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One Man Army and the Undead Quartet

Formed: 2004
From: Trollhättan, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active

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One Man Army & The Undead Quartet Breaking Up

Massacre Records has checked in with the following announcement about One Man Army and the Undead Quartet (which features Johan Lindstrand of The Crown) officially calling it quits after going on hiatus a year ago:

"We've got bad news for you. About a year ago, Johan announced that the band will take a break and that he'll put all his energy into making the reunion with his band The Crown. Now he confirmed what most of you probably thought would happen: One Many Army and the Undead Quartet call it quits."

Johan Lindstrand added: "Hi there everyone. The time has come to say goodbye. It shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone since the last year hasn't exactly been favored to One Man Army. I no longer feel that strong towards what the band meant in the beginning. The first 3-4 years were magic defined but sadly that magic couldn't last.

"Me and all the members, past and present, would like to thank you all a million times for your support. We had a blast most of the times.

"I will now continue my ride with The Crown. May One Man Army And The Undead Quartet rest in peace. This legacy will forever be with me and hopefully with you too! Thank you for the music guys and good luck for your new/future projects!"

One Man Army and the Undead Quartet released four full-length albums, finishing with 2011's "The Dark Epic."

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OMA&TUQ Going On Hiatus

Vocalist Johan Lindstrand from One Man Army and the Undead Quartet has issued the following announcement about the band going on hiatus for an indefinite amount of time:

"Hi there everyone! Just some tiny words concerning the next chapter of The Army: This band will now take a break. For how long I don't know. All I know is that I will put all my energy into making the reunion with The Crown truly amazing for everyone concerned.

"Probably for the next couple of months or year depending on what happens. One man army will return when the time is right but for now we'll put general Grim in the closet. Both me and the rest of The Army would like to thank all of you for supporting us throughout the years.

"It's been vey joyful. All our albums lives on and so do we. We will come back. Mark my words. Be patient."

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OMA&TUQ Announces Band Lineup Change

One Many Army and the Undead Quartet's Johan Lindstrand has checked in with the following statement about parting ways with guitarist Mattias Bolander:

"We really are close to perfection now :-) It just feels great to get back in our death metal shape again after being away for some while now.

"Anyway, there has been some major changes in the band. I will not go into any details right now but yes, Mattias is no longer in the band. He was very dedicated to music but his vision kind of crashed with how we wanted to proceed with The Army. There is no need in going into more details.

"Our new band member is called Pierre Lysell. An awesome guy in any way. But we are kinda taking it day by day with him to see if both he and us can be together for the long run. As you all know we have had pretty bad luck when it comes to guitar players in the past. But so far it has been totally great so in a few weeks we can hopefully give you more info on the matter."

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OMA&TUQ Offering Free Song Download

Massacre Records has issued the following announcement offering a free download of the song "Skeletons of Rose Hall" from the new One Man Army and the Undead Quartet album:

"Free download of One Man Army And The Undead Quartet's 'Skeletons Of Rose Hall.' From now on, every fan of our Facebook page can exclusively download "'Skeletons Of Rose Hall!" Click on the 'Free Stuff' tab to download it!"

One Man Army and the Undead Quartet's upcoming album "The Dark Epic" is currently set to be released on February 25th, 2011. You can also watch a music video for "Skeletons of Rose Hall" at this location.

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OMA&TUQ Uploads Recording Studio Footage

Sweden's One Man Army And The Undead Quartet is set to release the new album "The Dark Epic" on February 25th, 2011. The band has now posted a brief video clip from the band's time in the studio recording "The Dark Epic," which can be viewed here. The band commented on the clip:

"Until the new album comes out, here you have a short clip with Robert and Mr. Kjellgren from the studio last year. Cheers!"

You can also check out the band's recently uploaded music video for the song "Skeletons of Rose Hall" at this location.

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OMA&TUQ Posts "Skeletons Of Rose Hall" Video

One Man Army and the Undead Quartet's new album "The Dark Epic" is currently set to be released on February 25th, 2011. The band has now posted a music video online for the track "Skeletons of Rose Hall," which is off the upcoming album. You can view the video clip below.

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OMA&TUQ Comments On Upcoming Music Video

One Man Army and the Undead Quartet started to shoot the video clip for "Skeletons Of Rose Hall" off the forthcoming album "The Dark Epic" in late December 2010. According to a posting on the band's Facebook page, all were in a good mood and everything went fine.

Vocalist Johan Lindstrand commented on the recording of the video:

"Rune has a real cool vision about this and we trust him 100% that this will kick major ass. A few days later they continued and finished the video shoot w/ some blood, chainsaw, voodoo, a little nice lady and some more blood."

