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On January 24th 2014, Descend's second full length album "Wither" will be released through Inverse Records. The label comments:
"Wither being their darkest record to date, Descend expands on what they know and do best - delivering a perfect blend of progressive death metal. This is the band's defining record.
"Descend is a progressive death metal band from Stockholm, Sweden. The band was formed in 2003 and the current line-up dates back to 2008. After three self released demos, the debut album Through the Eyes of the Burdened was released through Supernova Records in May 2011.
"The album was well received and supported through numerous live performances including festivals in Germany, Canada as well as the renowned Metaltown festival in Gothenburg in the summer of 2012. The band has been self managed from the start, and dedicated work has attracted fans from many different countries. More...
Sweden's Descend has posted a new album teaser, which also features tour footage and can be viewed below. The band comments:
"Video featuring 'In Hours of Despair' from our upcoming album Wither and some clips from our Scottish tour! We sure would like to give you a release date but are as of yet still working on the distribution deal. We hope to get back to you with more info soon!"
Sweden's Descend has posted another studio video update online featuring Alex Wijkman and Andreas Lindström of Descend doing some lead guitar tracking for the yet unnamed follow up to "Through the Eyes of the Burdenend." Check out the clip below, or you can find the band's previously posted drum recording footage at this location.
Sweden's Descend has posted a second clip online of the band's time recording drums for an upcoming album, which can be found below. Descend also commented:
"Here's another video of the drum recording. This time it's a compilation of a few different songs, recorded on the second and third day in the studio. Stay tuned for more videos from the studio and some crazy guitar shredding by Andreas and Alex!"
Swedish act Descend is currently in the studio recording new material for an upcoming release, and the band has now posted an in-studio video clip online, which can be viewed below. Descend also commented:
"Day 1 of recording drums at Legacy London! 3 songs are now recorded and it's sounding great.
The studio is smaller than last time, but the sound is bigger. Here's a pic of the kit... Some video footage will be uploaded soon enough."
The Halifax based Spread The Metal Festival, with a goal to raise $100,000 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, is proud to announce headliners Morbid Angel, along with Blackguard, Cryptopsy and Last Call Chernobyl as the next batch of bands added to the line up to support the festival charity fundraiser.
Matt Day, STM owner and festival organizer, commented: "Spread the Metal Records has lofty ambitions for this festival and as it grows each year, I want to prove that the label is as committed to philanthropy as we are to releasing phenomenal records. We take on the responsibility to help those who cannot help themselves, and this festival has the power to help a lot of people, year after year."
The lineup is as follows:
Answer With Metal - 12pm
Last Call Chernobyl - 1pm
Dischord - 2pm
Hallows Die - 3:15pm
Descend - 4:30pm
Fallen Joy - 6pm
Blackguard - 7:30pm
Kataklysm - 9:15pm More...
Halifax based Spread The Metal Festival, which has a goal to raise $100,000 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada with 100% of ticket revenues, is proud to announce the first round of Canadian bands supporting the fest and charity fundraiser.
STM Records owner and festival organizer Matt Day commented, "Spread the Metal Records has lofty ambitions for this festival and as it grows each year, I want to prove that the label is as committed to philanthropy as we are to releasing phenomenal records. We take on the responsibility to help those who cannot help themselves, and this festival has the power to help a lot of people, year after year."
Further details on the festival are available here and the currently announced lineup is as follows:
Answer With Metal
Cry Oh Crisis
Death Valley Driver
Stockholm, Sweden based act Descend has checked in with the following brief announcement about posting pre-production footage online from the band's time working on a new album:
"Check out the progress of the pre production of our upcoming album! Here are some vocals for you!"
Further details on the upcoming Descend album will be announced as they are made available. Descend is:
Nima Farhadian L. - vocals
Andreas Lindström - guitars
Alexander Wijkman - guitars
Jonathan Persson - drums
Justin Biggs - bass
Sweden's Descend has posted two tracks online from the band's latest album "Through the Eyes of the Burdened." You can check out "A Sudden Sense of Clarity" and the album's title track through the Soundcloud players available below. A pre-production clip of the band working on new material can also be found here.
Descend has posted a short pre-production track online, which can be viewed below. The band also commented on the clip:
"Hey folks, we have a short but very exclusive preview of a new song being recorded in pre-production for our upcoming second album. Guitarist Alex Wijkman is doing the guitarwork here. Descend is currently working on new songs and there are more sweet riffs in the making!"
Descend has posted footage online of the band performing at the Metal Splash Open Air festival. You can check out clips of Descend playing "The Life Delusion" and "Disambiguous" in the players provided below. The cover artwork for the new single "The Life Delusion" is also available by heading over here.
