Jamie's and Kirk's commitments with their primary bands [Hatebreed and Down/Crowbar respectively] put time constraints on when the duo could pull together a full line-up and record the album. Bringing in the power of Zeuss as producer, the guys hunkered down for a two week mammoth deconstructing, reconstructing and recording at Planet Z in Hadley Massachusetts around the end of 2007.
Once the record and distribution deal with Relapse Records was signed they began working on the promotion of this new sound.
The debut cd was released in February 2008 and charted in its first week at 131 on the Billboard Chart, at number 2 on the New Artist Chart and at 20 on the Hard Chart, an awesome beginning for this new group and a testament to the versatile talents of all the band members. Jamie on vocals, Kirk on guitar and vocals, Stephen on guitar, Matt Brunson on bass and Derick Kerswell on drums.
As well as appearing at the Rock Mayhem Festival and the world renowned Ozzfest Kingdom of Sorrow have filmed videos for two singles from the album 'Lead Into Demise' released in April 2008 and 'Lead the Ghosts Astray' in October 2008, both can be viewed via their MySpace page or on Relapse Records YouTube channel.
The close of 2008 saw the band take a bold brave launch into the world when they embarked in a 12-week North American and Canadian tour playing at over 70 venues, some small some vast, mostly sold out packed houses of curious fans hungry for their first taste of Kingdom of Sorrow live.