BRIEF BIOGRAPHY

1917 was formed in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in the middles of 1994. On 1995 they did a few gigs and recorded a demo tape titled "Bienvenido a la Nada", which was released on 1996.

On 1997 they recorded two songs for a compilation, and right after a whole album. So, on 1998 "Inti Huacay" was released.

Between 2000 and 2001 they recorded some songs to be included on several compilations. On 2002 they released "Genesis & Horror", their second album. Before the end of that year 1917 recorded new tunes to be included in a split titled “Sudamérica Brutal vol. II".

On 2003 the band played some gigs then recorded their third album. It was released on 2004, under the title “Vision”. Later on it was reissued in Mexico.

On 2005 they released “Neo-Ritual”, which was reissued in Mexico as well.

On 2006 the band recorded a Slayer cover and a Death cover for homage albums. They released a compilation titled “Testimonial”, which included stuff from all their previous releases.

On 2007 "Vox Fatum"was released. On 2008 it was reissued in Mexico. 1917 recorded a Carcass cover to be included in a homage album.

During 2009 a promo advance was released. So on 2010 "Brutal Miserable Drama" was finally released.

On 2013 a new album was released, and it's title was “Inexorable”. They also released “Actum Tempus I” and “Actum Tempus II”, which included the demo, the first two albums, songs that were included on compilations only and exclusive tracks.

On 2015, after some years not playing live, 1917 started to do gigs again. In the middles of 2016 a new album titled "Implacable Utopia" and box-set containing all their previous albums -but this time, on tape format- were released.

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EXTENDED BIOGRAPHY

1917 was formed in Lima/Zárate, Buenos Aires, Argentina, in the middles of 1994 by Alejandro (guitar and vocals), Pansa (bass), Fernando (drums) and Marcos (vocals). They started to work on their own songs until the beginning of 1995, then the band played their first gigs. Soon afterwards they entered studio to record five of their compositions. In 1996 the "Bienvenido a la Nada" demo-tape was released. It contained only four of the recorded songs.

Right after 1917 recorded two new songs, which were included in a demo/compilation entitled "Memorias de Muerte" (May 1997). At the same time they started to record the tracks that would be included on their first CD. But before the end of the recordings Pansa left the band, and all the activities were delayed to find a replacement.

In 1998 a new bass player named Damian joined the band, and their debut CD "Inti Huacay" was finished. After its release Marcos decided to quit the band, and Alejandro took his place on vocals. 1917 continued working as a three piece band.

In November 2000 they recorded a new song, which in 2001 was included on several compilation CDs from Argentina, Portugal and Italy. In June 2001 the band entered studio to record two songs for a compilation titled "Nahuel vol. III" (Argentina). After working on these recording sessions, both Fernando and Damian decided to quit the band. Then Alejandro wrote the songs for a new album, and Pansa returned to 1917 to play the bass again.

Between February and March 2002 they entered studio again, and the result was the release of their second album, titled "Genesis & Horror". During September the band recorded new songs for a 3 way split CD entitled "Sudamerica Brutal vol. II" (also feat. Slow Death and Slow Agony). Before the end of that year a musician named Eric joined 1917 as live drummer.

In the beginning of 2003 the band was included on compilations from Peru and Ecuador. 1917 played some more gigs then, during November, Alejandro and Pansa started with new recording sessions.

"Vision", their third album, was released in Argentina (February 2004) then in Mexico (July 2004). During that year the band played some live shows and included songs on two compilations from Argentina. On December 1917 started with the recording of a new album.

In April 2005 they released "Neo-Ritual". The band was included on compilations from Argentina and from Mexico. On December "Neo-Ritual" was reissued in Mexico including one bonus track.

In 2006 the band recorded a Slayer cover to be included in a homage album that were released in Argentina. And, after ten years since the release of its demo tape, 1917 released a celebration album titled "Testimonial". That CD included songs taken from all their previous releases, plus some exclusive studio and live songs. After some gigs Pansa decided to quit the band. Alejandro, as the only project member, recorded a Death cover for a homage album, then the songs for the next 1917 album.

In June 2007, after taking part on some compilations, 1917 released "Vox Fatum".

In 2008 "Vox Fatum" was reissued in Mexico. 1917 was included on two compilations from Argentina, then recorded a Carcass cover for a homage album. In August Eric decided to quit the band.

During 2009 the bass player Acho (from Social Shit) joined the project to take part on the new recording sessions. A free ESingle was released before the end of that year.

On December 2010 "Brutal Miserable Drama" was finally released. 1917 was included on several compilation Cds.

On 2013 a new album was released, and it's title was “Inexorable”. They also released “Actum Tempus I” and “Actum Tempus II”, which included the demo, the first two albums, songs that were included on compilations only and exclusive tracks.

On 2015 a live lineup was completed when Mario Mansilla (bass), Javier Cufré (guitar) and Fede Puebla (drums) joined 1917. This way the band started to play gigs again. In the middles of 2016 a new album titled "Implacable Utopia" and box-set containing all their previous albums -but this time, on tape format- were released.

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