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YEAR FORMED: 2004
HOME TOWN: Geneva, Switzerland
Jerome - Guitar
Jeremy - Bass
Thomas - Vocals
Seb - Drums
Geneva – year 2004, 4 guys unite their strength to create a new war machine. Jerome
In November, Mumakil play their first show in Geneva, opening for Blockheads (from France) and grindcore heroes Nasum (from Örebro, Sweden). This concert is a total success. After that, Mumakil record their first demo in January 2005 in Jerome’s home-studio (aka Terrier 5) in Geneva.
The year 2005 is characterized by the rise of Mumakil in the grindcore and metal scene in Europe. The Demo 2005 is available on Mumakil website (for free), and hundreds of freaks download it every month. Mumakil creates also its own Myspace page, and receive every day positive comments and encouragements. Mumakil play a few concerts this year and almost get on their first tour, in October across France (with Lost Sphere Project from Geneva as support). This tour makes it possible for Mumakil to be really known in France.
From January to March 2006, Mumakil get in Jerome’s studio to record their 1st album : “Customized Warfare”. 32 tracks of straight, tight, brutal grindcore. The album is mixed by Jerome in April. Then Mumakil send the CD in Sweden, where it’s masterised by Thomas Eberger at the Cutting Room, in Solna.
Mumakil concluded a deal with the Greek label Blast Beat Mailmurder to re-edit the 1st demo as a 7” (the “Stop Whining” EP).
In summer 2006, Mumakil play at the Obscene Extreme Festival, in Trutnov (Czech Republic) with more than 50 grind and death-metal bands. Mumakil also play at the famous Mountains of Death Festival in Muotathal (Switzerland) in August 2006 with bands like Suffocation (USA), Wasteform (USA), Rotten Sound (Finland), or Disavowed (NL).
2007: Mumakil continue to tour in France & Switzerland and leave to England for their very first UK TOUR (March 2007). This is a great experience for the band. (During this tour, Mumakil opened for “Carving Europe Tour 200” w/ Necrophagist, Misery Index, Disrkeet, Origin, in Leeds).
After that, their label Overcome Records must cease its activities due to many structural and financial problems. Then Mumakil signs a deal with the Canadian label Caustic Rhythm (Prodisk) in order to repress the album and tour in Canada / USA in the future.
On 22nd June 2007, Mumakil plays at HELLFEST Festival in Nantes/Clisson with other metal giants like Slayer, Megadeth, Napalm Death, Emperor, Neurosis & more.
Then Mumakil get back in studio to record several new songs which will appear on 3 new splits :
Several shows in autumn and winter 2007…
2008 : After touring in Italy and Spain (February – March 2008) Mumakil conclude a deal with Relapse Records to release their next album, on which the band is currently working hard.