Illdisposed was formed in the dairy centre of Denmark, namely Aarhus, in 1991. The band quickly made its mark through the demo tape The Winter Of Our Discontempt and an appearance on Progress Red Labels' (later Diehard) Fuck You, We're From Denmark sampler. The band's next move was the Four Depressive Seasons EP of June 1993 (later re-issued with a new cover) which established the band's trademark 'subwoofer' vocals. The band also appeared on Nuclear Blast's Grindcore sampler in that year. The line-up here was Bo Summer, Michael Enevoldsen (who would leave in order to play faster!), Ronnie R. Bak and Lasse D.R. Bak. Guitarist Hans Wagner left due to substance use in 1994 - in what would almost become a pattern for the band - but the band had already toured with Sinister and Wargasm in Europe. Morten Gilsted was added for the band's debut full-length which was promoted through Nuclear Blast because Progress had signed a licensing deal with the German label after failing to come to terms with SPV distribution. Return From Tomorrow was again recorded at Borsing Recordings. The band toured with Disgust and Haggard in 1995 and Lasse made sure he would perform on-stage naked. Helvede was a sampler, but also featured the band's demo material. Hansen very soon replaced Hald on drums. Submit was produced by Tommy Hansen at The Jailhouse Studio.
Tore Mogensen's first album appearance was on There's Something Rotten... Illdisposed played at the Roskilde Festival in 1998. Next up was the Retro CD featuring covers and more covers following which drummer Thomas Sølvkæde Muskelbuks joined the act. By this time, the band had been turfed from Diehard, but re-signed after the relationship was patched. The band had also contributed music to a film called Mainland Headbanging in 1998. The boys were briefly in the spotlight again when Lasse Bak was charged with assaulting a policeman in 2003 at a soccer match.
Kokaiinum featured a song called Fear Bill Gates! The band's relationship with Diehard had broken down again and the music was described by the band as sub-par and the production half-hearted because the band was forced to work with producer Jan Borsing. The band signed to Roadrunner for four albums and began work on a new album in 2004. The boys also found time to appear on an At The Gates covers CD called Slaughterous Souls - A Tribute To At The Gates. A tour with Death Angel was planned for 2004, but fell through when the band and the promoter could not reach agreement. The band and guitarist Lasse Bak parted ways again in early 2005. A DVD was issued and the group released Burn Me Wicked in the spring. The band was dropped by Roadrunner Records in 2007 and signed with AFM Records instead. Guitarist Martin Thim left in late 2007 because he lacked the time to dedicate to the band. Thomas “Muskelbux” Jensen soon joined. The Prestige made it unto the Danish charts. The band picked To Those Who Walk Behind Us as the title for its new album, which was out on August 28th of 2009 through its newest label, Massacre Records. Illdisposed drummer Thomas Jensen inexplicably sat out the band's shows for June and July of 2010 and was temporarily replaced by Morten Toft Hansen of Raunchy. Illdisposed announced There Is Light (But It's Not For Me) as the title for its next album, which was due March 25th, 2011 through Massacre Records. The band lost guitarist Franz Hellboss in the summer of 2011. His replacement was "Smukke" Ken Holst. Illdisposed would release its next album, Sense The Darkness, on September 21st, 2012 through Massacre Records. The album was recorded at Antfarm Studio in Aabyhøj, Denmark with producer Tue Madsen. Drummer Thomas Jensen left the band in late 2013 due to demotivation. Kim Langkjaer Jensen (Koldborn and ex-Dawn Of Demise) who had been working with the band is in. Illdisposed would release a new album, called With The Lost Souls On Our Side, on June 27th 2014 through Massacre Records. Kussen was on bass now. The Eindhoven Metal Meeting announced that the eighth edition of the annual festival is taking place December 16 and 17th 2016 at the Effenaar venue in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Bands playing included Harakiri In The Sky, Protector (SE), Hail Of Bullets, Hell (UK), Illdisposed and Destruction.
ILLDISPOSED - KOKAIINUM - DIEHARD
The new and awaited Illdisposed (annoyingly named Kokaiinum and monikered www.illdisposed.dk on the cover - so ever passé) is here and it is good to report that Bo has retained his very low-register growls and the music is still crunchy death metal. Not much has changed otherwise which is always good news when a band is good to start. It doesn't reach the height of brutality of the Return From Tomorrow MCD, but the album is crushing in its own right. There is a healthy interaction of brutality and the occasional melodic lead work, and while the material is mostly mid-paced a track like Kokaiinum applies the pedal to the (death) metal. A couple of titles here are suspect, namely A Girl And Her Boss ('show me your tits and I'll show you mine') and Fear Bill Gates but that's just Illdisposed for you. After all this is the band that was once kicked off the label for 'inappropriate behaviour'. Love 'em or hate 'em they are heavier than anything else going on in Europe right now! - Ali "The Metallian"