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As You Drown

From: Gothenburg, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete As You Drown 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.

As You Drown Streaming New Album

Metal Hammer Germany is streaming "Rat King" (out October 7th/10th in Europe), the second album of Swedish death metallers As You Drown, in it's entirety at this location.

The "Rat King" track listing is as follows:

1. Conqueror
2. Slaves To The Kingdom Of Fear
3. You Should Be Paranoid
4. Rabid Wolves In Sheep's Clothing
5. Your Loyal Betrayer
6. The Coming
7. The Nothing
8. Bleeding Structure
9. Cleansing Hands

Vocalist Henrik Blomqvist commented on the "Rat King" album: "We are delighted to finally be finished with the recording of our second album, entitled Rat King, which will be out in October via Metal Blade. The album - mixed and mastered by Plec at Panic Room Studios - features artwork by Mark Riddick, as well as by Sven de Caluwe of the mighty Aborted, and nine epic songs of skull crushing death metal mayhem and darkness. It feels like we've taken everything we do to a whole new level on this one, and we can't wait to get out on the road and play these songs live. This new material is intense, although at the same time a lot more varied and dynamic than what we've done in the past. Keep your eyes and ears open friends. Death! Destruction!! GOATS!"

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As You Drown Streaming New Song Online

GunShyAssassin.com is premiering the track "Your Loyal Betrayer" from Swedish extreme death metallers As You Drown’s forthcoming album "Rat King" (out 10/11 in North America). Check out "Your Loyal Betrayer" by heading over here.

The successor to the band's 2009 debut "Reflection," "Rat King" was recorded at the bands own AYD Studio in Borås and was mixed and mastered by Plec (Watain, Scar Symmetry, Miseration) at Panic Room Studio in Skövde in July 2011. Lyrically, the album explores the medieval German folk phenomena of rat kings, which were associated with plagues that devastated the European continent. The track listing is as follows:

1. Conqueror
2. Slaves To The Kingdom Of Fear
3. You Should Be Paranoid
4. Rabid Wolves In Sheep's Clothing
5. Your Loyal Betrayer
6. The Coming
7. The Nothing
8. Bleeding Structure
9. Cleansing Hands

Vocalist Henrik Blomqvist commented on the album "We are delighted to finally be finished with the recording of our second album, entitled Rat King, which will be out in October via Metal Blade. The album - mixed and mastered by Plec at Panic Room Studios - features artwork by Mark Riddick, as well as by Sven de Caluwe of the mighty Aborted and System Divide, and nine epic songs of skull crushing death metal mayhem and darkness. It feels like we've taken everything we do to a whole new level on this one, and we can't wait to get out on the road and play these songs live. This new material is Intense although at the same time a lot more varied and dynamic than what we've done in the past. Keep your eyes and ears open friends. Death! Destruction!! Goats!"

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As You Drown Reveals "Rat King" Details

Swedish death metal act As You Drown has announced "Rat King" as the title of the band's upcoming sophomore album to be released October 7th/10th worldwide via Metal Blade Records. The successor to the 2009 debut "Reflection," "Rat King" was recorded at the band's own AYD Studio in Borås and was mixed and mastered by Plec (WATAIN, SCAR SYMMETRY, MISERATION) at Panic Room Studio in Skövde in July 2011. Lyrically, the album explores the medieval German folk phenomena of rat kings, which were associated with plagues that devastated the European continent.

Surf now over to this location to check out the pre-order information and the first single "You Should Be Paranoid." The album's track listing and artwork can be viewed below.

1. Conqueror
2. Slaves To The Kingdom Of Fear
3. You Should Be Paranoid
4. Rabid Wolves In Sheep's Clothing
5. Your Loyal Betrayer
6. The Coming
7. The Nothing
8. Bleeding Structure
9. Cleansing Hands More...

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As You Drown Comments On Upcoming Album

Swedish death metallers As You Drown have commenced writing material for their as-yet-untitled sophomore album to be released next year via Metal Blade Records worldwide. The follow up to "Reflection" will be recorded at the bands own AYD Studio in Borås Sweden. The band recently commented on the new material and the writing process:

"Since coming home from our tour with Vader and Divine Chaos earlier this year, we've been working hard on some new material. Right now we've got our sights set on recording some time in the spring, which means the record will hopefully be out in the early fall. The material is sounding very promising/menacing so far, so prepare yourselves for a tidal wave of death metal insanity coming your way… Also, we're obviously looking to do some serious touring in 2011, stay tuned for dates. We pretty much can't wait to get this beast back on the road and we expect to see all of you crazy fuckers out there!"

