DESERT's sound is best labeled as Dark Epic Metal. Coming from Israel, the band’s name was chosen for a reason – it was located in the middle of biblical sands where Moses has led his people to the Promised Land ages ago. Set up in 2002 as a power metal act, it has since expanded its musical palette, mixing in some darker colors to go with power and epic metal glitter. During those years 2 EP’s were released - “The Way To Honor”(2004) and “Prophecy Of The Madman”(2006), followed by the first full length studio album "Star Of Delusive Hopes" (2011), which was released by the Greek label Sleaszy Rider Records . The album was recorded and produced by Nick Savio (Hollow Haze, White Skull) at Remaster Studio in Vicenza (Italy). Mix and mastering were done by Andy La Roque – a legendary guitarist of King Diamond at Sonic Train Studio in Varberg (Sweden). The internet single "Lament for Soldier's Glory", featuring a guest performance by Joakim Broden, the lead singer of SABATON, received an instant recognition by fans and press both in Israel and worldwide.
Through the years the band became known in Israel and abroad for it’s energetic heavy metal show, well-rehearsed with great attention to both musical and visual elements of the performance, constantly aiming to outperform themselves.
DESERT has been gigging various venues ranging from small clubs to international open-air festivals, sharing bills with acts like SABATON, GRAVE DIGGER, DRACONIAN, NIGHTMARE, TIM RIPPER OWENS,ELUVEITIE, DARK TRANQUILITY, ELVENKING. As a part of "Star Of Delusive Hopes" tour, DESERT also performed on the venues of biggest festivals in Europe, such as Sabaton Open Air -Rockstad: Falun (Sweden) ,Ayia Napa Youth Festival (Cyprus) and TOTAL METAL FESTIVAL (Italy), where shared the main stage with HELLOWEEN, SABATON, STRATOVARIUS, DREAM EVIL, PAIN, ROTTING CHRIST, SCAR SYMMETRY, FREEDOM CALL,MOONSPELL, ANNIHILATOR, ENTOMBED, BEHEMOTH, KREATOR, VAN CANTO, DECAPITATED and many others.
Inspired by the successful “Star Of Delusive Hopes”, the band spent two years producing the second full length album, later named as “Never Regret”. The album was produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by Alex Zvulun (THE FADING) at A.G. Studio in Tel-Aviv. Just like for previous album, the cover artwork was done by a great Brazilian artist Jobert Mello – well known by his work with SABATON, PRIMAL FEAR, GRAVE DIGGER and many overs. Ralf Scheepers – the legendary voice of PRIMAL FEAR and GAMMA RAY, contributed his voice to one of the tracks on the album - the evil and powerful story of the "1812". Besides that, few guest musicians took part on this album - Infy (female vocals), Merry Ann Genin (violin) and Alex Zvulun (guitars).
The year 2015 opens new chapter for DESERT with the release of it's second studio album, "Never Regret" . The album, featuring bigger, heavier sound, mixing epic themes with dark, aggressive riffs, huge choirs and orchestras with ultra-fast solos - marks a new level of sound and storytelling for the band.