In November 1997 the guitar-tech. of famous legendary Russian band “Korroziya Metalla” Max Laiko known as “Max with Bolt” became the guitarist of “Koroziya Metalla” replacing the guitarist Konstantin Lepatov. Also Max Laiko became a vocalist of “Korrozia Metalla” wihle the lead-guitarist and vocalist Boroff leaved the band. So Max had to give up his main project “Empire Rising”, but the desire to
In April 2001 the demo ‘Who Deals The Pain’ was being released in compact cassets by indi-label “Hobgoblin records”.
In February 2002 Manic Depression won the competition from the ‘Play’ magazine for the beginning bands due to the sound being much heavier than that of rivals, and its ‘Words of Hate’ title song was released on the official magazine’s CD – “Play – Russkaya Sborka” (Play – Russian Release).
In spring 2003 the band decided to re-recorded demo for the first official album and started the recording; drum-set was recorded at the Chernyi Obelisk Studio (Black Obelisk) and the rest of music – at the own band’s studio – PowerSkya Studios. The final mastering in the middle of summer was done at VMH Studio and the band signs contract with Metalagen / Soyuz.
In October 26 Manic Depression officially presented its first СD “Who Deals The Pain”, which was very well met by the public and critics. At that moment there emerged a conflict as a result of which the band had to part ways with its drummer Vasilij Kazurov. After 4 months of search, he was replaced by Alexandr Vetkhov (Orgiya Pravednikov (Saint Men Orgy) band) and Manic Depression immediately started to work at the next album.
In autumn 2006 – spring 2007 the band recorded mini-album “You’ll Be With Us Again” which instantly gave Manic Depression the title of the best thrash metal band of post-Soviet Union territory. This EP contains three brand new kicking ass tracks, Twisted Sister’s cover “Come Out And Play” and a new version of the song “As We Rising Inferno” (LP Planned Spiritual Decay) with Russian lyrics and with participation of the guest singer Shura Bi-II (former of pop-rock band Bi-II).
In summer 2009 ten new tracks were recorded for a new album with a working name “Impending Collapse”. The album is going to be realesed in September 2009.