This Ending

This Ending
Jesper Löfgren (Bass Guidance Of Sin), Fredrik Andersson (Drums Curriculum Mortis (SWE), The Dead (SWE), Laid To Unrest, Amon Amarth, ex-Guidance Of Sin), Mårten Hansen (Vocals Votur, October Tide, Sins Of Omission), Linus Nirbrant (Guitar Guidance Of Sin, The Dead (SWE)), Leo Pignon (Guitar Curriculum Mortis (SWE), Niden Div. 187)

Welcome to our world of nightmares. 2016 sees THIS ENDING returning with a true melodic death metal masterpiece.

An album that has taken four years to make but in return the result is uncompromising. After a few setbacks in loosing bassist Jesper Löfgren, and later also guitarist Leo Pignon the band faced many challenges and its existence was unsure for some time. But with the addition of A Canorous Quintet original bass player Linus Pettersson the band was finally taking another breath of air and its blackened heart started pumping out some new, plagued, blood. With the returning of an original member and with the re-release of A Canorous Quintet material the band felt that it needed to return to its roots of pure melodic death metal.

Songs started to take form but weren’t rushed. The plan was to write the best songs possible and let them take the time it deserved. The result was nine songs of Apocalyptic, Brutal yet Catchy melodic death metal.

THIS ENDING will teach you their metal alphabet in the best way possible! “Garden Of Death” was recorded, mixed and mastered at Audiogrind Studio by Linus Nirbrant and engineered by Linus Nirbrant and Tobias Sillman (ex-General Surgery) To give the album cover the necessary atmosphere Björn Gooses of Killustration was hired to take care of the artwork and layout. As we see the world turn into a Garden of Death we do it to the music of THIS ENDING. --- THIS ENDING was created in 2005, but the true history dates even earlier. The band existed in a previous incarnation as A CANOROUS QUINTET, which was formed in 1991 by Fredrik Andersson, Mårten Hansen and Linus Nirbrant.

After some changes, the line-up was complete with the addition of Leo Pignon and Jesper Löfgren. The band released an EP “As Tears” (1994) and two full-length albums, “Silence Of The World Beyond” (1996) and “The Only Pure Hate” (1998).

They performed numerous shows with acts including: AT THE GATES, DISSECTION, HYPOCRISY and EDGE OF SANITY to name a few, and garnered a reputation for being a very aggressive live band. They’ve gained a strong cult following since the mid nineties – especially in Sweden and Germany. A CANOROUS QUINTET became inactive in 1998 when the members decided to go separate ways.

Linus, Jesper and Fredrik continued with GUIDANCE OF SIN. Linus also worked with Bulls Eye Dirt alongside members of CrashDiet and General Surgery among other projects.

Fredrik however left Guidance of Sin in 1999 to continue his duties in AMON AMARTH full time. Mårten, sang with OCTOBER TIDE and a few other bands, he later joined SINS OF OMISSION. The first seed for a new collaboration was sown when Fredrik recorded a 5-song demo under the name CURRICULUM MORTIS in 2004.

During the winter of 2004/2005 the members played with the idea of regrouping for something new, and in early 2005 they decided it was time for a new era. During the spring and summer, 13 songs were created, three of which were chosen for the downloadable demo Let The World Burn, which was recorded at Offbeat Studio later the same year.

The demo was sent to one record label only – and that landed the band a deal with Metal Blade Records. In September 2006, THIS ENDING, once again entered Offbeat Studio to record their first full-length album “Inside The Machine”. Ten songs of top notch technical, brutal & melodic metal were recorded for a late 2006 release.

The album was well received among metal fans and critics. Even before the release of “Inside the Machine”, THIS ENDING commenced working on their new album later to be titled “Dead Harvest”. The recording of “Dead Harvest” saw THIS ENDING returning to Offbeat Studio, and after 2 months of grueling work the recording was finally completed.

The first mix and mastering were unsatisfactory to the band, so they chose to go back and re-mix and re-master the album, which pushed the release into 2009. Plans were also set in motion to create a video for the track “Parasites”. The song represents the trademark THIS ENDING sound by showing off the band’s broad spectrum of styles.

The video was shot at two different locations over two days. The first location was Sweden’s first nuclear reactor, built in the 1950′s below Stockholm and long since decommissioned.

Desolate and vast, some of the chambers of this massive underground vault had not seen a human soul in 50 years! It created perfect setting for the THIS ENDING theme. The second location was in the studio for some green screen shots, enabling epic, apocalyptic scenes in the video using CGI. A second video was recorded for the title track “Dead Harvest”, a song and video that represents the band’s view on a world in downfall. In 2012 the EP “Systematic Worship” was self-released digitally.

Three songs recorded and mixed during 2011. The songs appears as bonus tracks on the printed “Garden of Death” CD.


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