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  1. 1.
    Our Lives Will Be Erased by the Shifting Sands of the Desert
  2. 2.
    The Head Which Becomes the Skull
  3. 3.
    Wanderings / Beneath the Eternal Sky
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  5. 5.
    Abandoning All Hope
DAXMA (pronounced [dahk-muh]) is an Oakland, CA based post-rock/doom metal band that began in Santa Cruz, CA in 2014.
It is a collaborative project made up of members who share various musical backgrounds including black metal, psych, and classical. DAXMA is named after the ritual structure (also known as a "Tower of Silence") originating in the Zoroastrian religion used as a site to dispose of the dead. 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" serves 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.


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