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Below

Formed: 2012
From: Nykoping, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Below News

Below is our complete Below 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.

Below Releases New Music Video

Swedish doom act Below has released a new video for "Bid You Farewell," taken from Metal Blade Records debut album, "Across the Dark River."

The video was filmed by Emil Björkroth and edited by Vince Edwards from Metal Blade Records. This is the band's first ever music video and properly encapsulates Below's bleak and melancholic doom sound. Check it out below, thanks to Invisible Oranges.

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Below Posts New Track Online

Swedish doom band Below today releases a second song from "Across The Dark River." Check out "Mare Of The Night" below, courtesy of Rock Hard Germany.

Below calls the track: “An ultra-heavy song about a mythological creature who enter your dreams. Starting out slow and ending in a furious onslaught.”

Below spent the end of 2013 at Sonic Train Studios in Sweden with none other than Andy La Rocque (King Diamond) to record "Across The Dark River," due out April 11th via Metal Blade. The previously posted first single "Portal" is still available at this location. More...

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Below Streaming New Single

Epic doom metal band Below spent the end of 2013 at Sonic Train Studios in Sweden with none other than Andy La Rocque (King Diamond) to record a debut full-length album.

The band is finally prepared to release the first single from the record. "Portal" is streaming now in the player below, and you can also pre-order copies of "Across the Dark River" through Metal Blade here. The album will be released on April 15th in North America and April 14th/11th in UK/Europe.

Below offers a brief quote about the first single: "It's a song about being in the presence of spirits, entering another dimension, a portal to the dead."

Below hails from Sweden and the music has influences from late Black Sabbath, Candlemass, and King Diamond, so going with Andy La Rocque as the producer was a clear choice for the group. La Rocque added: "This is one of the heaviest bands I have worked with in the studio in a very long time. And always great to work with great musicians!" More...

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Below Announces New Album

Below spent the end of 2013 at Sonic Train Studios in Sweden with none other than Andy La Rocque (King Diamond) to record a debut full-length album.

The band is finally prepared to unveil the album title and art for "Across the Dark River," due for release on April 15th in North America and April 14th/11th in UK/Europe. Check it out below. More...

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Below Enters The Studio

Epic doom metal band Below is currently holed up at Sonic Train Studios in Sweden with none other than Andy La Rocque (King Diamond) recording the band's Metal Blade Records debut.

Below hails from Sweden features influences from late Black Sabbath, Candlemass, and King Diamond, so going with Andy La Rocque as the producer was a clear choice for the group. The band offered up the following update:

"The progress of the recording of our debut album is going great and to have the opportunity to work with Andy La Rocque and Olof in Sonic Train Studios is amazing. We are currently finished recording the drums, the bass and the main guitars, and will start with the vocals this weekend. It sounds amazing already. It will be a truly epic album that will leave its mark in the history of doom."

Andy La Rocque added; "this is one of the heaviest bands I have worked with in the studio for a very long time, and the sounds so far is amazing! And always great to work with great musicians!"

Not much is known about the Swedish quintet, however they are working with Tobias Rosén - bass player of fellow Metal Blade Records artists Noctum - of Howlin' Owl Productions and a split 7" is in set to be released by Dark Descent Records with the doom act’s full-length being released via Metal Blade in 2014. More...

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Below Signs With Metal Blade

Metal Blade Records is pleased to announce the signing of epic doom metal band, Below, which hails from Sweden and has influences from late Black Sabbath, Candlemass, and King Diamond.

Not much is known about the Swedish quintet, however they are working with Tobias Rosén—bass player of Noctum—of Howlin' Owl Productions and a split 7" is in set to be released by Dark Descent Records with the doom act's full-length being released via Metal Blade in 2014.

The band comments: "It's an honor for us to be given this opportunity of working with such a legendary label. We're really proud to be part of the Metal Blade family; this will be the perfect home for Below. Together we will make a mark and set a standard for quality doom music."

In November, Below will tour Europe for the first time supporting the mighty doom band Devil from Norway. More...

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