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Grave Splits With Guitarist Magnus Martinsson, Begins Work On New Album

Ola Lindgren of Swedish act Grave has issued the following announcement about splitting with guitarist Magnus Martinsson and beginning work on a new album:

"So back in dark, cold and rainy Sweden again after a successful North American tour. We had a great time and many great shows. Since we haven't headlined the US since 1996 we didn't know what to expect but i must say that we were pleasantly overwhelmed by the response from our fans. This gave us the kick in the nuts and the motivation to get back over there again in a near future. A huge special thanks to our kickass roadcrew: T-Wayne, T-Bone and The Colonel.

"Right now we're preparing for an epic night of oldschool madness. November 12:th we will play a very special anniversary gig at Club Distortion/Kulturhuset here in Stockholm. The classic Into the Grave album will be run through from 'Deformed' to 'Banished to Live' plus another handful classic tunes. Support acts are the mighty Vicious Art and General Surgery Be there or be square... Link to the event on FB here.

"The plans for our next studio album is also already in the works. We will start writing and arranging songs in November and enter the legendary Studio Soulless again in early January. We also have a very cool idea for a special bonus disc, more on this later. Stay tuned for video diaries and sneak peeks which will be updated all through the process. Album #10 is scheduled for release by Century Media records before the summer 2012.

"Last but not least in this small update we want to inform you that our guitarist Magnus Martinsson is no longer in the band. But don't worry ladies, we will keep goin'

"Magnus has played with us since 2008 and did some epic tours/shows with us. We took this joint decision after going through plans for next year and we needed to address this within the band before we start the new album process. There aren't now and have never been any hard feelings between us and we wish him the best in any future endeavors..

"We've recruited Mika Lagreen (Facebreaker) for the Stockholm anniversary gig and he should fit right in since he already handled the stage left axe on our latest European tour. He will of course also be with us through the new album process and upcoming shows/tours."

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