Inactive Messiah

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Inactive Messiah
Origin Athens, Greece
Genres Death metal
Melodic Death Metal
Symphonic Metal
Years active 2001 – Present
Labels Holy Records
Associated acts Womb Of Maggots
Members Christos Ven
Thanos Jan
Michalis Kasvikis
Past members Yannis
Katerina Stavropolou
John Minadros
Alex Zax
Lefteris Christou

Inactive Messiah is a Greek melodic death metal band, founded in Athens. The band consists of singer Christos, guitarist Thanos, bass player Lefteris and drummer Michalis.


Inactive Messiah was formed in 2004. Their first album was self-titled, released December 2004 on Black Lotus Records.

Their second album, released in 2006, was recorded at Devilworx studios (Athens/Greece) and Finnvox Studios (Helsinki/Finland). The Hellenic national ERT choir and the Symphonic Orchestra of Slovakia (80 musicians) participate. The choir and Orchestra parts arranged by Chris A. (Chaostar/Septic Flesh/The Devilworx). The album was mixed by Mikko Karmila and mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios (Helsinki/Finland). Guest performances include: Juha-Pekka Leppäluoto (Charon/ex-Poisonblack) sings in the song “Be My Drug” which is also the name of the album, Emppu Vuorinen (Nightwish) has recorded the guitar solo part of the cover song “Beat It” from Michael Jackson and Arto Tuunela (Major Label) do some Finnish vocals on song “Before The End”.

Inactive Messiah signed a deal with Holy Records on the summer of 2006 and toured Europe in 2007. A 3rd album was recorded at Devasoundz studios January/February 2008 and the album released once again by Holy Records on April of the same year under the name “Sinful Nation”. Also in 2008 the band toured with Vader, Septic Flesh and Devian, for 42 shows in most of the European countries.

Band members[edit]

Current line-up[edit]

  • Xristos Ven- Vocals
  • Thanos Jan- Guitars/Clean Vocals
  • Michalis - Drums


  • Inactive Messiah - 2004
  • Be My Drug - 2006
  • Sinful Nation - 2008

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