Strong Deformity started in 1996 as a progressive metal band. Their first album Power of Pain... was released in both Hungarian and English language versions. The release was followed by a 20+ stage tour around Hungary and Austria. In 1999 Fekete Károly replaces Bíró Tamás as lead vocalist, and brings some melodic tones to the band's already flawless modern metal sounding. The next album Racket is released in 19 European countries, Superdope from this album even hit a US underground magazine.