risdal "Seidemann" Stavenes – bass, backing vocals Idar "Archaon" Burheim – guitars, backing vocals Kjetil-Vidar "Frost" Haraldstad – drums Lars "Balfori" Larsen – guitars André "Tjalve" Kvebek – guitars Tony Laureano – drums Morten "Teloch" Iversen – guitars Mads Guldbekkhei – drums Thor "Destructhor" Anders Myhren – guitars Tony "Secthdamon" Ingibergsson – guitars, backing vocals Jon "The Charn" Rice – drums Sondre Drangsland – drums Nils Fjellström – drums Liberation Beyond the Apocalypse Hellfire Revelations of the Black Flame Demonoir Massive Cauldron of Chaos TBA 1349 Dødskamp Demo Chaos Preferred Hellvetia Fire – The Official 1349 Bootleg DVD Official website
Emperor is a Norwegian black metal band formed in 1991, regarded as influential by critics and emerging black metal bands. The group split up in 2001, but reunited from 2005 to 2007 for a few festival dates and brief US tours, again reunited in 2013 to 2014; the group was founded by Samoth. In their youth and Samoth met at a rock music seminar; the two young men began playing together under various names. The group soon evolved into the now well-known band Thou Shalt Suffer. Soon, Samoth began to write music outside of Thou Shalt Suffer, together with Ihsahn and a new bass player called Mortiis, Emperor was formed. After a short while together, the band released a demo entitled Wrath of the Tyrant, it gained popularity in the underground and attracted the attention of the then-start-up label Candlelight. Soon afterwards, a record contract was signed, Samoth moved to rhythm guitar, Ihsahn continued the vocal duties and lead guitars, Faust was recruited as a drummer. Emperor released their debut EP, under Candlelight Records.
The band was signed to the infamous first black metal label, Deathlike Silence Productions, planned to release their next album soon, though the band never managed to release any material while signed to DSP. In the summer of 1992, a series of events were set in motion by the black metal inner circle. Samoth, along with various other black metallers, set out to burn down old churches in Norway. In 1992, Faust lived in Lillehammer, in the newly constructed Olympic park a man named Magne Andreassen approached him and suggested that they take a walk in the nearby forest. Faust agreed, once in the forest, Faust claimed the man began to make strong sexual advances towards him. Faust stabbed the man to death, kicking him in the head afterward to ensure that he was dead, he was not convicted until two years later. The day after Faust committed the murder, he went with Euronymous of Mayhem and Varg Vikernes of Burzum to burn the Holmenkollen Chapel in Oslo. In the summer of 1993, the band began working on their first full-length album.
Emperor ceased wearing corpse paint. In autumn of that year, the police began to investigate the murder of Euronymous of Mayhem, naming Varg Vikernes as a suspect. In 1994, Samoth was sentenced to 16 months in prison for burning the Skjold Church in Vindafjord, together with Varg Vikernes; the arson was committed during a pause in the recording of the Burzum EP Aske. In 1994, In the Nightside Eclipse was released, earned Emperor widespread acclaim and a large fanbase. After Samoth's parole, the band was joined by Trym and Alver on drums and bass and at the end of 1996, Emperor entered the studio to record Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk. Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk won the'album of the year' poll in many metal magazines around the world, including UK Terrorizer and US Metal Maniacs. Bassist Alver soon left. Aside from their European shows, the band played in Mexico City on 24 July 1999. Now continuing their career as a trio, with Ihsahn handling keyboards, vocals and bass, the band recorded their third album IX Equilibrium and toured Europe and North America.
It was around 2000 when Samoth and Trym started to gravitate more towards death metal, while Ihsahn directed his musical exploration towards his side project, Peccatum. Thus, in 2001, Emperor decided to disband after releasing one final album, Prometheus: The Discipline of Fire & Demise, composed by Ihsahn. Ihsahn recalled that "When we announced the split up in 2001, we didn't think we would do anything more with Emperor again... The decision was based on the feeling that Emperor had a lot of integrity, that if we were going to end it, we should end it while we still created great music. For us, the decision was made in the black metal spirit. Since Samoth and I pulled in different directions, we didn't see any point in continuing; the core of the band wasn't intact anymore". Samoth echoed Ihsahn's position: "At that point, we both had other priorities that we wanted to pursue and we both felt that splitting up Emperor was the best thing to do. We wanted to focus on other things, felt it was the only right thing to do".
