ATHANASIA is a power trio playing a highly original hybrid of classic arena/black/thrash metal styles. It was first formed by Caleb Bingham in 2004 under the name ASCENSION while he was still in high school. As a result of passing around the band’s early demos on the Sunset strip he landed a gig with the then-forming FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH in 2005. Upon being fired from the group in 2007 (due to his young age) he reformed the band a second time, recording several more unreleased demos and one EP at the behest of veteran Roadrunner Records A&R Monte Conner. Largely due to that label’s merger with WMG, the band lost out on its chance to sign with them and was shelved yet again in 2010 while Bingham played a four year stint with Swedish death metal act ZONARIA. Upon parting ways with them due to a leg injury sustained while playing with the group he reformed the band a third time, recording its first full length release entitled “The Order of the Silver Compass.” This yet unreleased album is finally about to see the light of day under the new banner of ATHANASIA!!!