Sweden's Descend released a new single titled "The Life Delusion" on March 7th, 2011. The band has now made the song available for streaming through the Supernova Records website. You can listen to the single at this location. The cover artwork for the single can also be viewed below.
Sweden's Descend has issued the following update about releasing a single and posting the single's cover artwork online:
"Hey y'all! Our single 'The Life Delusion' is to be released the 7th of March, people! Here you have the cover for it! Crazy!
"Original Artwork by Emil Maxén. Editing by Jonathan Persson Stay tuned for more updates!"
You can also check out Descend's upcoming tour dates and listen to several tracks available for streaming through the band's MySpace profile.
Sweden's Descend recently finished recording the band's upcoming new full-length album. The band has now checked in with the following brief update about streaming a teaser online from the new release:
"Finally, jere it is! A teaser from the album! What uuuup! I hope you all like it and that it fulfilled it's purpose. More to come.."
You can check out the teaser through Descend's MySpace page. Additional details on the new Descend album will be announced as they are made available.
Descend has checked in with the following update about finishing the recording for the band's new album:
"Hey there. It's been a while since... but it's called winter break for a reason, huh? I think we've pretty much fulfilled our part of the deal now. Recorded the album and fixed the booklet and sent everything to the Supernova.
"I hope that next time I write, I will give you guys a sneak peak from the booklet and even better - a release date! But no promises though. We're soon there! Well, friends, watch out for manatees and I'll come back to you as soon as possible!"
Descend has checked in with the following update about the band's current activity:
"It's 2 am and I'm not really tired. We got home from a cruise last night. We played on 'Rockin' the Galaxy.' An overall well spent day with beers and good company. I guess we were a little rusty since we haven't played since.. 13th of March, I believe. But it was nice.. and a good warm up for next weekend when we will be playing again for a bigger audience. I'm really looking forward to that gig. A small stage with (hopefully) lots of people! That's intense, and great! Yea.. it will be one hell of a night!
"So what's up in Descend camp? Well, as I just wrote we playing some shows at the same time as we're looking for more. By that, we are also rehearsing the songs to get 'em even tighter, not prioritizing song writing but in time we will get into writing mode. We have started on one new song beside rehearsing the older ones, and this new piece of art sounds fucking amazing! I mean goosebumps and a broken neck! Damn!
"About the record; we're trying to get along on how the album cover should look and in a Descend way - we're getting there, nice and slow. Don't get me wrong. It's not as we haven't gotten started. Just the final touches left and it's actually looking awesome. We're figuring on how we should do the booklet. Oldschool or not? That's the question. Well mates... even though I'm not sleepy it's late and a new day is waiting around the corner so... Good fight and good night!"
Sweden's Descend has posted a new studio video online, which can be viewed below. The band also commented on the clip:
"Hey! Here's the last part of the time spent in Escaperoute studios: Enjoy! We're currently looking for gigs and so far there's one booked - our friends Preachs' release gig the 4th of December - and there will hopefully be more to come. Give us a heads up if you know of anything. Besides this we are also starting write some new material.. slowly.. but it's getting there. Well well... back to studies!"
Descend has issued the following update about recording new material:
"Everything is pretty much done. I recorded all the vocals last week. We did the last mixing with Dan and Joe, and so there was only mastering left. After a couple of hours spent being butt raped by Juggernauts (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II) the mastering was completed.
"It sounds fucking awesome and you guys will all love it when it comes out! Fuckin' ey! I had a hell of a good time in the pitoresc country side of England - cheers to escaperoute studios!"
Descend has posted two studio video clips, which can be viewed below. The band also commented on the recording process:
"Hi, everything but vocals are done. So it's down to just me, the one and only, to seal this album. Descend debut album - Through the Eyes of the Burdened. As told, above, the recording process is over for everyone but me, but I'll give you a glimpse of what it was like, for the other guys, being there. I guess that's all for now. More info to come later."
Guitarist Alex Wijkman of Sweden's Descend has issued the following update about the band's time in the recording studio:
"Alright guys, as you might already know we have entered the studio to record our debut album. Here's a quick update from Essex, England.
"Andreas and Jonte arrived at Escape Route Studio last Monday to start recording drums. As you know we have a fucking amazing drummer, hence he managed to lay down drums for 9 tracks in 4 days. That's right people, the album will consist of 9 tracks, but that is all we will tell you about the album for now. I arrived today to start recording guitars along with Andreas. I went straight into the action and we nailed the rhythm guitars for 4 songs today!
"We have good help from our producer and owner of the studio Dan the great and his sidekick Joe, who really help us get the most out of our playing. Justin will fly down on Friday to start laying down some heavy grooves on the bass. Stay tuned for more updates during the following days!"