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.
Latest Distorted News
Below is our complete Distorted news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Extreme metal band SYSTEM DIVIDE, featuring Sven De Caluwe (Aborted) and Miri Milman (ex-Distorted) on vocals, has completed their new album. The band provides the following update:
"We've finished recording our Metal blade debut: 'The Conscious Sedation' and now it's in the hands of our master Jacob Hansen that was responsible of the ep 'The Collapse', we trust him to do a great job again and we can't wait!"
"Expect the album to have 11-12 tunes of heavy extreme metal madness with blazing guitar leads, crazy kickpatterns, blasts, grooves and melodies along with our own brand of extreme and clean vocals. The album 'The Conscious Sedation' should be out around June on Metal Blade records worldwide so keep your eyes open."
"Also keep your eyes open for tour dates in the next coming weeks, SYSTEM DIVIDE will invade your backyards, bedrooms and porta potties!"
SYSTEM DIVIDE, the brand new extreme modern metal band featuring members of ABORTED, DISTORTED, MALIGNANCY and ANTENORA, has completed work on a new EP, entitled "The Collapse." The effort was produced and engineered by guitarist Cole Martinez and was mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen (ABORTED, MERCENARY, RAUNCHY, HATESPHERE, VOLBEAT). The band has posted two new songs, "(n) Ether" and "Purity In Imperfection," from their upcoming EP on their MySpace page. More...
Israeli metal band, Distorted, issues the following update on their MySpace page:
"We have uploaded another song from our new album 'Vocies From Within' that was released already in Europe and Israel and is being released in the USA today."
"The Song 'A Soft Whisper' is one of the most different songs from the rest of the album, in It's soft melodies and lyrics."
"Hope you'd like it!
Israeli metallers, Distorted, issue the following update on their Myspace page:
"As you can see we are celebrating a new album with a new look! The profile and artwork was designed by the talented Sven De Caluwe-’Avernus Studio’"
"we have also uploaded one song-’What Remains’ from our new album ’Voices From Within’ that will be out in the stores this April!"
"’Voices From Within’ includes 11 tracks:
One Last Breath
Voices From Within
A Soft Whisper
Reveal My Path
Escaping the Mind-Grid
"On the 20th April we will celebrate the release show in Israel at the Barbi Club in Tel Aviv. more shows will be annouced soon..."
"Hope to see you all there, enjoy the song!"
"The Red and Distorted"
Israeli metallers, Distorted, complete their new album, "Voices From Within," and issue the following update on their Myspace page:
"Hi guys and girls!"
"After a long silence we are happy to annouce our new album 'VOICES FROM WITHIN' that was recorded at Studio Underground in Sweden by the producer Pelle Seather between November 2007 till December 2007 and Mastered at 'Turan Audio Ltd' (UK) by Tim Turan."
"Special guest vocals on this album:
Sven De Caluwe – Aborted, Thomas Vikstrom – Therion, Lisa Johansson – Draconian, and guest lead guitar Henrik Jacobsen – Koldborn (ex-Hatesphere)" More...
Female fronted Israeli metal stalwarts DISTORTED are about to enter Underground Studios with producer Pelle Seather to record the follow up to their 2006 album 'Memorial' that surprised both friend & foe in the international media & underground scene.
Vocalist Miri Milman comments on the material 'We are extremely thrilled about the new material, it has been a couple of intense months for us, focusing on nothing but the writing & every little detail. The new album is going to be a huge leap forward for DISTORTED, everything just fits together. The material is more mature: catchy & intense at the same time, whilst keeping the oriental melodies & singing that marked our style before, it just takes it to a whole new level'.
To complete the package, DISTORTED's new album is going to feature guest appearances from Thomas Vikström (THERION), Lisa Johansson (DRACONIAN) and Sven De Caluwe (ABORTED) , who will also be doing the artwork for the record. More updates on artwork, track listing, album title and such will be available in the coming weeks as well as studio reports on the bands MySpace / youtube sites.
DISTORTED recently signed with UK based label CANDLELIGHT records & this new album should be released in early 2008.
Distorted had signed a distribution deal with NMC Records (IL) and Bad Reputation (French label) for its debut album, which was released in May 2006 to great plaudits throughout the metal world. Their brand of progressive and melodic death metal found them being compared to bands of the quality of Dark Tranquility, Opeth and Nevermore, all encompassed within a middle eastern flavour thanks to the exotic vocals of lead vocalist Miri Milman.
To promote the release, the band continued to play in their home country and they also played outside of Israel for the first time - touring France, Belgium and Holland with Aborted during February 2007. The band’s next appearance outside their home country will be at the MFVF 5 (Metal Female Voices Festival) in Belgium which will take place at Wieze on 20th October 2007.
Distorted signed a three album, worldwide deal with Candlelight records in July 2007 and are presently working on their second album. Recording is set to start during the end months of 2007 for an early 2008 release.
Check out Distorted at their official MySpace here.