"some music was meant to stay underground..."


Formed: 1996
From: Tel-Aviv, Israel
Last Known Status: Active


Formed in 1996, Distorted started life in Israel as a metal band consisting of three high school friends: Raffael Mor (vocals, guitars) Benny Zohar (guitars) and Ori Ehsel (drums). Two years later Miri Milman (vocals) and later on Guy Shalom (bass) joined the group. With this line-up now in place they set about recording their debut three-track demo.

The band performed at small venues in Tel-Aviv, and during 2000 recorded a second demo with two brand new songs: "Almost Dead" and "Sometimes." A single named "Is it the Wind?" was also recorded during the winter of 2003.

The band continued to perform alongside local and international bands such as Edguy, Megadeth, Destruction, Orphaned Land, Salem, Betzefer, etc. and a rabid and dedicated following throughout their home country was soon in place.

2004 was dedicated entirely to writing new material for the debut album. Only two songs from the early demo recordings survived, "Children of Fall" and "Sometimes," both with major differences as the band honed their style in a more aggressive direction.

The debut album entitled 'Memorial' was recorded at 'Underground Studio' in Vasteras, Sweden and mastered at 'Tailor Maid's production' in February 2005.

A short time after the recordings, Distorted parted ways with Ori Ehsel and have been playing with a session drummer ever since.

Below is a summary of Distorted coverage and information on Metal Underground.com.