MP3 De Profundis - A Bleak Reflection
Progressive extreme metal from London, UK
8 MP3 Songs in this album (69:03) !
Related styles: Metal/Punk: Death Metal, Metal/Punk: Progressive Metal, Mood: Angry
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De Profundis was formed in November 2005 by vocalist Craig Land and guitarist Roman Subbotin. As the band’s sound evolved over the course of the next 18 months, Christophe Szpajdel (Emperor, Enthoned) was approached to design a suitable logo reflecting the band''s music visually. The band underwent several personnel changes until a stable and committed the line-up was completed with the recruitment of Aleksej Obradovic (bass) and Shoi Sen (guitar), with David Andrews stepping in to play the drums on the recording. In April 2007, De Profundis recorded its first album, entitled ‘Beyond Redemption’, which was mixed by Steve Watkins at Warehouse Studios, Oxford and mastered by Tim Turan at Turan Audio (Dimmu Borgir, Opeth, Emperor). Achilleas Gatsopoulos (Dark Tranquillity, Arcturus) was commissioned to create the artwork for the album.
"Beyond Redemption" has now been released and is available directly from the band as well as Holy Records (FRA) and Baneful Genesis Distribution (USA).
Delivering unique-sounding progressive extreme metal, De Profundis has many genre-bridging elements to their sound spanning across death, black and doom metal right through to jazz and progressive rock. These draw on a wide range of influences and the diverse nationalities of the band members. As a result, their debut album has been received very positively at an international level. Following the addition of drummer Sterghios Moschos in September 2007, De Profundis has been delivering high impact live performances to rave reviews and enthusiastic crowds, being voted the 6th Best Unsigned Band in the 2007 Terrorizer Readers'' Poll.
Following further glowing reviews, De Profundis was invited to perform at the MMD Festival (Athens, Greece) in March 2008 alongside internationally reknowned acts such Nevermore, Annihilator, Tristania, Sodom, Nightwish and others. Upon returning from Greece, the band supported the French metallers Misanthrope on both of their exclusive UK shows. In July 2008, Nick Tingle replaced Sterghios Moschos as the band''s drummer following the latter''s move to Canterbury, making his live debut with De Profundis at Bloodstock Open Air 2008 Festival. In December 2008, De Profundis was handpicked by Zero Tolerance magazine to take part in their showcase "Day of Unrest" gig.
In February 2009, De Profundis supported Iron Maiden at the Rock in India Festival in Bangalore, India. On the back of this performance, Sony BMG gave the De Profundis a distribution deal for "Beyond Redemption" in India.
With De Profundis now putting all their effort on completing their sophomore album, growing musical differences became resulted in Aleksej Obradovic departing from the band and being replaced by Arran McSporran in May 2009.
In the months of June and July 2009, De Profundis recorded their second album "A Bleak Reflection" with producer Fernando Pereira Lopes (Misanthrope, Orakle). The album was once again mastered by Tim Turan at Turan Audio.