In September 2000 Benighted and Phoenix came up with an idea to create an alternative two-man-metal-band.
It all started when Benighted was playing a couple of riffs to Phoenix who said they sounded much like Dimmu or something thereabout, Phoenix threw an idea of creating a bm-band (He wasn't really serious at the time), but the idea finally saw the daylight under hard pressure of Benighted.
The name came when Benighted had a terrible hangover, and Phoenix was torturing him with bad jokes. Benighted complained how he is was in "kärsimys" ("suffering" in English), Phoenix asked if it was a MAXIMUS-kärsimys, and hey, there it was! kärsimysMAXIMUS!
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