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Vicious Art

Formed: 2002
From: Sthlm, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Vicious Art News

Below is our complete Vicious Art news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

Vicious Art Uploads Three New Songs

Swedish death metal act Vicious Art has uploaded three new songs to the band's official MySpace music profile. You can check out the new songs "Shudder," "To Adore Silent Men," and "Chaos Confirmed" by heading over to this location.

Additional details on Vicious Art's follow-up to the 2007 full-length album "Pick Up This Sick Child" will be announced as they are made available.

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Vicious Art Issues Studio Update

Swedish metal band Vicious Art has issued the following studio update:

"We are working on new material and we have about half a record almost done. The material sounds very promising so far and smells of pure Vicious Art. Some surprises in there for you as well!"

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Vicious Art Begins Writing New Material

Swedish death metal outfit Vicious Art has checked in with an update regarding their future plans. The message reads as follows:

"Time for our second update this year... dammit...

"Well, the truth is that we have had almost a half year off to concentrate on other stuff. But now we are back and we are hungry!! More...

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Vicious Art Bassist To Sit Out of Upcoming Shows

VICIOUS ART bassist/vocalist Jörgen Sandström (also of THE PROJECT HATE, ex-ENTOMBED, GRAVE) has been forced to miss the band's two gigs this weekend and will be temporarily replaced by the group's sound engineer Linus Nirbrant, who is also in the band THIS ENDING. Sandström will resume his bass/vocal duties in VICIOUS ART following these shows.

The affected dates are as follows:

Feb. 15 - The Rock, Copenhagen, Denmark (w/ THORIUM)
Feb. 16 - Club Centurion @ Wishclub, Gothenburg, Sweden

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Vicious Art Check In

Swedish metallers VICIOUS ART check in with the following update:

"Wow! The last couple of weeks have been amazing for Vicious Art!! We did four great shows together with DEATH BREATH, all hail this godly band and its great members for taking us out to play! We had so much fun doing it and hopefully we can do it again someday!!"

"Here are some pictures taken in Västerås!!"

"Then this Friday we had our release party for the new album Pick Up This Sick Child and it was a blast! Peter and Sofie from Club Distortion set up the party for us and they did a great job! VOMITORY came out to play and it was great to see so many friends coming to the show!! Thanx to all of you who attended!! Extra special mega thanx to Peter and Sofie at Club Distortion!" More...

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Vicious Art Schedules Danish Live Debut

VICIOUS ART — the Swedish death/thrash metal band featuring former DARK FUNERAL members Matias Mäkelä and Robert Lundin, along with Jörgen Sandström (THE PROJECT HATE, ex-ENTOMBED, GRAVE) on bass — will make its Danish live debut on February 15, 2008 at The Rock in Copenhagen. Also scheduled to appear is THORIUM.

VICIOUS ART is in the middle of a short Swedish/Norwegian tour as the support act for DEATH BREATH (the Swedish old-school death metal project featuring former ENTOMBED drummer and main songwriter Nicke Andersson [currently the frontman of rock 'n' roll band THE HELLACOPTERS]). Remaining dates are as follows:

Nov. 03 - Västerås, Sweden - Sigursgatan 25
Nov. 04 - Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser Slussen
Nov. 09 - Stockholm, Sweden – Tantogarden

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Death Breath Announce Tour Dates

DEATH BREATH (the Swedish old-school death metal project featuring former ENTOMBED drummer and main songwriter Nicke Andersson [currently the frontman of rock 'n' roll band THE HELLACOPTERS]) has scheduled the following tour dates:

Oct. 24 - Göteborg, SWE - Sticky Fingers (w/ SANCTUARY IN BLASPHEMY)
Oct. 25 - Malmö, SWE - KB (w/ SANCTUARY IN BLASPHEMY)
Oct. 26 - Karlstad, SWE - Arena Nattklubb (with VICIOUS ART)
Oct. 27 - Oslo, NOR - Garage (w/ VICIOUS ART)
Oct. 31 - Helsingfors, FIN - Nosturi
Nov. 02 - Linköping, SWE - Linköping Metal Massacre
Nov. 03 - Västerås, SWE - Sigurdsgatan 25 (w/ VICIOUS ART)
Nov. 04 - Stockholm, SWE - Debaser Slussen (w/ VICIOUS ART)

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Vicious Art To Enter Studio Next Month

VICIOUS ART, the Swedish death/thrash metal band featuring former DARK FUNERAL members Matias Mäkelä and Robert Lundin, along with Jörgen Sandström (THE PROJECT HATE, ex-ENTOMBED, GRAVE) on bass, will enter Offbeat studio in Jakobsberg, Sweden on May 18 to begin recording its sophomore album, tentatively due this fall via Mighty Music.