Following the breakup and Trym continued playing in the black/death metal outfit Zyklon, while Ihsahn concentrated on his family project Peccatum. Ihsahn announced a solo project, much in the vein of Prometheus: The Discipline of Fire & Demise and Peccatum, featuring drummer Asgeir Mickelson of Borknagar and Vintersorg, it has generated positive feedback in the black metal community. The band played a surprise three-song show in Oslo on 30 September 2005, at which they announced a series of full concerts to take place in California, New York City, Europe in 2006; as of February 2006, they were scheduled to play at the Inferno festival in April and Germany's Wacken Open Air in August. Samoth was unable to take part in the US tour dates, as his conviction for the arson he committed in 1992 lengthened the process for his visa application, so Emperor performed without him. On 7 October 2006, Emperor performed at the under-18 Motstøy-festival in their home town of Notodden; the band had wanted to do an under-18 gig and a gig at their home town, so the festival fit perfectly.
It was held at a small venue called StuA, with only 450 tickets available, the concert sold out. On 28 October 2006, Emperor returned to the UK to play a gig at London's Astori
Carnal Forge are a Swedish band, best classified as thrash metal with some melodic death metal influences. Their name originates from a song on Carcass's album Heartwork. Formed in 1997 by Jari Kuusisto & Stefan Westerberg, Carnal Forge released its debut, "Who's Gonna Burn", in 1998. After signing with Century Media in early 2000, the band released "Firedemon" in the year. Petri Kuusisto joined and the band would tour Europe supporting The Haunted and Nile and make the first of several prestigious festival appearances. In 2001 Lars Linden joined just to the recordings of "Please... die!". "The More You Suffer" and "Aren't You Dead Yet" would continue to see the band expand fan and worldwide sales base as well as touring in Europe, USA & Japan, playing a number of festivals (Sweden Rock Festival, Metal Meltdown, Fury Fest, Pressure Fest, Kaltenbach Open Air, Summer Breeze, Fuck the Commerce Metal Fest URI etc. and releasing the live DVD "Destroy Live" recorded live in Kraków, Poland. Vocalist Jens C.
Mortensen would join the band's ranks in late 2004. In early 2005, the band began work on new material and the first pre-prod recordings with Jens were made late 2005. In 2006 demos of all songs were made and in Oct the real recordings started. In January 2007, the band signed to Candlelight Records. "Testify For My Victims" was released June 2007. Director Owe Lingvall has made two videos for the songs "Burning Eden" and "Numb". Both videos recorded in Umeå, Sweden in January 2007, additional photage for "Numb" during the fall. In November 2007 Jens and Jari both decided to part ways with Carnal Forge for personal reasons. Shortly after the replacements were found in Peter Tuthill, Dino Medanhodzic. Peter Tuthill released 2 albums with Construcdead prior to joining Carnal Forge. Dino Medanhodzic has released one album with Soulbreach and is a well reputated album producer as well as video director. On the 27 of September 2009 Carnal Forge released the first song with the new line up; the song is called "Blood War".
