|Void Moon was
formed in early 2009 by bassist Peter Svensson and vocalist/guitarist Jonas
Gustavsson along with drummer Thomas Hedlund. The work on the first demo
began in the end of 2009 and the recording was finished and mixed during
the spring 2010. In October 2010 four of these tracks were released as
the “Through the Gateway” 7” EP on the German label Metalbound Records.
Following the release Erika Wallberg joined the band as lead guitarist.
In April 2011, a second demo was released, entitled "The Mourning Son".
The band made its debut gig in Malmö on the 14th of April and played
in Gothenburg the week after supporting Pagan Rites. In November 2011 Void
Moon played at the renowned Malta Doom Metal Fest. Their debut album, "On
the Blackest of Nights" was released worldwide in November 2012 by
Cruz del Sur. It generated a lot of positive reviews and the release opened
up some festival shows during 2013. In the beginning of 2014 the band started
recording a new single, "Where the Sleeper Lies Awake". This was
to be the last recording featuring Thomas on drums. Thomas left the band
in February 2014. He was replaced by Marcus Rosenkvist. In October 2014,
the band could finally play at the legendary Dutch Doom Days in Rotterdam.
2015 saw the band playing more live with a second appearance at Doom over
Scania II, a mini-tour of Ireland and festival gigs at Old Grave Fest in
Romania and Malta Doom Metal Fest. In the spring of 2016, the band's
second full-length "Deathwatch" was released through Sun & Moon Records.
The reviews for "Deathwatch" were generally very positive of the
progress of the band with top ratings in many metal magazines. In the autumn
of 2016 Jonas left the band and the search for a new vocalist began.
Void Moon draws inspiration
and strength from the old gods of Black Sabbath and Candlemass empowered
by torchbearers like Solitude Aeturnus and contemporary bands like Hammers
of Misfortune and Grand Magus. The songs are written in the early doom
vein and the lyrical themes surround philosophy, occultism, horror stories