Keep the Change, Despair

Keep The Change, Despair is a 5-piece christian metalcore band from Pori, Finland. The band was formed in the end of 2007 and they released their first demo in 2009. Regardless of their young age, from 16 to 19 years, Penjami Pesonen (vocals), Rasmus Forssell (guitars) Viktori Pesonen (guitars and vocals), Lauri Lilja (bass) and Robert Sivander (drums) are effectively improving their talents and are commiting themselves to this project. "Take year 2007. Take four barely teenaged kids that have known each other for their whole lives. Take a vision of originality, inspired from something that has existed from the beginning of life. Take no knowledge, but a burning flame to create and progress. What comes up is Keep The Change, Despair. Group of youngsters, the name of which describes their minds and spirits. These guys will not give into desperation. It is not an option. With their passion to music and God, KTCD is constantly changing their way; limits don't exist. Originally formed in 2007 and being gone strong since, KTCD has remained to be "a band" in it's original meaning. Strong friendship and many memories are keeping them awake with their dream, together. In 2008 came the struggles to find another guitarist. In order to do their own thing, that was essential. Like a gift, came Lauri Lilja. Already talented bass player fused surprisingly easily to this melting pot and gave Viktori the possibility to change to guitar. Having released two demos (2008-Between the Continents, 2009-self titled), this bunch is now gigging as hard as they can and crushing town after town. Even when there's no venues available, these guys will put a show up "do it yourself" -style. They look into the future with wide eyes, having no idea what it has to offer, but living day by day, honoring the One it deserves. "For my yoke is easy and my burden is light." -Matthew 11:30 Copied from Read more on User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.