Misanthropy began with Jamie Gallo and Kevin Briggeman jamming in the Gallo basement in summer of 1999. Kevin Briggeman would soon convince friend James Neill to join and play bass.
From there Misanthropy was born. We recorded a very sloppy 8 song live demo, in the Gallo basement using a webcam and the stock sound recorder function found on all '01 PC's. While recording another very sloppy, 11 track, demo in 2002 Misanthropy enlisted life long friend Cody Shypitka to front the band as the lead vocalist.
Misanthropy went on for another 3-4 years before members James Neill and Jamie Gallo moved to Calgary, and Kevin Briggeman moved to Kelowna.
In 2010 Misanthropy reformed in Calgary Alberta, wrote about 40 new songs and started playing live shows. In edition to playing live shows Misanthropy recorded "The Kings of Forest Lawn" EP, which featured 5 songs that were recorded, mixed and mastered by Mark "King" Dillon.
In 2012 Misanthropy reenlisted Cody Shypitka to play rhythm guitar, and then Misanthropy's new sound was complete. After playing a few shows Misanthropy headed into the studio to begin recording 2 Horror movie inspired eps called "Misanthropy - Part V A New Beginning," and "Misanthropy - Camp Arawak."