"some music was meant to stay underground..."


Formed: 2005
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Lifelover News

Below is our complete Lifelover 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.

Headline News

Lifelover Vocalist Passes Away, Band Breaks Up

Nattdal, the vocalist of Swedish black metal band Lifelover, otherwise known as "B," has reportedly passed away. The band has issued the following statement:

"On Friday morning, September 9th, B didn’t wake up from his sleep. He didn’t take his own life nor was he victim of any apparent action. The authorities in charge are still examinating his body to find the exact cause of death.

"We, the remaining members of Lifelover have decided to lay the band to rest. This would be the only right thing to do considering B was the main composer of Lifelover.

"Therefore, we won't be performing at our coming, planned shows. We are very sorry and hope that all of the fans that had been looking forward to seeing Lifelover play live will understand. The concerts in Belgium and Holland were the last concerts of Lifelover. We want to thank everybody that was present and helped out, especially Rob "Svograth" Polon of Monads and the members of IXXI.

"These last days have been very hard for us and everybody that knew B. We want to thank all of our fans for being so respectful, dedicated and understanding and, most of all, for supporting Lifelover during all these years.

"Kim, Henrik, Felix, Johan, Rickard and Kral"

Lifelover's latest album, "Sjukdom," was released worldwide February 14th, 2011 by Prophecy Productions.

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Metalhit.com Completes Free Download Series

Between October 2010 and February 2011, Metalhit.com launched a series of six free monthly music samplers showcasing various genres of extreme metal: Thrash, Death, Folk, Gothic, Doom and Black Metal.

The "Metalhit Free Download Series" was made available exclusively in the USA via Amazon.com and to eMusic subscribers worldwide. Metalhit now has the compilations posted online and available for free download worldwide.

Some select artists featured on the samplers include:

Abominable Putridity, Asphyx, Behexen, Diathra, Doom:VS, Evoken, Hirax, Inquisition, Lifelover, Manegarm, Moonspell, Nunslaughter, Obtest, Ophis, Pathology, Possessed, Sacred Reich, Sig:Ar:Tyr, Sinister, Skepticism, Skyforger, The Howling Void, Urgehal, and many more.

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MetalHit.com Releases Free Black Metal Compilation

Metalhit.com has released the sixth free compilation in their free comp series, this time featuring black metal. Here's the tracklisting:

1. Avsky "Vultures" (5:04)
2. Behexen "My Soul For His Glory" (5:52)
3. Grand Belial's Key "Shemhamforash" (3:07)
4. Horna "Orkkivuorilta" (3:40)
5. Inquisition "Command of the Dark Crown" (3:50)
6. Judas Iscariot "Journey through Visions of War" (5:41)
7. Lifelover "Brand" (4:17)
8. Profanatica "The Blood of the Lamb" (4:57)
9. Sacrilegious Impalement "March of Doom" (6:32)
10. Storhet av Morke "Field that Covered by Eternal Ice" (4:05)
11. Urgehal "Mirror Satan" (4:22)
12. Zemial "Born of the Crimson Flame" (4:29)

You can download the free black metal compilation from Amazon.com or from Metalhit.com.

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Lifelover Announces New Album Release

Lifelover has issued the following announcement about releasing a new album in February:

"The master for our new album as well as the layout for both the standard CD and the LP-edition
(which will come with a poster) have now been delivered to Prophecy Productions!

"The album clocks in at around 55 minutes and features 14 tracks. Right now it looks like February 14th, 2011 will be the release date for this piece of twisted music. So make sure to put down the date in your notebooks, or whatever you use, haha!

"More news to come soon! Hang in there folks! Thanks for the support!"

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Metal Maniacs Launches As New Webzine

Metal Maniacs Magazine has been relaunched in a new online format after closing the doors to its print operation in February 2009.

Resurrected by the owner of Metalhit.com, with a site developed by Reh3 Design, the new Metal Maniacs features regularly updated content and features from the latest in underground metal.

The site boasts an exhaustive Mp3 store featuring more than 13,000 songs available for preview and purchase as well as a new forum, monthly contests, a weekly "deadly discovery" showcasing up and coming bands and a monthly free digital music compilation.

The debut launch features a 24 song compilation with the following free downloads:

VADER “Rise of the Undead”
FETID ZOMBIE “Graced by Gore”
NOCTURNAL “Hellhunt”
AUGURY “Aetheral”
HANDS “Resistance”
ASPHYX “Death, the Brutal Way”
BLACK ANVIL “Ten Talons Deep”
IMPENDING DOOM “The Serpent Servant”
DAATH “The Worthless”
MERRIMACK “In the Halls of White Death”
GOREAPHOBIA “Mortal Repulsion”
HOWL “Oma”
LEAVES’ EYES “My Destiny”
MERAUDER “Built on Blood”
ORTHRUS “Thy Fate in Damnation”
SKELETONWITCH “Crushed Beyond Dust”
WEAPON “Serpentine Ayat”
BONE GNAWER “Cannibal Cook-out”
WEEKEND NACHOS “Shot in the Head”
ARGHARUS “Pleistas”
CEREBRUM “Scatter-brain”
SEANCE “Prisoner 666”

You can download the entire compilation here.

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Lifelover Reveals New MCD, "Dekadens," Details

Swedish black metal band Lifelover has revealed the tracklisting and cover art for their upcoming MCD “Dekadens.” The tracklisting is as follows:

1. Luguber Framtid
2. Myspys
3. Major Fuck Off
4. Lethargy
5. Androider
6. Visdomsord
7. Destination: Ingenstans More...

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Lifelover Completes Recording New Album, "Konkurs"

LIFELOVER has completed the recordings of their brand new opus, "Konkurs."

The band's record label, Avantgarde Music, commented:

"We had huge expectations, artistically wise, from this recording... and we have not been disappointed at all by our favorite clochard of depressive dark music. 'Konkurs' is a fascinating album that mixes in a perfect solution both the traditional 'depressive black metal' roots of the band and their well know more 'avantgarde' (somebody says 'bizarre') elements. Be prepared for a masterpiece. An album that will not be embraced by indifference at all. as it is simply not possible to remain indifferent to this music.

"We are also very happy to say that the band worked out a marvellous layout artwork too."

The new album is slated for an October release a special limited edition is being considered as well. You can preview some tracks on the band's MySpace page.

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