19u / arena heavy metal / doom metal / gratis
ATHANASIA are a power trio playing a highly original hybrid of classic and modern heavy metal. The band was founded by Caleb Bingham in 2004 under the name ASCENSION. As a result of passing around the band’s early demos on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles, he landed a gig with the then newly formed FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH in 2005. Upon being released from the group in 2007 due to his young age, he continued to write under the name ASCENSION, recording several more unreleased demos and one EP at the behest of veteran Roadrunner Records A&R Monte Conner. Largely due to that label’s merger with WMG, negotiations broke down and the band was shelved again in 2010 while Bingham played with Swedish death metal act ZONARIA for 4 years. Upon parting ways with ZONARIA due to a leg injury sustained while playing with the group, Caleb decided to put all his efforts back into what he worked so hard to create…
Joined by bassist Brandon Miller and veteran drummer Jason
West (MURDERDOLLS, WEDNESDAY 13, SEBASTIAN BACH), Bingham resurrected the band under the name, ATHANASIA, recording its first full-length release entitled “The Order of the Silver Compass.”
Official Site: www.athanasia.se
Started in the north of Limburg, late 2014 by Mathijs and Glenn to make a blend of traditional doom and other metal with epic singing and a variety of other vocals. Recorded our debut EP in 2015 with Koen Keijers of Waveshape Audio (Evil Invaders, Avatarium, …). Several people have been involved with High Inquisitor Woe, taking on various functions, but Glenn and Mathijs remain the only two permanent members.