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Angel of Decay

"Old analog synth drone music in the best tradition. Really powerful, alienating and spooky..." - vidna

Obmana Angel of Decay provides the seventh installment of the Desolation House series, Relapse Records/Release Entertainment's premium dark ambient collection. Angel of Decay is Jonathan Canady, formerly of both Dead World and Deathpile, who creates dark surrealism using vintage analog keyboards. Covered in Scars blends chilling dark ambient with words and concepts culled directly from a lifetime of personal nightmares.

BIOGRAPHY: ANGEL OF DECAY is the solo project of Jonathan Paul Canady (hailing originally from Denver, Colorado). My first serious musical venture in the music underground began in 1991 with the industrial metal band DEAD WORLD which disbanded in 1999. A significant proportion of the music of DEAD WORLD was non-rhythmic dark experimental. My interest in this type of sound lead to the formation of a purely experimental side project called TORTURE CHAMBER in 1993. The band essentially broke up in 1995 and led to my beginning DEATHPILE that same year. DEATHPILE began as a varied experimental / noise project but quickly became pure power electronics (harsh electronic noise with vocals) after the debut release. From 1995 to early 2004 DEATHPILE recorded many albums that were released on cassette, vinyl and CD internationally and performed live sporadically in Colorado, Chicago and on the East Coast. During this same time period I collaborated with other experimental artists under the names BLUNT FORCE TRAUMA (w/ GRUNTSPLATTER's Scott Candey), HOLLOW EARTH (w/ YEN POX / BLOOD BOX's Michael Hensley) and THE URGE WITHIN (w/DEATHPILE keyboardist David E. Williams). During the Summer of 2002 I began creating heavy electronic music as a solo artist under the name ANGEL OF DECAY. AOD is created using vintage analog synths and other out of date equipment using very primitive methods. Each AOD release will most likely be different and united only by my unshakable interest in all things dark and disturbing. This project will be my primary focus for the foreseeable future.

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