The story of INNERFIRE started in 2002, when Florian Lysy (keys) and guitar player Alin Petrut (from Romanian Metal band GOTHIC) first met.
Soon the duet took on new members to fill the line up. So Frederic Gayda (bass, MIND PROCESSION), Patrick Di Venti (guitar, ex-MYSTICA), Philippe Gustin (drums, PESTIFER) and Dahl (vocals, ex-DRAGDOWN) joined the band, really giving birth to INNERFIRE. With this line-up, the band recorded and self-produced its first CD, "In Blood We Trust", released on Painkiller Records in 2004.
In November 2005, INNERFIRE entered Jonathas Studio, in Enghien (Belgium), to record a new EP, "My Lycan Me". Recorded and produced by Jérémie "Phorgath" Bézier (EMPTINESS, ENTHRONED) and Xavier Carion (CHANNEL ZERO, SUMO, SONS OF JONATHAS) and mastered by Attie Bauw (SCORPIONS, etc), this EP showing the real musical identity of the band was released on Painkiller Records early 2006.
The next big step for INNERFIRE was the recording of a new album. This happened in May 2007 in the famous Berno Studio, in Malmö (Sweden) with legendary producer Berno Paulsson (AMON AMARTH, THE HAUNTED, GOD DETHRONED...).
Named "Of Legends & Allegiance", this album is released by Painkiller Records during Spring 2008. The reaction of the fans and the press is unbelievable, and the album is granted 9/10 in metal.de and powermetal.de (DE), 9/10 in pavillon 666 (FR), 9,5/10 in behindtheveil (UK/GR), 9/10 in Northern Metal (NO), 6/7 in earshot.at (AT), 4/5 in metalinvader (GR), 7,5/10 in metalfan.ro (RO), 16/20 in French Metal (FR), 10/13 in Schwermetal (CH)... while the band’s interview is featured in Metallian (FR), Mindview (BE) and many webzines.
INNERFIRE played in several festivals : Mean Metal Festival, Durbuy Rock Festival, LL Metal Fest...and many more.
In 2010, INNERFIRE was put on hold by its members, so that they could devote time to other projects (FADING BLISS, PESTIFER, ACKROS...) The band was revived in 2013, when guitar players Arnaud Vaneukem and Patrick Di Venti jammed with new bassist Lindir (ex-NOVAK, ex-HERBERT WEST). Soon joined by drummer François Landrain (INHUMEANITY, BLOW UP, BETWEEN THE LINES), INNERFIRE began working on new material and preparing for shows.
The line-up changed again in 2014 when Dahl left the band and was replaced by Thomas Hubert (ACKROS, ORION'S NIGHT...) who instilled new energy and brutality in the shows, to critical acclaim by all who attended.
In March of 2016, INNERFIRE released its third album, entitled “Sacricide”, recorded and mixed by Gerald Jans of Noise Factory Studio, and mastered by Andy Classen of Stage One Studio. More aggressive than the previous album, the new album is praised by all who listened to it. INNERFIRE defended this album in a live tour with, amongst others, AGGRESSOR, MORGOTH, INCANTATION, RESISTANCE, ATROXENTIS, MAX PIE. The release tour will conclude with ABORTED in the summer of 2016. With interviews on radio and in metal fanzines, and titles aired on Classic 21, INNERFIRE has proven that its name is on the rise again.
ABORTED (BE/FR), AES DANA (FR), AGRESSOR (FR), ANAEL (DE), ANOTHER MESSIAH (NL), ARCHENEMY (SWE), AXAMENTA (BE), BELPHEGOR (AT), CALLENISH CIRCLE (NL), CARACH ANGREN (NL), DAGOBA (FR), DEMONICAL (SE), DEMONIZER (BE), DENIAL OF GOD (DK), DEVIAN (SE), DEVIOUS (NL), DO OR DIE (BE), DYLATH LEEN (FR), DYONISUS (SE), EMETH (BE), ENIGMATIK (CH), EPICA (NL), ETHS (FR), FINNTROLL (SF), HATE (PL), HATE ETERNAL (USA), HATESPHERE (DK), IN QUEST (BE), INSANE (FR), IZEGRIM (NL), JON OLIVA’S PAIN (USA), KORPIKLAANI (SF), LYZANXIA (FR), MALMONDE (FR), MARDUK (SE), MASTER (USA/CZ), MAX PIE (BE), MELECHESH (ISR/NL), MORGOTH (DE), NOCTURNAL BREED (NO), NOSTRADAMEUS (SE), PUTREFIED (NL), RESISTANCE (BE), SCARVE (FR), SEPTIC FLESH (GR), SETHERIAL (SE), SINISTER (NL), SYBREED (CH), SYRACH (NO), TAAKE (NO), THE LUCIFER PRINCIPLE (NL), THE MONOLITH DEATHCULT (NL), THE WOUNDED (NL), THE OLD DEAD TREE (FR), TOXOCARA (NL)... and many more!