SPAWN OF POSSESSION
Spawn of Possession rose from the ashes of various constellations
in Feb. `97, consisting of Jonas Bryssling (guitar), Jonas Karlsson
(guitar) and Dennis Röndum (drums). The whole idea of the band was
to create brutal and sick music that went beyond all that had been
done before in death metal history!
After three years of dedicated song writing the band went to record
their first demo, "The Forbidden", which got nothing but great
responses and earned the band a respectful name in the death metal
community world wide! Right after the release of "The Forbidden"
the band found bass player Nick Dewerud to fill the empty bass spot
the band had suffered from since the start! A year later the band
once again laid siege to the studio to record their second demo,
"Church of Deviance" which got praised in every review it faced and
in Dec.2001 Spawn of Possession signed a deal with Unique Leader
Spawn of Possession worked extremely hard on new material for the
next six months and in June 2002 the recording of the debut album,
"Cabinet", commenced! The band ended up in Pama Studios together
with the highly acclaimed producer/engineer Magnus Sedenberg with
whom they had worked on previous recordings. The recording, mixing
and mastering of Cabinet went smooth and the final result followed
up the band's expectations for a complete satisfaction!
With nothing but great press and a rapidly growing name it was now
time to start supporting their release live. First off was a 4 week
European tour together with Disavowed, Vile, Inhume and Mangled.
The tour was a major success and opened up a lot of new doors for
the band. Shortly after returning home the next tour offer was
knocking on the door. A six week North American tour together with
Unique Leader label mates, Severed Savior, Pyaemia and Gorgasm.
Traveling coast to coast including a five gigs ride to Canada,
Spawn of Possession executed no less than 27 shows on this tour.
Needless to say, this was of course a huge step up for the band.
After coming back from the US tour Spawn of Possession was
fortunate enough to be able to do another tour, this time as a part
of the annual No Mercy package in Europe, with bands such as
Cannibal Corpse, Hypocrisy, Kataklysm, Exhumed, Vomitory and
Carpathian Forest. The tour consisted of 14 shows, playing in front
of 600 to 1500 people a night at some of the biggest club venues in
Europe. After this spring-tour summerfestival offers kept poring in
having the band perform at 8 festivals including Fuck The Commerce
(Germany), Stonehenge (The Netherlands), Grind You Mother (Italy)
and Mountains of Death (Switzerland).
During this period and the beginning of fall 2004 Spawn of
Possession also started to work on new material. In mid September
the writing however got interrupted as the band joined Cannibal
Corpse as direct support on a 24 show tour throughout Scandinavia
and the Baltic/eastern European states. This was without a doubt
one of the strongest tours up to date leaving the band with a new
good tour experience and dozens of new recruits to the Spawn of
Possession fan base.
With 4 tours and almost a 100 shows under their belt the band fully
concentrated on writing the follow up to the debut album, Cabinet
which was released by Neurotic Records in 2006. Right after the
band went on tour in Europe as direct support of Hate Eternal.