Formation, name change, and debut release (non studio album) (2002–2005)
Winds of Plague was founded in 2002 in Upland, California. During the time of the band’s inception, its name was originally Bleak December. However, they changed their name in April 2005, to Winds of Plague, being named after a lyric from the Unearth song, “Endless”. They released their demo A Cold Day In Hell in late 2005 independently. Several of the songs would subsequently be re-recorded for the following album.
Decimate the Weak (2006–2009)
The Great Stone War and line-up changes (2009–2011)
The Great Stone War was released on August 11, 2009. The album features two singles, “Approach the Podium” and “Chest and Horns”, though no music videos were ever shot for any songs on the album. On October 14, 2009, keyboardist Kristen Randall stated that she would be leaving the band and did so days afterward. The band approached musician Lisa Marx to fill in on keyboard for their Australian/New Zealand tour. Afterwards the band found Alana Potocnik who has since been inducted as Winds of Plague’s keyboardist.
Against the World (2011–2013)
Against the World was released in 2011 to widespread critical acclaim. “Refined in the Fire” and “California” have been released as singles, and music videos for “Drop the Match”, “California” and “Refined in the Fire” have also been released. The band also appeared on the soundtrack for the game Homefront performing a cover of the Buffalo Springfield song “For What It’s Worth“. A cover of “Zombie” by The Cranberries was included in an iTunes extended play for “California”, but the EP was later removed from the iTunes store for unknown reasons.
Winds of Plague’s fourth studio album, Resistance, was recorded in early to mid-2013 and was released on October 29, 2013.
In December 2015, while playing the Affliction Metal Show at The Observatory in Santa Ana with Suicide Silence, vocalist Johnny Plague announced that after going through a brief hiatus, Winds of Plague would resume touring and working on a new album in 2016.
Blood of My Enemy (2017–present)
Winds of Plague’s fifth studio album, Blood of My Enemy, was recorded from 2016 to 2017 and was released on October 27, 2017.
|A Cold Day in Hell||Full-length||2005|
|Decimate the Weak||Full-length||2008|
|Stronger than All||Split||2008|
|The Great Stone War||Full-length||2009|
|Refined in the Fire||Single||2011|
|Against the World||Full-length||2011|
|Blood of My Enemy||Full-length||2017|
|Decimate the Weak||Single||2018|