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Ontario, Canada (2002 – 2011)

Woods of Ypres was a band from Ontario, Canada, formed in 2002 by David Gold, Aaron Palmer and Brian McManus. They released five albums, each somewhat differing in style, before the death of founding member David Gold. According to the official website, Woods of Ypres can be defined as “…atmospheric doom-laden Great-White-North flavored black metal.”

In 2002, the demo “Woods I: Against the Seasons, Cold Winter Songs from the Dead Summer Heat ” was released on Krankenhaus Records. Later, In 2003, David Gold moved to Toronto to begin working on a full length album and by 2004 the band’s first full length album,”Woods II: Pursuit of the Sun & Allure of the Earth” was also released on Krankenhaus Records. “Woods III: Deepest Roots & Darkest Blues” was released in 2007, again on the Krankenhaus label. The most recent album, “Woods IV: The Green Album”, was released in November of 2009 on Practical Art Records. This is the longest album by Woods of Ypres with 16 tracks total.

In 2010 it was rumoured that Woods of Ypres would split up, because front man David Gold was moving to Kuwait. Woods would record and release their fifth record, Woods 5, and that would be the end for Woods of Ypres. In October 2010 David Gold stated that Woods of Ypres didn’t quit. It never happened.


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  • cantcontrolthew


    30 Mar 1:22am Reply
  • arkafloydechoes

    To think that David Gold would pen down so many masterpieces after Woods 5, it breaks my heart. You have gone too soon man, too soon..

    27 Mar 6:42pm Reply
  • basilius87


    27 Mar 6:31am Reply
  • clavarogg

    Me dói o coração saber que nunca vou ter a oportunidade de ver essa banda ao vivo. [2]

    26 Mar 11:11pm Reply
  • blahavet

    this band, david gold.. you have gone too soon man, too soon... [4] fucking shame... great playing...

    24 Mar 7:47pm Reply
  • dearsatn

    this band, david gold.. you have gone too soon man, too soon.. [3]

    12 Mar 3:43pm Reply
  • Hemea


    12 Mar 11:25am Reply
  • Joarl16


    6 Mar 5:48pm Reply
  • diurnoculto

    Perfect black metal for your valentine. Respect.

    15 Feb 2:27am Reply
  • AbortingMary

    If you can't relate to David Gold's lyrics, consider yourself lucky and hope that one day you won't.

    14 Feb 9:38am Reply
  • zhism

    fantastic band, and as usual i discovered them after a member died ;[

    27 Jan 12:34pm Reply
  • MartianReaper

    great band

    21 Jan 8:25am Reply
  • cantcontrolthew

    Since august 18 2014 I been listening to this amazing band and the more I listen to it the more I love it.

    16 Jan 4:55pm Reply
  • wendy-oliveira


    2 Jan 1:13am Reply
  • samuelcrf

    me dói o coração saber que nunca vou ter a oportunidade de ver essa banda ao vivo.

    26 Dec 2014 Reply
  • nickgreen13

    To be honest, I feel like the butthurt kinda adds to the appeal; he seems like a genuinely bummed out and sad dude, which I find really adds to his music.

    22 Dec 2014 Reply
  • vonNachtmahr

    Still an incredible tragedy that he is no longer here. Thanks for everything David Gold.

    21 Dec 2014 Reply
  • tropicalhaze

    their 1st ep was golden tho!

    17 Dec 2014 Reply
  • tropicalhaze

    The issue isn't depth. The issue is butthurt. [3] preach.

    17 Dec 2014 Reply
  • bughnrakh

    The issue isn't depth. The issue is butthurt. [2]

    22 Nov 2014 Reply
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