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Apostate was formed in 1993 in Lviv (Ukraine). The first demo “Consign to Oblivion” was recorded in 1995. This tape was very well received by Ukrainian underground press and fans.
In 1997 appears an EP "A Song of the Dead Lake". This work and plenty of live performances brought for Apostate a cult status. The band split up in 1998. In 1999 vocalist gathered new line-up and continued Apostate, but in 2001 they disbanded again.
In 2007 the compilation "From Consign To Oblivion to A Song Of The Dead Lake" was released. Its positive feedback was the reason why Alexander Kostko (bass guitar) decided to reanimate Apostate in January'2009.
During 2009-2012 the band has actively played live (including Doom Over Kiev III and Global East Rock Festival), sharing the stage with the renowned bands such as Helloween, Cemetery Of Scream, Skepticism, Sadist, Crionics, Virgin Snatch, Parricide and supporting Therion in part of their "Sitra Ahra" tour across the Baltics.
In October 2010 the long-play album "Trapped in a Sleep" was released via the Ukrainian label Black Art Productions. The US label Metallic Media reissued "Trapped in a Sleep" in October 2011.
In 2012, after the gig in Belgium, Apostate has gone through the line-up change, and now the band is working on the songs for a new album.