There have been at least five bands called Despair: - For the Japanese band see: Despair 1) Despair was a technical thrash metal band from Germany, featuring multi-instrumentalist Waldemar Sorychta. They release their first album "History of Hate" in 1988 with following line-up: Waldemar Sorychta – guitar, vocals Robert Kampf – vocals Markus Freiwald – drums Marek Greschek – guitar Klaus Pachura - bass In 1990, they released their second album, "Decay of Humanity" with Andreas Hentschel as vocalist.