THE RESISTANCE, the Swedish extreme metal band featuring former members of IN FLAMES, THE HAUNTED and GRAVE, will release its debut EP, “Rise From Treason”, in North America on January 29 via earMUSIC, the Hamburg, Germany-based international rock label which is part of Edel Group. The EP will be released on CD, limited-edition seven-inch vinyl and as a digital download. A full-length album will follow in April.
“Rise From Treason” track listing:
01. My Fire
02. Face To Face
03. Rise From Treason
Check out the cover artwork below.
The song “Slugger” is available for free download at this location.
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 recently 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 band’s song “Eye For An Eye” is available for free download at PledgeMusic.com (e-mail sign-up required).
“Eye For An Eye” was originally made available on the sampler CD that was distributed to the subscribers of Sweden’s Close-Up Magazine in the August 2011 issue.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 earlier this 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.