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Divine Decay


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HISTORY 1999 - 2004

The story of Finnish thrash/speedmetal sensation DIVINE:DECAY started in 1999 at Helsinki, Finland by ALEC (Suburban Tribe/drums) and PAUL (Hybrid Children/bass).

These two guys, drummer and bassist, both decided to play guitars as an excuse for taking some holiday from their regular instruments and started to make some heavy riffs. Their original idea idea was to update the somewhat thrashy bay-area sound to todays standards, but not forgetting the legacy of bands (Testament, Voivod and old school Metallica, to name a few) they loved.

Being a huge fan of speed/thrash metal PÄTKÄ (ex-HIM/drums) decided to join the band. TONY (Am I Blood/bass), a long-time friend and roadie for Hybrid Children, was immediately ready to take over the bass. Several guys, including Marco Hietala (Nightwish/Tarot), were considered as singers but eventually Alec decided to make his singing debut.

The quartet recorded now a legendary 5 song demo tape called “The Batcave Sessions” with Janne Joutsenniemi (Stone/Suburban Tribe). They soon gained a small underground following and got support act gigs with bands like Children of Bodom, Sentenced and with Stone re-union at the famous Tavastia club. DIVINE:DECAY was also introduced to a bigger audience during a national MUCH MUSIC TV show JYRKI.

The next obvious step for the band was to make more songs and find out a suitable record label. Their style of music wasn’t actually the trendiest around so after a few backfired attempts the guys decided to make a record by themselves and then send the ”ready-to-go” package to the record labels.

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  • telmiguai

    Injustamente infravalorados

    26 Apr 2010 Reply
  • Zypraxa is meant to go by what discogs says, is it not? Well discogs says "Divine:Decay". So that's correct. Their logo is also "d:d" so yeah.

    23 Jan 2010 Reply

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