THE RESISTANCE, the new Sweden-based metal band featuring former members of IN FLAMES, THE HAUNTED and GRAVE, will make its very first track publicly available on the sampler CD that will only be distributed to the subscribers of Sweden’s Close-Up Magazine in the August 2011 issue. In addition to the THE RESISTANCE track, which goes by the name “An Eye For An Eye”, the sampler CD will include contributions from all the other bands that are booked for the magazine’s Close-Up Båten cruise that leaves Stockholm, Sweden on September 8 and returns one day later.
As previously reported, THE RESISTANCE has also been confirmed for the new Sonic Rock Circus festival, set to take place on September 30 at Klubben in Stockholm, Sweden.
THE RESISTANCE‘s lineup is as follows:
* Marco Aro (FACE DOWN, ex-THE HAUNTED) – Vocals
* Jesper Strömblad (ex-IN FLAMES, DIMENSION ZERO) – Guitar
* Glenn Ljungström (ex-IN FLAMES, DIMENSION ZERO) – Guitar
* Alex Losbäck Holstad (ex-DESPITE, DECAMERON, CARDINAL SIN) – Bass
* Chris Barkensjö (CARNAL FORGE, GODSIC, ex-GRAVE) – Drums
Strömblad quit IN FLAMES in February 2010 in order to continue receiving treatment for his alcohol addiction.
DIMENSION ZERO‘s third album, “He Who Shall Not Bleed”, was released in 2008 via Vic Records. The CD contained “11 tracks of aggressive, fast and melodic Gothenburg metal,” according to a press release.
FACE DOWN entered the Swedish hard rock album chart at position No. 19 with its last effort, “The Will to Power”, which came out in November 2005.