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Formed: 1999
From: Reykjavik, Iceland
Last Known Status: Disbanded

Latest Changer News

Below is our complete Changer 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.

Changer Split Up

Icelandic extreme metal band CHANGER has decided to break up after eight years of existence. "Uncontrollable internal circumstances drive us to this decision and we deeply regret this coming up at such a bad time — especially with the recording of our new album just around the corner," the group writes in a statement.

The band leaves behind two full-length albums, two EPs, and countless gigs both in Iceland and abroad.

CHANGER has had the privilege of supporting acts like MASTODON, CANNIBAL CORPSE, ROTTING CHRIST, SHAI HULUD, AMON AMARTH, SCARVE, HATESPHERE and countless more.

This past spring, CHANGER was the subject of a web series called "Sleepless in Reykjavik". The first episode can be viewed below. The focus of the series is Icelandic metal bands and what is happening in the Icelandic scene.

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Changer Post Another New Song Online

Icelandic extreme metal band CHANGER has posted another new demo song, entited "Drown in Misery", on its MySpace page. The track is the second of five new cuts recorded since the release of the band's "Breed the Lies" EP in June this year. CHANGER expects to spend the next few months writing material for a new album to be released in 2007, although a label for the forthcoming album has not been secured yet.

CHANGER recently participated in the Iceland Airwaves '06 festival alongside GOJIRA, MINUS and SOLSTAFIR, among many others.

CHANGER's "Breed the Lies" EP was mixed and mastered by acclaimed producer Tue Madsen at Antfarm Studios in Denmark.

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Iceland's Changer Recording New EP

Icelandic extreme metallers CHANGER are currently recording a new EP, tentatively due early this year. The follow-up to 2004's "Scenes" will contain four songs and is being produced by CHANGER themselves. The as-yet-unnamed effort will feature new singer Egill (formerly of MUNNRIDUR) and new bass player Gisli (formerly of DREP, SORORICIDE).

CHANGER's current lineup:

Egill - Vocals
Johann - Guitar
Gisli - Bass and Backing Vocals
Kristjan - Drums

CHANGER are shopping around for a new record label.

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