DENIGRATE was formed 1996 in Tuusula, Finland. Right from the start it was certain that musical style, lyrics and melodies, are going to be something that involves melacholy and dark corners of human mind, with a glimpse of hope. After few years of practising and doing random gigs it was time to make demo tape. First demo was released in 1998 and people got to know us bit better. It also gave us new opportunities to play gigs bit further than before. Second demo was released in 2000 and it also got us record deal with Warner Music Finland. Debut album ”Dismal Euphoria” was released in 2003 and from it two singles: ”Guardian of the Bitter sea” and ”Everything Counts”. Then the wheels started turning.. After good reviews and many gigs band was asked to do a song to a Finnish movie called ”Menolippu Mombasaan” in the year 2003. We did a version of an old song called ”Mombasa” and eventhough that song originally doesn´t reflect our own musical style, we managed to give it our little melancholy twist. It was really well recieved and got lots of playtime in major finnish radio stations throughout Finland.
After trust issues and different point of views of how the band should continue, style- and musicwise, DENIGRATE and Warner Music Finland decided to separate its ways. We decided to take a break and clear our thoughts. On mutual agreement DENIGRATE was laid to rest. Little did we know then that It was not dead but dormant. During the break, members of DENIGRATE continued their musical career in different ways. Singer Micko Hell Was in Million Dollar Beggars and in Dimebag Beyond Forever and also in few other various projects. Guitarist Seppo Nummela and bassist Pekka Pyrhönen joined Tacere and Seppo also was guitarist in Killer Kachina and in his own heavier metalband called Foul Circle in which Pekka also played bass. Drummer Tipi Toivanen was continuing with his other band Retrogression. Years went by and everyone felt that something essential is missing. After many conversations we decided to wake up the beast and saddle it for the one last ride. Chemistry was still there and so was musical ambition.
DENIGRATE recorded and produced the second album “Hollowpoint” by themselves and it was finished in autumn of 2015. Compared to previous album, “Hollowpoint” is darker, more aggressive and also more complex.
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