Jessica T. – Vocals, Guitar, Violin
Kelly D. – Vocals, Bass
Isaac R. – Vocals, Guitar
Forrest H. – Guitar
Thomas I. – Drums
A name originating in the Zoroastrian religion, DAXMA designates the ritual structure used as a site to dispose of the dead (also known as a “Tower of Silence”). From atop these circular stone platforms, the remains of deceased persons would be devoured by carrion birds, who would then scatter the bones to the winds.
In 2016, DAXMA released their first EP, ‘The Nowhere of Shangri-la’, a work centered around the themes of frustration, longing, and utopianism. In 2017, they released their debut LP, ‘The Head Which Becomes the Skull’. Inspired by various philosophical works including Hegel’s “The Phenomenology of Spirit”, Kierkegaard’s “Fear & Trembling”, and the Heart Sutra, ‘The Head Which Becomes the Skull’ served as a meditation on the journey of the soul from birth through death.
In staying true to its ethic to subvert hierarchical systems of oppression, DAXMA has no leader nor single voice to its message. DAXMA’s ambition is to create beautiful and challenging music that is
meant for more than passive consumption, but rather to inspire its listeners to action against the injustices of capitalism, nationalism, racism, sexism, and totalitarianism.
Recently hand-selected as part of the inaugural year of the exclusive PostWax subscription series from Blues Funeral Recordings, DAXMA is currently working on their next full-length release.
“…the strength and confidence of the melodies and variety between songs make multiple listens rewarding. Daxma are definitely a band to keep an eye on…” – Echoes And Dust
“…it is an emotional journey that welcomes the listener to enjoy the long ride, all the while questioning the inner motives that lie behind one’s life… this is a titanic album that deserves to be heard by anyone with even a cursory interest in bands like Pallbearer or Elder.” – Pure Grain Audio
“…both crushing and subtle in equal measure, working the band’s creeping sonic despair into a massive, heavy riff and then back again. It’s the sort of sound that will haunt you when you’re alone on a quiet night – when you can feel the notes still reverberating in your mind.” – Super Dank Metal Jams
‘Ruins Upon Ruins’ will be available July 26th from Blues Funeral Recordings: