Desend Into Nothingness
Joël St-Amant created the concept of Descend Into Nothingness in 1998. The purpose of the concept was to play music that could be intense and melodic, with a progressive constant rhythm that changed during the songs creating a dynamic variation. After a couple of shows and line-up changes, the band made its first notable show with Quo Vardis and Martyr. After that, the band started to prepare to record its first demo, but a split up occurred due to a lack of motivation.
In autumn 2002, Joël St-Amant decided to reform the band with 2 members from the previous line-up (Hugo Lacroix and Éric Delarosbil) in Rouyn-Noranda (in the Abitibi region). At that time, the line-up consisted of: Joël St-Amant (guitar/vocals), Hugo Lacroix (guitar), Simon Charette (guitar), Sébastien Audet (bass) and Éric Delarosbil (drums). In the beginning of November 2002, Éric Delarosbil left the band for personal reasons and was immediately replaced by François Turgeon. Descend Into Northngness made 2 shows in Rouyn-Noranda before entering the studio in March 2003 with Yannick St-Amand (Despised Icon, Martyr and Neuraxis) to record its first album, Darkened Reality.
In May 2003, the Abitibian quintet signed with Galy Records' (home also of Black Metal band UnexpecT) to release the album on September 2nd of the same year. At time of writing they are reported to be in the process of composing their next album.