As You Drown's debut album "Reflection" was released in July 2009 via Metal Blade worldwide.

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As You Drown Issues Band Update

As You Drown has issued the following brief recap of the a recent live show and announcement about upcoming activity:

"Thank you, Borås! Big thanks to everyone who came out and showed their support in Borås last night, as well as the guys from Evocation and Inevitable End. We had a fucking blast and all of you were simply amazing! Get ready to hear more from AYD in 2011, both touring and recording-wise..."'

As You Drown tracks are also available for streaming via this location.

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Inevitable End Completes New Album "The Oculus"

Sweden’s INEVITABLE END has completed work on their second full-length album entitled "The Oculus." INEVITABLE END recorded "The Oculus" at HoBoRec Studio in Huskvarna, Sweden with producer Ulf Blomberg. Song titles from the album include “Tell Us, Parasites,” “Dogmaties Paralies,” “While Surpassing Ether,” “Chamber of Apathy,” and “Cadaver Inc.” The follow-up to 2009’s "The Severed Inception" is expected to see an early 2011 release date.

INEVTIABLE END vocalist Andreas Gerden comments on the new album, “It's been great working with the new material and we're really satisfied with the sound Ulf has given it, it feels massive and maybe even more intense than our debut at points. We've allowed ourselves to experiment quite a bit this time around and combined a lot of different elements ranging from post-metal and doom to grindcore, and also mixing in some new, exciting instruments into our sound.”

INEVITABLE END has also confirmed the following shows:

11/05 - Boras, Sweden - Puls - w/ Evocation, As You Drown
11/12 - Gothenberg, Sweden - Sticky Fingers - w/ Moloken, Shiftlight
12/11 - Julslakten, Sweden - Kulturens Hus - w/ October Tide, Death Maze, Murdermarket

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As You Drown Posts Tour Video Diary

As You Drown has posted a tour video diary online from the Blitzkrieg 5 tour with Vader and Divine Chaos. The video clip can be viewed below.

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As You Drown Issues Tour Recap

Sweden's As You Drown has issued the following post-tour recap:

"Greetings, fellow primates! We're now home from our tour with Vader & Divine Chaos. Ideally we would have liked to stay on the road forever, or at least a few more months, but unfortunately everything has to come to an end. We've had an absolute blast playing shows every night, drinking with mildly insane people and causing general havoc in our wake. Videos, photos and other reports from the tour will be posted on this blog very soon.

"Fear not though, As You Drown, will tour again, soon. Right now the plan is to start writing for the next album, which we have some very interesting plans for. None of them involving monkeys. We're also scheduled to appear at Neurotic Deathfest (in Tilburg, Holland) in April and Deathfeast Open Air (in Hünxe, Germany) in June, so be sure to get your asses down there to mix your blood and sweat with ours. Excessive violence guaranteed!

"Big love and massive fuckin' thanks go out to the guys from Vader and Divine Chaos for being awesome dudes and for playing great shows every night. Hopefully it won't be long before our twisted paths cross once more. The same goes for our tour manager Darek, the drivers and the amazing crew, in form of the dynamic duo Vacek and Kuba and the soundman from hell - Oscar. Last, but definitely not least, we want to thank everyone who came out to see us play. You guys rule!"

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As You Drown Reschedules German Show

Sweden's As You Drown has issued the following update about rescheduling their March 13th tour date:

"Since the show in Hamm tomorrow (Saturday March 13th) has been canceled, we will be playing at the K19 in Kassel instead - with Vader and Divine Chaos as usual. Come down to bleed, drink, smoke and mosh with us - it will be worth your time."

The upcoming As You Drown tour dates are as follows:

3/12 2010 Vera Groningen, NL
3/13 2010 K19 Kassel, DE
3/14 2010 Roxy Concerts Flensburg, DE
3/16 2010 The Rock Copenhagen, DK
3/17 2010 Virus Örebro, SWE
3/18 2010 Cozmoz Borlänge, SWE
3/19 2010 Parken Gothenburg, SWE
3/20 2010 The Cave Stockholm, SWE
4/30 2010 Neurotic Deathfest w/ Napalm Death, Carcass, Immolation, Dying Fetus, Aborted Tilburg, NL
6/10 2010 Death Feast Open Air w/ Suffocation, Dying Fetus, Necrophagist and more Hünxe, DE

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As You Drown Streaming Entire New Album

As You Drown has issued the following update about streaming their entire new album online:

"Dear metalheads! As you may have noticed, we have secured the direct support slot for the upcoming Blitzkrieg 5 tour of Polish Death Metal Gods Vader! Vader is still on tour with Marduk, but will invade the UK, Ireland, Benelux, Germany and Scandinavia right after. UK´s very own Divine Chaos complete the billing! To give the audience a foretaste of what to expect live As You Drown's debut album Reflection will be streamed in it´s entirety for two weeks from now on via MySpace."

