Deathbringer

Deathbringer

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A progressive onslaught of mind blowing guitar rifts and earth shattering drums. coupled with heart wrenching vocals and a melodic melody! It kicks major ass!

Biography

The idea to form a progressive death metal band was born in January 2001 and belongs to the guitarist Artyom Serdyuk. But this idea was not destined to become real until May 2002, when the basic line-up was formed. During all this period of time Artyom Serdyuk has been working under material for the future band and participating in different side-projects, by all means trying to find suitable musicians for his "child". Since the end of 2001 his dreams have been beginning to become true and he met the drummer Vitaly "Zmey" Silyuk. For some time together they have been playing covers of such bands as: Sepultura, Slayer, Machine Head, etc., and also form a thrash-death metal band Scrutator Animarum with Vasily Martyushenko as a bassist/vocalist.

In spring 2002 Artyom Serdyuk met the bassist Valery Poznyak and vocalist Mitry Molochnikoff. The idea finally took its shape, but the band couldn't find the 2nd guitarist. The repeated auditions didn't give the desireable results.

The decision of the band to play several covers of Death coincided with the idea of Belarussian label Hangar 18 to issue a Tribute to Chuck Schuldiner. In the end of June 2002 Deathbringer entered the studio and during 5 days recorded 3 covers: Without Judgement, Crystal Mountain and Voice of the Soul. According to preliminary information there was almost no time left to send the record from Grodno to Minsk and the band didn't even manage to do the mastering. Deathbringer took the recorded in a hurry CD to Minsk, but after several months it turned out that this tribute wouldn't see the light at all.

By April 2003 the band had finished working under material and entered the studio to record the debut album. Meanwhile, the question about the 2nd guitarist was still actual, and to their first concert in May 2003 Deathbringer invited a session guitar player Sergey Kovalenkov.

By the beginning of 2004 the band had come to a stop in the recording, because of the low quality of the equipment in the studio. Deathbringer managed to record only one track Keeper of Pain, which they used as a promo.

The band concentrates on the concert activity. On the 27th of May 2003 for the first time they appeared beyond the bounds of their native town Grodno in Massa Brutto fest 4 in Minsk with the bands like: Divina Enema, Rasta, Evthanasia, Imprudence, Ossuary, Sontsevorot and Dying Rose.

28 December 2003- Deathbringer appeared in Snowstorm 2004 in Minsk with the bands: Devilyn (Poland), Sufferer, Chemical Warfare, Tweed.

2004 year.

In 2004 annual festivals and gigs in their native town took place, and the final line-up was formed:

Artyom Serdyuk - guitars,
Mitry Molochnikoff - vocals,
Vitaly "Zmey" Silyuk - drums,
Valery Poznyak - bass,
Sergey "Sedoy" Kovalenkov - guitars.

29 April 2004 a concert of Vader was held in Minsk as a part of their Battles in the East tour 2004. The support was as following: Everlost (Russia), Deathbringer, Sufferer, Veld.

11 October 2004 the band together with Mental Demise (Ukraine) and Spawn of Possession (Sweden) was rewarded to support Cannibal Corpse in Minsk, but due to some internal or external reasons The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Belarus canceled the concert half an hour before the show.

28 November Deathbringer's 2-hour solo concert Alive in Pain took place in Grodno, with the support of Prophetic Dream and Iratus Dominus.

Despite the concert activity in spring summer 2004 the band managed to record a new Death cover Trapped in a Corner specially for A Tribute to Death - Underground, in which bands from Russia, Ukraine and Belarus participated, and which was issued by the Russian label Under Black Water at the beginning of 2005.

In summer 2004 Deathbringer on their own issued a single Keeper of Pain, and in autumn a bootleg with demo and live recordings Circle of What Was.

2005 year.

At the beginning of 2005 (12 March) in Gomel a concert of Behemoth (Poland) and Neolith (Poland) took place (unfortunately Behemoth refused to play, due to inferior quality of organization). The support was as following: Veld, Deathbringer, Kamaedzitca, Vestibulum, Black Sugar, Thelema.

Then followed: a gig in Minsk on 10 April (together with Deathbringer appeared: Posthumous Blasphemer, Kamaedzitca, Iratus Dominus, Straightland, Endless Grief, Inner Resistance, Psychopatic Noise); appearance in Brest with Rasta, Frodmortell, Dream 664.

24 May 2005 the band organized a concert of Devilyn (Poland) in Grodno with the next support: Deathbringer, Vestibulum, Faithless Mind and Iratus Dominus.

In August 2005 Deathbringer went to Olsztyn (Poland) and entered Studio-X, where they, again, from the very beginning started recording their debut album ”Homo Divisus”. Sound engineer Szymon Czech (Nyia, Third Degree), who is known for his work with the bands like: Dies Irae, Sceptic, Yattering, Enter Chaos, Panzer X (Peter's (Vader) project), etc. worked