1997-2000: VESANIA formed at the end of 1997. At the time, the line-up comprised Orion on guitars and vocals, Daray on drums and percussion, and Heinrich on bass. As the band developed their sound, they soon recognized the need to expand. Hatrah joined on keys (the first recording, “reh tape”, comes from that period) and then Annahvahr also on guitars and vocals. The end of 1998 saw the recording of 15-minutes worth of studio material, which resulted in “CD promo 1999". Shortly thereafter, VESANIA split with Hatrah and the position remained vacant until the fall of 2000 when Siegmar joined the band.
2001-2002: VESANIA performed live throughout Poland. The band recognizes the importance of playing in a live environment and views it as a very integral part of their art. Simultaneously, they continued to work on new material for a full length album. Early 2002 saw the release of 1998 material entitled “Moonastray" on Odium Records; a limited edition split CD with Black Altar. The positive developments of the past year, gave way to recording plans that finally were realized in the spring of 2002. VESANIA entered Selani Studio (Vader, Christ Agony, Lux Occulta) under the guidance of producer Szymon "Szymonaz" Czech.
2003: VESANIA’s "Firefrost Arcanum" debut CD was released in January 2003 on Empire Records. This album proved to be a breakthrough for the band in Poland. Since its release, they appeared often in the Polish media and VESANIA continued to perform live shows including Metalmania Festival 2003 (Samael, Marduk, Malevolent Creation) and Vader’s 2003 Blitzkrieg Tour. Annahvahr left the band in 2003 to be replaced by a session guitarists for the live performances.
2004: With the passing of time, two of VESANIA’s band members joined two other bands. In 2003, Orion had joined Behemoth and Daray replaced Doc in Vader the following year. Yet these events did not keep VESANIA away from further musical endeavors, and at the end of 2004, they were back in the studio recording their second album, "God the Lux". In Lublin’s own Hendrix Studio (Behemoth, Azarath, Thunderbolt, Asgaard), the band began work with sound engineer Arkadiusz "Malta" Malczewski at the helm.
2005: VESANIA finished "God the Lux" at Hertz Studio (Vader, Decapitated, Dies Irae) in Bialystok, mixing and mastering the album with the aid of the Wieslawscy brothers. Two major breakthroughs followed: the signing of a new deal with Massive Management (Vader, Decapitated) and a recording contract with NAPALM RECORDS. “God the Lux” was released in the spring with two different album covers.
2006: In promoting “God the Lux” VESANIA performed live throughout Poland and Europe including the European Domination tour with Cryptopsy, Grave, Aborted, the Polish Blitzkrieg tour with Vader, the headliner God the Black Tour in Russia, the Scandinavian tour with Cryptopsy, and the Metamania Festival in Poland to count over 70 shows altogether. The tours exposed VESANIA to a wide audience, establishing a solid fan base and simultaneously proving their ability as a touring act. During this time, Valeo (guitars) joined the band as a permanent member.
2007: During the first few months of 2007, VESANIA remained locked in their rehearsal room, going through ideas, and composing new material. Their third album was recorded at X Studio in Olsztyn (Antigamma, Nyia) under sound engineer Szymon Czech, who co-produced “Distractive Killusions”.
Racing blast beats, rapid-fire riffs, and symphonic bombastic arrangements come together with a mongrel mix of Symphonic Black Metal and Death Metal influences. Add the rabid barks of frontman Orion, a crushing production typical of bands such as Dimmu Borgir, soundtrack quality orchestral passages, and a technical prowess surpassing all others. VESANIA are destructive, brutal, and dominant to the extreme, providing the perfect soundtrack for the apocalypse.
Orion - guitars and vocals
Daray - drums and percussion
Siegmar - keys
Heinrich – bass
Valeo - guitars