|1988 – Invocator’s first
demo "Genetic Confusion" is released. The band play numerous shows.
Among other supporting Artillery. |
1989 - "Alterations", the demo that sold nearby 2000 copies,
is released. The band play successful shows with bands like
Entombed, Edge Of Sanity, Psychotic Waltz, Gorefest, Incubus (now
Opprobrium), etc. etc. Invocator sign with Swedish/German label
Black Mark Production.
1991 - The debut album "Excursion Demise" is recorded at
Montezuma Studios, Stockholm (SWE) where bands like Memento Mori and
Edge Of Sanity etc. have recorded albums. Nominated for a Danish
Grammy for "best heavy metal album of the year".
1992 - Invocator again plays numerous shows (Evil Dead, Laaz
Rockit, Massacre, Immolation, Pungent Stench, Atrocity etc.) and
tour with legendary Dark Angel throughout Europe. Roskilde Festival
is played in front of 5.000 people.
1994 - The recordings of 2nd album "Weave The Apocalypse"
commence with engineer/producer Eric Greif, a.o. Death producer
("Spiritual Healing"). Tour with Paradise Lost on their "Icon"
Denmark tour. Supports Sepultura at their Danish "Arise" show.
Invocator records 2 cover songs for a CD featuring the old demotapes
in a remastered version. The cover songs are "The Promise Of Agony"
originally performed by Dark Angel, and "The Eternal War"
(Artillery). The CD is called "Early Years" and marks a label change
from Black Mark to Progress/Die Hard Music.
1995 - "Dying To Live", the bands third album is being
recorded, Denmark is toured, but the chemistry within the band
suffers from different musical directions and the band decides to
Invocator 2000-2001: Old frontman, guitarist and vocalist
Jacob Hansen starts to write new songs together with guitarist
Flemming C. Lund (ex-Autumn Leaves). A temporary drummer is found in
Brian Rasmussen (Behind The Curtain, Mnemic), and the demo 2002 is
recorded. As Jacob Hansen has been in more or less constant contact
with earlier bassplayer Carsten N. Mikkelsen who played on "Dying To
Live", it's obvious that Carsten could be the bassplyare of the
band. He had been playing all kinds of music at preschool to the
conservatory, and here he met drummer Jakob Gundel (ex-Withering
Surface). When Jacob and Flemming spoke to Carsten about the job as
a bassplayer, Carsten mentioned Gundel, and an audition was made. It
was obvious that this was the right person to fill the job