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Formed: 1991
From: Uppsala, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete Defleshed 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.

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Defleshed Split Up

Swedish death/thrash metallers DEFLESHED have officially split up. The group's bassist/vocalist Gustaf Jorde has issued the following statement on the matter:

"Fellow comrades, with a schizophrenic mixture of grief and relief we hereby announce our departure from all DEFLESHED activities. Activities that has become more of obligations with the years, which has driven us individually to become more ambitions or less. We are in no way splitting up as unfriends, if anything reversed, and we'll thank you all for your the support through the years in the only way we know how to: a farewell to the flesh gig at Fellini, Uppsala, Sweden the 25th of December. This night we'll do anything in our power to BLAST YOUR FUCKING FLESH OFF!!! However, since we've never been to the States (which is an old dream of ours), we'll still try to nail that DISMEMBER tour in April, but this is up to our U.S. label & co.

"Hope you understand our wish not to become tired, blood-drain has-beens but to end this while we're still potent. We will still go on with metal in diverse bands and future projects of course, of which I'm sure you will hear of in a near future, but as for DEFLESHED we've simply feel the last chapter has been written. After all, you don't stop playing 'cause your getting old — you get old 'cause you stop playing. Be well and thanks for your attention in our band."

DEFLESHED's latest album, "Reclaim the Beat", is available now on Sweden's Regain Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Royal Straight Flesh" was recorded at Dug-Out Studios in Uppsala, Sweden and contains 12 songs plus a "slightly demolished" cover version of MÖTLEY CRÜE's "Red Hot".

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2000 Decibel Organizers Put Festival To Rest

Lennart Larsson, the organizer of Sweden's 2000 Decibel festival, has issued the following press release:

Today, Sunday the 5th June, we the organizers behind the 2000 Decibel-festival in Bengtsfors, Sweden have, after six years, decided to put the festival to rest.

We now hope that someone else with the same burning passion for Swedish hard rock and metal as we have and always have had, but with a better geographical location, will take over our idea and concept!

We would like to take the opportunity to thank all the bands that have played at the festival as well as everyone that has supported us during the years!

Power From The North – Sweden Rocks The World!

This year's 2000 Decibel festival took place on May 21st and featured acts including Amon Amarth, Meshuggah, Defleshed and Therion.

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Defleshed Film 'Grind And Rewind' Video

Swedish death/thrash metallers DEFLESHED have shot a video for the track "Grind and Rewind" from their recently released album, "Reclaim the Beat".

The follow-up to 2002's "Royal Straight Flesh", "Reclaim the Beat" was recorded at Dug-Out Studios in Uppsala, Sweden and contains 12 songs plus a "slightly demolished" cover version of MOTLEY CRUE's "Red Hot".

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More Bands Confirmed For Up From The Ground Fest

Hypocrisy, Mnemic and Misery Index are the latest confirmations for the Up From The Ground festival, set to be held August 26-27 in Gemünden/Steinwiesen, Germany.

The festival billing is now shaping up as follows:
Dark Age
End of Green
Heaven Shall Burn
Misery Index
My Darkest Hate
Napalm Death
Path of Golconda

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Defleshed Post New MP3s Online

The Swedish thrash metal band Defleshed have posted three new mp3 files, taken from their upcoming album "Reclaim The Beast" at their official website. At the "media" section your will find one full track, "May The Flesh Be With You" and two samples.

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Ektomorf Confirmed For Up From The Ground Festival

The 2005 edition of the Up From The Ground festival is scheduled for August 26th - 27th in Gemunden/Steinwiesen, Germany.

The latest acts confirmed for the festival are ANTICHRIST, END OF GREEN, EKTOMORF, DARK AGE and DEFLESHED.

Acts currently confirmed for the festival now include: EKTOMORF, DEFLESHED, ANTICHRIST, END OF GREEN, DARK AGE, HATESPHERE, ENSIFERUM, MY DARKEST HATE, PATH OF GOLCONDA, HEAVEN SHALL BURN and NAPALM DEATH. More acts will be announced soon.

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Defleshed Complete Basic Tracks

Sweden's Defleshed have completed the basic tracks for their fifth studio album, "May the Flesh Be With You," at Dug-Out Studios in Uppsala, Sweden. The group are scheduled to return to the studio in November to record the vocals and mix the effort. "The good thing about this slow process is obviously the result, which will be the far best we've ever done musically and production-wise," the band write on their web site. A video for an as-yet-undisclosed song off the album will be produced and directed by Paul "Themgoroth" Mäkitalo, a long-time friend of our band. The follow-up to 2002's "Royal Straight Flesh" will contain 11 songs plus a "slightly demolished" cover version of Motley Crue's "Red Hot." A March 2005 release through Regain Records is expected.

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Defleshed Enter The Studio

Sweden's DEFLESHED have entered Dug-Out Studios in Uppsala, Sweden to begin recording their fifth studio album, "May the Flesh Be With You". The follow-up to 2002's "Royal Straight Flesh" will contain 11 songs plus a "slightly demolished" cover version of MÖTLEY CRÜE's "Red Hot". A January/February 2005 release through Regain Records is expected.

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Dark Funeral Featured On Horror Movie Soundtrack

Swedish Black metal fiends DARK FUNERAL have posted the folowing update on their website:

"The live album entitled De Profundis Clamavi Ad Te Domine (April 19th via Regain) is receiving great response from the media worldwide. The fierce and aggressive scene presence together with the intense response from the South American fans makes this album without a doubt the grimmest black metal live album ever. So be sure not to miss this one.

Other great news are that Dark Funeral will land one song, ‘Thus I Have Spoken’ (Diabolis Interium/2001) in the sequel of the up-coming Zombie trilogy, Die Zombiejager.

Die Zombiejager is a low-budget splatter/gore movie made by Jonas Wolcher and his great team at Too86 Entertainment (Sweden). Die Zombiejäger is the sequel of the Zombie trilogy, Zombienoid. A full-length movie in German (with a few lines in Swedish, English & Italian) with English subtitles. The movie is set for a release in September 2004.”

For those of you fluent in Swedish- more info on the film available here

"De Profundis Clamavi Ad Te Domine" limited editions will be released in the following formats: limited CD version packed in slipcase, 1000 copies double gatefold LP and 1000 copies double picture LP.

In other news, as previously reported, Dark Funeral will embark on a mini-tour of Italy with DEFLESHED. Confirmed dates include: More...

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