TRG002CD Lifeless - Anhedonia
Mathias Rumbold last edited by Talheim Records
Lifeless was formed in Mexico during autumn 2013. Starting as a project with only two members, Nergot (Vocals, Guitar, Drums, Piano) and Kaktalm (Guitar).
Basically the concept of this project was born based on the many stories that are silenced in the middle of nature, referring to the Aokigahara forest. That place that becomes a special space for yourself, where time stands still, where all those feelings of sadness, negativity, sorrow and nostalgia are isolated themselves from society and become one with that cold and desolate place, that where we are born and we return to be part of it when we decide to end our journey.
This is dedicated to all who are in that terminal state full of suicide thoughts.
All those who remained reflecting on all things aroud, on the questions that never had an answer, on what never had value or meaning, in the meaningless dawn, taking up the heartbreaking monotony in his hands to continue living from suffering every miserable day, creating a life standard based on that negativity, on those scars that marked each memory; it is also for those who never returned to this reality. Being part only of the poisoned memory and without a gray tomorrow to live.
Lifeless is influenced by the sound of Black metal / Depressive black metal. During a couple of months songwriting, finally we did 4 songs for a debut demo called “Dark journey forested” recorded at home studio, the recording and editing process was made by Nergot.
This demo was released under the ukranian record label Depressive illusions records in January 2014, limited to 33 copies. One month later the release, Kaktalm leaves the project for personal reasons. But this was not a factor to stop the path of Lifeless … the project was left entirely to Nergot and a new stage began. After just a couple of weeks Kjiel (Ita) joins as guitarist, being an important part in the composition and atmosphere of the sound. We decides to work on a new album and a couple of months later Hypothermia (Col) joins as lead vocalist, adding that touch of sweet and suffocating voices. This fact contributed to close that triangle of painful emotions.
Now as International band this is how the full-length album “Inner shouts from a sad soul” was born containing 7 songs. It was released in 2015 by the ukranian label Vacula Productions supported with Insane Asylum Ind limited to 500 copies.
After the release of this album each member decides to continue working on their side projects respectively. Some time later, at the beginning of the year 2017 the compositions for the next album began, the lineup is keeped, now Kjiel is also part of the additional voices, and
Hypothermia is an essential part with piano (both writing the lyrics).
During 2018, the studio recording stage began. This was a long process, because throughout the months there were some personal situations of each member that had to be attended. For this reason the music was recorded in 2 sessions, in 2017 and 2018 so the final stage of vocals was recorded in 2019. Besides, the mixing and mastering process was carried out during the summer of the year 2020, where finally the new full-length album “Anhedonia” was done, contains 8 songs, and describing each one of the situations through which each of the members has lived during the previous months.
The name of the album is something direct about what is still lived day by day, how it is reflected in each scar and how it makes us stay tied and suffocated to this reality. A lack of sensations leads us to describe the nature of the forest in which we lose ourselves when we try to drown every memory that hurts us second by second. Some weeks later the band signs a contract with the record label Talheim Records Germany who will be in charge of the release from the album.
- Ashes of Hopes and Dreams
- Trapped in the void
- Giving up everything
- Time to go away from you
- Something insides me dies