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Below is our complete In Solitude 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.

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In Solitude Calls It Quits

Sweden's In Solitude, which was founded back in 2002, has decided to officially call it a day after releasing three full-length albums: a self-titled debut, breakout "The World. The Flesh. The Devil." (reviewed here), and final studio release "Sister."

The band issued this statement about the breakup:

"Dear friends. It is with great sadness that we inform you that we have chosen to end In Solitude here.

"This is something that's been taking shape for a long time and suddenly the day came when we had to evaluate our positions in life and find a solution.

"The reasons for our departure are not hostile in any sense and our love for each other and the music is stronger than ever before. But it is with respect for that music and that love between us that we choose to end it at this point.

"Changes in our personal lives demanded that we treated this as carefully as we could and with our deepest respect and reverence for all personal feelings, and for the aim of our journey.

"This has been one of the hardest decisions we've ever had to make and we've had to investigate every inch of our beings in order to make this right. In Solitude has been the center of our lives for 13 years and we've invested everything we have in this and to make this decision was to rip us up by ours roots and make us re-evaluate our entire lives and our future.

"As the final words fell in our concluding agreement, we looked back and saw with new eyes the magnitude of our brotherhood and the things that were carried through because of it. Our trust, our love, our shared obligation. The truth of the hand and the truth of the word to disperse the bounds between us and to diverge the shore for us follow. How it gave us the width of the world and the means to share it and store it together. All that was in it and all that was taken from it. And all the things that now shall pass without our collective notice. More...

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In Solitude Posts Eindhoven Footage

Swedish occult rock outfit In Solitude just released an artistic recap video of the band's performance at the Eindhoven Metal Meeting earlier this month. Check it out below, and In Solitude also issued this message to the fans:

"Thank you for a wonderful year! We hope its been as hard, fruitful and beautiful for you as its been for us.

"Pay your respects to the other, and don't make promises you cannot keep. +I+A+A+L+A+ Last but not least - a synopsis of Eindhoven from our friends at Holy Chuevro."

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Onslaught Drops Off Eindhoven Bill

The Eindhoven Metal Meeting organization has announced that due to scheduling issues Onslaught has cancelled the band's previously planned performance at the festival.

Recently reunited U.K. thrashers Xentrix will replace Onslaught on Saturday December 13th, 2014.

Xentrix has released four albums through Roadrunner Records: 1989’s "Shattered Existence," 1990’s "For Whose Advantage," 1991’s "Dilute to Taste," and 1992’s "Kin." Heavy Metal Records also released a 1996 LP called "Scourge."

The currently announced lineup for Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2014 is as follows: More...

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Eindhoven Metal Meeting Reveals Full Band Lineup

The Eindhoven Metal Meeting is very proud to announce that with the addition of In Solitude, Valkyrja, Thanatos, Skyforger, Dust Bolt, The Committee, and Miasmal, the line-up for this year's edition - set to take place December 12 & 13th, 2014 at the Effenaar venue in Eindhoven, The Netherlands - is now complete.

The Dutch all-female death metal band Sisters Of Suffocation will also perform on Friday, December 12th at the official after party at the Dynamo Club together with the cover-bands Mercyfull Fake and Forever Twisted. Entrance is free with an Eindhoven Metal Meeting ticket!

The full festival billing is as follows (in alphabetical order): More...

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In Solitude To Tour Europe This Fall

Swedish metallers In Solitude will be heading out on a European tour together with Finnish rockers Beastmilk starting in October. Scandinavian colleagues Obnoxious Youth will support them.

Comments In Solitude: “We're very glad to announce this headlining tour, and we can´t wait to steer and spill death's lights in Europe again. And in such splendid company. We're sure this will be something particularly steep and special for all of us!”

In Solitude's third album “Sister” was released in the Fall of last year. See the band live on these dates: More...

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In Solitude Announces Summer Shows

Swedish metal act In Solitude has announced a series of shows throughout the summer.

