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Souldrainer

Formed: 1998
From: Östersund, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Souldrainer News

Below is our complete Souldrainer 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.

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Diabolical Announces New Tour Dates

Since the release of fifth album "Neogenesis" via ViciSolum Productions last September, Swedish titans Diabolical have been campaigning across Europe razing every city in their wake.

Now the band has added a third chapter to the Neogenesis Tour that will start on the 10th of April. Swedish colleagues Souldrainer and Hatescript will join forces with Diabolical on this tour, which will consist of dates in Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia and Austria.

Vocalist and guitarist Sverker Widgren comments: "The response for 'Neogenesis’ since its release has been overwhelming. I had never expected the scene to embrace ’Neogenesis’ the way it has done, and it makes me very excited about this tour. The fact that we are re-visiting areas we enjoy a lot and that we once again are joining forces with Souldrainer only adds to my excitement. It’s gonna be a great journey!"

Bassist Joakim Wassberg from Souldrainer comments, “We are thrilled to once again join our friends from Diabolical for a trip in Europe. This will be epic!”

Guitarist Farre Ahlborg from Hatescript comments, “We're excited to bring the Hate across Europe!” More...

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Demonical Announces Stockholm Deathfest

Martin from Swedish metal act Demonical has checked in with the following announcement about an upcoming co-headlining show with Desultory:

"We are thrilled to announce Stockholm Deathfeast, a special co-headlining show on May 16th alongside fellow Swedish death squads Desultory, Sectu and Souldrainer. This will surely be a night to remember!" More...

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Souldrainer Posts Kent Cover

Souldrainer has posted a cover online of the song "Revolt III" by the Swedish band Kent (music and lyrics by J. Berg). Check out the track in the player below (for reference, the original is available here), or listen to more Souldrainer tracks at the band's MySpace music page.

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Souldrainer Reveals "Heavens Gate" Details

Souldrainer has checked in with the following update about the band's new album:

"We are proud to announce details about our coming album Heaven's Gate. We've worked our asses of on this album to make the best we possible could, and honestly, we made it! Heaven's Gate is released by our label ViciSolum Productions November 25th 2011.

"Recorded at Empire Studio, Frösön, Sweden 2010 Produced, mixed and mastered my Marcus Edvardsson. Mixing and Mastering also assisted by Souldrainer and Ronnie Björnström from EAP Garageland Studios. All songs arranged by Marcus Edvardsson. Illustrations, art direction and design by Mattias Norén."

A teaser trailer for the album is available here, and the "Heaven's Gate" track listing is as follows:

01. The Quest
02. Fed By Fire
03. Low
04. Alien Terror
05. Hung On The Wall
06. The God Delusion
07. Gate Guard
08. The Legacy
09. Remember Me
10. Dying For Your Sick Belief
11. Goodbye Farewell
12. Heaven's Gate
13. Tools Of Torture El Parador (bonus)

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Souldrainer Posts New Album Teaser

Souldrainer will be releasing the band's second album through ViciSolum Productions, and a teaser clip for the upcoming release has now been posted online. Check out the clip below.

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Souldrainer Signs To ViciSolum

Souldrainer, which finished recording an album earlier this year, has issued the following announcement about signing to ViciSolum Productions for the album's release:

"We are very proud to announce that we signed a record deal with ViciSolum Productions and they will release our second full length album this fall 2011. We will now share label with Swedish heroes like SYN:DROM, DIABOLICAL and many more.

"We are very excited to work with ViciSolum Productions which is a Swedish label. We've had contact with them for a couple of months now and we finally got to sign the deal. We met up with Thomas from ViciSolum Productions last night at the venue we were playing and signed the contract right before we entered the stage. Thomas is a great guy with sound values and has a great vision and we believe that together we can make a great job making sure all our fans will get the opportunity to enjoy our music. We have great expectations about our upcoming album and we can't wait for you to hear it!"

Details on the new album's title, track listing, and release date will be announced as they are made available.

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Souldrainer Finishes Recording New Album

Swedish metal act Souldrainer has checked in with the following update about recording new songs for an upcoming album:

"Marcus is done with vocals. Yeah, it took a looong time, not recording the vocals, but writing the vocals and finding time between other studio work at Empire Studio.

"But most important, they are f*cking done! This means the recording is complete and it’s about to grab hold of it and start mixing it! Thirteen songs are recorded and we’ll see how many of them that will end up on the final CD."

You can also listen to Souldrainer's music through the band's MySpace profile.

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Souldrainer Posts More Studio Footage

Souldrainer has now checked in with more video footage from the band's time in Empire Studio recording new material. A video clip of the bass recording sessions can be viewed below.

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Souldrainer Posts Studio Video Report

Souldrainer has posted footage online of their drum recording sessions at Empire Studio for their upcoming album. The video clip can be viewed below.

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Souldrainer Recording New Album

Souldrainer has issued the following update about beginning the recording process for a new full-length album:

"Yeah! Guess what! We are starting to record a new album at Empire Studio. This album will be beautiful, evil, slightly more aggressive and heavier than the debut Reborn. Prepare for an epic death/doom album so heavy it will blow your face off. We have 13 songs to record and the album title is yet unknown. Stay tuned for studio reports during as the recording proceeds."

