Quest Of Aidance - Biography




Quest of Aidance was formed back in early 2004 in Skövde, Sweden, by Christian Älvestam (drums) and Christian Lundgren (guitar). Once the material for the debut demo - Human Trophy - started to take shape, Christan Älvestam changed from drums to guitar and vocals and it was not long before the duo had turned into a quartet, where Anders Johansson (bass and backing vocals) and Henrik Schönström (drums) completed the line-up. Human Trophy was recorded at Flatpig Studios, together with producer Robert Ahrling during the summer of 2004 and it was mastered at Criteria Mastering by Plec later that same year.

In mid-2005 label-manager Roy Yeo contacted Christian Älvestam, knowing each other from their earlier work together with Unmoored, wondering if he would be interested in maybe releasing something for Roy's now resurrected label Pulverised Records. Finding it interesting indeed, Christian chose to send Roy a couple of song samples from the Human Trophy demo and since he liked what he heard, a proposal was worked out. With the deal being sealed, both parties agreed on releasing the demo CD in its original form, simply re-titled as Fallen Man Collection and with a different layout. Once the MCD had seen the light of day in March 2006, brooding plans for a reorganization were carried out, adding Jonas Kjellgren to the ranks, in an effort to improve the sound of the band and to finally get a stable line-up.

Reinforced by the addition to the family, the band was set to record their first album as a quintet at Jonas's self-owned Black Lounge Studios at the end of 2007. In the meantime, a 10" vinyl EP, entitled Dark Are The Skies At Hand, hit the streets during the summer of 2007.

The line-up received a bit of a shake up afterwards, with Daaz Valström joining on vocals prior to Anders Johansson's departure.

Quest Of Aidance released their full-length debut, titled Misanthropic Propaganda, in 2013 via Pulverised Records.