Last Known Status: Disbanded
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INVOCATOR drummer Jakob Gundel has recently spent time in the studio recording five tracks for a new project called THE DOWNWARD CANDIDATE. In addition to Gundel, the project features Allan Tvedebrink and Kasper B of the now-defunct Danish melodeathsters WITHERING SURFACE. Vocal duties are being handled by Kim Orneborg of the Danish band MUGSHOT. The drums for the project have been recorded and next up are guitars, vocals and bass.
The five tracks, which will be released as a promo CD, will be produced by Lars Mayland (previously guitarist in KONKHRA and FURIOUS TRAUMA). The group's musical style is a mix between hardcore and thrash, according to Gundel.
INVOCATOR recently spent time at mainman Jacob Hansen's Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark recording four new tracks. The band hope to complete the songwriting sessions for a new full-length album in the summer.
Withering Surface has confirmed their last gig EVER. The band doesn't believe in reunions, so this will definately be the last chance to catch them live.
The gig will take place at Loppen in Copenhagen on the 26th of February 2005.
The band will play a long set with songs dating back to the beginning of Withering Surface. Write an e-mail with the top five songs from the WS repertoire to firstname.lastname@example.org, and WS will compile the set list from your requests.
Since the foundation of the band in 1994, Withering Surface committed them selves to melodic death metal. Seen by many as the Danish pioneers of the genre, they gained a large following from the early stage.
Lots of great experiences and events have taken place for the band. Most memorable are the concerts at the Roskilde Festival in 1999 and at Wacken Open Air in 2002, the tour with Dimmu Borgir and Old Man's Child in 1997 and the tour with Opeth and Arch Enemy in 2002. Plus of course the joy of having created, recorded and released the four albums, "Scarlet
Silhouettes" (1997), "The Nude Ballet (1998), "Walking On Phantom Ice" (2001) and "Force The Pace" (2004).
However, in December 2004 the five current members, Nikolaj Borg (drums), Jacob Krogholt (guitar), KB Larsen (bass), Allan Tvedebrink (guitars) and Michael H. Andersen (vocals) jointly decided to split up the band.
The most obvious reasons for the split are lack of inspiration and different opinions on the mission for the band.
The band would like to thank all the people who supported the band during the last decade and hope their music will live on forever. All (ex-) members of Withering Surface will continue with other musical projects.
The band will play a farewell concert in Copenhagen in the beginning of 2005.