The desert is a place of extremes where you are taught the true meaning of a mile. Spawned in Arizona in 2003 by former N17, Mission 66, Rorschach Test, and clinician guitarist & vocalist Chris Cannella, the approach to music-making taken by AUTUMN’S END was simple: utilize any approach which serves the song best – whether electric or acoustic – because wanting to be the next “rock hit” is nowhere on the agenda. With the blending of naked aggression, unapologetic melodies, and death metal/clean vocals, AUTUMN’S END seeks to restore the damage done to the metal scene by the homogenization of metal’s sound and return to a performance-driven, organic-sounding metal whose roots lie with heritage albums such as Megadeth’s Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying?, Slayer’s Reign In Blood, and Celtic Frost’s To Mega Therion.
Rising from the ashes of the 2013 amicable breakup, Cannella ultimately solidified the new lineup with longtime friends and former N17 bandmates; Jason Kowalski (N17 , Rorschach Test, Hogjaw) Tanner Crace (Sorxe, N17) and Rude-T Reilly (N17, 187 Altered Silence). Thrown into their cauldron of influence & inspiration were Johnny Cash, New Model Army, Fates Warning, Opeth, Meshuggah, Fields Of Nephilim, Skinny Puppy, At the Gates, Optimum Wound Profile and Neurosis (to name but a few). All these guys needed to launch their musical alchemy was the sweat of perseverance and the heat of a live stage. The result? A new extention of their eclectic death metal sound on a new technical level.
Spanning the various seasons of human emotion, from the quiet introspection censed indignation chilling regret and galloping triumph every emotion is genuine and credible. With their ability to document the spectrum of humanity’s trajectories, uniformities, and deviations, members of AUTUMN’S END are nothing short of being musical poet laureates of our time.
The fruits of AUTUMN’S END’s work ethic don’t stop there. Since 2016, their live exorcisms have toured with or locally opened for national touring bands such as Venom, Goatwhore, Krisiun, Arsis, Arch Enemy, Amorphis, Darkest Hour, Hate Eternal, Vader, Machine Head, Deftones, Hatebreed, Fear Factory, Danzig, Body Count, and Watain (just to name a few). They’ve attained endorsements with Dean guitars and basses, Mesa Boogie, Dunlop Strings,Picks and pedals, Line 6, EMG Pickups etc. all without being signed to a label. Cannella has even conducted guitar clinics across Europe, Asia, and North America since 2002. Now 2017 embarks the new journey of the release of their new EP Burn the Earth which takes the band in a more complex and ferocious direction!
We are the sum of our experiences. We are the ones who shape our futures with the blood in our own hands. Few are the ones who choose to tell themselves a story different from the one everyone else repeats. AUTUMN’S END stand among those rare musicians who can create a soundtrack rich with the complexity of the human condition and have it creatively reflect the sonic representations of humanity’s chaos, fury, and collective agonies.