Band Photo: Edge Of Sanity (?)
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Last Known Status: Disbanded
Latest Edge Of Sanity News
Below is our complete Edge Of Sanity 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.
Oh Sweden, sometimes you are too good to us. The Scandinavian country has long been one of rock and metal's biggest exporters, giving the world such great punk bands as Anti Cimex and Disfear, as well arguably the most creative death metal in history with the likes of the melodic In Flames and Dark Tranquillity, as well as the brutal, Unleashed and the progressive, Opeth. Speaking of progressive death metal, that's another area we'll be exploring today, as we take a look at another of Sweden's more daring extreme bands, Edge Of Sanity.
Edge Of Sanity were formed in Finspång, a small town in the Östergötland county in 1989 by Dan Swanö, a multi instrumentalist who recruited guitarists Andreas Axelsson and Sami Nerberg, in addition to bass player Anders Lindberg and drummer Benny Larsson to complete the lineup. The quintet recorded their first demo, "Euthanasia" that same year, before releasing three more ("Kur-Nu-Gi-A," "The Dead" and "The Immortal Rehearsals") in 1990. These demos along with a growing live reputation were enough to catch the attention of Black Mark Records, who soon snapped up the band and released their debut album, "Nothing But Death Remains" in 1991. More...
Dan Swano announced that defunct Swedish band Edge of Sanity has re-issued the band's 1990 Demo "Kur-Nu-Gi-A" on picture vinyl. The release can be purchased through Black Mark at this location.
Swano commented "I always felt we 'grew up' a bit too fast. We got caught up in the growing death metal scene and tuned down the guitars and bought the 'right' distortion pedals and tried to be the new Entombed.
"This demo showcase[s] the original sound of Edge of Sanity. During this period we still listened a lot to progressive and challenging metal of all kinds and I still believe the songs have their own true version on this tape.
"I transferred the original 4 track cassette masters, using state of the art digital technology, and remixed them and finally gave them the sound I dream t of giving them 21 years ago.
"The dream of having this classic recording released on a 12" picture disc have come true.
"While digging in the vaults, I found a lot more interesting stuff, so expect more 'post mortem' releases from Edge Of Sanity. You can't live forever - but can you be dead forever??"
Singer Paul Kuhr of Chicago's NOVEMBERS DOOM has issued the following update:
"On July 5th, 2008 at the Biebob Club in Vosselaar, Belgium, NOVEMBERS DOOM returns to perform, and this time we're bringing along our good friend Dan Swanö and his band NIGHTINGALE!"
"We're extremely excited about this show and are proud to give the fans in the Benelux area the opportunity to see NIGHTINGALE live. Dan has mentioned to me he has not performed in Belgium in 17 years, last with EDGE OF SANITY and he himself cannot wait to return once again!"
"This is going to be a huge night. We realize there are options one week after Graspop, with other shows in the area at the same time, but no one has a more unique opportunity for the evening, and we would suggest you buy your tickets for the show early. They might not last long for this one!" More...
Tampa, Florida-based melodic thrash metal band THE ABSENCE — which recently announced the addition of drummer Justin Reynolds to the group's ranks — has scheduled the following dates:
Apr. 03 - The AKA lounge - Orlando, Florida
Apr. 04 - Bourbon Street - New Port Richey, Florida
Apr. 05 - Churchill's - Miami, Florida
THE ABSENCE's cover of TESTAMENT's "Into the Pit" has been posted on the band's MySpace page. The track comes off the group's sophomore CD, "Riders of the Plague", which was released on August 7, 2007 via Metal Blade Records. The album was recorded at Mana Studios in Florida with Swedish producer Jonas Kjellgren (SCAR SYMMETRY, CARNAL FORGE). Mixing duties were handled by Jonas at his Black Lounge studios in Avesta, Sweden. The CD features guest appearances by guitarists James Murphy (DEATH, TESTAMENT), Jonas Kjellgren, Per Nilsson (SCAR SYMMETRY) and Santiago Dobles (AGHORA) as well as guest vocals by Jonas Granvik (WITHOUT GRIEF, EDGE OF SANITY). More...
EDGE OF SANITY, the acclaimed Swedish band led by producer/multi-instrumentalist Dan Swanö, has finalized the track listing for its upcoming double CD collection, "The Best of Edge of Sanity". According to Dan, "one disc will feature the highlights of the more 'normal' studio albums and the mini-album 'Until Eternity Ends' ," while "the second disc will be packed with 'Crimson'  and 'Crimson II'  in slightly edited versions. All songs will be remastered."
"The Best of Edge of Sanity" track listing:
02. Human Aberration
04. In The Veins/Darker Than Black
06. The Masque
07. Until Eternity Ends
08. Eternal Eclipse
10. Black Tears
12. Hell Is Where The Heart Is
14. Bleed You Dry
Crimson (full album)
Crimson II (full album)
EDGE OF SANITY's last studio album, "Crimson II", was essentially a Dan Swanö solo release with help from various friends.
The Scandinavian superband BLOODBATH, featuring members of Hypocrisy, Katatonia and Edge Of Sanity, have finished work on their new album, "Nightmares Made Flesh". It will be released on September 27th through Century Media. The title will also be available on the same day as a limited edition vinyl LP.
Guitarist Nyström comments:
"After being resurrected through carnage our nightmares made flesh! This time we promise the world an even more brutal and varied piece of real and pure death metal. Take the outstanding performances by the new members Axe and Tägtgren into account and Bloodbath will prove no longer only to be a tribute to death metal; but also death metal's very own elite."
"Nightmares Made Flesh" features the folowing tracklisting: More...
BLOODBATH, the band featuring Mikael Åkerfeldt (OPETH), Anders "Blakkheim" Nyström and Jonas Renkse from KATATONIA, Dan Swanö (Nightingale, EDGE OF SANITY) have issued the following message through the Forum section of their official website:
First of all, hope you're pleased with a new and individual forum for Bloodbath. It was the right time to make one 'cuz the band is BAKK!!!
Yeah, we're currently fueling up for another lap in the death metal lane as the band has now begun writing the material for the follow-up to Resurrection Through Carnage with the studio being booked for late spring.
Now, there has been some relevant changes in the line-up. Vocalist Mike Åkerfeldt has been kicked out and a replacement is already found in one of the biggest names in the scene. Furthermore, drummer Dan Swanö has decided to step off at the death metal depot to switch instruments and is now sharing guitar duties with me. Taking over the drums, is yet another big big name. Jonas Renkse is still keepin the decay and pulse behind the bass and is leading the race of gathering pile after pile with sick and dark lyrics.
As for the new members, their secret names will be revealed soon. A monster album is promised!!!”