Withering Surface

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Swedish melodic death metal, the so-called melo-death, got its breakthrough in the mid-1990s with especially bands from Gothenburg such as In Flames , At The Gates and Dark Tranquility. Withering Surface from Næstved, Denmark quickly captured the new special genre and since then marked the band as the most successful Danish melodic death metal band since its foundation in 1994 and until the band disbanded in 2005. Four albums, and additional EP/single/demo releases made it into the band’s career. Now Withering Surface is back after a 14 years break. A new album is done, and concerts are underway in 2020. The band is already booked at a handful of festivals including Copenhell and Metal Magic and in June 2020 the comeback album “Meet Your Maker” wil be released.

The line-up now consists of the original members Allan Tvedebrink (guitar), Jakob Møller Gundel (drums) and Michael H. Andersen (vocals) – supplemented by Morten Lybecker, who played keyboard in the band in 1999-2005 and Marcel Lysgaard Lech, who played the guitar from 1999-2000 – as well as bassist Jesper Kvist (Invocator, Raunchy), who is a long time friend but new in the band. Withering Surface has played over 100 concerts over the years.

Lars F. Larsen