Vesperian Sorrow

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Vesperian Sorrow
Origin Austin, Texas, U.S.
Genres Symphonic black metal
Years active 1994–present
Labels Displeased, Underscape Records, The Path Less Traveled Records
Associated acts Batcastle
Azoth
Website www.vesperiansorrow.net/
Members William
Kristoph
Jerry (JZD)
Hudson S. Raziel
Donn Donni
Past members Micheal Anthony
Mike V.
Matthias
Corinne Alexandria

Vesperian Sorrow is a symphonic black metal band from Austin, Texas founded in 1994. They were known as Unholy Descent until they changed their name to Vesperian Sorrow in early 1999.[1] Their lyrics tend to be less extreme than most black metal bands that cover themes of Satanism and Anti-Christianity. They cover instead; the cosmos, sorrow, sadness and darkness. Their name, Vesperian Sorrow, directly references this and translates to; "sadness or sorrow in the evening hours."[2]

After releasing their first demo, Unholy Descent in 1998, Vesperian Sorrow signed a deal with Displeased Records for the release of their debut album, Beyond the Cursed Eclipse in 1999 and continued with their second album, Psychotic Sculpture in 2001.[1] Before their third release, the band toured North America[3] expansively, and then went on short tours in England,[4] Germany[3] and the Czech Republic to promote the album. Their third album, Regenesis Creation, was released in 2006 by their own label, Underscape Records.[1] Throughout 2007 and 2008, Vesperian Sorrow toured extensively across the U.S. and Canada, and played a couple select festivals in Mexico. Most recently in June 2009, they were hand picked for direct support for the band, Mayhem, a pioneer in black metal in Monterrey, Mexico. The band released Stormwinds of Ages on The Path Less Traveled Records on April 24, 2012.

Discography[edit]

Demos[edit]

  • Unholy Descent (1998)

Albums[edit]

Compilations[edit]

  • Displeased Sampler III (1999)
  • Blackened V/ Metal Blade (2000)
  • Displeased Sampler IV (2002)
  • Trois-Rivieres Metalfest (2006)

Band members[edit]

Current[edit]

Former Members[edit]

Cover songs[edit]

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