Vesperian Sorrow

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Vesperian Sorrow
OriginAustin, Texas, U.S.
GenresSymphonic black metal
Years active1994–present
LabelsDispleased, Underscape Records, The Path Less Traveled Records, Black Lion Records
Associated actsBatcastle
Jerry (JZD)
Donn Donni
Past membersMicheal Anthony
Mike V.
Corinne Alexandria
Justin M.

Vesperian Sorrow is an American symphonic black metal band from Austin, Texas, United States, 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 of select festivals in Mexico. Most recently, in June 2009, they were handpicked 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. They currently are working on their next album.



  • Unholy Descent (1998)



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

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  1. ^ a b c [1][permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Vesperian Sorrow Interview at". Archived from the original on 2010-01-16. Retrieved 2007-11-07.
  3. ^ a b "Vesperian Sorrow: Canadian Tour Dates Announced". October 19, 2006. Archived from the original on February 1, 2013. Retrieved 2009-05-03.
  4. ^ "Ancient Rites, Avulsed Confirmed For U.K.'s Infernal Damnation Festival". February 16, 2006. Archived from the original on February 1, 2013. Retrieved 2009-05-03.
  5. ^ "Vesperian Sorrow". Retrieved 8 October 2020.

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