TANTAL was formed in 1998 in Pushkino, Moscow region (Russian Federation), but at the beginning it referred Draught (till 2001), then New Reality (till 2005). Style of band constantly developed and changed: from Heavy Metal up to Thrash-Death and now it represents Progressive Melodic Thrash-Death. Founders of collective and its permanent participants are Alexander Bessilin (guitar, vocal) and Michael Krivulets (bass). Later Dmitry Vjalov (drums) joined them. In initial structure the band successfully acted at various festivals and concerts.