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The Forsaken

Formed: 1997
From: Landskrona, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active

Latest The Forsaken News

Below is our complete The Forsaken 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.

Doom Metal Front Streaming New Compilation

German doom metal magazine Doom Metal Front, now on its tenth print issue as well, is streaming the newest and eighth of its renowned compilations. The anthology, titled "Tears from the Mediterranean," features 50 bands from southern European countries and Mediterranean island nations such as Malta. You may also stream the previous five compilations on that page and listen to the full tome below.

Doom Metal Front is an independent, bilingual (German/English), printed and digital paper spreading the doom over the world. They prefer sluggish riffing, slow rocking and experimental droning stuff, because they are 'born too late.' They ascribe to the belief that 'if you think this music is kind of paralyzing, then you are definitely too fast.'

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The Forsaken Reveals New Album Artwork

There is less than a month to go until The Forsaken is going to release new album "Beyond Redemption," which was recorded by the band, mixed by André Alvinzi, and mastered by Jens Bogren at the Fascination Street Studios. The artwork has been posted online and can be viewed below. "Beyond Redemption" is due for release on June 29th, 2012.

The Forsaken has also posted a couple of new videos from the recordings, which can be viewed below. The band also commented:

"The new material has been coming out to be a super-brutal and intense delivery with the finishing touches being added. It will be a seriously kick-ass album. You heard it before folks, but this is by far the best album to date by The Forsaken and we're looking forward to have it delivered to the masses this coming summer!" More...

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The Forsaken Streams New Track "Beyond Redemption"

Swedish melodic death metal band The Forsaken are streaming the title track from the band's fourth LP "Beyond Redemption." The album is scheduled for release on June 29, 2012 through Massacre Records.

The track listing for "Beyond Redemption" is as follows:

1. Beyond Redemption
2. Only Hell Remains
3. Foul Messianic Grace
4. No Dawn Awaits
5. There Is No God
6. As We Burn
7. As We Have Sown
8. The Light Divine
9. Force Fed Repentance
10. Blessed With Wrath

Check out "Beyond Redemption" here: More...

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The Forsaken To Finish Studio Recordings

Swedish melodic death metal band The Forsaken are finalizing the recordings for the band's fourth LP, and first since signing with Massacre Records this weekend, which will be sent to Fascination Street, Örebro, for mixing and mastering. The album marks the first in nine years, the band's latest being the 2003 release "Traces of the Past."

Drummer Nicke commented on the new material: "The new material has been coming out to be a super-brutal and intense delivery with the finishing touches being added. It will be a seriously kick-ass album. You heard it before folks, but this is by far the best album to date by The Forsaken and we're looking forward to have it delivered to the masses this coming spring!"

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The Forsaken Signs With Massacre Records

Swedish death metal band The Forsaken has signed with German label Massacre Records. the band are working on a yet untitled fourth studio album and the band's first in eight years. The album is expected to be released in Spring 2012. The band's latest material was in the form of a demo in 2006, however, the last official release was "Traces of the Past" in 2003 on Century Media Records.

The band's lineup remains largely intact, the only change is new guitarist Calle Fäldt (ex Deranged, Feared Creation) steps in for the departed Stefan Holm. The official 2012 lineup is as follows:

Anders Sjöholm - Vocals
Patrik Persson - Guitars
Calle Fäldt - Guitars
Stefan Berg - Bass
Nicke Grabowski - Drums

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Century Media Celebrates 20th Anniversary

2008 has become an extremely exciting year in the history of Century Media Records, one of the world's most respected independent homes for heavy music, as the label is celebrating its 20th anniversary!

The company's Anniversary year started off with an extremely successful, first-ever yard sale/party at the Century Media office in Dortmund (Germany) in June, where several hundred guests partied out on exclusive live shows by Angel Dust and Turisas. A video with impressions from the event can be seen at this location. A photo gallery for this event can be viewed here.

To further celebrate this anniversary Century Media Records will release the very special 2CD compilation "Covering 20 Years Of Extremes" on September 15th in Europe and on October 14th in North America. The various artists covers-release includes 32 mostly exclusive recordings and will be available in stores for the price of one CD. Sticking to the "keep it in the family" slogan, CM approached their artists about covering songs from other acts within the label's repertoire and the response from the musicians was overwhelming.

Some choices were obvious and homages to the bands that influenced them, others were inspired picks. This combination ended up leading to a heavily entertaining and truly special final result across all sub-genres of heavy music.

Here is the tracklisting: More...

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Soilwork, Evergrey And More At Malmofestivalen

Soilwork, Evergrey, Misteltein, The Forsaken, Debase and Totalt Jävla Mörker have been confirmed for Malmöfestivalen in Sweden, a one-week festival from August 13 to 20. All the above-mentioned acts will perform on Monday, August 16. The schedule is as follows:

Bastionen I
18:40-19:40 - Evergrey
20:35-21:10 - Misteltein
21:45-22:45 - Soilwork

Bastionen II
18:00-18:35 - Debase
19:45-20:30 - The Forsaken
21:15-21:40 - Totalt Jävla Mörker

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