Axis of Despair looking for a fifth member

After a few slow years, in part because of the pandemic, Axis of Despair wants to move forward with material aimed for a second album. Since the band is spread over two cities, Örebro and Stockholm, full band rehearsal can't be held regularly, which clearly slows down the creative process. Thus a second guitar player is needed locally in the Örebro area.

We are looking for a person that is...
...located in Örebro, or at least near enough to be able to rehearse during any day of the week
...into grindcore and related styles
...a quick learner
...prepared to play live

Other positive, but not crucial, properties are...
...ability to assist in the song writing
...ability to perform backing vocals.

Are you interested? Email axisofdespair@gmail.com.


Upcoming releases Spring 2023

Split 7" EP with Brainwasher
300 copies, white vinyl.
Label: Flyktsoda Records.
Tentative release date: March 2023.

"Phantom Fiend", lyric video

Split 12" EP with Meth Leppard
300 copies, turquoise vinyl.
Label: Selfmadegod Records.
Tentative release date: April 2023.

"Grim Prospect", lyric video


Live shows!

UPCOMING:
Nothing at the moment.

PAST SHOWS:
#1: July 3, 2016 at En Arena in Stockholm, Sweden with Black Breath, This Gift is a Curse and Fredag den 13:e.
#2:October 29, 2016 at Plektrum Bar in Örebro, Sweden with Riistetyt and Crutches.
#3: October 21, 2017 at Scenit/Kulturhuset i Örebro in Örebro, Sweden with Facebreaker.
#4: July 19, 2018 at Obscene Extreme Festival in Trutnov, Czech Republic.
#5: November 30, 2018 at Snövit in Stockholm, Sweden Supported by Tortura Eterna and General Genocide.
#6: April 13, 2019 at a secret birthday party show in Svärdsjö, Sweden.
#7: April 18, 2019 at Belsepub/Sticky Fingers in Gothenburg, Sweden with Gravebomb and Deth By Audio.
#8: July 24, 2019 at Stuck On A Name, Nottingham, UK with Human Cull, Feral State, Throatpunch.
#9: July 25, 2019 at Temple of Boom, Leeds, UK with Human Cull, Coproach, Fidget.
#10: July 26, 2019 at Gorilla Studios, Hull, UK with Human Cull, Strigoi, Throatpunch.
#11: July 27, 2019 at Head of Steam, Newcastle, UK with Human Cull, Cryptic Shift, Slimelord.
#12: July 28, 2019 at The Old England, Bristol, UK with Human Cull, Atomçk, Skullfucked, Black Skies Burn, Grief Ritual, Voltane.
#13: November 1, 2019 at Scenit/Kulturhuset i Örebro in Örebro, Sweden with Carnosus, Obscene illusion, Gravebomb and Crawl.


Slight history of the band

Axis of Despair features former and present members of such bands as Nasum, Coldworker, Infanticide, Volturyon, Livet som insats, Nervgift and Overtorture. To be exact: The band was formed by former Coldworker members Anders Jakobson (drums), Oskar Pålsson (bass) and Joel Fornbrant (vocals) in the end of 2013. About half a year later the line up was completed by Livet som insats member Kristofer Jankarls playing the guitar. In the Summer of 2015 a 12 song recording session took place, ending up as the two 7” EP’s ”Time and Again” and ”Mankind Crawls” released in 2015 and 2016. After doing a few shows the band continued to write songs and by the Summer of 2017 the album ”Contempt for Man” was recorded, containing 20 songs and ultimately released by Southern Lord in 2018.

Related bands

Overtorture, Volturyon, Livet som insats, Nervgift, Infanticide, Nasum, Coldworker, Proteststorm, Psykoma, Dripping Hörror, Exil.

Social shit and contact

Currently you can follow Axis of Despair on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram or Spotify, or you can write to axisofdespair@gmail.com