In the beginning of 2005, using the band name Septima, a demo was recorded called"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 was later re-recorded to form the group's debut album "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-engineered by Jesper Strömblad, Peter Iwers, and Daniel Svensson.
The result of the sessions is the finest of Melodic Death Metal records, which manages to achieve a balance between Death Metal, Thrash and catchy melodies and highlight the bands' signature sound. Mikael Sehlin uses his unique style of screaming through the first ten songs, “Genetic Waste” to “Reborn”. Finally, with the title track, "'Til Death Do Us Apart", placed at the end of the album, Degradead proved that they can handle the tranquility of an all-acoustic song.
Shortly after the recording, Degradead signed a contract with German label Dockyard1 and the album was released world-wide in the beginning of 2008. "Til Death do us Apart" became the most sold debut album on Dockyard1. High praise for Degradead's "Til Death Do Us Apart" includes Jesper Strömblad (In Flames) saying: "I had the opportunity to work with the band I would say is the future of metal. If you miss the classic Metallica, if you are tired of the New Wave of American Metal, this is the band for you. Don’t miss out on the most important release of the year: Degradead's debut album." Germany's Rock Hard magazine joins into the chant and gives the album "10 x Dynamite": "Finally a group from Stockholm emerges again which stands firm to its roots and delivers us a fine bastard of old school tunes in the vain of Dimension Zero and modern choruses á la Soilwork."