“I’ll Soon Be Gone” was, in July, the final single from the comeback album from the founders of Danish melo-death metal Withering Surface, released in the Summer this year. “I’ll Soon Be Gone” is a duet between frontman Michael H. Andersen and his 19 year old daughter Elizabeth Gorboi Andersen. An epic, doom metal inspired ballad within the death metal genre. A song some might want to place in the “female fronted metal” category and some might just consider a great metal song. Lyrics inspired by the Norwegian pop band A-ha! Produced by Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Amaranthe etc.).
The song will also be released on November 27th as a radio single (same version as the video)
Video created by Marco and Lena Angioni of Angioni Studios.
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 took a break in 2005. Four albums and additional EP / single / demo releases made it into the bands career.
In 1996 Withering Surface signed a contract with Euphonious Records. The debut album “Scarlet Silhouettes“, recorded in Swedish Studio Fredman by Fredrik Nordström (known for Opeth, At The Gates, In Flames etc.), was released in 1997 with internationally acclaimed reviews and a Scandinavian tour with Dimmu Borgir and Old Man’s Child followed.
The second album “The Nude Ballet” (Euphonious Records) was released in 1998. Also produced by Fredrik Nordström, also got great reviews and even a nomination as “Hard Rock Album of the Year” for the Danish Grammys and played a concert at Roskilde Festival the following year.
In 2001 “Walking On Phantom Ice” was released by English Copro Records. In the wake of this, Withering Surface appeared at German Wacken Open Air, and completed an UK tour with Arch Enemy and Opeth.
The latest “Force The Pace” was released in 2004 by Italian Scarlet Records, followed by European touring.
Withering Surface has played over 100 concerts over the years.
This year Withering Surface returned to life with a new album release and live activities. “Meet Your Maker” is the name of the album and consists of 9 brand new songs mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen at Hansen Studios. The songs draw inspiration from the band’s back catalogue all the way from the ’97 debut album “Scarlet Silhouettes” but also sound fresh and new while keeping the signature sound of the band. From classic melo-death songs with big choruses like the first single “Leaves In The Stream” to fast-paced aggression in the second single “Alone” spiced with the epic, proggy title song “Meet Your Maker” and the “ballad” “I’ll Soon Be Gone“, a duet between singer Michael H. Andersen and his 19 year old daughter Elizabeth.
Allan Tvedebrink / Guitars
Jakob Møller Gundel / Drums
Jesper Kvist / Bass
Morten Lybecker / Keys
Michael H. Andersen / Vocals
Marcel Lech / Guitars