As You Drown's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...

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Vader Adds New European Tour Dates

Polish death metallers Vader has issued the following statement about adding on new tour dates:

"Vader has finally confirmed the entire tour schedule of the upcoming 'Blitzkrieg 5 Tour 2010.' Seven new dates (covering mostly Scandinavia and northern part of Germany) have been added to the previously announced tour schedule. The entire gig's list can be viewed in the tour dates below. It's going to be the third part of the band's European tournee promoting their 'Necropolis' album, released last year under the wings of Nuclear Blast. During the first two legs of the campaign Vader appeared on the 'Funeral Nation Tour' in Europe with Marduk. The band's current line up features new guitarist Marek Pajak, who replaced Vogg some time ago. During the upcoming 'Blitzkrieg 5 Tour 2010' Vader will be supported by the young and very talented bands As You Drown and Divine Chaos."

The confirmed dates for the Blitzkrieg 5 Tour 2010 are as follows:

23.02.2010 (GER) Rostock / Alte Zuckerfabrik
24.02.2010 (GER) Hamburg / Markthalle
25.02.2010 (BEL) Vosselaar / Biebob
26.02.2010 (FR) Paris / Glazart
27.02.2010 (UK) Colchester / Colchester Arts
28.02.2010 (UK) Bristol / Bierkeller
01.03.2010 (UK) London / Underworld
03.03.2010 (IRE) Belfast / Limelight
04.03.2010 (IRE) Dublin / Whelans
05.03.2010 (UK) Glasgow / Ivory Blacks
06.03.2010 (UK) Leeds / The Well
07.03.2010 (UK) Nottingham / The Central
10.03.2010 (HOL) Zaandam / De Kade
11.03.2010 (HOL) Breda / Mezzo
12.03.2010 (HOL) Groningen / Vera
13.03.2010 (GER) Hamm / Alfred Fischer Halle
14.03.2010 (GER) Flensburg / Roxy
16.03.2010 (DEN) Copenhagen / The Rock
17.03.2010 (SWE) Orebro / Virus
18.03.2010 (SWE) Borlange / Cozmos
19.03.2010 (SWE) Gothenburg / Sticky Fingers
20.03.2010 (SWE) Stockholm / The Cave

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As You Drown To Open for Vader on European Tour

Swedish death metal band AS YOU DROWN has announced that they will be the direct support for the upcoming "Blitzkrieg 5 tour" of Polish death metal band VADER. VADER is still on tour with MARDUK, but will invade the UK, Ireland, Benelux, Germany and Scandinavia right after. UK's very own DIVINE CHAOS will also be supporting Vader.

"Blitzkrieg 5 Tour 2010" dates with VADER + AS YOU DROWN + DIVINE CHAOS are as follows:

23/02/10 – DE - Rostock - Das Toxis
24/02/10 – DE – Hamburg - Marx
25/02/10 – BE - Vosselaar - Biebob
26/02/10 – FR - Paris - Glazart
27/02/10 – UK - Colchester - Colchester Arts
28/02/10 – UK - Bristol - Bierkeller
01/03/10 – UK - London - Underworld
03/03/10 – IE - Belfast - Limelight
04/03/10 – IE - Dublin - Whelans
05/03/10 – UK - Glasgow - Ivory Blacks
06/03/10 – UK - Leeds - The Well
07/03/10 – UK - Nottingham - The Central
10/03/10 – NL - Zaandam - De Kade
11/03/10 – NL - Breda - Mezzo
12/03/10 – NL - Groningen - Vera
13/03/10 – DE - Hamm - Alfred Fischer Halle

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As You Drown Posts Live Video Online

Sweden's As You Drown has posted a live video online of their performance of the song "Ruins and Dead Ends," which can be viewed below. The band also issued the following statement about the video:

"Hey metalheads!

