DORMANTH was born in Bilbao in January of 1993 after several experiences of its components in different bands like NOPRESION (Oscar del Val), BEER MOSH (Javi Martínez) or ELBERETH (Maciej Zienkiewicz).
After consolidating their formation with Jorge Elizalde (Bass & Vocals) and Santi G. Mendezona (guitar) they recorded their self-produced demo “SADNESS” in January of 1994, selling all the copies and opening several doors, demonstrating their value directly by the Iberian Peninsula.
A year later they decided to make the jump and record their CD “VALLEY OF DREAMS” securing them as one of the groups with more projection within the national extreme metal scene.
After a season doing concerts, problems arise in the bosom of the group getting to change their drummer.
Three of its components (Jorge, Santi and Oscar) decide to continue playing. In 1996 the group ceased its activity, resuming it in 2015.
That year an EP “VOICE OF THE SOUL …” was recorded as an anniversary gift for fans of the band who still ask for their return to the stage.
In 2016 recorded their CD “WINTER COMES” released through BASE RECORDS PRODUCTIONS, a true melodic old school death-doom return, with Oscar del Val (guitars and vocals) in front of a new line up, experienced musicians such as Javi Prieto and Victor Franquelo (Both from Spanish band MORDOR) joined their efforts to complete the lineup.
On March 2017, DEAD SHEEP PRODUCTIONS released a compilation album called “Valley of Sadness”, including the old recordings from 1994 to 2015.
On March 2018, their third album will be released under the monicker “IX Sins”, BASE RECORDS PRODUCTIONS, DEAD SHEEP PRODUCTIONS and NECROMANCE RECORDS will be the labels that release this new full length. No lineup changes from the last release, except the addition of Miguel A. Richart for the bass duties. Igor Muguerza is again the artist chosen for the art concept, such as in their previous releases.
2018 will be also the return to the stages and live performances, Oscar del Val (vocals & guitars), Miguel A. Richart (guitars now), Isma Fernández (bass), will complete the lineup with original drummer Javi Martínez.
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