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Ascend
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The duo that Ascends.
Background information
Origin Los Angeles, California, USA
Genres Drone Doom, Doom Metal, Experimental, Jazz Fusion
Years active 2006 - 2008
Labels Southern Lord Records, Daymare Recordings
Associated acts Engine Kid, The Iceburn Collective, Sunn O))), Thorr's Hammer, Goatsnake, Eagle Twin
Website Southern Lord Press Kit

Ascend was a collaborative project between Greg Anderson (Sunn O)))) and Gentry Densley (Eagle Twin).

History[]

ASCEND began between Gentry Densley (Iceburn, Eagle Twin) and Greg Anderson (sunn 0))), Goatsnake, Engine Kid) with recording sessions in 2006 and 2007. Both have been making music that has crossed paths several times in the last 19 years, the most notable being during the 90s when Andersons’ band Engine Kid toured with and shared a split album with Densleys’ band Iceburn. During that time both were heavily experimenting with the fusion of jazz (Mahavishnu Orchestra, Miles Davis, John Coltrane) and the dark behemoth tones of influences such as The Melvins, Gore, Slint, Caspar Brotzman.

Ascend is perceived as a return to those influences while adding to their sound their recent drone aesthetic. With sessions done in Los Angeles, Salt Lake City and Seattle the band would release their only studio album. Ample Fire Within was released on Southern Lord Records on 27 May 2008 to positive reviews. On a tour between Sunn O))) and Eagle Twin in 2009 Greg Anderson and Steve Moore would occasionally join Eagle Twin on stage to perform an "Ascend" set.

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Ascend - Ample Fire Within

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ASCEND PART 1 = EAGLE TWIN GREG ANDERSON STEVE MOORE 7.6.09 @ SOKOL

ASCEND_PART_2_=_EAGLE_TWIN_GREG_ANDERSON_STEVE_MOORE_7.6.09_@_SOKOL

ASCEND PART 2 = EAGLE TWIN GREG ANDERSON STEVE MOORE 7.6.09 @ SOKOL

Discography[]

Members[]

  • Greg Anderson - Guitar, Vocals
  • Gentry Densley - Guitar, Sitar, Vocals

External Links[]

References[]

V·T·E Sunn O)))
O))) Greg AndersonStephen O'MalleyTos Nieuwenhuizen
Past Contributors / Collaborators G. Stuart Dahlquist • Joe PrestonGreg Rogers • Runhild Gammelsæter • Nathan Carson • Mark Deutrom • Steve Moore • Oren Ambarchi • Masami Akita • Takeshi • Atsuo • Wata • Keiji Haino • Jef Whitehead • Rex Ritter • Dawn Smithson • Peter Rehberg • John Weise • Kevin Drumm • Scott Connor • Bill Herzog • Randall Dunn • Justin Broadrick • Christopher McGrail • Lasse Marhaug • Daniel O'Sullivan • Sin Nanna • Mories • Scott Walker • Attila Csihar
Studio Albums ØØ VoidFlight of the BehemothWhite1White2Black OneMonoliths & DimensionsKannonLife MetalPyroclasts
Demos and Extended Plays The Grimmrobe DemosVeils It WhiteCroMonolithic Remixes For An Iron AgeCandlewolff Ov Thee Golden ChaliceAngel ComaOracleRehearsal Demo Nov 11 2011LA Reh 012Downtown LA Rehearsal/Rifftape March 1998
Live Albums & Videos The Libations of SamhainLive WhiteLa Mort Noir dans Esch / AlzetteDømkirke(初心) Grimmrobes Live 101008Agharti Live 09-10Нежить: Живьём В РоссииMetta, Benevolence
Collaborations AltarCheThe Iron Soul of NothingTerrestrialsSoused
Burial Chamber Trio Burial Chamber TrioBurial Chamber TrioWVRM
Gravetemple GravetempleThe Holy DownAmbient / RuinLe Vampire de Paris
Burning Witch Burning WitchTowers...Rift.Canyon.DreamsCrippled LuciferBurning Witch (Box Set)
Thorr's Hammer Thorr's HammerDommedagsnattLive By Command of Tom G. Warrior
Associated Bands, Artists, Etc. Teeth of Lions Rule the DivineRamptonAscendAmple Fire WithinO))) Presents...ProbotGoatsnakeKhanateBeaverEarthBoris • KTL • Merzbow • Nurse With Wound • Mayhem • Scott Walker • Ulver • Pan Sonic • Engine Kid • Brotherhood • Æthenor
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