->''With the scream of the air raid siren I know, I know I'm finally coming home...''
->--The Axis of Perdition, "Heaving Salvation in the Paradise of Rust"

The Axis of Perdition was a band formed in England in 2001. Originally they were known as Axis of Perdition, but they [[SpellMyNameWithAThe added "The" to their name]] in 2004 to indicate that the band is a specific entity. While their music is predominantly BlackMetal with large doses of [[{{Ambient}} Dark Ambient]] and {{Industrial}}, they consider themselves to be primarily an {{Ambient}} band that uses metal as a "texture".

The band's music, lyrics, and artwork are inspired heavily by the SilentHill series of video games; their demo and first album also included references to Creator/HPLovecraft and Creator/StephenKing. The Axis present themselves as a hellish psychiatric hospital of sorts, with their albums as "treatments" and listeners as "patients".

The band has since separated in July of 2013, citing mutual agreements with Johnson and Blenkarn.

The hospital's current doctors are:

* Brooke Johnson - vocals, electronics
* Mike Blenkarn - guitar, keyboards, programming, electronics
* Ian Fenwick - bass
* Dan Mullins - drums
* Chris Walsh - guitar
* Richard Brass - guitar
* S.B. - electronics
* Leslie Simpson - narration


* ''Corridors'' (demo, 2002) - actually a split release with the band's Dark Ambient "mother", Pulsefear; limited to 20 copies
* ''The Ichneumon Method (And Less Welcome Techniques)'' (full-length, 2003)
* ''Physical Illucinations in the Sewer of Xuchilbara (The Red God)'' (EP, 2004) - first release as ''The'' Axis of Perdition; introduced the band's current concept; limited to 666 copies
* ''Deleted Scenes from the Transition Hospital'' (full-length, 2005)
* ''Urfe'' (full-length, 2009) - a double album consisting of the first two parts of the Urfe trilogy, ''Grief of the Unclean'' and ''The Great Unwashed''
* ''Tenements (of the Anointed Flesh)'' (full-length, 2011) - conclusion to the Urfe saga

!!Tropes from the Dark Red Other:

* AbandonedHospital: ''Deleted Scenes from the Transition Hospital'' is set in one, as is part of the ''Urfe'' saga.
* ArcWords: 'Womb' apparently. 'What is the Axis?' in ''Deleted Scenes''.
* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: [[spoiler: The conclusion of ''Tenements'', after a fashion.]]
* BodyHorror: The Flesh Spiral, and most of the creatures encountered by Urfe.
* BookEnds: [[spoiler:"It began, and ends, with Pylon."]]
* CallBack: The lyrics for "Disintegration" reference ''The Ichneumon Method''.
* ConceptAlbum: Everything from ''Physical Illucinations'' onwards for sure, possibly their earlier releases as well.
* DigitalPiracyIsOkay: The band put ''Corridors'' up on file-sharing sites for free.
* DistinctDoubleAlbum: ''Urfe''. Disc 1, ''Grief of the Unclean'', consists entirely of ambient and industrial music; while disc 2, ''The Great Unwashed'', is about half ambient and half metal. Add in the mostly metal ''Tenements'' and the whole Urfe saga is a Distinct Triple Album.
* EldritchLocation: The Axis itself, and by extension the locations inside it such as Locus Eyrie and the Transition Hospital.
* HumanoidAbomination: Pylon, the shadow in the library, the Kelifoth, and ultimately [[spoiler:Urfe himself]].
* LoudnessWar: The early albums are particularly egregious examples because the band didn't know much about mastering (the début is actually ''worse than Music/IggyPop's ''Music/RawPower'' remaster''). The last two albums avert the trope completely.
* MetalScream
* '''MindScrew''': You have ''no idea''. Not including ''The Ichneumon Method'', nearly everything they've released is a concept album. ''Urfe'' is a prime example, being split into two parts and ''Tenements'' being a continuation of the ''Urfe'' saga. The problem is however the band has '''always''' been against releasing lyrics to their albums, the only two being ''The Ichneumon Method'' and ''Tenements''. You'd have to either figure out the words from ''Deleted Scenes'' and ''Urfe'' somehow.
* OverlyLongName: Just look at the album list.
* SelfDeprecation: Much of the band's promotion of their albums seems to consist of calling them awful, but of course the fans just don't listen...
* SpellMyNameWithAThe
* SpokenWordInMusic: Mostly on ''Urfe'', but every album has some.
->''Am I dead?''
->''"Of course not, Mr. Urfe. This is only the beginning..."''