Published: 2014-09-21 04:54:42 | Category: Biography

The story starts in the early 2000's when I, David Fredriksson, co-founded a black metal band called Becksvart (Pitch black). Being inspired by Norwegian black metal bands of the 90's I and the other band member Gast started rehearsing frequently in a schools music room. It was with great dark joy, but slowly I somehow grew tired of black metal and went towards doom, dark and gothic metal for fulfillment. Due to this my interest went away from Becksvart, but nevertheless we still released a demo.

While still playing in the band I started a solo project named Tanha. This project went on for a couple of years with a couple of demos released, one consisting of gothic black metal and the other more towards dark metal. I still worked on releasing a third demo, but I would never be happy enough with the results. While the newly recorded songs sounded ten times better, it still wasn't enough. Due to this standstill I started yet another solo project which was suppsosed to be pure funeral doom metal. Even though making enough songs for a whole album, slowly the interest of making music faded and other obligations took its place. Many years passed.

In 2014 I was asked by prevously named Gast, the former band member, to join a new black metal band. Although still not overly interested in the musical choise, I came to a rehearsal and pretty much instantly fell in love with the music. With that my interest for making music sparked once again. This new flame clearly shows in this band which I am is still a member of, but at the same time I longed to make more personal music and also challenge himself into becoming a better musician. I also set up a small home studio for recording guitars and bass.

In the summer of 2014 Dysphorian Breed was born. Being inspired by many extreme doom bands of both the past and present the musical direction was quite clear. The ideas were flurishing and in a matter of a couple of months the first album, "The Longing for the Tides of Metamorphosis", was finished and released. It was not expected that the album would be received in the way that it was, meaning very positive reviews and feedback.

Due to this wonderful reception I decided to start working on a new record on the fly. The first album was pretty guitar driven and that was the biggest flaw in my vision of the music of the project. I wanted slow pumping guitars in the background, but letting the organs and choirs take the leading role. With no hesitation I decided to change the whole recording structure and record the organ and choirs first in the chain and I also added a few other instruments such as a piano and a violin. This new found change made recording way easier and I got so much inspiration from this that the song making was quick and somewhat painless. "The Rain of Ash" was the result and is to be released just over two months after the first album.