- Mary-Ann redirects here, for the Gilligan's Island character, see Mary Ann Summers
To/Die/For (often abbreviated TDF) is a gothic metal band from the town of Kouvola in southeast of Finland, assembled in 1993 as a hard rock band under the name Mary-Ann. In 1999, they decided to change their musical style to gothic metal, resulting in that they also changed the band name.
Mary-Ann (1993 - 1999)
was formed under the name Mary-Ann
. They released two demo EPs, "Mary-Ann
" in 1997
and "Deeper Sin
" in 1998
, before changing name as they modified musical style from heavy metal
to gothic metal
. "Deeper Sin" thereby resulted in a record deal with Spinefarm Records
All Eternity / Epilogue (1999 - 2002)
Their debut album - "All Eternity
" - was released in Finland by the end of 1999, and the band then signed contracts with Nuclear Blast
) and Pony Canyon
). Their cover of "In The Heat Of The Night" was to be the only single, and together with "Farewell" it was recorded as a music video, and obtained a fair amount of exposure.
In 2000, the band toured Europe together with Dark Tranquillity, Sentenced and In Flames. Bassist Miikka Kuisma quit the band and was replaced by Marko Kangaskolkka, who had played with the band in its early years. "Epilogue", the successor of "All Eternity", was released in 2001, and was followed by a tour with Lacrimosa.
Jaded / IV / Wounds Wide Open (2003 -)
The album "Jaded
" was released in 2003, and is by many fans still seen as their best effort. In August of that year, vocalist Jarno Perätalo left the band. He assembled a new band named Tiaga, integrated by former members of To/Die/For. Juha Kylmanen (from For My Pain
) then assumed the vocals of To/Die/For. However, in 2004, Jarno Perätalo and the band Tiaga took the name To/Die/For for themselves, releasing the fourth album, simply entitled "IV
", in 2005.
On October 4, 2006 To/Die/For released their fifth studio album, entitled "Wounds Wide Open". After the promotional tour that stretched to October 2007, the band decided to take a break.