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The story of Merging Flare can practically be seen having started in 1993 when two schoolmates, guitarist Kasperi Heikkinen and drummer Henri Pyy, started to play heavy rock music together in the footsteps of AC/DC. The guys went on with varying set-ups and their musical style changed more towards metal. This phase included a melodic metal band Disease that - alongside Heikkinen and Pyy - consisted of guitarist Joni Hattuniemi and bassist Harri Leinonen and later also vocalist Matias Palm. Disease then came to its end in 2000.

In 2001 a new band Merging Flare was born and it consisted of the same members as Disease in its last days. The band released their first web single "Star Odyssey" in late 2001 getting some nice feedback on it. The band's first demo recording followed in 2003 and in 2005 Hell To Pay! promo was released.

In 2006 it was agreed that Imperiumi Records would release the next studio release of Merging Flare, this time it being a split with Gamma Ray tribute Guardians of Mankind. The new split-CDS "Under The Fire" could now see its release at the Finnish Metal Expo in Helsinki 16.02.2007.

In 2009 Merging Flare inked a record deal with Disentertainment and in early 2010 the band started recording their debut album that was finally released in May 2011 in Finland and July 2011 in Japan/Asia. The story goes on...