Swedish death metal supergroup THE LURKING FEAR has inked a worldwide deal with Century Media Records. The band is working on its debut album, due later this year.
Featuring members/ex-members of illustrious and influential acts like AT THE GATES, THE HAUNTED, SKITSYSTEM, DISFEAR and GOD MACABRE, THE LURKING FEAR is not just another retro all-star project, but a real band of five death metallers who organically got together in order to celebrate the metal breed closest to their roots as well as their hearts.
THE LURKING FEAR is:
* Tomas Lindberg (AT THE GATES) - Vocals
* Jonas Stålhammar (THE CROWN) - Guitar
* Fredrik Wallenberg (SKITSYSTEM) - Guitar
* Andreas Axelsson (DISFEAR, TORMENTED, EDGE OF SANITY) – Bass
* Adrian Erlandsson (AT THE GATES, THE HAUNTED) – Drums
THE LURKING FEAR checked in with the following comment: "We are a death metal band. Not your average new wave of old school death metal band. We play death metal from the heart with pure emotional impact and a focused artistic vision. This is the music we live and breathe. Always have, always will.
"We have all played in various other bands for over 25 years and we just want to spew out the music that we want to hear. When we get together,this is what comes out of naturally, because we share the exact same reference points. We love 'Seven Churches' and 'Mental Funeral' for the exact same reasons.
"We want our death metal ugly, twisted and possessed. We miss the urgency, intensity and 'realness' in a lot of the modern death metal. Therefore, it is natural for us to stray away from the streamlined sounds of today, but rather focus on bringing sheer, natural weirdness and horror back to the table…"
Citing common inspiration by bands like AUTOPSY, POSSESSED, early DEATH, REPULSION, early MORBID ANGEL, SLAUGHTER, BATHORY, early SLAYER and MASTER/DEATH STRIKE, THE LURKING FEAR is currently working on its debut seven-inch EP, to be released in late May (via newly founded Swedish label Moondawn. Pre-order details soon, limited to 500 copies!), and will then follow up with an album release later in the summer.
Upcoming THE LURKING FEAR shows:
May 12 - Karlstad (Sweden) - Nöjesfabriken (with MERCILESS & SAINT VITUS)
May 13 - Gothenburg (Sweden) - Sticky Fingers (with MERCILESS)
Aug. 09-12 - Josefov (Czech Republic) - Brutal Assault Open Air
Aug. 11-13 - Ieper (Belgium) - Ieper Festival
Aug. 11-12 - Leeuwarden (The Netherlands) - Into The Grave Festival / Aftershow @ Neushoorn