UADA, which translates into “haunted” in Latin, is a project inspired by the spirit of the black metal wave of the early 1990s. Founded in 2014 in Portland, Oregon (US), the band attracted attention through its unique musical approach capable of combining the original hardness of black metal with a wide range of influences. So, they began to be quickly noticed and appreciated by well-known artists, such as John Haughm from Agalloch, for whom “UADA is one of the most interesting and exciting young bands coming out of Portland today.”
After just one year after establishment, the group debuted live at the Famine Fest II concert alongside names like Terrorizer, Engorged, Nekrofilth, Drawn & Quartered or Cemetery Lust, with UADA becoming one of the festival’s revelations. Northwestern Black Circle Festival was next to where the band shared the stage with artists such as Inquisition, Demoncy, Weregoat or Slutvomit and many other appearances at high profile musical events.
After extending its experience of live appearances, two years after its debut, UADA released, through its own efforts, the first album called “Devoid of Light”. Two years later, “Cult of a Dying Sun” was well received by the public, and characterized as “a mix of tones similar to those of Agalloch over which much darkness is poured, a strong dose of death is spread and you will obtain an impressive compound called UADA “.