Winds of Plague (formerly Bleak December) is an American deathcore band from Upland, California, formed in 2002. They are best known as one of the only deathcore bands to incorporate symphonic elements into their music along with other acts such as Make Them Suffer.
The band's name is derived from a section of lyrics in the Unearth song "Endless"; "Growing wings of sorrow/have brought you to the winds of plague."
Winds of Plague was founded in 2002 in Upland, California. During the time of the band's inception, its name was originally "Bleak December". However, they changed their name in April of 2005, to "Winds of Plague", being named after a lyric from the Unearth song, "Endless". They released their demo A Cold Day In Hell in late 2005 independently.