Although Thrash Metal originally came out of the Bay Area, there has always been a longstanding tradition for the genre in Germany. Ever since the early eighties bands such as Kreator, Holy Moses, Destruction or Sodom have been able to establish themselves in the international scene and put the stamp of „made in Germany“ to this musical direction. Alongside these, comes the band Delirious from Hamm in the Northern Rhine Westfalia district, who have themselves since the early nineties become more and more a focus of interest, and have been able to put themselves easily in the same technical league. With their extraordinarily dynamic Thrash Metal, consisting of robust grooves, bitchy guitar riffs and the unmistakeable voice of the frontman Markus ´ Betty` Bednarek, there is no doubt that they have the stuff to go onto a successful international carrier.
Now along with a new deal through “Armageddon Music” they are presenting their third album Made For The Violent Age and the sign that Delirious are delivering is that they are coming with a storm! Without any unnecessary ceremony, the band comes straight to the point with Made For The Violent Age and hold the gripping tempo consequently through to the last note. Just the mix of hardness along with compositional cleverness make this album a new Thrash Metal pearl of the highest quality. Even with the band's rabid procedures they never miss an eye for detail, Delirious cleverly vary the tempo and hardness in the songs without losing any intensity or credibility. The fact of the matter is: Made For The Violent Age not only shows that they have unstoppable fun playing but also have compositional matureness and technical know-how.
It can be felt with Made For The Violent Age, that 2006 is going to be a special year for Delirious. They received a positive surprise in the early summer of 2004 whilst playing at the open air festival of the Metal magazine “Rock Hard”, here they showed that they could impress as much as the other more famous bands. In early 2005 they went on tour with their friends and collegues Desaster around eastern Europe, taking this energy then straight back to their own „ Ragers Elite Studio“ to record the third album. In other words: The Thrash Metal that comes on made For The Violent Age could never be more authentic.
HISTORY Delirious were formed in the summer of 1990. Their style of uncompromising Thrash Metal was at the beginning built on bands such as Testament, Forbidden and Heathen, mixed with the melodic elements of Gamma Ray and Blind Guardian. In the years between 1992 and 1994, the first two demos were released and they finally signed to the Berlin label ´ B. Mind Records` . In the Autumn of 1997 the EP Thoughtlessness was released with the reworked songs from the second demo.
With the help of Producer Victor Smolski (Rage), the debut album Time In Progress was recorded a year later in the ´VPS-Studio` in Hamm. „The melodies are well worked out, The grooves are in all the right places, The drumming is extremely variable, it cuts like a knife and invites you to shout along. What more do you need?“ These words along with the 7 points out of ten was the praise they received from the internet magazine “Metal.de”. A European tour as support for Testament and diverse festivals and club shows with the likes of Overkill and Blackend followed.
In 2001 they presented their second album Designed By Violence and were able to reap the same amount of praise from the press. They went on to present the song material from both albums and themselves at many headliner shows and support concerts with Death Angel, Ektomorf, Vintersorg, Skyclad and Finntroll. After a change in the line up (for Bass player Sascha Rachuba came Christian ´Spletty` Splettstößer), Delirious then set themselves up for further highlights: Along with the ´Rock Hard`festival and the tour of eastern Europe, the third album Made For The Violent Age is now planned to be released in February 2006.
The band first started out as a fun project during the spring of 2002, when the guys hung out at their rehearsal rooms drinking beer and playing their favourite Six Feet Under and Obituary songs. After a couple of months a sudden possibility to play live at a local metalshow rose out of nowhere and after a small discussion they agreed to perform a set of SFU cover songs. The band name was chosen after a track they were to play that night: Torture Killer. After that weekend they decided to try writing similar material of their own.
The tracks turned out to be total killers with a massive sound and groove. From the first chord they played together it was obvious that Torture Killer would not remain as a "weekend boozing" project, it sounded way too good for that...6 months later, Torture Killer were in the studio recording 9 tracks to be released on Severe Music, the label of one of the Torture Killer members. The final result for this low budget recording (recorded, mixed and mastered in 30 hours) was perfect. Exactly what they were after and decided to try their luck and sent promo-copies to a small amount of respectable metal labels. Hammerheart and Torture Killer signed a deal in spring 2003.
The Debut album "For Maggots To Devour" was released through Karmageddon Media in october 2003. After the release the band did a tour in Finland supporting Vader and shortly after that embarked on their first small european tour with Cropment and Poppy Seed Grinder. The line-up changed just a few days before the european trip and Sallinen (Funeral Feast) stepped in to save the day and the band continued to use his help after the tour with random live dates. In September 2005 Torture Killer shares a release with a fellow finnish death metal murdermachine Sotajumala, the split ep carries out two new T-K tracks with Sallinen on vocals and is released as 7"-vinyl and as a CD single.
While Torture Killer was on the "blast your violence" european tour, the band was approached by former Cannibal Corpse frontman, Chris Barnes, who now leads another legendary death metal band Six Feet Under.
The name Torture Killer caught his attention and was intrigued enough to check us out - finding us in the difficult situation we were at with the line-up. During the year 2005 a lot of preparations were made and on November, 2005, it was official: Chris joined Torture Killer and Torture Killer was signed to the legendary Metal Blade records. The second album "swarm!" was recorded earlier on that year with Chris writing more than half of the songs on the album.
The story of Torture Killer continues...our way to this point has been full of twists and turns of fate and unbelievable coincidences. Starting out as a cover/fun project into a real recording band...from a tribute band to actually have a true death metal pioneer in our ranks...so what's next? All we know is that we are ready to start the killings and like we said a year ago...Torture Killer is far from over.
2003: For Maggots To Devour
2005: Sotajumala/Torture Killer
Members : Chris Barnes-Vocals Jari Laine -Guitars Tuomas Karppinen-Guitars Kim Torniainen-Bass Tuomo Latvala-Drums
Conceived in the Spring of '06, Denial Fiend is a metal band with influences ranging from thrash to death to doom to black and everything in between. Containing members of Massacre, Death, Six Feet Under, Nasty Savage and Down By Law, the band is currently rehearsing for upcoming recordings and shows.