DAGGER, the Swedish hard rock/heavy metal band featuring Fred Estby (NECRONAUT, ex-DISMEMBER), David Blomqvist (ex-DISMEMBER) and Tobias Cristiansson (GRAVE, ex-DISMEMBER) and Tyrant (NIFELHEIM), is currently seeking a lead singer. The group states, “Our aim is to create real classic hard rock music the way we like it.
“We have made a live recording with five of our songs in Gutterview Recorders Studio (owned by Fred Estby and Nicke Andersson) and now we are looking for a singer to front DAGGER.
“The voice we are looking for is classic hard rock/heavy metal singing based in the rock and blues tradition.
“If you think you’re the man for this job, or if you know someone who is, don’t hesitate to contact us. The influences we have are: RAINBOW, BLACK SABBATH, THIN LIZZY, DEEP PURPLE, IRON MAIDEN and many more. Send us your info to: email@example.com.”
Formed in 2009, DAGGER consists of the following musicians:
* Fred Estby (NECRONAUT, ex-DISMEMBER) – Drums
* David Blomqvist (ex-DISMEMBER) – Electric guitar
* Tyrant (NIFELHEIM) – Electric Guitar
* Tobias Cristiansson (GRAVE, ex-DISMEMBER) – Electric Bass
* [to be announced] – Vocals
Two of DAGGER‘s instrumental tracks are available for streaming on the band’s Facebook page. Source: Blabbermouth.net
In another news:
DISMEMBER Calls It Quits
Bassist Tobias Cristiansson of Swedish death metal veterans DISMEMBER has released the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET:
“After 23 years, DISMEMBER have now decided to quit. We wish to thank all our fans for your support.”
DISMEMBER played its first concert since 2008 as the headliners of Death Feast Open Air festival on June 23, 2011 in Hünxe, Germany. They were added to the event as the replacement for GORGUTS, which was forced to cancel all of its previously announced summer festival appearances.
Check out photos of the concert at Metalchroniques.fr.
Video footage of DISMEMBER‘s performance can be seen below.
Prior to the show, DISMEMBER stated, “This will be our only show in 2011, and our first since 2008 and we feel extremely excited to hit the stage once again for some serious headbanging. We will do a set that covers our whole career, from ‘Like An Ever Flowing Stream’ from 1991 up until the self-titled album released in 2008, so get ready for some serious Swedish death metal!!”