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Hometown: Athens, Greece
Genres: Dark Metal
Label: Growl Records
Christos Ven – Vocals
Thanos Jan – Guitars, Bass, Clean Vocals
Michalis Kas – Drums
Although “Ιnactive Messiah” were formed back in 2004 and released their self-titled album the same year by Black Lotus Records, Two thousand and six was the year the band took its actual shape by expanding in a much more active level. After various lineup changes and a lot of mental consideration, “Inactive Messiah” entered the studio again for what the band considers as their first album. The recordings took place at the Devilworx studios (Athens/Greece) and Finnvox Studios (Helsinki/Finland). The new material sound melodic, aggressive and dark while the Hellenic national ERT choir and the Symphonic Orchestra of Bratislava (80 musicians) participate (both arranged by Chris Antoniou (Chaostar/Septic Flesh). The album was mixed by Mikko Karmila and mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios (Helsinki/Finland). In this new album “Inactive Messiah” invited some guest musicians such as JP Leppaluoto (Charon/ex-Poisonblack) for the song “Be My Drug” which is also the name of the album, Emppu Vuorinen (Nightwish) for the guitar solo of Michael Jackson’s cover song “Beat It” ,and Arto Tuunela (Major Label) for the Finnish vocals on song “Before The End”.
Inactive Messiah signed a deal with Holy Records (summer of 2006) and the release of “bE mY dRug” came on December of the same year along with two video clips of the hit songs “bE mY dRug” and “Sing” . “bE mY dRug” album got some great reviews such as 6/6 (Album Of The Trimester) on Metallian Magazine (FR). The band after a two central/west European tours (32 shows in “Blitzkrieg 4” and “The Domination Tour 2007”), a Balkan Tour (13 shows in “Balkans Assassination Tour 2007”) and some fests and extra performances in Greece and Romania got ready to enter studio again for their second studio album.
The recordings took place at DevasoundZ Studios January/February 2008 and the album was released once again by Holy Records on April, under the name “Sinful Nation”. More aggressive yet dark this time, atmospheric and majestic again. Right after the release the band hit the road again on “XXV Anniversary Tour” with Vader, Septic Flesh and Devian for 42 shows in most of the European countries. Inactive Messiah kept setting the stage on fire with shows in Greece and abroad with smaller tours for two years.
On 2010 “Inactive Messiah” entered DevasoundZ Studios for their third studio album. After two years of experimenting and recording their songs again and again they succeeded the creation of their best studio album so far. Out of 15 preproduction songs, they came down to 9 in order to put all their soul and feeling for their latest creation. During the recordings the band members came down to the number of three, recordings lasted for more than two years this time. They are proud to announce their cooperation with Prague Filmharmonic Orchestra under the guidance of “Christos Antoniou” (SepticFlesh, Chaostar), worldwide electronic DJ “Christian Cambas” and Electro/Industrial Producer “Pierrot” (Virgins O.R
Pigeons) as guests. Their latest album was mixed and mastered at DevasoundZ Studios as well by “Fotis Benardo” (SepticFlesh, Chaostar, 6for9).
As of the end of 2015 Inactive Messiah are proud to announce their collaboration with ROAR! Records. The highly anticipated release of their new album “Dark Masterpiece” will finally come in spring 2016.
Get ready for the darkest and most emotional Inactive Messiah album so far.
Darkness is coming…