Discography

Latest release

"Contempt for Man" LP/CD/digital (Buy it here!)

Released by Southern Lord Recordings, July 27, 2018.
First vinyl printing 1500 copies (200 in silver vinyl, 300 in gold vinyl, 1000 in black vinyl).

Recorded in Soundlab Studios and in the rehearsal room, June-August 2018, by Anders Jakobson. Mixed in Studio Ûlgnor by Johan Berglund. Artwork by Paul Romano. Design by Anders Jakobson. Logo by Oskar Pålsson and Anders Jakobson.

TRACKLIST:
A1: Värdelös
A2: Demons and Angels
A3: Pawn Sacrifice
A4: The Wolven Law
A5: Lockdown
A6: The Punishment Begins
A7: The Noose Tightens
A8: Det går aldrig
A9: Crush the Empire
A10: Pre-Emptive Nuclear Strike


B1: A Life of Ceaseless Grind
B2: Streams of Sludge
B3: Into the Hard Earth
B4: The Pain Maze
B5: Vile Behaviour
B6: Defeat
B7: Dull Dead Future
B8: To Smite
B9: A Brutal Truth
B10: Flytande död

Historic releases

"Time and Again" 7" EP (Buy it here!)

Released by Selfmadegod Records, November 11, 2015.
First printing 500 copies (100 in clear vinyl, 400 in black vinyl).

Recorded in Soundlab Studios and in the rehearsal room, May/June 2015, by Anders Jakobson. Additional engineering by Anders Alexandersson and Martin Jacobson. Mixed by Anton Sundell, June 2015. Artwork and design by Anders Jakobson. Logo by Oskar Pålsson and Anders Jakobson.

TRACKLIST:
A1: The Arsonist is King
A2: Broken Years
A3: No One Gets Out Alive


B1: Tattooed Corpse
B2: Progressive Obsessive
B3: The Condemnation

"Mankind Crawls" 7" EP (Buy it here!)

Released by Give Praise Records and Spela Snabbare Records.
First printing 600 copies (300 in yellow vinyl, 300 in black vinyl).

Recorded in Soundlab Studios and in the rehearsal room, May/June 2015, by Anders Jakobson. Additional engineering by Anders Alexandersson and Martin Jacobson. Mixed by Anton Sundell, June 2015. Artwork and design by Anders Jakobson. Logo by Oskar Pålsson and Anders Jakobson.

TRACKLIST:
A1: The Last Sight
A2: En vansinnesdans
A3: Enclave


B1: Under the Surface
B2: Skulking
B3: Life on Standby

Upcoming

Compilation tracks

Axis of Despair have recorded two songs with a total running time of two minutes for an upcoming Swedish compilation. More info will follow.

Recorded in the rehearsal room, March/April 2016, by Anders Jakobson. Mixed by Anders Jakobson.

TRACKLIST
1: To Hell with Tomorrow
2: Ripped off and Left Behind

"And the Machine Rolls On" 7" EP

Six songs recorded at the same time as "Contempt for Man". More info will follow.

Recorded in Soundlab Studios and in the rehearsal room, June-August 2018, by Anders Jakobson. Mixed in Studio Ûlgnor by Johan Berglund.

TRACKLIST:
A1: Emasculate
A2: Misery Greets You
A3: Slow


B1: Bloodloss
B2: Söndermald
B3: Railway Spine

Samples

"Värdelös", from the album "Contempt for Man"
"Crush the Empire", from the album "Contempt for Man"
"Flytande död", pre-production demo April 2017
"Defeat", pre-production demo May 2017
"Tattoed Corpse" from the "Time and Again" 7" EP
"Under the Surface" from the "Mankind Crawls" 7" EP
"Enclave", rehearsal demo November 2014
"Life on Standby", rehearsal demo November 2014

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

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