UNDERCODE was formed in Zagreb, Croatia, back in 1997 by Australian born Damien Dee. In 2002 the band released their debut album “Enlightening The World” which quickly gained a cult status among many European heavy metal fans. Gamers from around the world also discovered the band’s music by playing the popular FPS game “Serious Sam: The Second Encounter”.
Between 2002 and 2005 UNDERCODE played numerous shows and simultaneously started working on their second album. During their first few months of recording, Damien moved back to Australia due to family commitments. While the band was in hiatus, the remaining members pursued other musical projects.
This break lasted for over 6 years, and would have probably lasted longer, had not one of the band members accidently discovered the Russian UNDERCODE fan site. Overwhelmed by the number of fans and support they were receiving via undercode.ru, the band members were inspired and decided to release new material as a ‘thank you’.
While communicating with its Russian fan base, the band was asked if they would be contributing a song to the new Serious Sam video game. The band was oblivious to this but were surprised that its loyal Russian fans had set up a petition to get the band’s music back in the game. Surprisingly the petition gathered several hundred signatures and was presented to the developers of the game, who then made contact with the band, resulting in UNDERCODE providing two new tracks for “Serious Sam 3: BFE” – which included “Final Fight” and “The Gladiator”.
UNDERCODE’s official comeback single and music video for “Final fight” was released in November of 2011. At the time it looked like a new album would finally see the light of day. Due to the unusual and uncertain times experienced by many artists in the music industry, the band decided to postpone the release while they deliberated and then negotiated with a number of record labels. After careful consideration, the band decided to form their own company and take control of their own destiny. Both excited and nervous about the state of the industry, the band committed to releasing “Post-Apocalyptic” on their own.
The new album is scheduled for release in 2015 which contains 10 thematic songs and three outstanding promotional music videos made in a form of a short film trilogy. The first single “DRIVEN” will have its global premiere on YouTube in early July with the album to follow on the 13th of July 2015 via a global digital distribution network with physical copies of the CD available via the bands own website www.undercodemusic.com.
The rejuvenated and finally resurrected UNDERCODE will be unleashing their powerful brand of metal to the world at a time when the world is going through some radical changes… THE SLEEPING GIANT HAS AWOKEN!