Blood War is written, recorded & produced by Carnal Forge in their own studio in Sala and mixed by Dino Medanhodzic. In Jan 2010 Stefan Westerberg left the band and was replaced by Chris Barkensjö; the video for Blood War was released in June 2010. This was Stefan Westerbergs last appearance with the band. After the Rock Weekend Festival 2010, the band took a break and some of the members has been working on side projects. At the moment Carnal Forge is writing new material and working on pre-productions for the next album. Jari Kuusisto – rhythm guitar Petri Kuusisto – lead guitar Lars Linden – bass Lawrence Dinamarca – drums Tommie Wahlberg – vocals Stefan Westerberg – drums Jonas Kjellgren – vocals Johan Magnusson – guitars Dennis Vestman – bass Jens C. Mortensen – vocals Peter Tuthill – vocals Dino Medanhodzic – guitar Chris Barkensjö – drums Official website Carnal Forge at Encyclopaedia Metallum Carnal Forge at MySpace Carnal Forge at YouTube Carnal Forge at Relapse Records Allmusic band entry
Death metal is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal music. It employs distorted and low-tuned guitars, played with techniques such as palm muting and tremolo picking, deep growling vocals, powerful drumming featuring double kick and blast beat techniques, minor keys or atonality, abrupt tempo and time signature changes, chromatic chord progressions; the lyrical themes of death metal may invoke slasher film-stylized violence, occultism, Lovecraftian horror, mysticism, philosophy, science fiction, politics, they may describe extreme acts, including mutilation, torture, rape and necrophilia. Building from the musical structure of thrash metal and early black metal, death metal emerged during the mid-1980s. Bands such as Venom, Celtic Frost and Kreator were important influences on the genre's creation. Possessed, Necrophagia, Obituary and Morbid Angel are considered pioneers of the genre. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, death metal gained more media attention as popular genre. Niche record labels like Combat and Roadrunner began to sign death metal bands at a rapid rate.
Since death metal has diversified, spawning several subgenres. Melodic death metal combines death metal elements with those of the new wave of British heavy metal. Technical death metal is a complex style, with uncommon time signatures, atypical rhythms, unusual harmonies and melodies. Death-doom combines the deep growled vocals and double-kick drumming of death metal with the slow tempos and melancholic atmosphere of doom metal. Deathgrind and pornogrind mix the complexity of death metal with the intensity and brevity of grindcore. Deathcore combines death metal with metalcore traits. Death'n' roll combines death metal's growled vocals and distorted, detuned guitar riffs with elements of 1970s hard rock and heavy metal. English heavy metal band Venom, from Newcastle, crystallized the elements of what became known as thrash metal, death metal and black metal, with their 1981 album Welcome to Hell, their dark, blistering sound, harsh vocals, macabre, proudly Satanic imagery proved a major inspiration for extreme metal bands.
Another influential band, formed in 1981. Although the band was a thrash metal act, Slayer's music was more violent than their thrash contemporaries Metallica and Anthrax, their breakneck speed and instrumental prowess combined with lyrics about death, violence and Satanism won Slayer a rabid cult following. According to AllMusic, their third album Reign in Blood inspired the entire death metal genre, it had a big impact on genre leaders such as Death and Morbid Angel. Possessed, a band that formed in the San Francisco Bay Area during 1983, is described by Allmusic as "connecting the dots" between thrash metal and death metal with their 1985 debut album, Seven Churches. While attributed as having a Slayer influence and former members of the band had cited Venom and Motörhead, as well as early work by Exodus, as the main influences on their sound. Although the group had released only two studio albums and an EP in their formative years, they have been described by music journalists and musicians as either being "monumental" in developing the death metal style, or as being the first death metal band.
Earache Records noted that "the likes of Trey Azagthoth and Morbid Angel based what they were doing in their formative years on the Possessed blueprint laid down on the legendary Seven Churches recording. Possessed arguably did more to further the cause of'Death Metal' than any of the early acts on the scene back in the mid-late 80's." During the same period as the dawn of Possessed, a second influential metal band was formed in Orlando, Florida: Death. Called Mantas, Death was formed in 1983 by Chuck Schuldiner, Kam Lee, Rick Rozz. In 1984 they released their first demo entitled Death followed by several more; the tapes circulated through the tape trader world establishing the band's name. With Death guitarist Schuldiner adopting vocal duties, the band made a major impact on the scene; the fast minor-key riffs and solos were complemented with fast drumming, creating a style that would catch on in tape trading circles. Schuldiner has been credited by Allmusic's Eduardo Rivadavia for being recognized as the "Father of Death Metal".
