2010 – The birth of Age of Woe
In the summer of 2010 a group of musicians from the Gothenburg punk and metal scene joined forces with a shared desire to explore new territories. The result: The both genre-crossing and distinctly underground band that is Age of Woe.
2011 – Age of Woe progresses
2011 saw the recording of Age of Woe’s debut 7” EP, which was released in September of the same year (digitally through Pivotal Rockordings in December) to great critical acclaim from both press and audience. The band further promoted their first offering by performing a short set in the Belly of the Whale studio in Gothenburg which was live streamed on-line. This event proved to be a greater success than anyone had expected.
Work on the first fullength album then began during the fall and culminated in a trip to a cottage in the woods, where the band isolated themselves for a week to work more intensely on the album.
Age of Woe didn’t waste any time in hitting the stages either. Throughout 2011 the band played a bunch of shows, including a mini-tour in Germany, and ended the year with a grand gig at the Scorched Tundra Festival at Sticky Fingers in Gothenburg.
2012 – A legendary recording session
After a successful European tour, work on the debut album was resumed. In July Age of Woe teamed up with legendary producer Lennart Östlund (Led Zeppelin, Candlemass) from Polar Studios and Carlos Sepulveda (No Hawaii, Joe Baresi, Psycore). The band retreated to the countryside outside Bettna in Sweden and took refuge in an 18th century estate named Rosenhanska Magasinet to record the forthcoming album named ”Inhumanform”. The music for this album was recorded live in 4 days and after that the band headed home to Gothenburg to do vocals and mixing at Belly of the Whale studio with Carlos Sepulveda handling the levers. ”Inhumanform” was then mastered by Brad Boatright at AudioSiege (Sleep, High on Fire, From Ashes Rise).
2013 – ”Inhumanform” unleashed
In 2013 Age of Woe released their highly anticipated debut album ”Inhumanform” (Give Praise Records/Suicide Records), which was met with praise and raving reviews. The band headed out on a summer tour through Europe followed by festival appearances in Denmark, Germany and The Netherlands, most notably at the Incubate Festival. The rest of the year was spent writing new material for a follow-up to “Inhumanform”.
2014 – An Age of Woe that last for 100 years
During the first half of 2014, Age of Woe toured throughout Europe including a show at the renowned SWR Barroselas Metalfest in Portugal. The track “Born of Fire”, which was recorded during the “Inhumanform”-session, was released both as a music video and as the a-side on the split 7″ with 100 Years. Over the summer focus has again been given to continue writing the bands second album.