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David Szücs, Kenneth Helgesson and Michel Bärzén started thrashing together in 2000. Mikael Sehlin joined the band in September 2003, and the constellation that is today known as Degradead was completed in October 2004 with the addition of Anders Nyström. In the beginning of 2005, using the band name "Septima" a demo was recorded, "Rest in Pieces" which included the songs: Day of the Dead, Resemblance of The Past, The Bloodchain, and Burned. In 2006 Septima recorded their second demo "Death Row" with six tracks including: "Relations to the Humanity" and "The Fallen". A selection of songs from both demos were later re-
Til Death Do Us Apart
A strong following in Sweden grew as Degradead consistently amazed their live audience. Jesper Strömblad of In Flames offered to work with the band when he heard the "Death Row" demo. On Jesper's initiative, Degradead travelled to Gotheburg and recorded "Til Death Do Us Apart" in the IF studios. The album was produced by the H.O.R.D.E team, mixed and engineered by Björn Gelotte and co-
Out Of Body Experience
In November 2008 Degradead headed north of Stockholm to Ludvika to record their second album "Out Of Body Experience" this time working with producer Jonas Kjellgren (Scar Symmetry & Carnal Forge). The album was mixed, mastered and finalized in December and a few short months later, February 2009, Dockyard1 released the album. Jonas Kjellgren (SCAR SYMMETRY, CARNAL FORGE) who produced "Out Of Body Experience" at his Black Lounge Studios (now residing at Peter Tägtgren's Abyss Studio), gives his thumbs up for the album: "Out Of Body Experience", the second album of Degradead is action-
After a grand release party at Debaser Medis in Stockholm the album hit the official Swedish charts on 48, but also on a couple of genre and regional charts in Sweden: 6 on the Rock/Metal charts (right behind HammerFall, Lamb Of God and H.E.A.T) and 6 on the Gothenburg regional charts! Next on the agenda was a video shoot for "Wake the Storm". To understand their dedication and insanity, it must be mentioned that they shot the video in 24 hours, leaving Stockholm at 5 am travelling 400 km north of Stockholm to Trollhättan and then returning the following morning at 6 am. Shortly after the video shoot, Degradead went to Europe on their first European tour in Germany, Czech Republic, Belgium and Netherlands. The response of the tour was tremendous. Before they left the tour bus, another tour with Norwegian black metal band Satyricon had already been confirmed with multiple dates in Sweden, Denmark and Finland.
A World Destroyer
In 2010 the band went back to write new songs for the upcoming album. "A World Destroyer" was recorded at Peter Tägtgren's (HYPOCRISY, PAIN) Abyss Studios in Pärlby, outside Ludvika, Sweden, produced by DEGRADEAD and Jonas Kjellgren (SCAR SYMMETRY, CENTINEX, WORLD BELOW).
Degradead appoints new drummer
After audition a new drummer this summer (2012), the choice was finally Amit Mohla, a young Swede, with origin from UK and India. Amit will immediately start with the Killfest Tour, where Degradead supports Overkill. In January 2013 the recording of Degradeads fourth album will start, with Amit behind the drums.