One Man Army and the Undead Quartet's new album "The Dark Epic" will be released on February 25th, 2011.

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OMA&TUQ Announces Album Release Date for Europe

Swedish metal act One Man Army and the Undead Quartet has checked in with the following album update:

"We just came back from the studio. Been there for 3 weeks and now there´s only the mixing and the mastering left to do. This album will totally slay. Can´t wait to play it for you. Go to http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/Onemanarmyofficial/127506483942832 if you wanna follow the progress.

"Also just found out that 'The Dark Epic'... will be released on the 25th of February 2011.
More info on the release later on."

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OMA&TUQ Posts Studio Diary Online

Swedish metallers One Man Army and the Undead Quartet has checked in from Black Lounge Studio while recording the new album, "The Dark Epic":

Day 1:

"Hello folks. Marek here with an update from Black lounge / The abyss studio.

"So the process have begun, we are recording a new album. The dark epic... And what a killer album it will be.

"I started this morning off pretty early about 7 am. Changed all the heads and tuned and rigged my kit. Jonas showed up as planned about 9am and started putting micks on the drums and preparing all his stuff. By lunch the linecheck and basicsound was complete and we where ready to start tracking. We grabbed a quick bite and then started. First of was 'The Dark Epic...' then 'Devil's harlot,' followed by 'Zombie Syndrome' and finishing up the day with 'Inside the head of god.' If felt really good to get such start from day one. I'm really happy with today, tired but happy."

Day 2:

"We started tracking 9.30am. Fresh, rested and full of energy. Feel really good working with Jonas again. He's really a positive guy that encurages you to do your best. Thanks dude!!!

"Anyway by 4.00pm all the song where tracked. I feel really good about the whole process. Drumsound, studiowibe and my playing. This album will kick major ass.

"I also got the opportunity to meet the guys form Septic Flesh, that are here mixing their new album.

"So there you have it. That was the second day in the making of 'The Dark Epic...'"

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OMA&TUQ Checks in with Studio Update

One Man Army and the Undead Quartet vocalist, Johan Lindstrand, has checked in with the following studio update:

"Johan here checking in from Studio Kisslebög. I´ve just put the vocals on 6 tracks on our pre-recording. Will probably do another 4-5 in a week or so and I´ve gotta tell ya, we have pretty awesome material to choose from when we´ll do the final studio recording in october.

"Other than that I can tell you that we also have a new home on Facebook. Visit Onemanarmyofficial to get the latest updates."

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OMA&TUQ Checks in with Album Update

Johan of Swedish metallers One Man Army and the Undead Quartet has issued the following album update:

"It´s been quite a while since the last update and I truly appologise for that.

"However, here it comes:

"We´ve been really busy writing material for the fourth Army album. An album which we intend to record sometime during October/November this year. We are currently working on 12 songs but the final product will probably include 8-10 songs. Most likely 8.

"The cool thing is that Jonas has written most of the songs. He´s just been in the band for not even a year and already he has all these killer songs. They sound pretty epic and a bit different to what we´ve done in the past. A new strength and energy has been brought into the machine and we haven´t felt this powerful in years.

"We haven´t decided on artwork or title yet but there will be a new vibe concerning the new Army album for sure. We´ve done 3 full length albums with the same cover over and over again and it´s time for a change. It´s time for General Grim to take a rest.
The whole vibe will illustrate a more darker atmoshere as well as lyrics and music.

"Some titles are: Sandman apocalypse, Inside the head of God, How I love to kill you, The pleasures of slavery

"Can´t wait to play some tunes for you! It will slay!!!! Stay tuned for more info."

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One Man Army Checks In With Song Writing Update

Johan of Swedish death/thrash metallers One Man Army and the Undead Quartet has checked in with the following update:

"Hello everyone out there!

"I hope you all had a great 2009 and will have an even better 2010.

"2010 will mark the beginning of a new era for us. With a brand new line up we will record a brand new album.

"Yesterday, the 3rd of January we kinda woke up after a couple of months of silence and rest. It has been great to just relax all this time and not thinking of anything else but to recharge the batteries. But at one point you need to get back on track:-)

"We actually went to the rehearsalroom and picked up 2 brand new songs written by Jonas [guitars]. They sound pretty different to what we have done before and they feel great. Time will tell how they will sound with vocals but I have a lot of cool stuff in mind.
We already have like 3-4 songs to work with at the moment so we will definitely be ready to record in a couple of months.

"I hope you will join us on another ride."

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Video Interview With OMA&TUQ Available

Riff magazine has posted a new video interview online with One Man Army and the Undead Quartet, which can be viewed below. The interview was conducted at the 2009 edition of Portugal's Ilha do Ermal festival. More...

