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Formed: 1991
From: Bollnäs, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active

Background

With so many active epicenters for quality metal, it's inevitable that the global music scene would have its fair share of criminally underrated bands. As Sweden's reputation for producing monumental bands is longstanding, TAD MOROSE can proudly lay claim to their Swedish heritage and rank among the bands many critics praise and more people should discover.

Matters Of The Dark marks TAD MOROSE's seventh career album and their second for Century Media featuring the same musicians, showcasing their sophisticated song structures, their shifting musical moods and their masterful sense of drama that is prominently articulated by the impeccable singing of Urban breed. "A majestic piece of work, Matters Of The Dark is a bludgeoning heavy platter featuring riffs more infectious than the common cold," writes Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles. "More than anything, the album belongs to singer Urban breed, his rich and powerful vocal performance allowing TAD MOROSE to fly higher than they ever have." Self-produced, engineered by Per Ryberg (Lefay, Wolverine) and recorded at Studio Soundcreation in their hometown of Bollnäs, Sweden, with artwork by Jan Meininghaus, songs such as the resounding "Another Way," the groove of "New Clear Skies," and the absolutely haunting "Ethereal Soul," grace the new album with all the necessary components for a noteworthy power metal offering.

First emerging in 1993 from relative obscurity and undergoing various changes in their line-up, the quintet soon debuted in North America with their year 2000 release, Undead. Having finally been brought to the attention of a wider audience, their bold exhibition of Swedish melodic metal transcribed by Per Ryberg at Studio Soundcreation led Metal Maniacs to proclaim: "The power metal scene may already be overfull, but there's always room in the world for an album as intense, and intensely good, as Undead…" With a sound akin to an exciting amalgamation of Savatage and Dream Theater, their North American debut album proudly proclaimed the band's unswerving determination to forge their way through the soundscapes of their genre on their own terms.

Matters Of The Dark is for fans of Jag Panzer, Nocturnal Rites and early Fates Warning who can quickly recognize that TAD MOROSE have found their stride and rest comfortably within their own evolution and maturity. With thick, harmonious twin guitar work from Christer Andersson and Daniel Olsson, a tightly unified rhythm section, and featuring a guest appearance from Lefay vocalist Charles Rytkönen on the title track, TAD MOROSE's deep-rooted accessibility has never been timelier.

Latest Tad Morose News

Below is our complete Tad Morose 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.

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Tad Morose Streaming Full New Album

Swedish progressive power metal act Tad Morose has teamed up with Decibel to launch an advance album stream of the band's upcoming release "Revenant."

"Revenant," which drops this Wednesday, November 20th on Despotz Records, can be streamed in the player below.

The band's eighth studio album and first in over a decade, "Revenant" can be pre-ordered now at this location. More...

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Tad Morose Posts "Millenium Lie" Song

Swedish progressive power metal act Tad Morose has teamed up with Revolver to premiere a new song titled "Millenium Lie" off the band's upcoming album "Revenant," due out November 20th on Despotz Records.

Stream "Millenium Lie" in the player below, courtesy of Revolvermag.com.

"'Millenium Lie' is one of the heavier tracks from the album Revenant," the band told Revolver. "It questions whether the 'saga' has been the same through its 2000 years or if it has been altered by man and time."

Revenant, the band's eighth studio album and first in over a decade, can be pre-ordered now at this location. The track listing is as follows:

1. Beneath a Veil of Crying Souls
2. Follow
3. Babylon
4. Within a Dream
5. Ares
6. Absence of Light
7. Death Embrace
8. Dance of the Damned
9. Spirit World
10. Timeless Dreaming
11. Millenium Lie
12. Gypsy More...

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Tad Morose Posts New Song Teaser

Tad Morose posted a preview clip of the new track "Millenium Lie" (heard below). The song appears on the band's forthcoming release "Revenant" - the first in ten years - which is scheduled for release on November 20th via Despotz Records.

1. Beneath a Veil of Crying Souls
2. Follow
3. Babylon
4. Within a Dream
5. Ares
6. Absence of Light
7. Death Embrace
8. Dance of the Damned
9. Spirit World
10. Timeless Dreaming
11. Millenium Lie (see music video)
12. Gypsy

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Tad Morose Premieres New Music Video

Tad Morose has premiered a music video for the new single "Beneath A Veil of Crying Souls" over at Noisecreeep at this location (also available below).

The new single will be available on September 28th, and the song will also appear on the band's first album in ten years titled "Revenant," which is scheduled for release on November 20th via Despotz Records.