"We'd like to thank everyone who showed up at our first gig since the 'Reflection' release - we had a blast! For those who didn't have the chance to show up, we've edited a live video of 'Ruins and Dead Ends' and also uploaded a couple of photos." More...

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As You Drown Working On New Material

Swedish metallers As You Drown have issued the following brief update about working on new material:

"Greetings, fellow primates.

"This is your leader speaking. In case you were wondering what we've been up to lately, we are currently in the early stages of writing some new material for our next release. We're also gearing up for doing some live shows in the fall, stay tuned for dates!"

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As You Drown Streaming New Song Online

Swedish death metal band As You Drown is currently streaming a new song online from their latest album "Reflection." The track "Driven By Hatred" can be heard on the band's MySpace page.

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As You Drown Posts New Song "Swallow" Online

Swedish death metal outfit As You Drown has posted another new song online entitled, "Swallow." You can check it out at the official Metal Blade Records Myspace. The song will appear on the bands debut studio album, "Reflection" which is scheduled to be released in earlt July via Metal Blade Records.

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As You Drown Posts New Song Online

Swedish death metallers, AS YOU DROWN, have just uploaded the first song off their upcoming debut album, “Reflection” to their label’s MySpace page. The album opener, “Ruins And Dead Ends,” can also be downloaded here. The band has also posted the artwork for “Reflection” on their MySpace page More...

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As You Drown Announces Album Title

Swedish death metal newcomers, As You Drown, have declared "Reflection" as the title of their upcoming debut album to be released July 7th.

As You Drown was formed in Boras, Sweden in the winter of 2003/2004 when the average age of the band was only 17 years. As You Drown's goal as a band is to combine the speed and brutality of the modern death metal scene with the atmosphere and catchy songwriting of its old-school predecessor. The band cites a number of outside influences and the result is an always raging, yet perpetually changing, storm of anger, brutality and finesse. Their debut album, Reflection, will appeal to fans of Decapitated, Cannibal Corpse & Behemoth as much as it does to fans of Job for a Cowboy, Suicide Silence & Whitechapel.

As You Drown recorded the album in their own studio. The band comments: “Since the recording of the latest self-produced demo went beyond expectations, we came to the conclusion of building our own recording studio”.

Reflection track listing:
1. Ruins And Dead Ends
2. Horns
3. What Is Worst
4. Driven By Hatred
5. Swallow
6. The Last
7. Open Wound Salvation
8. Ashes
9. Needles

Reflection was produced in The AYD Studio, mixed/mastered at Studio Mega by Christian Silver (The Crown, Sonic Syndicate, Impious) and is set for release on July 7th.

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As You Drown Posts Two Debut Album Teasers Online

Swedish death metal band, AS YOU DROWN, has uploaded two audio samples of their upcoming debut album on their MySpace page. The untitled debut album of AS YOU DROWN will be released in July.

AS YOU DROWN's lineup is as follows:

Henrik Blomqvist - vocals
Mikael Åkerström - guitars
Simon Exner - guitars
Martin Latvala - drums
Robert Karlsson - bass

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As You Drown Signs To Metal Blade Records

Metal Blade Records has issued the following announcement about signing Swedish metal band As You Drown:

"Metal Blade Records is proud to announce the signing of AS YOU DROWN from Borås, Sweden!

"Delivering some of the most memorable, intense and catchy Death Metal to date, AS YOU DROWN was born to combine the speed and brutality of the modern Death Metal scene with the atmosphere and catchy songwriting of its old-school predecessor. Adding a number of outside influences, the result is an always raging - yet always changing, storm of anger, brutality and finesse. Their debut album will surely appeal to fans of such artists as Decapitated, Cannibal Corpse, Behemoth or Job For A Cowboy, but should also be able to catch the attention of almost any fan of brutal, creative and honest Metal – ranging from those who enjoy the surgical precision of Meshuggah to those who get their fill from blasting death legends like Morbid Angel.

"The band comments the signing as follows: “We are proud to announce that we have signed a deal with Metal Blade Records, who will be releasing our debut album this summer! It's an honour for us to join a roster that includes many of our favourite bands, and we intend to make the most of this. When the album is released we will be looking to take this chaos machinery of ours out on the road, so look out for AS YOU DROWN in the near future!”

"AS YOU DROWN was formed in Borås, Sweden in the winter of 2003/2004 under the name of ETHEREAL when the average age of the band was only 17 years. The future belongs to AS YOU DROWN!"

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