Artist Spotlight – Desoluna

Band nameDesoluna
MembersNadia Montes (Lead vocals)
Patrick Shadowland (Lead guitar, vocals)
Olle Andreasson (Drums)
Michael Levin (Bass)
LocationMalmö and Halmstad (Sweden)
Founded in2009
Sounds likeParadise Lost, My Dying Bride and Draconian
First release‘Fortitude’ (released October 9th, 2015)
LinksFacebook | Website | YouTube
The Music Addict’s
Dark but melodic doom metal from Sweden

How was the band formed?

Nadia and Patrick met in early 2013 and shared and ambition of putting together some form of a musical project. They started rehearsing in Patricks living room and the band took its form from there on. Olle joined in later via another member that played in the band at the time.

What’s your songwriting process like? 

Patrick is the one that comes up with the ideas, things that just sticks with him in his everyday grey life. He makes a demo at home, writes the lyrics and presents it to us later on.

What are your influences?

As mentioned above; the everyday grey life that all of us lives and goes through. Musically, bands like Paradise Lost, Sisters of Mercy, Fields of the Nephilim, Black Sabbath, My Dying Bride are pretty close.

 How would you describe your music?

Someone said once that listening to our music was like walking in concrete shoes. There you have it!

What’s the one thing that makes you/your band stand out from the rest?

Our sex appeal and Einstein-like intellect. And of course we have no sense of humor.

What’s your latest release, and what can you tell us about it?

Rejection of Rejoice was released in July 21st, 2019 and is our four-track EP.

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