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OMAUQ Announces New Guitarist

Swedish thrash/death metal band One Man Army and the Undead Quartet has issued the following update regarding their new guitarist:

"The search for a new guitar player is over. We have found the perfect guy for this band. But we will wait with the presentation of him until we have played our show at the Festival - ILHA DO ERMAL on the 28th of August, where we will do the last show with our great friend and session guitar player Mr. Rune Foss."

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One Man Army & Undead Quartet Issues Band Update

One Man Army and the Undead Quartet has issued the following band update:

"Hello metal friends!

"Hope you..re doing good out there.

"Just a little update for you all.

"We will start with a couple of auditions today. We have 3 guys on our current list that seems interesting for us. Stay tuned for more info on how that progress goes.

"And need I tell you that we will not release a new album this year?;-) We have worked really hard since we started 2004 but 2009 will be the first year to put our feet on the breaks. We will take it really easy with stuff. Do a couple of on off shows, get a new member and then focus on the fourth album 2010.We are definitely not in a hurry, but when we do come back with new material it will be something special. That..s a promise.

"And a message to all Swedish metal heads out there: Känner ni att ni är den rätte för One man army? Känner ni nån som är grym? Tveka då inte att kontakta oss på info@onemanarmy.tv å markera mailet "Ny gitarrist".

"Cheers!

"Johan and the band"

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One Man Army & the Undead Quartet Guitarist Quits

One Man Army and the Undead Quartet guitarist, Mikael Lagerblad, has left the band. The band comments:

"On the first of April 2009 our longtime friend and bandmember Mikael Lagerblad decided to quit the band. His thoughts has been towards this decision for a while now even though we haven´t seen it coming. But being in this band is of course all about free will. If you don´t feel comfortable in being in a band that plays extreme music and loving every minute of it, then you shouldn´t be in the band. More...

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One Man Army & The Undead Quartet Issues Update

One Man Army And The Undead Quartet has issued the following band update:

"Hey all you metal heads out there!!

"Are you wondering what's happening in The Army camp? Well, at the moment we are working hard to get a new good booking agency, a new partner that can book us some more tours and festivals. This band needs to get out and play and I know that a lot of you guys want this to happen as much as we do. All I can say right now is that we might have a couple of interesting partners that we are in contact with right now. Time will tell if anything will go our way. Other than this we have like 2 more shows booked in Germany later this year. More on this when showtime approaches.

"And to all the Swedish fans out there! KOM TILL TROLLHÄTTAN PÅ LÖRDAG FÖR FAN!!!!!! DET BLIR ETT JÄVLA ÖS!!"

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Shade Empire Confirms First European Tour

Shade Empire has confirmed their coming European tour, which is to be the first one of the kind for the band. Headlining the tour is the Swedish band Unleashed and other participants are Krisiun (Bra) and One Man Army & the Undead Quarted (Swe).

Gaining its reputation as one of the most aggressive bands in Finland, Shade Empire has received very positive reviews for its releases, especially for the latest album, "Zero Nexus" (12.03.2008) and has had a successful appearance at Tuska festival this year.

The tour dates for the fall/winter are the following: More...

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One Man Army & Undead Quartet Signs To Massacre

Swedish death/thrash metal masters One Man Army and the Undead Quartet with fronter Johan Lindstrand have signed with Massacre Records for Europe. The 3rd album of the band "Grim Tales" will be unleashed October 24th and will be available as a limited Digipak format with exclusive DVD! The tracklisting reads:

1. Black Clouds
2. Misfit With A Machinegun
3. Saint Lucifer
4. Cursed By The Knife
5. A Date With Suicide
6. Death Makes It All Go Away
7. Dominator Of The Flesh
8. Bonebreaker Propaganda
9. Make Them Die Slowly
10. The Frisco Reaper
11. Bastards Of Monstrosity

Following the album release the band will be on extensive tour in Europe joining the Hammer Battalion Tour with Unleashed and Krisiun.

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Commander To Embark on European Tour in November

German death thrashers, Commander, will be touring as support for UNLEASHED on their "Hammer Battalion Europe 2008" Tour. Other support acts are Krisiun and One Man Army and the Undead Quartet.

Tour dates are as follows:

11/14 - Germany - Jena @ F-Haus
11/15 - Germany - Essen @ Turock
11/16 - Germany - Darmstadt @ Steinbruch Theater
11/17 - Holland - Haarlem @ Patronaat
11/18 - Belgium - Vosselaar @ Biebob
11/19 - Holland - Eindhoven @ Effenaar
11/20 - Holland - Zwolle @ Hedon
11/21 - UK - Birmingham @ Barfly
11/22 - UK - Leeds @ Rio's
11/23 - UK - London @ Underworld
11/24 - France - tba

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