1993           February          Creation of HACELDAMA (death metal) by Yann (guitar) and JB (drums)
                     November         Richard (vocals) and Luisa (bass) join the band
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1994           February           Luisa quits the band
                                             HACELDAMA changes its name several times : Mutilated, Disgust, Perished
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1995           February           The band becomes DESPOND and changes to a doom/death style
                     March               Luisa comes back in the band
                     November          The band enters the studio to record its first demo tape
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1996           February           The demo tape is released, it is entitled "As my Soul reaches Infinity"
                     March               Didier (guitar) and Nicolas (keyboards) join the band
                     June                 First concert of DESPOND (headliner of a metal festival in Gibus Club, Paris)
                     November          DESPOND play with Impaled Nazarene, Katatonia and In the Woods (Paris)
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1997           June                 The "Beheaded and Sanctified" live tape album is released by Haceldama Productions
                     June                 The "Metal 13" compilation is released, featuring one DESPOND song : "Romantic Infinity"
                     September        Luisa leaves the band and is replaced by Yannick
                     December         JB leaves the band
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1998           January            JuanJo (drums) joins DESPOND
                     July                  "Deathophobia European Series" 3CD comp. is released (DESPOND's song is "Wide open Arms")
                     December         DESPOND plays its last show in Paris
                     December         Didier, Nicolas and Yannick leave the band
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1999           January            Yann leaves DESPOND and Richard remains as only member
                     March               Richard composes songs for an EP "Moonlight Suicide" which was never released
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2000           July                  Release of the "Wide open Arms" CDR compilation
                     August              Re-release of the "As my Soul reaches Infinity" demo with new layout and remastered sound
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2001           October            Start of the recording of DESPOND's debut album "Supreme Funeral Oration"
                                             Richard Loudin : all instruments
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2002           September        DESPOND reforms with a brand new line up featuring ex-drummer JuanJo, Marquis and Fred from        
                                            Ataraxie (doom/death metal)
                     December         Viriyah (keyboards) joins the band
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2003           February            Doomination of Europe Tour date in Paris (with Morgion, Mourning Beloveth)
                     April                  Funeral Procession Tour date in Belgium (with Skepticism, Pantheist, UDOM)
                     July                   "Supreme Funeral Oration" debut album is released by Haceldama Productions
                     July                   DESPOND plays in London with Cambian Dawn
                     September         DESPOND breaks up and becomes Richard Loudin's one-man project once again
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2004                                   DESPOND is put in stand by due to Richard's side projects (Nydvind, Monolithe, Nunkthul)
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2005           February            Ten Year Anniversary of DESPOND
                                              The band is still in stand by
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DESPOND line-up through the years :
Richard Loudin vocals, guitar, synths 1995 - 
Yann Toma´er guitar 1995 - 1999
JB Corgniard drums 1995 - 1997
Luisa Trierscheidt bass 1995 - 1997
Didier Maurice guitar 1996 - 1998
Nicolas Favard synths 1996 - 1998
Yannick Karsenty bass 1997 - 1998
Stephane Maurice drums 1998
Juanjo Esquivel drums 1998 & 2002 - 2003
Frederic Patte-Brasseur guitar 2002 - 2003
Jonathan Thery bass 2002 - 2003
Viryiah Karet synths 2002 - 2003
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