VICIOUS ART three-song "Weed the Wild" EP was recorded at Offbeat in February 2006 and contains material that "will not be re-recorded [for] a future release," according to the band. It can be ordered through the Mighty Music webshop.

Three video clips of VICIOUS ART performing at club Satin in Örebro, Sweden on March 17, 2007 have been posted online at YouTube.

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Deathbreath Preview Material Online

DEATHBREATH, the new Swedish old-school death metal project featuring former ENTOMBED drummer and main songwriter Nicke Andersson (currently the frontman of his rock 'n' roll band THE HELLACOPTERS) and vocalist Jorgen Sandstrom (who had previously fronted the Swedish death metallers GRAVE), have uploaded an unmixed preview of a song to be featured on their upcoming debut album, "Heading For Decapitation" on their MySpace page.

DEATHBREATH's current lineup is completed by guitarist Robert Persson (who plays in THE HELLACOPTERS guitarist Robert Dahlqvist's side project THUNDER EXPRESS) and bassist Mange Hedquist.

Speaking to Sweden's Close-Up magazine last fall, Andersson stated about the project, "I haven't written any lyrics yet, but the music is so old-school that people today wouldn't even get that it's old-school. It's more like [DEATH's legendary 1987 debut] 'Scream Bloody Gore'. It's nothing like [ENTOMBED's] 'Wolverine Blues'. That style has already been done so well. At the same time there's only one 'Scream Bloody Gore', so a couple of albums like that I could put together.

"After having read the book 'Choosing Death: The Improbable History of Death Metal and Grindcore' and getting a kick, I went out and bought a lot of records. It was so much fun reading the book; it brought back so many memories. I bought POSSESSED's 'Seven Churches' on CD."

Sandstrom had previously played with Andersson in ENTOMBED as the group's bassist; he is also currently singing for THE PROJECT HATE and playing bass for VICIOUS ART.

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Vicious Art Post Live Video Online

VICIOUS ART, the Swedish death/thrash metal band featuring former DARK FUNERAL members Matias Mäkelä and Robert Lundin, along with Jörgen Sandström (THE PROJECT HATE, ex-ENTOMBED, GRAVE) on bass, have uploaded a short video clip of their most recent live performance, which took place on November 26, 2005 at The Village in Västerås, Sweden (supporting VOMITORY). Download it at this location (.RAR file, 8.3 MB). Photos taken at the same gig can be found by clicking here. More...

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Vomitory To Play In Sweden With Vicious Art

Vomitory will be playing at Village in Västerås, Sweden on November 26th. The band will be sharing the stage with Vicious Art.

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Vicious Art Film First Video

VICIOUS ART, the Swedish death/thrash band featuring former DARK FUNERAL members Matias Mäkelä and Robert Lundin, along with bassist Jörgen Sandström (The Project Hate, ex-Entombed, Grave), have posted the following message on their official web site:

"It has been awhile since the last update but not much have been going lately. We keep on writing new material for the next album and the stuff so far sounds really good! It is way to early to say what direction we are heading but fans of the debut album will not be disappointed.

"We have some news on the gig front! We have two more shows coming up this month! First off is Hamar, Norway the 14th of May, at Grotta! Also playing that night is WYRUS! Second show is Stockholm, at Pub Anchor the 19th of May! We have some plans to record our first video at these two shows so please come and start a riot of violence!!"

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Vicious Art Complete Debut Recordings

Swedish death thrashers VICIOUS ART have completed their debut and Threeman Recordings will release the as-yet-untitled opus on October 25th in Scandinavia (November 1st across Europe). Vicious Art's lineup includes former DARK FUNERAL members Matias Makela (guitar) and Robert Lundin (drums), Jorgen Sandstrom (bass - THE PROJECT HATE, ex-ENTOMBED, ex-GRAVE), Jocke Widfeldt (vocals - ex-Dominion Caligula) and Tobbe Sillman (guitar - ex-GUIDANCE OF SIN).

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Ninnuam Debut Album Samples

NINNUAM will release their debut album, Process Of Life Separation, on July 27th via Crash Music. The 10 track release was recorded at Sensus Studios in Katrineholm, Finland and mastered at Finnvox Studios. The album’s cover art was designed by John Hammarman.

Check out samples of the tracks ‘Process Of Life Separation’, ‘Godhead’, and ‘Sect’.

In other news, Ninnuam will perform at Club666, in Tantogården, Stockholm (Sweden) on November 12th. Other acts on the bill include: VICIOUS ART (with members of DARK FUNERAL and ENTOMBED) and headliners MORK GRYNING.

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