THE RESISTANCE, the Swedish extreme metal band featuring former members of IN FLAMES, THE HAUNTED and GRAVE, will release its full-length debut, “Scars”, on May 10 in Europe and May 14 in the U.S. via earMUSIC, the Hamburg, Germany-based international rock label which is part of Edel Group.
Says the group: “Alright, folks, time to put the balls on the table. The production process has been finished this week and we can truly and proudly say: We created a monster!”
“Scars” track listing:
01. Clearing The Slate
02. Your Demise
03. To The Death
04. Expand To Expire
06. I Bend – You Break
07. The Serpent King
08. Eye For An Eye
09. My Madness
12. (I Will) Die Alone
THE RESISTANCE released its debut EP, “Rise From Treason”, in North America on January 29 via earMUSIC. The EP was made available on CD, limited-edition seven-inch vinyl and as a digital download.
According to a press release, “THE RESISTANCE is not a supergroup or a side project. It is a band, it’s a gang, embracing the musical attitude and sounds of Swedish old-school death metal and the old ‘no-compromise’ values of hardcore. Shredding guitar riffs, blasting beats and screaming out a lot of anger, THE RESISTANCE will take no prisoners and make no compromises with their old school death-metal.”
THE RESISTANCE last year parted ways with bassist Alex Losbäck Holstad (ex-DESPITE, DECAMERON, CARDINAL SIN) and recruited Claudio Oyarzo, the guitarist in the progressive metal band MINORA, as its new session bassist.
The song “Eye For An Eye” was originally made available on the sampler CD that was distributed to the subscribers of Sweden’s Close-Up Magazine in the August 2011 issue.
THE RESISTANCE made its live debut on October 8, 2011 at Club Distortion 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
* 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.
Jesper signed an exclusive songwriter agreement with BMG Germany last year.
Strömblad is also a talented film composer. Together with Daniel Flores, he wrote the score for the film “Isdraken” (“The Ice Dragon”), which was shown at the Berlin International Film Festival in February 2012.