Swedish "old-school death metal" band RIBSPREADER have undergone several lineup changes with the departure of guitarist/bassist Andreas Carlsson (ANOTHER LIFE), guitarist Dan Swanö (BLOODBATH, EDGE OF SANITY, NIGHTINGALE) and drummer Johan Berglund (THIS HAVEN). The group's new lineup is as follows:
Rogga Johansson - Guitar, vocals
Patrik Halvarsson - Bass
Mattias Fiebig - Drums
A posting on the group's web site reads as follows: "As some of you might gather (the ones of you not too retarded that is) this is the same lineup PAGANIZER had on the last album. However as PAGANIZER is dead unburied and RIBSPREADER is very much alive undead the transition was swift, painless and foremost devoid of inane searching for new members that eventually would have been kicked the fuck out anyway.
"New material is being churned out right now and plans for a split EP is in the works (so far the songs 'Abortion Van' and 'Hidden Ways of the Agoraphobe' are nailed down and will soon be recorded). Any labels interested in cooperation for smaller releases, mainly vinyl or split efforts, are welcome to get in touch aswell.
"RIBSPREADER is here to stay indeed. The only change from the debut album that will occur the coming future is that we'll get dirtier, more ugly and filthier as time goes by. And you'll love it or die."
RIBSPREADER's sophomore album, "Congregating the Sick", will be released in April via Holland's Karmageddon Media. The follow-up to 2004's "Bolted to the Cross" was recorded at Soundlab Studios in Örebro, Sweden by Mieszko Talarczyk (NASUM, ROTTEN SOUND, INSISION). The album was mastered at The Room by Dan Swanö.