Shows will include appearances at Hellfest, Graspop, Metaldays, and more. The entire list of dates can be seen below.

The band is touring in support of latest album, "Sister," and is looking forward to spreading darkness over Europe on these dates:

26/04/14 PT – Barroselas - SWR Barrolelas Festival
27/04/14 ES – Madrid – Copernico
28/04/14 ES – Barcelona – Razzamatazz 3
01/05/14 NO – Haugesund – Karmoygeddon Festival
23/05/14 SE – Kristianstad – Biljardkompaniet
24/05/14 SE – Örebro – Metallsvenskan
13/05/14 DE – Weismain – Legacy Open Air
20/06/14 FR – Clisson – Hellfest
21/06/14 NO – Halden – Tons Of Rock
28/06/14 BE – Dessel – Graspop
17/07/14 LT – Anyksciai – Devilstone Open Air
20/07/14 SI – Tolmin – Metaldays More...

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More Bands Added To Graspop Lineup

The Graspop Metal Meeting has announced a slew of new bands to the 2014 lineup, including Glorior Belli, In Solitude, Novembers Doom, Carach Angren, and many more. Get the full list of newly announced bands in the teaser trailer below.

The festival will take place at the festival park Stenehei in Dessel over the weekend of Friday 27th to Sunday the 29th of June. Ticket info can be found at this location.

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In Solitude Posts Swedish TV Footage

In Solitude fans may have already seen the live clip filmed by Sveriges Television (SvT) in Sweden and posted to PSL, the online music section of SvT, but now the entire feature, "On the Dark Side of Uppsala with In Solitude," has been made available with English subtitles. Check it out here or in the player below.

The two part series was filmed this spring when In Solitude took a break from recording third album "Sister" to show SvT the 400 year old Uppsala castle ruin. When the clock struck midnight (exactly 446 years after the crazy king Erik XIV of Sweden went on a killing spree through the castle) the band performed two songs: "A Buried Sun" and "Jesus i betong," a cover of Swedish punk band Cortex. More...

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In Solitude Live Footage Available

In Solitude has returned to Sweden after a successful North American tour with Watain and Tribulation. Throughout the tour, In Solitude performed a set consisting of songs from each of the band's three albums, including newest release, "Sister."

At the Los Angeles show, clips were captured and two live videos have been launched. The first of which is for the title track from the new album, the second is for fan favorite song "To Her Darkness." Check out the footage below. More...

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In Solitude To Support Behemoth, Cradle Of Filth

Looks like February will be bedazzled by a rather black sun when occult outfit In Solitude will embark on a 19-date European trek supporting Cradle of Filth on the band's co-headlining tour with Behemoth. Support on this tour also comes from Inquisition and Svarttjern.

In Solitude from Uppsala, Sweden is out now with third effort "Sister." Currently In Solitude is touring North America supporting Watain.

Behemoth meanwhile will release new album "The Satanist" in 2014. Frontman Nergal comments: “We are immensely proud to start promotion of 'The Satanist' on the release date of the album in such a noble company. It's been a while since we toured Europe for the last time… The wolf pack grew stronger and hungrier and with new opus and stage production we have so much more to offer. This European crusade will be the catalyst of 2 years long tour so keep your eyes open!”

Vocalist Dani Filth of Cradle of Filth also comments: “We are very much looking forward to touring with Behemoth et al, as I think the combined line-up for these momentous shows is definitely very killer. Prepare for some riotous shows immersed in such esteemed dark company, as Cradle traverses an Old Skool tour programme set against a viscerally visual backdrop of nocturnal metal supremacy. In other words, be there or be squared. Pinhead-style!” More...

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In Solitude Streaming Full New Album

In Solitude is streaming the brand new album, "Sister," now through the end of the night (October 1st). Check it out in the player below or at the Metal Blade website here.

"Sister" was recorded at Studio Cobra in Stockholm, Sweden during March 2013.

