Swedish blues-based psychedelic rockers GRAVEYARD have issued the following update:
“It’s not only rock ‘n’ roll.
Sometimes in life you have to make decisions that are neither simple or easy to make. Graveyard have – after a time filled with difficulties and a search for solutions – been forced to make such a decision. Due to personal problems with addiction, it has come to the point where Rikard (Edlund; bassist), to get the proper help, will have to take a break from touring with the band. Rikard is without a doubt still a member of Graveyard, but as things are at the moment it just doesn’t work and something has to be done. The other members give Rikard their full support and the time off needed to try to beat this.
How this will affect the band – it is agreed upon by all four members that the show will go on and to do so the band will tour with a stand in bass player.
This has been a far from easy decision to make and the timing isn’t the best. But Graveyard as a band has it’s mind set on being around for a long time to come. And looking at it from that perspective and Rikard’s personal health this is the only option. This is all the band have got to say about this somewhat personal matter.”
Edlund has issued the following brief statement:
“After living the hard life for most of my life. It has come to the point that I have to take a break from playing the music that I love.”
Graveyard’s third album, Lights Out, has just been released in Europe and will be released in North America on November 6th.
The new video for ‘Endless Night’ can be seen below:
For more visit Graveyardmusic.com.