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ToteM was formed in January 2002 in the small city Bukowno 40 km far from Krakow. The first line up was then Wera-vocals, Dzierz-guitars, Marcin guitars Przema-bass and Toma drums. Their goal was to play melodic thrash/death metal inspired by Sepultura, Slayer, Arch Enemy and In Flames. In April 2002 the band recorded first demo "Pink Drink With Red Bull Shit".
In the beginning of July 2002, an idea of recording the debut occured. New musicians appeared in the band, and in September 2002 ToteM entered Zed Studio in Olkusz where the first album Intro was recorded by: Wera-vocals, Auman -vocals, Dzierz-guitars, Rudy guitars Fulba-bass and Toma drums. To promote „Intro" the band played many shows including polish tour „Thrash The South" with polish metal bands: Horrorscope, The No-Mads, Atrophia Red Sun and Whorehouse and mini-tour with Decapitated.
In summer 2004 the band entered Zed Studio in Olkusz again where the new full length album "Day Before The End" came into existence. It appeared on the market in August 2005 released in conjunction with Thrash'em All magazine (Empire Records). Years 2005 - 2007 brought shows and festivals where the band promoted their new album. ToteM performed some polish tours: in March 2006 Metal Marathon Tour with Chainsaw and in October 2006 Metal Union Road Tour with Flapjack, Schizma, Hedfirst, Blood Is The Harvest. ToteM appeared also on some festivals: Hunterfest 2006, Hunterfest 2007, Metalmania 2006, Thrash Attack Fest 2007.Spring 2006 is when Auman decided to leave the band for personal reasons.In 2008 album "Day Before The End" was released in Europe at 21st of January and in USA will be release at 18th of March.At the moment ToteM is preparing to record a new album in the beginning of 2008.

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