AXIS OF DESPAIR: Band Featuring Members Of Nasum, Coldworker, Infanticide, And More To Release Contempt For Man Debut LP Via Southern Lord; “A Life Of Ceaseless Grind” Streaming

[photo by Pia Gyllin]

Sweden’s AXIS OF DESPAIR – featuring current and former members of Nasum, Coldworker, Infanticide, Volturyon, Livet Som Insats, Nervgift, and Overtorture – is preparing to release their debut full-length, Contempt For Man,via Southern Lord on July 27th.

AXIS OF DESPAIR‘s Contempt For Man propels with twenty super-charged, raging songs, clocking in around the half-hour mark – short enough to retain attention, and long enough to serve a good taste of the bands particular brand of European grindcore.

Listen to an advance track from AXIS OF DESPAIR’s Contempt For Man with “A Life Of Ceaseless Grind” streaming at THIS LOCATION.

Completed with artwork by Paul Romano (Mastodon, Circle, Hate Eternal), Southern Lord will release Contempt For Man on July 27th; preorders are live at Bandcamp HERE.

AXIS OF DESPAIR will perform at Obscene Extreme 2018 in Czech Republic on July 19th. Watch for additional audio samples and further updates about the album to follow.

AXIS OF DESPAIR was formed in late 2013 by former Coldworker members Joel Fornbrant (vocals), Oskar Pålsson (bass), and Anders Jakobson (drums). The lineup was completed by guitarist Kristofer Jankarls (also in Livet Som Insats) a few months later and the quartet focused on songwriting. The first recording took place in the spring of 2015 and the twelve tracks were released on the two 7″ EPs, Time And Again and Mankind Crawls.

Following the releases of the EPs and several live shows, AXIS OF DESPAIR continued to work on material with the ultimate goal to create a striking grindcore album with an aggressive, yet diverse selection of strong songs. The writing process was spread out over a year until the band went into the studio and begun the recordings in the summer of 2017, now set to arrive in the form of their debut album, Contempt For Man.

Contempt For Man Track Listing:
1. Värdelös
2. Demons and Angels
3. Pawn Sacrifice
4. The Wolven Law
5. Lockdown
6. The Punishment Begins
7. The Noose Tightens
8. Det GaÌŠr Aldrig
9. Crush the Empire
10. Pre-Emptive Nuclear Strike
11. A Life of Ceaseless Grind
12. Streams of Sludge
13. Into the Hard Earth
14. The Pain Maze
15. Vile Behaviour
16. Defeat
17. Dull Dead Future
18. To Smite
19. A Brutal Truth
20. Flytande Död

Joel Fornbrant – vocals
Kristofer Jankarls – guitar
Oskar Pålsson – bass
Anders Jakobson – drums