Emerging from several towns and cities in the valley of Central California, these musicians have come together to become Spirit Descending. A taste of Goth and Metal combined, mixed with Operatic melodies and an experimental Rock flare, they come together to create a new sound for the local repertoire. With each band member coming from different backgrounds and influenced by all sorts of bands and genres, rehearsals have become more of an experiment and an adventure each week. The idea of the band came together when Erik (drums) and Elaine (guitar), formerly of Gnostic Envy, decided to start a new project. The two had been playing together for quite some time, and didn't want to give up on playing, even after their former band had separated. They weren't sure what they were looking for, and sought out different vocalists to start at the base of a new group. In December 2008, they called in Krys, a classical soprano vocalist, who was new to the metal scene.
They later found newcomer Matt for the bass spot and after one meeting, the quartet decided to give it a shot. Rehearsals started and went on for several weeks, piecing together old songs, or messing around with new tunes to make new ones on the hunt for the the unique sound to fit their styles. It wasn't long after that the band discovered the talent of the Keyboardist, Amanda, filling in the songs with her expertise on the keys, using the piano and other effects to make the sound darker, and more haunting, coming even closer to the sound they've all been looking for.
In 2013, Spirit Descending parted ways with the bassist, Matt, and have continued on as a 4-piece metal band. They recorded "CREATURES OF HABIT" EP with F. Velasco at Scenix Sciences Studio in Dinuba, CA with a release window for 2015. They are currently working on new music to fill out a full-length album using the music from their EP.
SD has played at the following venues:
Babylon Club - Fresno, CA
Audie's Olympic Tavern - Fresno, CA
Whisky A Go-Go - West Hollywood, CA
Good Hurt - Hollywood, CA
Jose's Underground Lounge - Monterey, CA
The Starline - Fresno, CA
Meatheads Bar - Las Vegas, NV
Mezcal Lounge - Fresno, CA
The Gate - Bakersfield, CA
SPIRIT DESCENDING is now featured on CDBaby, iTunes, Amazon.com, zune.com and other digital distributors. Their debut album (self-titled) released in the fall of 2010 and has sold successfully so far. Physical CDs are available at request at performances, or at request. (Send us a message).
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