Exile was founded back in 2008 by guitarist Nader, after he met with former bassist hasan al dalleh and drummer Mahmoud tayyem. Due to personal issues, Hasan Al Dalleh parted ways with Exile. Ibrahim fill in to handle bass duties after the departure of Hasan, thus contributing to the making and production of their first full length debut album Suspended Society/Mutilated Variety.
After a relatively lengthy span of time looking for a proper studio to record the new album, Exile settled with Horned Helmet Productions to get the job done. Exile found refuge with Muhannad Bursheh (Phyx), a notable Jordanian musician and sound engineer who was generous enough to provide Exile with a great deal of support technically and morally. The recording of the album was not quite a piece of cake, since the album was the band’s first debut album, the mixing and mastering of the album took quite a while in order for the band to get the optimum sound they always aspired for.
Nader, being the main songwriter of the band, started working on the material roughly by January, 2010. Together with Tayyem and Ibrahim, the composing of the album extended from the beginning of 2010 till about August of 2011, when exile decided to enter the studio to set on recording Suspended Society/Mutilated Variety.
Just as recording the album was not quite a flowery task, so was the composing! The band used to rehearse and work on their material in a number of places varying from friends’ house basements, to rented rehearsal rooms (which was a very difficult thing to find). The band used to practice at Yazan Zash’s basement, a friend of the band. Zash was quite a great friend and supporter of the band, in which he offered his house for absolutely no charge for the band to practice and compose their materials, although he used to kick the band out of his property in some occasions where he used to get into some drunkin’ rages, which the band did not really take it personal for it came with package. Afterwards, Exile moved to practice in the rehearsal room provided by Volt Production.
The material of the album Suspended Society/Mutilated Variety saw the light for the first time in Turkey, at DoRock Bar. The band performed a set of songs selected from the demo Dead Thrashers Rising, the single Absolute Evil, and the album Suspended Society/Mutilated Variety. The performance gave a boost to the band’s status since it helped them acquire a good number of supporters in Turkey.
The album Suspended Society/Mutilated Variety was released in July 30, 2012 , with the sole aim of delivering a solid album to mark as their contribution to the genre of music that they respected, admired, and held dear to their hearts.