The Great Discord is a Swedish progressive death pop band – a genre coined by the band to better represent their sound that is rooted in influences ranging from technical and progressive metal to contemporary pop music.
The band started out as a collaboration between singer Fia Kempe and drummer Aksel Holmgren who wanted to make music based on their mutual interests and musical influences. From there, they recruited the band’s current line-up; guitarists André Axell (from Holmgren’s previous bands) and Gustav Almberg (pg.lost), and bassist Rasmus Carlson.
Their critically acclaimed debut album Duende was released in 2015 by the esteemed label Metal Blade Records, and the success gave them the opportunity to tour with bands like Ghost, Kvelertak and Katatonia. In the fall of 2017, The Great Discord’s long awaited sophomore album The Rabbit Hole was released on The Sign Records, and instantly received praise from press and fans alike.