Iniquity was initially formed in 1989 by among others Brian Petrowsky. In the following years the band went through countless line-up changes but still managed to gather an increasingly larger fanbase thanks to numerous live shows and the successfull two demo tapes “Entering Deception” (1992) & “Promo 93” (1993).
In 1995 the band entered the studio to record the debut album “Serenadium” (1996, Diehard/ Emanzipation) but due to those notorious line-up changes the final result wasn’t completed and released until late August 1996. At that time Brian Petrowsky had permanently left the band and the line-up was now Jesper Frost on drums – since 1995. Lars Friis also member since 1995 and Martin Rosendahl who joined in August 1996 delivering the vocals and the bass in place of Petrowsky & Thomas ”Gnist” Christensen. Brian Eriksen joined in early 1997 – this was the line-up which went on tour with the “Serenadium” album.
After a final replacement in the summer of 1997 Jens Lee joined up in place of Lars. The EP “The Hidden Lore” (1998, Mighty) was written and recorded then released in spring 1998. By the end of 1998 both Martin & Jens Lee left the band. Mads Hårløv & Thomas Fagerlind entered in their place. The very successfull and best selling Iniquity release of all “Five Across The Eyes” (1999, Mighty) was recorded and released with many tours and shows in its wake. By 2000 Kræn Meier had replaced Brian Eriksen – this line-up lasted until the band broke apart about two years after the release of the final album “Grime” (2001, Mighty).
In 2003 the compilation / rarities album “Iniquity Bloody Iniquity” (2003, Mighty) marked the break-up of Iniquity. The following 9 years the band was dead…
The silence was only broken once by the release of ”Entering Deception / Promo 93” (2011, Serpent Pulse) which was an official re-release of the two demo tapes on vinyl. In 2012 by pure coincidence a series of events – more or less out of control of any ex-members of the band – led to Martin, Brian & Jesper discussion the idea of “doing something about it”… Mads and other ex-members was asked to join but declined the offer…
However the line-up from “The Hidden Lore” ended up being the basis for he 2012-2013 reunion… and with this line-up the band played numerous festivals and shows around the world – including a full UK tour as the finale. In 2015 the band decided to do a few shows that they’d been forced to cancel on the initial tour. Thomas “Gnist” Christensen from the original “Serenadium” line-up replaced Jens Lee on these gigs as Martin moved to rhythm guitar.
In 2021, Emanzipation productions started a series of reissues of Iniquity’s classic back-catalog. In March 2021, “Five Across The Eyes” was reissued in CD (limited to 500 copies) and LP (black, orange and white vinyls, each limited to 100 copies and numbered).
One year after, in March 2022, it was time for “Grime” to get the full reissue treatment; this time exclusively on LP format (black and grey/black variants, each limited to 300 units), with sound remastered by Marco Angioni (Tardus Mortem, Panzerchrist, Tygers Of Pan Tang) at Angioni Studios.
Jesper Frost Jensen: drums
Martin Rosendahl: bass, vocals
Brian Eriksen: guitars