Fredagen den 2:a juni ackompanjeras solnedgången i Karlstad med toner utav svärtad black, brutal döds & speed metal!
*** OFFICIELL RELEASEFEST FÖR ”ALL HEADS ARE GONNA ROLL” ***
Special guests: Exciter
Vomitory har med åren blivit något utav ett husband för oss och de har alltid gjort krossande bra spelningar. Vi ser fram emot att avrunda säsongen med deras 10’e besök tillika releaseparty för nya plattan!” – Ola Bergli, Metal Clüb
Vomitory: In any serious conversation about death metal the name Vomitory has to come up. Following their inception in 1989, between 1996 and 2011 they dropped eight of the most blistering albums the genre has spewed up, the quartet parting ways in 2013. However, the band’s retirement turned out to be short lived, returning to stages in 2019 to celebrate the band’s 30th anniversary, and now they drop their first new full-length in twelve years, the monstrous All Heads Are Gonna Roll.
Boasting the classic Vomitory sound with a few new twists and turns, it is everything their faithful could have hoped for, the band having taken their time before committing to it rather than rushing in. “We weren’t feeling any pressure, it was rather about making a decision whether we should continue as a band, i.e. release new material, or simply put the band back in the grave again,” explains drummer Tobias Gustafsson. “We wrote a few songs first just for the fun of it, to see if we still ‘had it’, before we made the final decision to continue and make a new full-length album.”
All Heads Are Gonna Rollis best described as “fast, grinding, D-beat, fist-in-your-face death metal”, it features fresh aspects that are uncommon to Vomitory records. “One thing in particular we did was to try to build distinct choruses in the songs, which is something we didn’t put too much effort into earlier,” explains drummer Tobias Gustafsson. “We have also spent a lot more time working with the backing vocal arrangements, which we certainly think paid off very well. It brings something new to our sound. We have also tried to write more straightforward riffs, like we did in the early 2000s.”
The instruments for the record were tracked in the band’s rehearsal space, on a mobile studio setup engineered by Mats Lindström, and was self-produced. This allowed them to work at their own pace in the hours that worked for them, rather than having this dictated to them as would be the case if they had rented a studio. “Although we had a lot of flexibility to choose our working hours, it was still crucial to keep the recording schedule as strict as possible, because it was so easy to say ‘let’s do it tomorrow instead’.” For vocals, they went to Leon Music Studios and engineer Rikard Löfgren, which was where they recorded their last three albums. The album was then mixed and mastered by Lawrence Mackrory at Rorysound Studios and in addition, a good friend Christian Fredriksson (Vulkan) was brought in to play some guitar solos to add an extra touch to their final work.
With vivid horror movie-inspired artwork – with a hint of anti-religion thrown in for good measure – All Heads Are Gonna Roll really is the whole package for death metal fans, and a stunning return to form after so many years between releases!
KVAEN: Shrouded in violence and wildness, KVAEN is a solo project by Swedish musician Jakob Björnfot. Walking the path of flesh and bone, KVAEN plays black metal with speed and pagan metal influences.
The band delivers well-executed black metal, exploring the ‘80s infernal speed metal reign and breathing the vision of Viking age, cold steel, death, and Ragnarök. Charged with diabolic melodies, this album grabs the listeners and takes them on a wild ride through mysterious barren wastelands of northern Sweden!
EXCITER is a Canadian speed metal band from Ottawa, formed in 1978. Named after a song by Judas Priest, they are widely considered to be one of the first speed metal bands and a seminal influence of the thrash metal genre. The band was heavily influenced by a variety of music styles including Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, AC/DC, Deep Purple, Scorpions, Iron Maiden, Motörhead, Rush, Jethro Tull and Grand Funk Railroad. Their debut record, Heavy Metal Maniac, in 1983 is largely accepted as one of the first speed/thrash metal records and is quoted as being a main influence for some of the biggest names in metal today!
They are returning to Europe to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their classic debut album ”Heavy Metal Maniac”. Widely regarded as one of the most influential albums of the genre, ”Heavy Metal Maniac” set a benchmark for fast and furious metal that still resonates with fans worldwide.
With its driving rhythms, scorching solos, and powerful vocals, ”Heavy Metal Maniac” helped shape the sound of the emerging Heavy Metal scene and has inspired generations of musicians since its release in 1983.
Dan Beehler, drummer and singer of EXCITER, says:
40 years later and the legacy of ‘Heavy Metal Maniac’ is as strong as ever. We can’t wait to play these classic songs and share in the celebration with our brothers and sisters across Europe with our biggest production yet. Thank you for your dedication and support maniacs, we’ll see you very soon…POUND IT!