The album was recorded in Studio 4 at the Thrash Mansion in Bollnäs, Sweden. Photo and editing for the video was by ProVid Film & Sound (Gävle, Sweden). The track listing for "Revenant" is:

1. Beneath a Veil of Crying Souls
2. Follow
3. Babylon
4. Within a Dream
5. Ares
6. Absence of Light
7. Death Embrace
8. Dance of the Damned
9. Spirit World
10. Timeless Dreaming
11. Millenium Lie
12. Gypsy More...

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Tad Morose Posts Teaser Clip Of New Track

Tad Morose posted a teaser clip of the new track "Beneath A Veil of Crying Souls," the new single, which will be released on September 28th. The song appears on the band's first album in ten years "Revenant," which is scheduled for release on November 20th via Despotz Records.

The track listing for "Revenant" is:

1. Beneath a Veil of Crying Souls
2. Follow
3. Babylon
4. Within a Dream
5. Ares
6. Absence of Light
7. Death Embrace
8. Dance of the Damned
9. Spirit World
10. Timeless Dreaming
11. Millenium Lie
12. Gypsy More...

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Tad Morose Signs With Despotz Records

Despotz Records is proud to announce the signing of Swedish progressive/power metal act Tad Morose to the label's eclectic roster. After a 10 year hiatus, Tad Morose will release its seventh album "Revenant" this November.

"Tad Morose is a band that I've followed since my teenage days," said Despotz founder Ömer Akay. "They have their unique sound of melodic power metal and a touch of prog metal. After a decade of silence, it will be an honour to put Tad Morose back on the map again!"

Added guitarist Christer "Krunt" Anderson, "It was through our new management Lena Graaf on GMR Music Group that we came in contact with Despotz Records. They seem to be a hard-working and innovative record label, so to sign with them feels very good. It will be very exciting to work with them and we look forward to the release of our seventh album Revenant in November."

Tad Morose debuted back in 1993 with the album "Leaving The Past Behind," and has since released five albums and toured all around the world.

The band is currently working on its seventh studio album in Claustrophobic Studio in Gävle, Sweden to be internationally released this November.

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DuskMachine Announces New Singer

German thrash metal band DuskMachine has announced their new singer as Joe Comeau. The band has issued the following update:

"The DuskMachine is very happy to present its new frontman: Joe Comeau."

"Most people will know Joe from his amazing work as a guitar-player for OVERKILL and singer for bands such as ANNIHILATOR, TAD MOROSE and LIEGE LORD. Being friends for several years, he joined almost immediately when we contacted him. Joe has already recorded several songs and his singing is incredible. You can call him "the voice". But let the man speak for himself:"

"Dear Friends and fellow Metalheads-

As I now begin a new musical journey, it is with great honor to not only be in a band with such awesome musicians, but great friends as well! I have played on stages all over the world with Randy and Russ in a previous band and I have known them all (including Nikolai) for a number of years. Great music is not only formed by complimenting each other musically, but by working together as a unit. It is about time that the four of us banded together to create some killer tunes and memories, which I promise to you is being done at this moment! I have remained quiet for too long. The time has come. The time is now. Let us crush."

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Dark Empire Announces Urban Breed As New Vocalist

New Jersey/New York progressive metallers DARK EMPIRE welcomes Swedish vocalist URBAN BREED (PYRAMAZE, ex-BLOODBOUND, ex-TAD MOROSE) as their new singer. URBAN replaces vocalist JENS CARLSSON (PERSUADER, SAVAGE CIRCUS) who split from the band on good terms in 2008.

Band leader/guitarist MATT MOLITI comments, “I cannot express how thrilled I am to be collaborating with URBAN. His vocals have the perfect blend of power and dynamics that I think will truly take DARK EMPIRE’s music to the next level. I’m excited as hell for people to hear the material!" More...

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Bloodbound Reveals New Album Artwork

BLOODBOUND, the Swedish melodic metal band featuring members from TAD MOROSE, MORGANA LEFAY, PYRAMAZE and STREET TALK, has unveiled the cover art for their upcoming third full-length album, "Tabula Rasa."

"Tabula Rasa" will be released by BLISTERING RECORDS in Europe on April 26 and in North America on April 21. MARQUEE/AVALON has set a March 25 street date for the Japanese market. More...

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Bloodbound Signs with Blistering Records

BLOODBOUND, the Swedish melodic, heavy metal band featuring members from STREET TALK, TAD MOROSE, MORGANA LEFAY and PYRAMAZE, has signed a worldwide deal with BLISTERING RECORDS.

The band's third album "Tabula Rasa" will be released by BLISTERING RECORDS in early 2009.

