THE RESISTANCE – the Swedish metal band featuring guitarists Jesper Strömblad and Glenn Ljungström (both ex-IN FLAMES), vocalist Marco Aro (ex-THE HAUNTED, FACEDOWN), drummer Chris Barkensjö (ex-KAAMOS, ex-GRAVE) and MINORA guitarist Claudio Oyarzo – will release their debut album, Scars, on May 10th in Europe, May 13th in the UK via earMusic and the 14th in North America by Eagle Rock imprint Armoury Records.
Check out a new video interview with Marco Aro and Chris Barkensjö talking about the new album below:
The 12-track album Scars is a pure reminiscence to the good old days of Swedish death metal back in the 1980s/1990s when berserk bands like ENTOMBED, GRAVE or DISMEMBER proved how insanely brutal and relentless, yet immensely captivating and technically adept extreme music can be. Well, apparently some established Swedish musicians did miss them, so they put things right: They brought back the old Swedish Death Metal.
“If you listen to Entombed’s ‘Left Hand Path’ today, it still blows everything away. And it’s over 20 years old,“ says Jesper Strömblad, main musical force behind Stockholm/Gothenburg based squad The Resistance, about an album classic that still gives him the shivers after all those years. He adds: “Just awesome death metal!”
Scars will be released on CD (as an elaborated digi-pack), on classic vinyl as well as a download. Scars is featuring brand new, never before released songs only.
‘Clearing The Slate’
‘To The Death’
‘Expand To Expire’
‘I Bend – You Break’
‘The Serpent King’
‘Eye For An Eye’
‘(I Will) Die Alone’
For more details on The Resistance visit Facebook.
The band recently unveiled the official lyric video for the new song ‘The Serpent King’ below: