Checkmate was formed in Tel-Aviv in early 2009 by guitarist Daniel Sherman and vocalist Yan Braslavskiy, after teaming up with guitarist Anthony S' whom became Checkmate's Bass player. Later On drummer Igor K' joined the band and finally band has been established.
Band members worked on new material for almost half a year when suddenly band's drummer Igor k' decided to leave the band because of personal reasons.
While band was searching for a drummer, they decided to not waste their time, and to put some previously recorded pieces together in a song. This is how their first single "Redraw Me" was released.
The line-up was rounded out by a drummer Kiril K', who quickly answered an ad in the Israeli "Rock-club" website. Kiril proved himself as a talented drummer and a good person after several month of a hard work.
Checkmate played their first concert in Freeland Bar, Tel-Aviv, Israel, on 18 November 2010. The concert was a success for the band, after which band members decided to move another step forward and to produce their first studio album. A debut album named "Separate" is about to be released at the end of the summer 2011.
Nowadays the band is performing all over the country, looking for sponsors, bookers and new fans...