The history of FADING BLISS started in November 2009, when Olivier (Dewback, Redrum 4) 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.
In August, 2010, the band entered the Noise Factory Studio with Gérald Jans (Channel Zero, Machiavel, Epysode…) and recorded their 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 release was e.g. awarded “demo of the month” in the French Metallian magazine. 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, which resulted in “From Illusion To Despair”.
The album includes a guest appearance by Paul Kuhr (Novembers Doom) on the track “A Walk Through Despair”.