Death's 1987 debut release, Scream Bloody Gore, has been described by About.com's Chad Bowar as being the "evolution from thrash metal to death metal", "the first true death metal record" by the San Francisco Chronicle. Along with Possessed and Death, other pioneers of death metal in the United States include Macabre, Massacre, Cannibal Corpse,Obituary, Post Mortem. By 1989, many bands had been signed by eager record labels wanting to cash in on the subgenre, including Florida's Obituary, Morbid Angel and Deicide; this collective of death metal bands hailing from Florida are labeled as "Florida death metal". Morbid Angel pushed the genre's limits both musically and lyrically, with the release of their debut album Altars of Madness in 1989; the album "redefined what it meant to be heavy while influencing an upcoming class of brutal death metal." Death metal spread to Sweden in the late 1980s, flourishing with pioneers such as Carnage, God Macabre, Entombed and Unleashed. In the early 1990s, the rise of melodic death metal was recognized, with bands such as Dark Tranquillity, At the Gates, In Flames.
Following the original death metal innovators, new subgenres began by the end of the decade. British band Napalm Death became associated with death metal, in particular, on their 1990 album Harmony Corruption; this alb
Obituary is an American death metal band formed in Tampa, Florida, in 1984. Called Executioner, the band changed its name to Xecutioner in 1986 to avoid confusion with the thrash metal band Executioner from Boston, changed its name once again to Obituary in 1988; the band's current lineup consists of vocalist John Tardy, drummer Donald Tardy, rhythm guitarist Trevor Peres, bassist Terry Butler, lead guitarist Kenny Andrews. Obituary has gone through several lineup changes, with the Tardy brothers and Peres being the only constant members; the band was a fundamental act in the development of death metal music, is one of the most successful death metal bands of all time. To date, Obituary has released ten studio albums, with the exception of their 1997–2003 split, they continue to perform live around the world. Obituary is one of the pioneering bands of the death metal genre. Founded as Executioner in Seffner, Florida in 1984, they soon dropped the "E" from their name after discovering another band of the same name, becoming Xecutioner.
The band's first lineup was composed of John Tardy, Donald Tardy, Trevor Peres, Jerome Grable, & Jerry Tidwell. The band released demos in 1985, 1986, 1987, they made their vinyl debut in 1987 with two tracks on the Raging Death compilation. Not long after the release of the compilation, bassist Grable was replaced by Daniel Tucker; the following year, shortly before the release of the band's first album Slowly We Rot, they changed their name to Obituary. After 1997's Back from the Dead album, the band had grown tired of touring, which led to the group disbanding. During this time period, Donald Tardy played in Andrew W. K.'s touring band. Allen West focused on his two projects and Six Feet Under. Trevor Peres formed Catastrophic in 2001, which released one album, The Cleansing, in that same year. Obituary reformed in 2003 and Catastrophic continued to exist alongside the reformed Obituary. A reunion album, Frozen in Time, was released in 2005; the band's first live DVD, Frozen Alive, was released in January 2007.
Obituary was signed with Candlelight Records for its next three releases, Xecutioner's Return, Darkest Day, the EP Left to Die. A concert DVD release was announced for January 2010. Since 2012, the band have been involved with the promotion of a new social networking site called Unation, as well as Donald Tardy beginning a Cat Sanctuary organization called Metal Meowlisha, an organization practicing "trap-neuter-vaccinate-return", caring for 25 cat colonies. In April 2010, Obituary began work on new material for their ninth studio album Inked in Blood, not released until 2014, it was the first Obituary album not to be recorded with longtime bassist Frank Watkins since their 1989 debut album Slowly We Rot. In 2013, the band rebuilt their studio, continued work on the new album. On Friday, August 2, 2013, the band launched a Kickstarter campaign with a goal of raising $10,000.00. The goal was met on August 3; when interviewed by metal webzine All About The Rock, John Tardy said of the Kickstarter campaign, "This campaign has been awesome and just confirms again what we know and, that we have the greatest fans in the world.
