JULY 20TH, 2006


DESPOND STILL IN A FUNERAL SLEEP...

It seems like 2006 will not be an active year for DESPOND (2005 had already been very calm)
The plans (new album & history compilation) are still in my head, but I don't feel like working
on them right now... I need to finish my other projects before working back on
DESPOND.

 

 

SEPTEMBER 24TH, 2005


TRACKLISTING OF THE 10 YEAR COMPILATION ALBUM

Occupied with my other bands (BRAN BARR and NYDVIND currently record their new albums),
I have decided to put
DESPOND on hold for some months...
But the tracklisting of the
"Decade of Mourning" album is already known :

DECADE OF MOURNING :
1. Tears of a sad Spirit
2. Neverending Night
3. Divine Passion
4. Romantic Infinity
5. In Melancholy I drown
6. A gruesome Harmony
7. Die Erinnerung eines anmutigen Sterns
8. My last Voyage
9. Astral Domain
10. Stripped

 

 

 

AUGUST 16TH, 2005


NNEWS ABOUT THE 2CD PROJECT

As you may know, I am currently working on a special release for the 10 Year Anniversary of DESPOND

This will be a 2CD release including the new studio album (untitled yet) and a history compilation album
(to be entitled
"Decade of Mourning")
The tracklisting of
"Decade of Mourning" is already completed, and I will post more details here
in the coming weeks. Regarding the new studio album, I am working on it, be sure it will sound
like true and pure extreme
doom/death metal, maybe more experimental and ambient than the
"
Supreme Funeral Oration" debut album.

 

 

MUSICAL HISTORY UPDATED

Check here to know what happened to my musical activities during the last few months...

 

 

 

AUGUST 4TH, 2005


MONOLITHE NEW ALBUM OUT NOW

The 2nd album of MONOLITHE entitled "II" is out on Candlelight Records

More infos on MONOLITHE here :
http://www.monolithe.free.fr

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New picture in the gallery

 

 

MARCH 5TH, 2005


New pictures in the gallery

Biography page updated (including band history and personal musical history)

MONOLITHE

 

FEBRUARY 24TH, 2005


MONOLITHE NEW ALBUM OUT IN APRIL 2005

MONOLITHE, the funeral doom metal band where I do vocals in, will release
its second album entitled
"MONOLITHE II" on April 25th 2005
on Appease Me Records / Candlelight Records

More infos on MONOLITHE here :
http://www.monolithe.free.fr

MONOLITHE

 

FEBRUARY 11TH, 2005


DESPOND is 10 years old... wow !

The band was founded in February 1995.

A new album shall be recorded and released at the end of the year.
It will be a special 2-CD release :
- the CD1 will be the new
DESPOND studio album
- the CD2 will include rare material, videos, live recordings and unreleased songs.

 

A LOT OF THANKS TO ALL THE FANS AND PEOPLE WHO SUPPORTED
       DESPOND THROUGH THESE TEN YEARS OF DOOM... CHEERS !!

RICHARD LOUDIN

 

 

 

OCTOBER 8TH, 2004


As you may know, DESPOND is currently on stand by.

2004 is being quite a busy year for me, as I've been involved in several
side projects such as MONOLITHE, NYDVIND and NUNKTHUL.
So, DESPOND has been put to a temporary silence this year...

But there is this SKEPTICISM cover which is still in process...
To be released some day by Foreshadow Productions.

And the hot information is the following :
I have decided to enable every metalhead to put an ear on the
long time sold out debut demo tape of
DESPOND, entitled
"As my Soul reaches Infinity". Originally released in 1995, this
demo shows the very first musical shapes of DESPOND.

From this day, you can download the complete version of this
demo, including classic songs such as "Tears of a sad Spirit"
and "Never-ending Night".

To download the demo, click here

DESPOND will be back in 2005 for the 10 year anniversary.
In the meantime, enjoy our first demo and Doom your Life.

Doomy yours,
Richard Loudin