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Country of origin: Lisboa, Portugal
Founded: July 1992
Status: Active
Official homepage: Desire

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Band History - Desire (Online June 2003)

Desire


The porch to this melancholic kingdom of sadness and grief was opened in July '92, by vocalist Tear and drummer Flame, at the time under the name of INCARNATED. In the fall of the same year Mist joins the band, taking place as lead guitar player.

The first piece of dramatic art was conceived in October '93, the acclaimed promo-track "Death Blessed By A God", which was promoted near the main underground press and specialized labels, in a total of 400 free copies worldwide. The reactions to this debut release were extremely positive and heartening. Meanwhile, around summer '94 a change of the band's name was definitively necessary. DESIRE was born... in this period of some line-up changes; Dawn joins DESIRE, fulfilling and emphasizing the melodic and atmospheric sound of the band.

Due to the growing interest of some worldwide labels, an "advance tape" was recorded in March '95, featuring two new songs. Late '95, and after studying some deal offers, Portuguese Skyfall records was chosen to release DESIRE's dramatic concept album "Infinity... A Timeless Journey Through An Emotional Dream", happening only in July '96. The album offers seven epic chapters of deeply sad emotions and depressive feelings, combined with sorrowful orchestral atmospheres. "Infinity..." was considered by national and some international press, as one of the best Portuguese releases of that year and the first one introducing such a mournful, melodic and misanthropic sound genre in the Portuguese scene.

After some successful live presentations promoting the debut album and more line-up modifications, the band enters the studio in March '97 to record the second effort, the misanthropic tragedy MCD "Pentacrow", representing the band's fifth year of existence. this work features some of the band's massive achievements, containing over 45 minutes of tragic, melancholic and depressive musical landscapes, reinforcing even more the dark, doomiest and poetic side of the band. being considered once again as one of the most successful releases of that year, DESIRE was invited, one month later, to open for CRADLE OF FILTH, during their "Dusk And Embrace" tour at paradise garage in Lisboa.

Meanwhile, in the beginning of '99 the contract with Skyfall records was rescinded due several reasons. After this period, the band experienced constant and major line-up changes, leading into a huge delay until the writing and recording process of a new studio album. Tempest joins on the bass and Ashes on the keyboards. Finally, in April '01, DESIRE entered L'enfant terrible studios to record its third masterpiece, being the mixing process made at edit studios and the mastering work at the famous Finnvox studios in Finland, by Mika Jussila.

The new romantic opus "Locus Horrendus - The Night Cries Of A Sullen Soul" reaches the light of day in May '02, the year of DESIRE's 10th anniversary. Responses to the new effort have been tremendously enthusiastic, not only in Portugal, but above all worldwide, where DESIRE reached some high reviews (9/10, 10/10) in several magazines and web sites, being also considered one of the best albums of 2002 in many publications. One of those, were the highly recognized doom-metal.com from Holland, where the new album was voted as album of the month in August '02. This quote, made doom-metal.com staff to invite the band to play in the Spanish date of "Doomination Of Europe 2003", AMONG MORGION (USA), MOURNING BELOVETH (Ireland) and THE PROPHECY (England). It was also the first gig that DESIRE played abroad Portugal. with "Locus Horrendus", DESIRE also had the chance to play several concerts in Portuguese territory, with special INCIDENCE to hard club venue in v.n.gaia where the band played as headliners and le son in coimbra. also in April '03, the band were invited to play at Steel Warriors Rebellion Festival, in Barroselas, opening for Swedish KATATONIA and Finnish FINNTROLL.

The band is currently working on the composition process of new material in attempt to develop a higher level in the sorrowful and tragic formula started them years ago.

Current Line-Up:
Tear - Vocals
Mist - Lead Guitar
Tempest - Bass
Ashes - Keyboards
Flame - Drums

Previous members:
José Adriano - Bass (on "Death Blessed By A God")
Dawn - Keyboards (on "Infinity…" & "Pentacrow")
Luis Lamelas - Guitar (on "Infinity…")
Shiver - Guitar (on "Locus Horrendus")

Discography:

Locus Horrendus - The Night Cries Of A Sullen Soul

Tear - Vocals
Mist - Lead Guitar
Tempest - Bass
Ashes - Keyboards
Flame - Drums
Shiver - Guitars
Tânia Teixeira - Female Vocals (Guest)

"The Metal Observer" Review

2002 "Locus Horrendus - The Night Cries Of A Sullen Soul" - Indpendent

Total playing time: 69:32
  1. Preludium (a)
  2. Frozen Heart… Lonely Soul…
  3. Cries Of Despair
  4. The Weep Of A Mournful Dusk
  5. …An Autumnal Night Passion
  6. Movement I
  7. Movement II
  8. Drama
  9. Dark Angel Bird (A Poet Of Tragedies)
  10. Torn Apart
  11. (Love Is) Suicide…
  12. Postludium (W)
Teiler

Pentacrow (MCD)

Tear - Tragic & Dramatic Vocals
Mist - Electric & Acoustic Guitars
Eclipse - Guitar & Bass
Dawn - Grand Piano & Keyboard Effects
Flame - Drums & Percussion
Joana Pereira - Female Lyric Voice
Cláudia Fernandes - Bisel Flute

1998 "Pentacrow (MCD)" - Skyfall Records

Total playing time: 47:00
  1. A Ride In A Dream Crow
  2. Solitude (A Tribute to CANDLEMASS)
  3. When Sorrow Embraces My Heart (Movement I/Movement II/Movement III)
  4. Death Blessed By A God
  5. The Crow Shelter
Teiler

Infinity... A Timeless Journey Through An Emotional Dream

Tear - Tragic & Dramatic Vocals
Mist - Electric & Acoustic Guitars
Dawn - Grand Piano & Keyboard Effects
Flame - Drums & Percussion
Luis Lamelas - Electric & Acoustic Guitars
Jaime Sousa - Electric Bass Guitar
Joana Pereira - Female Lyric Voice

1996 "Infinity... A Timeless Journey Through An Emotional Dream" - Skyfall Records

Total playing time: 50:00
  1. Prologue (W)
  2. (Leaving) This Land Of The Eternal Desires
  3. A Ride In A Dream Crow
  4. The Purest Dreamer
  5. In Delight With The Mermaid (instrumental)
  6. Forever Dreaming… (Shadow Dance)
  7. Epilogue (a)
Teiler

Advanced Tape 1995

Tear - Tragic & Dramatic Vocals
Mist - Electric & Acoustic Guitars
Dawn - Grand Piano & Keyboard Effects
Flame - Drums & Percussion

1995 "Advanced Tape 1995" - Independent

Total playing time: 21:00
  1. (Leaving) This Land Of The Eternal Desires
  2. The Purest Dreamer
Teiler

Death Blessed By A God (Tape)

Tear - Tragic & Dramatic Vocals
Mist - Electric & Acoustic Guitars
José Adriano - Electric Bass Guitar
Flame - Drums & Percussion
João Queirós - Keyboards

1993 "Death Blessed By A God (Tape)" - Independent

Total playing time: 8:00
  1. Death Blessed By A God


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