We are using Kickstarter to raise enough money to release an album on our own. This is not a bash against record companies, it is. Years ago this would not be a thought, but today we feel everything is in place for us, for better or worse, give it a shot.". Though the band raised enough money to self-released, they were still signed to Relapse Records and partnered with the label for distribution of Inked In Blood, their first Relapse release. On October 18, 2015, former and longtime Obituary bassist Frank Watkins died from cancer. On August 24, 2016, Obituary streamed a new song called "Loathe", a B-side to their then-upcoming single "Ten Thousand Ways to Die", released on October 21; the band released their self-titled tenth studio album on March 17, 2017. A month prior to its release, the band released a song called "No", which appeared on Decibel Magazine's flexi disc series. In November and December 2018, Obituary embarked on a European tour as part of Slayer's farewell tour featuring Lamb of God and Anthrax.
When asked in a June 2018 interview about the next Obituary album, drummer Donald Tardy said, "We're always thinking about new songs and writing riffs and this and that. But at this time of our lives and this time of the music industry… This new album has only been out for just over a year now, so we're in no hurry to try and push another album out of us as quick as we can. Obituary, Line-up live at Party. San 2016 Slowly We Rot Cause of Death The End Complete World Demise Back from the Dead Frozen in Time Xecutioner's Return Darkest Day Inked in Blood Obituary Obituary at Allmusic Slowly We Rot at Allmusic Obituary.cc Obituary - biography, lyrics, videos John Tardy Interview at All About The Rock Webzine John Tardy Interview at Diabolical Conquest Webzine Donald Tardy interview at Metalpaths.com Obituary at Roadrunner Records 2009 SplatterTribe.tv interview with Vocalist John Tardy
Myrkskog is a death metal band formed in 1993 from Drammen, Norway. Their music fills. Guitars are made up of harmonic tremolo picking and sometimes powerchords with fast solos composed by Destructhor who, along with Secthdamon, were members in Zyklon, their debut album Deathmachine is a hybrid of black metal and death metal, combining attributes of both genres. Their second album Superior Massacre is much more death metal-oriented with more prominent bass-lines and less tremolo picked riffs; the name'Myrkskog' is a translation of the Norwegian word for'Mirkwood'. Destructhor joined Morbid Angel in 2008 and departed in 2015. Since leaving Myrkskog, Savant M formed the black metal band Disiplin, who have released two albums, was a member of Dissection; the current line-up is guitarist/vocalist Destructhor, guitarist/backing vocalist Secthdamon, bassist Demariel and drummer Dominator. Secthdamon changed from drums to guitar in 2013. Myrkskog has released two full-Length albums through the UK's Candlelight Records.
Their second studio album, Superior Massacre contains material by the Norwegian experimental duo Epilektrician, used as intro and outro. According to the band's official Instagram page, they are in the process of recording new material for a third album, expected in 2019 and will be the band’s first new material released in 17 years. Destructhor - lead vocals.
Illdisposed is a death metal band from Aarhus, Denmark, formed in 1991 by vocalist Bo Summer and guitarist Lasse Bak. As of 2017, the band consists of vocalist Bo Summer, guitarists Jakob Batten and Ken Holst, bassist Kussen and drummer Rasmus Schmidt. Since the beginning of the 90's Illdisposed have been one of the top bands of the Nordic death metal scene and have released 13 albums and 2 EP's. Illdisposed have developed their own form of death metal with groovy rhythms, melodic but still hard hitting riffs and a massive wall of sound with a unique subwoofer vocal in focus. In early 1991, Illdisposed was formed and soon released their first demo entitled The Winter of Our Discontempt, this demo brought the band a deal with Nuclear Blast Records. In the end of 1992, the band contributed with the track "Reversed" to the compilation Fuck You, We're from Denmark, released by Progress Red Labels, followed by 1993's debut album Four Depressive Seasons, in December 1993 toured in Europe as support for Wargasm and Sinister.
