The history of FADING BLISS started in November 2009, when Olivier decided to start a new project combining gothic and doom metal
influences, and paying somehow tribute to the early 90’s bands Paradise Lost, My Dying Bride, Theatre Of Tragedy and alike.
Within a few days a full line-up was built from scratch, featuring Mélanie (vocals), Dahl (vocals, Innerfire), Florian (keyboards, Innerfire), Arnaud (bass), and Michel (drums). Hailing from the same area in Belgium, the new-formed band soon started to rehearse covers and compose new songs.
In August, 2010, the band entered the Noise Factory Studio with Gérald Jans (Channel Zero, Machiavel, Epysode…) and recorded its first self-titled demo. Featuring 4 tracks, this demo showed the personality of the band, ranging from aggressive and melodic songs to slower and darker tunes. The response from both the fans and the press was quite overwhelming. The following months, Fading Bliss played a few shows and kept on writing new tracks, further developing their sound trademarks, and adding even more depth and darkness to their music. Over these new tracks, 8 were chosen to be featured on the forthcoming debut album. The recordings happened between March and June 2012, again in Noise Factory studio, resulting in “From Illusion To Despair”.
In August 2012, Stéphan joined the band as second guitar player, using his 20 years of practice to add a heavier and even more massive sound to the music of FADING BLISS.
2013 started with full force, as Fading Bliss and Mighty Music / Target Distribution inked a deal and joined their destinies. A heavy wave of gothic doom is about to wash over Europe on June 24th, 2013. Beware!
- Guest appearance by Paul Kuhr (Novembers Doom) on the song “A Walk Through Despair”;
- Featuring members of Innerfire
- Acclaimed self-titled demo, awarded “demo of the month” (Metallian # 67, october 2011)
- For fans of My Dying Bride, Paradise Lost, early Anathema, Theatre of Tragedy, Tiamat, Swallow The Sun, The Gathering,…