The band has kept busy since their inception in 2004, having released two previous albums Nosferatu (2006) and Book Of The Dead (2007), and played numerous shows across Europe with the likes of HammerFall, Arch Enemy, Dark Tranquillity, Evergrey and Pretty Maids.

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Tad Morose Announces New Lineup

Tad Morose guitarist Christer Andersson has posted the following message online:

"Hi there everybody! We are proud to announce the new line up! After a few years with various problems it feels great that we now are a working band again! Things just didn't work out the way we wanted with Joe Comeau (ex-OVERKILL, ANNHILATOR), he is an excellent singer and a very nice guy, but it just didn't work out for us in the long run. We only did three shows and recorded a two-track demo with him. We wish him all the best!

"The new singer is Ronny Hemlin (STEEL ATTACK), Ronny is a very, very good singer and fits perfect! Check out his work with Steel Attack and you will know what I mean. More...

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Pyramaze Reveals New Singer

Danish prog-metallers Pyramaze have announced that Urban Breed, the former singer of Tad Morose and Blood Bound, will be replacing Matt Barlow (now back with Iced Earth) as their new singer.

Michael Kammeyer states, "After auditioning some really good singers during the last couple of months, we have finally found a new band-brother - none other than singer extraordinaire Urban Breed has joined our ranks, and we are all very excited.

"Urban is well known for his powerful voice, stage presence and great diversity. We welcome Urban into the band, and we hope that our fantastic fans will approve of this choice too. Trust us when we say there's no one better to fill out the big shoes left by his predecessors."

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Former Overkill Guitarist Wins "Ask Trump" Contest

Veteran heavy metal musician Joe Comeau (ANNIHILATOR, OVERKILL, LIEGE LORD, RAMROD, TAD MOROSE) has won the "Ask Donald Trump" contest on The Trump Blog where he got an opportunity to ask the billionaire real estate developer Donald Trump a question and have it personally answered.

According to The Trump Blog, Joe Comeau lists his previous occupations as "Banker, limo/taxi driver, travel agent, food services worker, construction, retail sales, online sales . . . should I continue?"

Currently, Joe is an international recording artist who has recorded eight studio albums, played on various other recordings and has toured extensively throughout the world. His main genre is heavy metal.

"It is in my blood and it fuels that which I do," Joe says, "always has and always will!"

But music is not the only thing that motivates him. He has always been interested and excited about investing, finance and the real estate markets. He has been studying investing for a few years now and is definitely "amped up to be studying at Trump University!"

"It just goes to show that you should never judge a book by its cover," Joe says. "Keep your mind open. Think about this . . . the next time you are in line at the store, the heavy metal musician standing next to you might just end up being your next business partner!"

Comeau is currently working on material for the next album from the Swedish metal band TAD MOROSE, whom he joined in March 2006. He is also "finishing up post-mixing and editing a new EMERSON, LAKE AND PALMER live CD release from New York in 1978," which is due out for Christmas.

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Tad Morose "Still Working On New Stuff"

Guitarist Christer "Krunt" Andersson of Swedish melodic metallers TAD MOROSE has issued the following update:

"No need to worry about what is going on in the TAD MOROSE camp. Anders [Modd, bass] is helping the WOLF guys out doing some live shows with them. And as some of you might have noticed, we don't really play live that often right now, so what the hell?

"There are not that much to tell about TAD MOROSE really...we're still working on the new stuff. Joe [Comeau, vocals] is writing the lyrics and melodies for the songs at the moment. He got a few done and a bunch more to do, and then... enter the studio!"

TAD MOROSE in March 2006 announced the addition of singer Joe Comeau (ex-ANNIHILATOR, LIEGE LORD, OVERKILL) to the group's ranks. Comeau joined TAD MOROSE as the replacement for Urban Breed, who left the band in December 2005.

Urban became TAD MOROSE's singer in 1995 following the departure of Kristian "Krille" Andrén. Breed appeared on the group's last four studio albums: 1997's "A Mended Rhyme", 2000's "Undead", 2002's "Matters of the Dark" and 2003's "Modus Vivendi".

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Tad Morose Bassist Joins Wolf

The following statement has been issued via Wolf's official myspace:

"Well, now the final gig with Mikael "Tormentor" Goding is done and we're very proud to say that he pounded his bass like the metalmonster he is at Headbangers open air festival! Thanx to Tormentor for all the years of dedication, songwriting, partying etc...etc...It's been a blast.

The predator in us have been hunting for a replacement and we're proud to announce that Anders "Tornado" Modd will be helping us out as live bassist for now. You all know Anders for his outstanding work in Tad Morose and he is truly a great musician & metalfan. Rehearsals have been going great and we're ready to slay the uk once more in August on Bloodstock fest & additional gigs.

