Take old school death metal, add a healthy dose of groove, a pinch of thrash and round it up with a lot of melody…and you’ll get the powerful essence of Desdemonia: Death/Thrash/Melodic Metal w/ Rock n’ Roll attitude!
Desdemonia’s latest and fourth longplayer “Anguish” has been released on the 23rd March 2018 via Denmark’s premier metal label Mighty Music.
Legendary Swedish producer Fredrik Nordström (At The Gates, In Flames, Arch Enemy, Opeth, Dimmu Borgir, Hammerfall, Architects, …) has mixed and mastered the 9 new songs at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden to give the album the massive, aggressive yet clear sound it deserves.
The band has shared the stage with bands like Kataklysm, Vader, Apocalyptica, Heaven Shall Burn, Unleashed, Soilwork, Krisiun, Primordial, Suffocation, Gorefest, In Extremo, God Dethroned, Hail of Bullets, Dismember, Sinister, Mayhem, Loudblast, Dagoba.
On their new record, the quartet yet again combines catchiness with raw, vicious riffage and grim weighty vocals, while more quiet and melodic moments give their music the right dynamics. The aggressive and gloomy atmosphere is being underlined by lyrics that explore the fears and dark thoughts of the human mind. This contemporary issue being universal, all four band members shared their thoughts and contributed to the lyrics.
Influenced by the early and mid-nineties American and European death metal scene, Desdemonia‘s sound can be described as a mix of catchy stuff like Amon Amarth, straight forward At The Gates-like beats and more old school oriented melodies and groove in the vein of Dissection or Bolt Thrower. However, Desdemonia never try to keep pace with changing trends but cut their own path instead.
Over the last two decades, the pioneers of the small but lively Luxembourgish metal scene have built up a strong fan base in the metal underground, releasing a demo and four studio albums.
As of summer of 2018, a full-length documentary movie “Desdemonia – Cross the Line” with live music & interviews on the Luxembourgish metal scene is out on Amazon Prime.
Desdemonia are excited to share their powerful new album with new fans and to conquer new territories; determined to put their mark on the death metal scene.
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