Shape of Despair

Track Premiere: Counting Hours – “Away I Flow”

January 24, 2024

Members of Shape of Despair/ex-Rapture, Impaled Nazarene, and ex-Colosseum lean into their Finnish gloom roots with Counting Hours.

The Top 5 Bands That Influenced The Abbey

December 19, 2022

Finnish progressive doom outfit The Abbey, featuring members of Hexvessel and Shape of Despair, list their Top 5 Albums that influenced new album, Word of Sin.

Shape of Despair Premiere Demo, “Shadowed Dreams”

September 28, 2016

Shape of Despair has released the first offering from Alone in the Mist, a collection of demos from the early days of the band. 

Shape of Despair

August 24, 2015

Monotony Fields
Killing-it Fields
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STREAMING: Shape of Despair “Monotony Fields”

April 21, 2015

“‘Monotony Fields’, is a song which reflects the album and its atmosphere the most for us. Slow trip into the mind of desperation,” says Shape of Despair in a band-released statement.

Click to read more and stream the premier of “Monotony Fields.”

Top 5 Funeral Doom Songs

December 31, 2012

It is time to celebrate the death of 2012 with the Top 5 Funeral Doom Songs (of all time, perhaps). There is no rhyme or reason to this list, actually. Just five songs that always find their way home during the long cold nights of winter. If it’s not snowing or cold as a medieval…