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GenresMetal, Death Metal, Doom Metal, Classical Desert rock, Progressive Rock, Arizona Melodic Death Metal More...
LocationPhoenix AZ United States
Sounds LikeMelodic death metal with a splash of doom
LabelThe Orchard/ CM Distro
Digital Locationwww.autumnsend.net musicpage.com/autumnsend
HistoryMember since: 07/27/2012 Year Founded: 2003
- Original material: 03 hrs : 00 min
- Cover material: 00 hrs : 00 min
- CDs released: 3
- CDs sold: 3600
- Digital songs sold: 1080
- Original Songs:
- Average Draw: 325
- Largest crowd: 500
- Have sound: No PA
The multi-faceted face of human emotion is known by many: situational, individualized, universal, unending. Within its matrix, you will be led to music by your need for expression, for that dismal joy of validation, and to seek the sound of your internal landscape set to melody. Only in music can you afford to drown yourself in an exploration of what is really staring back at you in the mirror; only you can ultimately choose to descend into the cartography of your own hopes and despairs. Those who are there to guide you through your consciousness must be highly responsible and well-versed in both pessimism and optimism. Eager to share their authentically haunted expertise is Phoenix’s AUTUMN’S END.
The desert is a place of extremes where you are taught the true meaning of a mile. Spawned in Arizona in 2002 by former N17, Mission 66, and Rorschach Test guitarist & vocalist Chris Cannella, the approach to music-making taken by AUTUMN’S END was simple: utilize any approach which serves the song best - whether electric or acoustic - because wanting to be the next Rob Zombie is nowhere on the agenda. With the blending of naked aggression, unapologetic melodies, and death metal/clean vocals, AUTUMN’S END seeks to restore the damage done to the metal scene by the homogenization of metal’s sound and return to a performance-driven, organic-sounding metal whose roots lie with heritage albums such as Megadeth’s Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying?, Slayer’s Reign In Blood, and Celtic Frost’s To Mega Therion.
After several years of searching for the right comrades, Cannella ultimately recruited guitarist Steve Jasinski, bassist El, and drummer Harry Ferrer for his crusade. Thrown into their cauldron of influence & inspiration were Johnny Cash, New Model Army, Savatage, Opeth, Meshuggah, Fields Of Nephilim, Skinny Puppy, and Neurosis (to name but a few). All these guys needed to launch their musical alchemy was the sweat of perseverance and the heat of a live stage. The result? 2012’s The Siren’s Lament.
Spanning the various seasons of human emotion, from the quiet introspection in “Siren’s Song” & “Force Of Habit” to the incensed indignation of the track “Of The Damned,” the chilling regret of “Cold Winter Of Time,” to the galloping triumph of “Arise From Slumber,” every emotion is genuine and credible. With their ability to document the spectrum of humanity’s trajectories, uniformities, and deviations, members of AUTUMN’S END are nothing short of being musical poet laureates of our time.
The fruits of AUTUMN’S END’s work ethic don’t stop there. Through the years, their live exorcisms have opened for national touring bands such as Arch Enemy, Hate Eternal, Vader, Machine Head, Korn, Fear Factory, Danzig, Body Count, and Eyes Of Fire. They’ve attained endorsements with Jackson Guitars, Mesa Boogie, DR Strings, A&S Cases, Dunlop Picks, and HBE Electronics, all without being signed to a label. Cannella even conducted North American & European guitar clinics for Jackson for two years.
We are the sum of our experiences. We are the ones who shape our futures with the blood in our own hands. Few are the ones who choose to tell themselves a story different from the one everyone else repeats. AUTUMN’S END stand among those rare musicians who can create a soundtrack rich with the complexity of the human condition and have it creatively reflect the sonic representations of humanity’s chaos, fury, and collective agonies.