Antipope was formed in Oulu, Finland, in 2004 by Mikko Myllykangas (vocals, guitar, songwriting), Santtu Heinilehto (bass guitar), and Jyri Palmu (drums).
Initially a black metal outfit, Antipope's sound would probably be best to define as progressive metal, as Antipope move between different genres integrating various styles of metal into their music. The main elements of influence have been industrial metal, heavy metal, doom metal, melodic death metal, and black metal.
After publishing two demo EPs ("Chaosmos" in 2008, and Excessive Use of Faith in 2009), Antipope completed their first full-length album entitled "Desert" in 2010. The second full length House of Harlot was published by Violent Journey Records on 30th of November 2011. House of Harlot gained quite a lot more attention and positive feedback from international metal media.
Antipope began to write material for their 3rd full-length album in early 2012, leading to the release of 3 Eyes Of Time in May 2013. The album presented a more melodic side of Antipope's music without discarding the elements of extreme metal.<br><br>After three years of hiatus, Antipope announced in the autumn of 2016 that the work on the 4th full length album had been resumed. In Antipope's fourth full-length album Denial/Survival was published in November 2017. On this record, Antipope fused together elements from their early days of black/death metal with heavy metal and progressive metal influences.