UNDER THREAT is a melodic death metal band hailing from Colombia South America. The band was formed in 1997 by John Perez (vocals), Nicolas Bermudez,(guitars) and David Bermudez (bass), under the name of "Skulptor". In the middle of 1999, and after several conceptual changes, the name SKULPTOR was changed to UNDER THREAT and Alejandro Rojas joined for drum duties. the band entered studio to record their first release on CD format. The album HIPOSTASIS was released at the end of '99 on Transilvania Music, an independent Colombian record label. Fast and aggressive melodic guitars, blasting drums and raw-deep voices characterizes UNDER THREAT's music, which is deeply influenced by 80's and 90's , death, heavy, thrash and black metal. UNDER THREAT wrote their lyrics in spanish, however, before the release of "Hipostasis", they changed the lyrics into English, attempting to reach a wider international audience. Hipostasis was extremely well received in the Colombian and South American metal scene, marking the beginning of an extremely successful band. Upon the release, of Hipostasis, UNDER THREAT played numerous shows around Colombia gaining a massive following from the people in Colombia and now the band absolutely dominates the metal scene there. On december 2001 UNDER THREAT members entered Studio One in Racine, WI and recorded "Behind Mankind's Disguise", their first album under an American label. It was then mastered at Mastermind in Milwaukee, WI. Although pursued by a number of labels, Conquest Music quickly signed and welcomed them to their label. The album was released in march 2003. The band has participated in several compilations along side the likes of Satyricon, Angel Corpse, Impaled Nazarene Exhumed and Jag Panzer and have played shows with bands such as Destruction, Divine Empire, Fleshgrind, Anal Blast, Kataklysm, Suffocation, Strapping young lad among others. UNDER THREAT has already brutalized the American scene during their American summer tour 2002 with Monstrosity, Dark Faith and Blood Stained Dusk and took the U.S. metal community by surprise when they played at the 2002 Milwaukee Metal fest and they have already been invited back for the 2003 Metal Fest. During summer 2004 the band entered Studio one again in racine to record their 3rd ( second american) album entitled "deathmosphere", 10 powerfull , more elaborated and agressive new songs full of rawness,majestic guitar melodies and riffing, including a total acoustic instrumental track as tribute to their homeland and roots. Niklas Sundin from dark tranquillity who also has worked for his own band's artwork, as well as In flames, arch enemy, dimenzion zero among others, handled the cd ilustration. On october of the same year UNDER THREAT performed their gigantic hometown's annual festival "Rock al parque" from which a video track was recorded to be included as an enhanced element for the new album. Barbarian records from Madison WI is the new label chosen to release this new chapter in the U.S, Hateworks records from Colombia for South america and Europe. The band is currently looking forward to expand their music as far as possible and to play and promote this new episode as much as possible. UNDER THREAT's original line up remains the same, Jake Sommer is now handling the second guitar duties.