The album was produced and mixed by Martin "Konie" Ehrencrona and stands as a logical next step above and beyond its predecessor, "The World.The Flesh.The Devil" (reviewed here).

North American fans will have an opportunity to see In Solitude live beginning next week. The band will be supporting Watain on the "Wild Hunt" tour beginning on October 8th in New York City. The tour also features support from Tribulation. Dates can be found below. More...

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In Solitude Streaming New Song

Swedish classic heavy metal band In Solitude is now streaming "A Buried Sun" online, which can be heard below, courtesy of Noisey.Vice.com.

The band's new album "Sister" is dropping in North America on 10/01 and will be available to fans digitally, on CD, and 180gram black vinyl. The previously posted song "Pallid Hands" can also be heard at this location.

"Sister" was recorded at Studio Cobra in Stockholm, Sweden during March 2013. The album was produced and mixed by Martin "Konie" Ehrencrona and stands as a logical next step above and beyond its predecessor, "The World.The Flesh.The Devil." More...

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In Solitude Streams "Pallid Hands"

The new single "Pallid Hands" from Swedish classic heavy metal band In Solitude is now available for streaming below, courtesy of Decibel Magazine.

The band's new album "Sister" is dropping in North America on 10/01 and will be available to fans digitally, on CD, and 180gram black vinyl. The first single and title track is also available over here.

"Sister" was recorded at Studio Cobra in Stockholm, Sweden during March 2013. The album was produced and mixed by Martin "Konie" Ehrencrona and follows previous release "The World.The Flesh.The Devil."

North American fans will have an opportunity to see In Solitude live this Fall. The band will be supporting Watain on the "Wild Hunt" tour beginning on October 8th in New York City with support from Tribulation. Dates are available after the jump. More...

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In Solitude Streaming New Album's Title Track

Sweden's In Solitude has announced that third album "Sister" will be released on October 1st in North America and September 27th/30th in Europe/UK.

The title track from "Sister" is streaming now in the player below, or over at the band's Metal Blade mini-site, where fans can also pre-order the album, CD and t-shirt bundle, vinyl, as well as a digital copy via iTunes.

Vocalist Pelle Åhman speaks on behalf of In Solitude: "It's time to release our third album, and things have never felt this clear and pervasive before. This is a feeling that has permeated our whole lives during the latest year of writing and recording this album, as well as digesting and dealing with its consequences. And it has been wonderful, overwhelming and utterly devastating. Which, in the world of In Solitude, are very positive things, and exactly what was required.

"It is a very special album for us, and I am very thankful and proud of my brothers (including our great friend, and producer, Martin Konie Ehrencrona), for this is truly the most visceral music we've ever made, and we can't wait for you to experience it too.

"You come without. And all falls within. There is a light in the world. There is a stone to the head." More...

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In Solitude To Release New Album "Sister"

As was announced yesterday, In Solitude will be returning to North America this Fall with Watain and Tribulation.

This will be In Solitude's first North American tour since the Decibel Magazine tour in 2012, which also happened to feature Watain. The tour runs from October 8th through November 3rd and will be in support of the upcoming album "Sister."

The album is set for release to coincide with the dates and In Solitude fans will be able to find new music streaming online within the next few weeks. Updates, including new music, album art, and pre-order bundles, will be posted as they are made available.

In Solitude vocalist Pelle Ahman comments: "We are tremendously enthusiastic to announce that In Solitude are coming back to America and Canada in October. We are especially delighted to do this in the company of our great companions of Watain and Tribulation. It is our great pleasure to take part in this grand malady. We can't wait to arrive and let it steal another sky from our eyes. See you in October." More...

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Watain Announces Tour With Tribulation

With the release of their forthcoming full-length, "The Wild Hunt" drawing near (review coming soon), Swedish black metallers Watain are now ready to announce their first North American tour in support of the album.

Featuring In Solitude and Tribulation as support, this month-long headlining trek (aptly named "The Wild Hunt North America") showcases some of Sweden's finest metal from coast to coast. See below for all upcoming dates.

