Downlord was first spawned in mid-2004 when guitarist Rene Falther and drummer Rasmus Schmidt hooked up with guitarist Donovan Spenceley and vocalist Dave Ingram. The idea grew and flourished at a phenomenal rate, as did the band’s production of songs in such a short time. After only a few months of hard work in the studio, a 4 track demo was recorded, with many other tracks written and recorded, to await release from the tomb.DOWNLORD GENRES
As in any hard fought struggle, there were casualties along the way. In late 2004 the original bass player was fired, and a new one was found in Thomas Fagerlind. Then, in mid 2005, drummer Schmidt found the workload of 2 bands too much, so Downlord carefully deliberated as to which drummer would fill the large void his departure would leave behind, while temporarily working with former Iniquity sticksman, Jesper Frost. Downlord then aquired the services of Reno Killerich (session drummer for Dimmu Borgir and Old Man's Child, amongst others). A new demo was then recorded with this line-up.
Downlord continued to write and rehearse material for future release upon the world, in an atmosphere that is both easy-going and pleasant. This is mainly due to the band members having such a wide & varied past (previous bands include: Iniquity, Benediction, Sacrificial, Daemon, and Bolt Thrower, to name but a few.) This can be heard in the band’s sound, as Downlord are a blistering coalition of the American, English and Scandinavian scenes.
On 6.6.06 (dubbed "All Satan's Day" by the band) Downlord announce they have signed to OPEN GRAVE RECORDS and a release, tentatively titled "Random Dictionary Of The Damned", will follow in late 2006
The band’s range of songs continue to grow, as does their strength. More details will unfold soon.....
Dave Ingram (UK) - Vocals
Donovan Spenceley (USA) - Guitar
Rene Falther (DK) - Guitar
Thomas Fagerlind (DK) - Bass
Rasmus Schmidt (DK) - Session Drums
Denmark, formed in 2004
DOWNLORD CURRENT RECORD LABEL
Open Grave Records
DOWNLORD CURRENT LINE-UP
Rene Falther - Guitar (ex-Jaded)
Donovan Spenceley - Guitar
Dave Ingram - Vocals (Strangler, ex-Bolt Thrower, Atobic (Session), ex-Warlord (UK), ex-Benediction)
Thomas Fagerlind - Bass (ex-Dawnfall, ex-Iniquity, ex-Daemon (Dnk), ex-Swollen, ex-Thorium)
Morten Siersbeck - Drums (Black Dementia, Exmortem (Dnk), Spectral Mortuary, Azalon)
DOWNLORD PREVIOUS LINE-UP
Jesper Frost (ex-Iniquity) - Drums
Reno Killerich - Session Drums (Evil Morgan, Kobeast, 12Gauge, ex-Chthonic (Session), ex-Dimmu Borgir (Live), ex-Exmortem (Dnk), Hate Eternal, Old Man's Child, Panzerchrist, ex-Strangler, ex- Vile (US))
Rasmus Schmidt - Drums