History & BiographyOdium – meaning ‘Hatred’ in Latin – was a Morgoth album in 1993 and a thrash metal act founded in that year as well. This Odium was not to be confused with the Canada, Poland or Norway-based acts with the same name. The band issued a demo, called Grim Reaper, in 1996. Oddly, instead of showcasing its songs, the demo featured two originals and three cover versions. A 1997 demo was simply called Odium. The cover depicted an eyeball in the vise of a jaw, likely symbolizing a viewer watching American television shows like Roseanne. The band next issued Into The Outfields. More demos arrived and several members left until 2012 when the group’s debut record was issued. The group appeared at the Masters Of Rock festival in 2012. Noisehead Records went broke and the group moved on to Black Sunset. The Early Years 1993-1998 was one of those self-cover version compilations.
Jan Heusel was replaced by Dominik Fuchs in 2022. The band was booked for M:O:A Open Air and Metal Frenzy Open Air among others in 2023. The band was also booking several concerts alongside Australia-based Temtris for the summer.
Odium has opened for Paul Di' Anno, Holy Moses, Dead Soul Tribe, Tankard, Obituary, Rage, Axxis and Crematory among others.