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The history of Chaos Infinitum starts from the spring of 2002 in Kilteri Upper Comprehensive School. Three bored guys called Dani, Tuomas and Antti started to play metal together. During the following summer Tuomas’ long-time friend, Ykä, agreed to play bass in the band. After that we started to rehearse some covers by some old favourites such as Metallica, Sepultura, Slipknot and Pantera. We didn’t get into any serious action with composing our own songs until Oku joined the band as a vocalist. Shortly after that Antti left the band due to lack of motivation. We continued as a 4-piece and started working on some material of our own. In the following spring we also changed our rehearsing place from Kilteri school to a basement in Kamppi, Helsinki (a big change in quality). After we had done a few gigs and rehearsed thoroughly the new songs, we decided that this was the right time for our first demo..
We booked Demostudio Harju and the first demo, “First Blood” was recorded between the 2nd and 3rd of October 2004. We were very excited about the demo and it received some positive feedback: it was selected as the best demo of the Hamara Magazine issue 6/04. We also did an interview in the same issue. Tracks from “First Blood” were also played in YleX Metalliliitto and Työnimi mättöä! in Radio Helsinki (where we also got to co-host one of the shows). As we continued to write new songs, we decided that we need a second guitarist to make our sound fuller. After one unsuccessful candidate, we got in contact with Anssi, an acquaintance of Dani’s. He was up to the task and was really the man we needed.
We kept ourselves busy with the new songs and the second demo “To Be a God” was recorded in April 2005 (again in Demostudio Harju). Slightly before the recording we participated in the annual Ääni & Vimma –band contest. To our great surprise we made it into the final (10 bands out of 150), which was held the same day we started working on recording “To Be a God”. “To Be a God” was chosen as demo of the month by Chambersmagazine.com and it received a considerable amount of attention and positive feedback. After finishing the demo, we did quite a few gigs in Helsinki and near areas and kept writing new material, of course.
We got some of the new material recorded faster than we expected as we got some studio time in Demostudio Harju as a prize for making into the finals in the Ääni & Vimma –contest. The demo was recorded in November 2005 and it was named “Dystopia”. As we were quite amazed ourselves that we got some free studio time, we had to decide what to put in it. We decided that an old song called “Tribulation” would be nice to record as it was one of our favourite songs to play live from our old material and it was nowhere to find in recorded form. The other song was a brand new one called “Dystopia”. Even though we were happy with the results, we decided not to send any copies of the new demo to magazines for reviews. (It was because we thought that the demo would be an unofficial one as we hadn’t really prepared it properly and the other song was an old one we just thought would be fun to record).
After finishing with “Dystopia” we started working on a larger project, a self-financed EP, "Retracing Mortality". We started writing songs and rehearsing like hell through the winter and spring. After we had all the songs ready, we booked Studio Dauntless for a few days in July. The recording sessions were between the 16th of July and 2nd of August. We’re happy with the result and really looking forward to play them live!