INMATE was founded in the year 2005. From the very beginning they had a problem with finding the right singer but that didn’t stop them from performing. They performed as an instrumental band on many stages including at the Metalcamp festival 2008. In 2009 they finally filled up the missing slot in line-up with singer Mike and performed at Metalcamp festival for the third time (first in 2006).
The band has performed over 90 times throughout their existence. The highlights of their career so far, were where INMATE supported Dark Tranquillity and Insomnium in Zagreb and Vienna on their “Where Death Is Most Alive” tour. In addition, their first performances in Germany in 2010 left behind big impressions, as well as their appearance at the Rock The Lake Festival in Austria, where Caliban acted as headliner and taking part in some of the biggest festivals in their home country, Slovenia. The most recent highlight was performing at the EasterBang festival in Austria as support for NEAERA and shows with Brujeria and at Metalcamp and Metalfest.
In May 2012 the band finished and released their first full-length album “Free at last” which brought a few great surprises to their fans. One of them is cooperation with LastDayHere’s frontman Marko who more than gladly responded to the band’s invitation and contributed to the backing vocals.
“Free at last” presents an important turning point in their many years' of existence.
The album is conceptual. It represents INMATE’S view of the path, method and solution from the state of apathy, devotion to life and salvation of a man against himself, against the world or as a solution for all of us. Life consists of ups and downs, so it is very important that we are willing to handle falls when they occur. It’s necessary to struggle from day to day and to trust yourself doing the right thing. Using this philosophy you will find a solution how to manage your problems, find the right path in your life, become free at last.
They already made two videos, first for the first song of the album titled “Without warning”, and second for “Victorious”.
Rok Miklavžina - vocals
Andrej Bezjak - guitar
Aleš Kroflič - guitar
Sašo Bandalo - bass
Jure Grudnik - drums