BANISHED FROM INFERNO, formerly Berenice Bleeding, started back in 2003 by old time friends Rober (Machetazo) and Phlegeton (Wormed, Godüs, Human Mincer) with the only aim of playing some evil blackened death metal strongly inspired by the ancient ones of the genre. After years of talking and boozing, in 2006 Rogga (Paganizer, Ribspreader, Edge Of Sanity) joined this hellish crap and first promo was recorded.

In year 2008 the band inked a deal with Ibex Moon Records, ownership of John McEntee from the long time death metal cult act Incantation. That same year the band’s self-titled debut MCD was released thru Ibex Moon, recorded back in 2007, mixed at Treboada Studio (A Coruña, Spain) by Paco Liaño and mastered at Unisound Studio (Örebro, Sweden) by Dan Swanö.

In 2010 some line-up changes took place for the coming full-length album: Rogga left the band, then Balc (Balmog, Scent of Death) joined as the new lead vocalist and Julkarn (Graveyard, Of Darkness) did the same for the bass position. The band entered studio in summer for recording the new album “MINOTAUR” (formerly entitled “Purgatorial Raw Sewage”), recorded at Treboada Studio by Paco Liaño, mixed & mastered in November/December at Unisound by Dan Swanö, including full artwork and layout by Timo Ketola (Marduk, Asphyx, Deathspell Omega, Watain, Dissection, Machetazo, Dead Congregation, Teitanblood…) and supposedly to be released thru Ibex Moon Records along 2011.

In April 2011 the Banished parted ways with Ibex Moon Records, then shortly after got signed to Metal Inquisition Records (affiliate-label of legendary No Colours Records from Germany) for the CD release of “Minotaur” in deluxe digipack and also to Black Mass Records from Spain for the vinyl LP edition.

Warming up for gigs all along 2012 and working on next stuff…

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