Souldrainer is also posting day by day reports from the studio, which can be found here.

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Souldrainer Posts 2007 Performance Footage

Swedish metallers Souldrainer have posted a video clip online, which can be viewed below, of their performance of the song "The Others" on December 21st, 2007. The track is off their debut full-length album "Reborn."

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Souldrainer Posts Music Video "Making Of" Clip

Souldrainer has posted a new "making of" video clip for the music video of the song "Fed By Fire," which can be viewed below. The band also issued the following statement about the clip:

"This is a behind the scenes video from the two days it took to record the video for FED BY FIRE. As stated in an earlier post the FED BY FIRE video is featuring the punk icon SYLEN from TOTALT JÄVLA MÖRKER as the pyromaniac and the music, from a garage recording, is mixed by DAN SWANÖ. Video directed by Svante Möller. This behind the scenes video is made by SOULDRAINER." More...

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Souldrainer Recording New Material

Swedish metallers Souldrainer have issued the following update about recording new material:

"Oh yes! All guitars and vocals are tracked now at our own homes. This is a really cool way to do it and we have some really nice gear at home that makes this recording possible without buying expensive studio time. We updated the recording photo gallery with more photos of Daniel and Marcus tracking guitars and Vocals."

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Electronic Remix Of Souldrainer Song Posted Online

Sweden's Souldrainer has issued the following statement about an electronic remix of their song "Killed Stuffed Hung On The Wall" being posted online:

"David Engdahl (www.stum.se) made a remix (or should we say totally raped and mutilated it?) of the new Souldrainer song originally named KILLED STUFFED HUNG ON THE WALL and we totally love it! Davids version, an Electronic Body Music Remix, is called HUNG LIKE A HORSE (FUCK LIKE A BEAST REMIX) and you can listen to it here and crank it up til your speakers drop dead on you!"

The remix can be found here.

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Souldrainer Posts "Fed By Fire" Music Video Online

Souldrainer has posted a new music video online for the song "Fed By Fire," which can be viewed below. The band also issued the following statement about the video:

"A video for FED BY FIRE is now available, featuring the punk icon SYLEN from TOTALT JÄVLA MÖRKER as the pyromaniac and the music, from a garage recording, is mixed by DAN SWANÖ. Video directed by Svante Möller." More...

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Souldrainer Recording New Material

Sweden's Souldrainer has issued the following announcement about recording new songs:

"We just started to record a couple of more songs at Empire Studio and we will record about 3 songs at a time and let you download it, burn it, give it away and bang your heads to it cuz it's more important to let you hear our new material than wait for a label to sell it to you. We don't need a label to serve you a professional production anyway! In true DIY spirit we will distribute the songs, mainly the digital fashion, but you will also be able to buy a physical product if you want something to put in your hands. Of course to a reasonable price and not the fantasy prices record label would charge!

"Here are some pictures from the drumming session!"

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Souldrainer Dropped From Icons Of Evil 2009 Tour

Swedish death metal band Souldrainer has issued the following statement about being replaced by Order of Ennead on the 2009 Icons Of Evil Tour:

"We got the worst news that will suck the largest balls ever.. The tour with VITAL REMAINS got canceled for us because VITAL REMAINS wanted to have their friends from ORDER OF ENNEAD instead. We are REALLY TRULY sorry about this and we didn’t have anything to say about it. We thought we had the tour since the booking agency told us to go public with SOULDRAINER joining the tour. We hope to get a new spot really soon. Horns up and see you out there another time! fuck.."

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Souldrainer Posts New Demo Online

Swedish death metal band, Souldrainer, have posted a new demo song, Fed By Fire, on their MySpace page.

The band discusses the recording process, "Our garage demo recording really turned out well. We recorded everything live at our rehearsal space and the result was really kicking large butts! Ronnie Björnström from Enhanced Audio Productions mixed it for us and it's awesome.”

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Souldrainer Part Ways With Mascot Records

Swedish death metallers, Souldrainer, issue the following update on their MySpace page:

"Hello friends! It was a while ago now.. We have been busting our asses with new material and today we recorded seven new butt kicking songs. We have left Mascot Records and now we are searching for a new label that will satisfy our needs. These songs are made as demo versions and will be used in the search for a label. Listening to the results from todays efforts we can only say it's really awesome how the recording turned out. It's been worth waiting for! wow! It sounds like we are moving towards a heavier sound (like we weren't heavy enough before huh?), more aggressive but yet in a Souldrainer-stylish way. Of course we still have the majestic foundation. Add a touch of evil on that and you are getting close to the new sound. Man, it's impossible to describe the new material with words, you gotta hear it - and you will!"

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Sactification Complete Songs For New Album

Swedish death metallers SANCTIFICATION, featuring present/former members of GOD AMONG INSECTS, IN BATTLE and SOULDRAINER, have issued the following update:

"All the 9 songs for the album are done and the rehearsals are in full progress."

"We are trying to get the pieces together with (drummer) Tony (Laureano - DIMMU BORGIR, ex-NILE, ANGELCORPSE) now but it is not easy since he is on the road with Dimmu Borgir, and the time table can be a bit tight for rehearsals and so on."

"We do have a backup plan but Tony is our first choice so we hope that we will be able to solve this."

"More info soon."

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