In 1994 guitarist Hans Wagnerwas fired, due to problems with alcoholism, is temporarily replaced by Morten Gilsted. In 1994 The first EP "Return from tomorrow" was released. In early 1995, drummer Lars Hald assumed for some live concerts, the second studio album Submit was released with new drummer Rolf Rognvard-Hansen had been guitarist for Caustic from Esbjerg. During the tour in Germany to promote the album, guitarist Lasse Bak played several concerts naked. There's Something Rotten... In the State of Denmark is the third studio album, was released in 1997; this album marked the departure of guitarist Morten Gilsted replaced by ex-roadie Tore Mogensen. While recording the album, the band was featured in the documentary "Headbang i Hovedlandet" alongside future member Jakob'Batten' Hansen's band Infernal Torment in 1997. In 2000, Illdisposed released the tribute album Retro, with covers of bands such as Carcass, Darkthrone, Motörhead, AC/DC, it was the first album to feature guitarist Jakob "Batten" Hansen, who joined the band in 1999, after Lasse Bak's brother Ronnie Bak had left.
This was followed by their fourth album Kokaiinum in 2001. The song "Fear Bill Gates" was only one example for the band's lively sense of humor. Kokaiinum sometimes fused more melodic elements in the music, but still retained the groove/death metal style, that the band was known for; the band went on short hiatus. In 2003, they went back together, to release the "Demo 2003" EP, which included some songs from the upcoming album 1-800 Vindication, those were "Jeff" and "Dark"; the band had found new members in Thomas "Muskelbux" Jensen on drums and Jonas "Kloge" Mikkelsen on bass. Tore Mogensen left the band during that time and started working at TC Electronics, while Jakob "Batten" Hansen switched from bass to lead guitar. In 2004, 1-800 Vindication was released, it was the band's most successful album, released on Roadrunner Records. The song "Still Sane" was released as a single and a video was shot for it by Lasse Hoile, who designed the artwork for the album; the release was followed by a tour and a DVD, shot in Arhus, entitled "We suck - live in Arhus".
This DVD was during that time only available as a bootleg, but went on to be sold due to its high quality. In 2005, guitarist and founding member Lasse Bak left the band to join his former Illdisposed band comrades Rolf Hansen and Morten Gilsted in Slow Death Factory. A short-lived replacement was found in ex-roadie and Exmortem guitarist Martin Thim, who joined during the recording of the band's sixth studio album Burn Me Wicked, released in 2006 on Roadrunner Records; the music on Burn Me Wicked was written entirely by Jakob Hansen, who recorded demos of the songs on his computer at home and passed it to the other members. The two Roadrunner albums are the most successful Illdisposed albums to date, with sales of 30,000 copies each. After an extensive tour, the band went back in the studio again, to record their seventh album The Prestige; the Prestige took the band more back to their roots and sounded more straightforward and rawer than its predecessors. Before recording started, Martin Thim left the band to focus more on his day job.
One of their most successful gigs was the With Full Force festival in Germany, where the band presented The Prestige in front of over 70,000 people. A live video of the song "A Child Is Missing" can be found on the band's website. Only one year the band hit the studio again with a new record deal on Massacre Records, after Roadrunner dissolved the contract to the band. In 2009, Massacre Records released the new album To Those Who Walk Behind Us as well as re-releasing Illdisposed's Roadrunner albums 1-800 Vindication and Burn Me Wicked; this album was produced by Illdisposed's guitarist Jakob "Batten" Hansen and mixed by longtime friend Tue Madsen. To Those Who Walk Behind Us represented a mix between the band's more traditional death-metal sound and their use of synthesizers on albums like 1-800 Vindication and Burn Me Wicked. On June 23, 2012, The original Illdisposed Line Up consisting of Bo Summer, Lasse Bak, Ronnie Bak, Morten Gilsted and Rolf Hansen, played a reunion show at Lasse Bak's 40th Birthday.
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