Plague was formed in late 1995 by members Gary (drums) and Dean (lead guitar) who quickly began writing their own original-sounding material. Shortly after four songs were complete, Plague was joined by Damo (vocalist), Ryan (second guitarist) and Brett (bass player) they were to continue writing enough material until they felt ready to record their first full-length album.
Plague entered the studio in 1997, recording their self-financed, self-titled, full-length debut CD. Plague’s CD was well received and they quickly begun attracting a strong following around the Perth live music scene. In 1999, Plague experienced line-up difficulties and replaced bass player with current member Mark.
Time was taken out from the live scene to write new material and Plague entered the studio again to record their second full-length album titled “Higher Moral Ground.”
In 2001-2002, drummer Gary spent time in Melbourne working with the band The Berzerker (Earache Records). While there he recorded on their 2002 Earache release “Dissimulate” and is also featured on their DVD. He also got the opportunity to take part in two tours of the USA and headlining tours of the UK playing with bands such as Napalm Death, Nile, Vader, Immolation, Strapping Young Lad, Origin, and Dark Tranquility.
Shortly before the release of the CD Plague parted ways with their second guitarist and the band has continued on as a four piece. In late November 2004 a video clip was recorded for the title track of the CD. This was also included as a bonus on the finished CD “Higher Moral Ground” which was released in February 2005 through Rabid Music.
Having secured a number of support slots with leading metal bands such as Hate Eternal, Bloodduster, Psycroptic, Fuck…I’m Dead, Devolved, Alchemist and also performing at Australia’s premier metal festival “Metal for the Brain” in Canberra and Perth, Plague are looking forward to extending their live show success with a full tour of Australia early in 2006.
Next year is looking to be a very active year for Plague. They are already heavily writing new songs for their next album, which will be released sometime in 2006. These new songs are proving to be by far their most unique material to date.


Sound samples: Sample.wav degree betrayal – plague.wma

Video clip: – Higher Moral Ground.wmv