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Disbelief at Rage Against Racism 2017 in Duisburg
Background information
Origin Hesse, Germany
Genres Death metal, doom metal
Years active 1990–present
Labels Grind Syndicate Media
Nuclear Blast
Website disbelief.de
Members Karsten Jäger
Jochen Trunk
Cornelius Althammer
Alexander Hagenauer
Wolfgang Rothbauer
Past members Markus Knap
Denis Musiol
Jan-Dirk Löffler
Olly Lenz
Tommy Fritsch

Disbelief (sometimes decapitalized to "disbelief") is a metal band from Hesse, Germany. Their music is rooted in death metal, but has melancholic tendences.


The band was formed in 1990, but did not become one solid line-up for several years. They began with Karsten Jäger, Oliver Lenz, and drummer Markus Gnap, with guitarist/bassist Denis Musiol joining later. They released their first demo the following year. After two more demo tapes, five years, and the replacement of Gnap and Musiol with Tommy Fritsch, Jochen Trunk, and Kai Bergerin, they released their self-titled album in 1997. Their second album, Infected, was released in 1998. A year later, they replaced Fritsch with Jan-Dirk Löffler and received a new recording contract from Massacre Records. After a few more albums, they became signed to Nuclear Blast, which distributed their 2004 record, Spreading the Rage, to North America and helped them to gain a wider fanbase. After reinstating Fritsch into the band, they released 66Sick in 2005, also in America. Lenz left the band in late 2006 and was replaced by Jonas Khalil; however, the band's seventh album, Navigator, was still released in late February 2007. In 2009 Karsten Jäger was a guest musician on Graveworm's Diabolical Figures.


  • Disbelief (1997, Grind Syndicate Media)
  • Infected (1998, Grind Syndicate Media)
  • Worst Enemy (2001, Massacre Records, licensed from GSM)
  • Shine (2002, Massacre Records, licensed from GSM)
  • Spreading the Rage (2003, Massacre Records, licensed from GSM)
  • 66Sick (2005, Nuclear Blast)
  • Navigator (2007, Massacre Records)
  • Protected Hell (2009, Massacre Records)[1]
  • Heal (2010, Massacre Records)
  • The Symbol Of Death (2017, Listenable Records)




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