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The Bereaved Interviews and Features
Below are our features and interviews with The Bereaved.
The past year or two have been anything but smooth for Swedish melodeath-metallers The Bereaved. Their old label, Black Lotus, dissolved, leaving them unsigned without a label to release the follow-up to 2004's "Darkened Silhouette." On top of that, the band went through a number of line-up changes. However, 2008 seems to smile on the group as The Bereaved solidify the line-up with new recruits prepared to unleash their upcoming album, "Daylight Deception," due out this fall via Vic Records. Joining the rank is their new American vocalist, Travis Neal, who took some time to answer a few questions. More...
Unfortunately, we are living in an age when many metal fans are lamenting the dilution of the Gothenburg sound. Let's face it, Come Clarity is no Whoracle, Stabbing the Drama is no Predator's Portrait, and even Fiction (as awesome as it is) is no Mind's I. Fortunately, there are up-and-coming Swedish bands, like the Bereaved, who bring back the famed Swedish sound that has shaped the face of modern metal.
The Bereaved was formed in 1998 when bassist Mikael Nilsson and lead guitarist Henrik Tranemyr recruited drummer Tobhias Ljung and vocalist Jonny Westerback, adding keyboardist Tony Thorén later on. They released their debut album Darkened Silouhette with Black Lotus Records, before being released from the label last year and subsequently signing with Vic Records. The current incarnation of the Bereaved includes Denny Axelsson taking over vocals for the departed Westerback and Per Berquist on guitar.
Mikael took the time to answer some questions for me. Here is how it went: More...