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OreiginBat Yam, Israel
Oriental metal
Progressive metal
Years active1996–present
Associate actsSystem Divide, The Fading,
Matricide, Solitary,
Acropolis, Dissonant
MembersDor Mazor
Raffael Mor
Benny Zohar
Guy Shalom
Amir Segev
Past membersMiri Milman
Michal Akrabi
Matan Shmuely
Shaked Furman

Distorted is a progressive daith/doom metal baund frae Bat Yam, Israel.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The baund wis formed in 1996 an released twa demos till 2002 when they began concentratin mair seriously on playin live. In 2001, the baund released its first offeecial release, a self-titled EP, which wis follaed bi anither EP which wis recordit in 2003 an release in 2004 - Illusive. Follaein the release of those EPs, the band started performin extensively aroond the Tel Aviv aurie, supportin such internaitional baunds as Edguy, Destruction, an Megadeth, an such local baunds as Betzefer, Salem, an Orphaned Land.

In 2003 an 2004 the baund began tae write the muisic for their debut album Memorial which wis recordit in 2005 in Studio Underground in Swaden. The baund then signed a deal wi NMC Records in Israel an the French label Bad Reputation for warldwide release. The album wis released on 13 Mairch 2006, in Israel an 2 Mey 2006, in the rest o Europe, an the baund toured in Israel an Europe in support o the album, includin performin at the 2007 Metal Female Voices Fest in Belgium, an supportin Aborted on their European tour. On 12 Julie 2007, the baund signed a warldwide distribution three album deal wi UK based label Candlelight Records.

The baund pairtit ways wi its langtime lead sangster Miri Milman in late 2008 due tae personal reasons an muisical differences. The baund then annoonced the new sangster will be Michal Akrabi.

Michal performed wi the baund on some shows, includin openin for Draconian on their show in Israel an the 2009 Hellelujah Metal Fest but it wis annoonced on 26 Mey 2009, that Michal wad leave the baund as she's leavin Israel tae study muisic in the UK. The baund will continue athoot her as they announced they will be continue writin material for their third album, due for release in 2010 on Candlelight Records.

In Mairch 2010, the baund annoonced its newest lead sangster - a promisin young sangster bi the name o Dor Mazor. Dor's debut show wi the baund teuk place on June 3, 2010, at the Barby club in Tel Aviv, Israel, openin for Swallow the Sun.

Influences[eedit | eedit soorce]

The baund cite their influences as Opeth, Nevermore, Dark Tranquillity and The Gathering, though there is a hivy Middle-Eastren influence tae their soond, similar tae kintramates Orphaned Land.

Baund members[eedit | eedit soorce]

Current members[eedit | eedit soorce]

Former members[eedit | eedit soorce]

Discography[eedit | eedit soorce]

Studio albums[eedit | eedit soorce]

Singles an EPs[eedit | eedit soorce]

Demos[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Distorted (1998, three tracks)
  • Demo (2000, two tracks)

Freemir airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]