Doom metallic rockers Penance got their begin in 1990, when the freshly formed group released their 1st underground demonstration. It floated around tape-trading circles before users of Cathedral finally noticed it. These were so impressed that they asked Mike Smail, the just permanent person in the group, to try out the drums on the 1st album. Penance remained together and come up with their debut, THE STREET Much less Traveled, on Cathedral frontman Lee Dorrian’s GO ABOVE Information in 1992. They produced a hype in the metallic underworld, resulting in a agreement with Century Press in 1994. Parallel Edges premiered the same 12 months, but the music group was suffering from lineup adjustments and were ultimately dropped through the label. Frontman Briant Balich became a member of in 1997, as well as the group continuing to try out live and discharge demos until putting your signature on with Martyr GROUP in 2001. The ensuing record, Alpha and Omega, premiered in the springtime of the next year.