Gods of Decay 3rd single "Nightmare"
Formed in 2018 in Tokyo, Gods of Decay is a band former by the guitarist from Japan, Frost, and a Georgian (Europe) vocalist Anna. Their music is at the intersection of international genres such as post-grunge, gothic metal and alternative metal.
Formed in 2018 in Tokyo, Gods of Decay is a band former by the guitarist from Japan, Frost, and a Georgian (Europe) vocalist Anna. Their music is at the intersection of international genres such as post-grunge, gothic metal and alternative metal. [Musical style] The dark and "meaty" sound of Gods of Decay is born out of the fusion of various genres (such as post-grunge, gothic meal, nu metal, alternative metal, and many more) at its base with the strong adherence to melody. The mix of heaviness and melodism creates the band's original sound. [Lyrics, Language] Anna was born to a multi-cultural background and speaks five languages: Italian, Georgian, Russian, English and Japanese. She is an MA student at Sophia University in Tokyo majoring in Japanese Literature. Her fascination with literature has a strong impact on the lyrics she writes. The major themes in her lyrics are madness, retrospective, cosmos and dreams. [Band member, Influences] Anna is a big fan of extreme metal and visual kei. In her teenage years, she started to learn how to play guitar, and her technique is heavily inspired by technical death metal and thrash metal bands, such as Necrophagist and Annihilator. She also took classical opera singing lessons and her almost classical clean vocals bear that influence. Among Frost's favourite artists there are Creed, Pearl Jam and Nirvana, whose influence can be heard in his post-grungy compositions. By implementing beautiful melodies into the heavy sounding shell, his compositions are powerful but at the same time easy to listen. In December 2018, the band released there first single titled "Cataclysm" available on Soundcloud. In January 2019, Gods of Decay played their first live at Shibuya Cyclone. Free copies of their 1st EP "Gods of Decay 1" were distributed during the show.