Though the austrian death metal band DESTINATION VOID (AUT) was founded just recently — in the end of may 2008 – the bands history reaches way back to the early 90s of the last century, when GREGOR SCHMIDT (later also known by the pseudonym “CAPRAL ADORATOR”) drummer of the Vienna based death metal band CALDERA (AUT) joined a side-project called MIASMA (AUT) in november 1990.
In december 1990 GREGOR had his 1st live appearance drumming for MIASMA and (!) CALDERA on the same evening, supporting another local band called APHIS (AUT) @ GRAFITTI — VIENNA. GREGORS first band CALDERA disbanded soon after when GREGOR decided to put all his efforts into only one band — MIASMA.
In march 1991 GREGOR and MIASMA recorded their 1st DEMO “GODLY AMUSEMENT” with the kind support of MARTIN SCHIRENC at that time mastermind of the legendary PUNGENT STENCH (AUT) - now playing w/ HOLLENTHON (AUT). In october 1991 GREGOR and MIASMA performed live w/ DISHARMONIC ORCHESTRA (AUT), DISASTROUS MURMUR (AUT) and ULCEROUS PHLEGM (GER) @ ARENA — VIENNA.
October 1991 was also the month when the 1st MIASMA-ALBUM “CHANGES” was recorded and mixed, again by MARTIN SCHIRENC. In december 1991 GREGOR and MIASMA had a live appearance w/ ASPHYX (NED), SAMAEL (SUI) and SILENT DEATH (SUI) @ METAL-CLUB — FLUMS (SUI).
In january 1992 a show followed w/ EVIL DEAD (USA) and LÄÄZ ROCKIT (USA) @ ROCK HAUS — VIENNA. 1992 MIASMA and GREGOR performed numerous live shows throughout europe:
June 1992: w/ AT THE GATES (SWE), THERION (SWE) and BETRAYER (POL) @ SZENE-VIENNA June 1992: HEADLINER of “SHARK ATTACK-FESTIVAL” w/ a horde of polish death metal bands — among them VADER (POL) itself @ LEIPZIG Summer 1992: w/ UNLEASHED (SWE), PUNGENT STENCH (AUT) and DISHARMONIC ORCHESTRA (AUT) @ ARENA-VIENNA Summer 1992: w/ AXXIS (GER) and SEXTIGER (AUT) @ ALTER SCHL8HOF-WELS November 1992: 3-WEEK EUROPEAN-TOUR w/ DISHARMONIC ORCHESTRA (AUT) destroying Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden and Austria.
In January 1993 MIASMA and GREGOR entered again the studio to record the EP “LOVE SONGS”.
January 1993: show w/ BLOOD (GER); AMAYMON (FRA) and ETERNAL CURSE (GER) @ PFORZHEIM (GER)
During 1993: After the break up with the band manager and the leaving of some band members GREGOR, the former MIASMA-guitarist PETER PROCHAZKA and the former MIASMA-bass-player ATTEMS formed a new band called “MISSING LINK”. They also changed the musical style at that time into something what could be described as Progressive Instrumental metal.
1995/1996: GEORG WILFINGER joins the band as the new singer and the band returns again to the original band name MIASMA. A DEMO-TAPE («MIASMA 1995») and some club gigs followed until MIASMA ceased to exist once again after a farewell-show @ the “ROCK ON THE WATER”-FESTIVAL @ STRANDBAD — GREIFENSTEIN (July 1996).
In spring 2005 GREGOR and all other original members of MIASMA tried another reanimation of the band, followed by many lineup-changes.
In december 2006: MIKE FISCHER (BASS) and JOHNNY PATRASCU (LEAD GUITAR) joined GREGOR and MIASMA. The band at that time is writing again many new songs, while rehearsing the old stuff as well.
In 2007 after a long pause they return on stage: November 2007: HEADLINER “METALZONE KALTENBACH PT.8“@ ESCAPE – VIENNA January 2008: HEADLINER “HELLFEST” w/ BREWED&CANNED (AUT) @ VIPER ROOM – VIENNA May 2008: Performing with GEORG WILFINGER again growling for MIASMA (instead of GOREHEAD due to illness) w/ ANGELCORPSE (USA), REVENGE (USA) and ARKHON INFAUSTUS (FRA) @ FREIRAUM – ST. PÖLTEN At the end of may 2008 GREGOR, MIKE and JOHNNY decided to leave MIASMA and form a new Death metal band — DESTINATION VOID — with GEORG WILFINGER as shouter.
In september 2008 DESTINATION VOID recorded their so-called Rehearsal Room Demo 2008 with the help of SEBASTIAN GEISSLER from GREEN ISLAND STUDIOS. And 4 songs were uploaded on MySpace.
In winter 2008 and spring 2009 DESTINATION VOID played some club and festival-gigs in Vienna (Escape Metalcorner, Viper Room Vienna etc.)
In march 2009 ALIN KALAM joined the band as second lead guitarist. He fitted in very well with his enthusiasm and fast learning of the songs. DESTINATION VOID has been working WITH HIGH INTENSITY on another LOAD of KILLER TRACKS since the release of the 2008-demo.
In september 2009 finally 10 tracks were recorded & mixed w/ MARTIN SCHIRENC (well known as ex-PUNGENT STENCH and now HOLLENTHON-mastermind) in Vienna, Austria. Mastering was done by BOBAN «BO» MILUNOVIC from FABRIKA 13, Slovenia. CD-Name and Artwork done by REMY from HEADSPLIT DESIGN will be unveiled soon — here! THAT’S THE STORY SO FAR GUYS….. http://www.myspace.com/destinationvoid666