Year Formed
St Helens/Wigan


Austerymn as a band have over 20 years experience. Originally formed in 1990 as 'Perpetual Infestation' we changed names to 'Godless Truth' in 1991. Back then we played a more UK inspired DOOM/DEATH (Probably because as a youngster of 15 I wasn't great on guitar/writing then!!).
Several years and Demo's later (and many label rejection letters) we called it quits in 1996. Also at this time we heard of another band called Godless Truth, and we didn't want another change of identity.
After the members of Godless Truth had left University and established Jobs for themselves, we decided it would be fun to get back together and re-record and finish off some old Godless Truth material and put out another Demo. In 2007 we did just that but not after our final name change to Austerymn.
A made up word from Austere and Hymn = Austerymn (OR-Steer-Rim). This time registering the name to!!!
We released the 'When Silence Drowns The Screams' Demo in 2007, selling 200 and giving a further 200 away on a MySpace campaign 'i.e. the first 200 get it for free!!'
However we were not happy with the results of the recording, we had grown as musicians, and this style I was personally finding dull to play. There was also a tendency to want to start adding more gothic/symphonic elements which I seriously wanted to avoid!
Over the next few years we experimented with styles Funeral Doom? Progressive? Searching for a style! 
Then in a band meeting it came down to 'What do we like? What makes us rage? What's fun? What is the DM album we all wish we'd recorded?'
Left Hand Path, Like An Ever Flowing Stream, Dark Recollections, Into The Grave, etc etc.
But we'd be accused of being a clone band?
My answer - 'Who cares? I've spent the last 20+ years doing original music trying to be different! I'm 37 years old, I wanna have fun, put out some CD's and 12' vinyl, play some shows and above all have FUN'
So here we are 2013, Busy writing and it's going well. Here in your hands you hold the first 2 songs we have come up with, and the others are coming on so well.
Influences Nihilist, Entombed, Dismember, Carnage, Grave, Nirvana 2002, God Macabre, Autopsy etc. Unashamed proud to play a style we grew up with and LOVE.
Ok accuse us of worship and cloning....But we do it well!!!

Rik Simpson.