ONE MAN ARMY AND THE UNDEAD QUARTET, the Swedish band featuring former THE CROWN vocalist Johan Lindstrand, is currently writing material for its fourth album, tentatively due later in the year. Lindstrand states, "Yesterday, the 3rd of January we kinda woke up after a couple of months of silence and rest. It has been great to just relax all this time and not thinking of anything else but to recharge the batteries. But at one point you need to get back on track.
"We actually went to the rehearsal room and picked up two brand new songs written by [new ONE MAN ARMY AND THE UNDEAD QUARTET guitarist] Jonas [Blom]. They sound pretty different to what we have done before and they feel great. Time will tell how they will sound with vocals but I have a lot of cool stuff in mind.
"We already have like 3-4 songs to work with at the moment so we will definitely be ready to record in a couple of months."
Jonas made his live debut with ONE MAN ARMY AND THE UNDEAD QUARTET at the Metal Invasion festival in Ruhstorf, Germany on September 19, 2009.
Longtime ONE MAN ARMY AND THE UNDEAD QUARTET guitarist Mikael Lagerblad quit the band on April 1, 2009.
Lagerblad said in a statement: "After three albums and almost five years in the band, I have decided to quit. It has been a great time and I'm proud of the music that we have created. Even though ONE MAN ARMY has been a big part of my life, I feel I'm ready to move on. During the last couple of months my motivation and inspiration has not been at the high level it used to be. It might sound like a cliché, but there's no bad blood between us and I'm comfortable with my decision."
Portugal's Riff magazine conducted an interview with ONE MAN ARMY AND THE UNDEAD QUARTET at this year's Ilha do Ermal festival, which was held August 28-30 in Vieira do Minho, Portugal. Watch the chat below.
ONE MAN ARMY AND THE UNDEAD QUARTET's third album, "Grim Tales", was released on October 24, 2008 via Massacre Records. The CD was made available as a limited-edition digipack containing a bonus DVD. It was recorded at the Black Lounge Studios in Avesta, Sweden with producer Jonas Kjellgren (SCAR SYMMETRY).