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Disbelief performing in 2017
Disbelief performing in 2017
Background information
OriginHesse, Germany
GenresDeath metal, sludge metal
Years active1990–present
LabelsGrind Syndicate, Massacre, Nuclear Blast
MembersKarsten Jäger
Jochen Trunk
Cornelius Althammer
Alexander Hagenauer
Wolfgang Rothbauer
Past membersMarkus Knap
Denis Musiol
Jan-Dirk Löffler
Olly Lenz
Tommy Fritsch

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


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 North 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.




  • Disbelief (1997)
  • Infected (1999)
  • Worst Enemy (2001)
  • Shine (2002)
  • Spreading the Rage (2003)
  • 66Sick (2005)
  • Navigator (2007)
  • Protected Hell (2009)
  • Heal (2010)
  • The Symbol of Death (2017)
  • The Ground Collapses (2020)


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