May 10th will hurt. Expect first class in your face death metal, uncompromising and brutal like a karate chop. Luckily we are talking music and not physical violence. But pure and severe energetic music. We are talking 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. The band 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.
A first tour in selected major markets coincides with the date of release for Scars, presenting the band to fans and media with full force.
The 12-track album 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.
Check out the artwork and tracklisting below:
‘Clearing The Slate’
‘To The Death’
‘Expand To Expire’
‘I Bend – You Break’
‘The Serpent King’
‘Eye For An Eye’
‘(I Will) Die Alone’
A first video clip for the album will be serviced shortly. Coinciding with the record’s street date, the band will hit the road. Confirmed dates include:
10 – Jena, Germany – F-Haus
11 – Leipzig, Germany – Hellraiser
12 – Wien, Austria – Szene
13 – Munich, Germany – Ampere
14 – Pratteln, Switzerland – Z7
15 – Cologne, Germany – Underground
17 – Paris, France – La Trabendo
18 – Frankfurt, Germany – Batschkapp
19 – Hamburg, Germany – Kaiserkeller
For more details on The Resistance visit Facebook.