By the way; We wanted Phil from Municipal Waste, but he's already playing in a kick-ass band.

All howls breaking loose - see you on the road//
The WOLF's"

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Tad Morose Announce New Vocalist

Swedish power metal outfit TAD MOROSE are proud to announce a new singer in their ranks: Joe Comeau (ex Annihilator / Liege Lord & ex Overkill guitarist).

Here a Joe´s comment: "What can I say? Obviously I am very honored to be the new vocalist for the great Tad Morose! I would first like to thank all the Tad guys for bringing me on board. Work has already begun on awesome new Tad Morose material and I am psyched as hell to move ahead on creating a killer new CD with these guys. I am also looking forward to our upcoming shows so I can meet all the Tad faithful and friends alike! Make sure you come and have a drink with us. See ya soon! Cheers, Joe Comeau."

TAD MOROSE´s last effort “Modus Vivendi” was released in 2003. The band will debut with him on stage at Gothenburg Metal Festival (Sweden) on April 30th and Karmoygeddon Festival (Norway) on May 6th.

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Vocalist Urban Breed Quits Tad Morose

Vocalist Urban Breed has left acclaimed Swedish metallers TAD MOROSE. In an official statement announcing his departure, Breed writes, "Due to personal differences I have decided to leave the band. This wasn't something I took lightly. However, I really don't see how I could've continued. In fact, I believe had I not made this decision someone else would've made it for me eventually. We just didn't share the same vision. I wish the rest of the band the best of luck in the future. To all of you out there that made the ride worthwhile, thanks and see you sometime, somewhere!"

Urban Breed joined TAD MOROSE in 1995 following the departure of previous singer Kristian "Krille" Andrén. Breed has appeared on the group's last four studio albums: 1997's "A Mended Rhyme", 2000's "Undead", 2002's "Matters of the Dark" and 2003's "Modus Vivendi".

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Orphaned Land to Make First US Apperance

Century Media is proud to announce that Israeli progressive metal band Orphaned Land will be appearing this September at Atlanta’s ProgPower USA VI. This will be the band’s first-ever appearance in the United States. Vocalist Kobi Farhi is thrilled to be a part of this year’s festival and sent this message to fans, “We are happy and excited to announce that we have confirmed our debut show in the U.S.A., and we are coming to bring you a storm from the ORPHANED LAND. Hurricane Ivan was nothing here comes the Flood!! See you all at ProgPower.”

"Orphaned Land was the first band I approached about playing this year’s festival,” says ProgPower USA promoter Glenn Harveston. “I have been listening to the band since their early releases starting with 1994’s Sahara, and 1996’s El Norra Allil. I can say that 2004’s Mabool was one of the year’s most original and exotic albums. I’m honored to be able to bring them to the U.S. to be part of ProgPower USA VI." The prestigious festival has previously hosted labelmates Tad Morose, Into Eternity, Mercenary, Jag Panzer and Blind Guardian.

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Chicago Powerfest 2005 Final Line-up Announced

The third incarnation of Chicago Powerfest will prove to be one of the most exciting metal showcases this year in the US…period! Initially created to showcase the top up-and-coming underground metal acts on these shores, Chicago Powerfest has now gone one step further, bringing two of Sweden’s most exciting bands over to bring down the house! Tad Morose will be appearing as a headliner in the US for the first time, and Morgana Lefay will be making their first ever US appearance… so don’t miss this!!

The final lineup includes:
Tad Morose (Sweden)
Morgana Lefay (Sweden)
Twelfth Gate (IL)
Ion Vein (IL)
Archetype (OH)
Imagika (CA)
Silencer (CO)
Warmachine (Canada)
Katagory V (UT)

The event takes place April 8th and 9th at JJ Kelley’s in Lansing, IL which will provide an intimate environment to experience killer metal up close and personal. Tickets are only $32 for a two day pass and are on sale now via www.chicagopowerfest.com. Only 300 tickets will be sold so act fast because this show will sell out. Visit the site for all the latest news, event info., full band info., travel details, etc. Unfortunately, this is a 21 and over event so we apologize to those that won’t be able to attend because of this. Finally, very special thanks to John Coyne for coming aboard as a co-promoter and helping to get Tad and Morgana on the bill.

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ProgPower USA V Live Photos Online

Official photos from this year's ProgPower USA V festival held in Atlanta, Georgia on September 17-18 have been posted online here.

The photos were taken by Todd Brown, the festival's official photographer.

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