Watain comments: "Starting the first full tour for 'The Wild Hunt' in North America seems quite appropriate, considering how many severe experiences and sleepless nights that country has bestowed upon us while riding through its strange wilderness...A thousand years and a thousand deaths have passed since we last visited the States, so prepare yourself to face something very, very old and very, very hungry. Deformed from both victory and defeat, distorted by a constant influx of powers residing beyond the borders of this world, we now return to join forces with our ever loyal US supporters. With us we will have two acts that have the capacity of transforming the audience into one big open wound before we go on stage, ready then to receive the lethal yet illuminating venom of Watain." More...

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Tiamat And More Added To Eindhoven Bill

This years edition of the the Eindhoven Metal Meeting will take place from December 12th - 14th, 2013.

The festival's organizers have now checked in with the following announcement about adding more bands to the bill:

"Tiamat, Elvenking featuring Martin Walkyier's Skyclad, Brutal Truth, In Solitude, The Rotted, Centurian, entrapment and Sound Storm have been added to our bill!

"Get your tickets through our official website here." More...

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Metal: Sound or Image?

One of the most defining moments in my musical development was back in 2004 when Yahoo Launch saw that I liked listening to Unearth, Fear Factory, and Lamb of God and thought that I might enjoy My Chemical Romance's “I'm Not Okay.” That single moment of revulsion caused me to look for music on my own terms after seeing how some corny and cheesy pop-rock could somehow be marketed towards metalheads. Today, we see a number of bands that try to look and act like they're part of the metal scene through their image (and the bands they tour with), but have a sound rooted more in traditional rock and roll than anything spawned by Sabbath.

First off, I'm not here to debate the merits of bands like Ghost and Ancient VVisdom. The debate over artistic integrity isn't at all relevant here. Instead, this is about is marketing and claiming bands that in no way sound “metal” are still technically considered part of the metal scene. Personally, I do like some occult rock as I've long been a fan of Current 93 and I've done my fair share of listening to Coven. That said, I'd never call Current 93 a metal band nor would I want the group touring with Cannibal Corpse. Variety between acts belongs to big music festivals like Bonaroo and Lollapalooza, and not to small club shows. More...

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In Solitude's Debut Album To Be Reissued

Season of Mist is proud to announce the label will be reissuing In Solitude's much sought after debut album. The Swedish band’s eponymous first official release will be re-released on next January 25th (22nd in North America) on CD and gatefold LP, both with two bonus tracks. The track listing is as follows:

1. In the Darkness
2. Witches Sabbath
3. Kathedral
4. Beyond Is where I Learn
5. 7th Ghost
6. Faceless Mistress
7. Temple of the Unknown
8. The Monolith
9. Hidden Dangers (In the Night) - single version
10. Faceless Mistress - demo version

You can also check out In Solitude's music video for "To Her Darkness" over at this location. More...

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In Solitude Releases New Music Video

In Solitude, after having spent several weeks crisscrossing North America with Behemoth, Watain, and The Devil's Blood, is finally ready to unveil the band's first music video. "To Her Darkness," the atmospheric new video directed by Johan Bååth, is streaming exclusively via Pitchfork's Show No Mercy feature. The track is the sixth cut from In Solitude's most recent album, "The World.The Flesh.The Devil." (reviewed here)

In Solitude's vocalist, Hornper, elaborates on the creative process behind the new piece of art, "We have now explored her further. This time in a field within which we've undeniably have had very little experience nor vocation. It's a series of portraits. Attempted visual translations. A fragile breach. Mirroring certain aspects and fragments of the experiences lying in the basis for the song's emergence, and its lyrics. The creative collaboration Johan Bååth and everyone involved was a very rewarding experience for us. And as our first attempt with this medium, we are very thankful to him for working with us. Not to mention his crew and the great contribution of Anna Norberg, Erik Danielsson and Marie Larsson, for which we are incredibly grateful."

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