Current status of the band

Autumn of 2017: We spent a number of days during the summer recording our upcoming, yet untitled album. First we recorded drums, guitars and bass at Soundlab Studios during nine days in the end of June/early July, followed by a number of vocal sessions in our rehearsal room in July and August. Currently the recording has been handed over to a yet to be announced mixing engineer to be completely finished soon. We recorded a total of 26 songs with the intention to have 20 on the album and save six for a new 7" EP or perhaps two split 7" EP's. This might change though.

We are really satisfied with the material. The songs are aggressive and diverse and it feels like we have a good chance in getting a strong grindcore album once it's finished.

Some of the song titles are "The Noose Tightens", "Dead Dull Future", "The Pain Maze", "The Wolven Law", "Streams of Sludge", "Demons and Angles”, ”A Life of Ceaseless Grind" and "Preemptive Nuclear Strike". We also have a few songs in Swedish, among others "Flytande död" that we have released as a YouTube demo. Check it out!

During 2016 we recorded, mixed and submitted two new songs for a Swedish compilation still to be announced soon. The songs are called "To Hell with Tomorrow" and "Ripped off and Left Behind" and clocks in at more or less exactly two minutes. The songs will not be on the upcoming LP!

Latest release: "Mankind Crawls" 7" EP

The second release from Axis of Despair is another six track 7" EP entitled "Mankind Crawls". The songs were recorded during the same session as "Time and Again" and is a co-release by Give Praise Records and Spela Snabbare Records. The 7" EP was released in October 2016 in 250 yellow and 250 black vinyls and we currently only have the black (Swedish version) for sale.

Order the 7" EP here!
Listen to "Under the Surface" at YouTube!

Still available: "Time and Again" 7" EP

First release from Axis of Despair, "Time and Again" includes six tracks of true Swedish grindcore, recorded in the legendary Soundlab Studios in Örebro, Sweden. Released by Selfmadegod Records in a first pressing of 500 copies, 100 in a limited edition with clear vinyl and 400 in a regular edition with black vinyl.

Buy it from the band!
Listen to "Tattooed Corpse" at YouTube!


Apart from the 7" EP's we have a t-shirt in two different versions for sale right now! A few charcoal colored t-shirts with black print are still left, but there are plenty more of new version that is a new black t-shirt with gold print. Also we have a few black tote bags wtih gold print. To round it of we have added a few items from some releated bands. The amounts are limited so hurry up with your order!

Go to the merchandise page!

Live shows!

July 18-22, 2018: Obscene Extreme Festival, Trutnov, Czech Republic.

July 3, 2016 - First show as support to Black Breath at En Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. Other support acts were This Gift is a Curse and Fredag den 13:e.
October 29, 2016 - Second show with the legendary Finish crust icons Riistetyt and Crutches at Plektrum Bar in Örebro, Sweden.
October 21, 2017 - Third show as support to Facebreaker at Scenit/Kulturhuset i Örebro in Örebro, Sweden.

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. The band continued to work on songs until the late spring of 2015 when the first 12 tracks were recorded to be released on two, sort of, conjoined 7" EP's. Expect more grindcore and more released from Axis of Despair in the near future!

Related bands

Overtorture, Volturyon, Livet som insats, Nervgift, Infanticide, Nasum, Coldworker, Proteststorm

Social shit and contact

Currently you can follow Axis of Despair on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram or Spotify, or you can write to