Bassist Nalley Påhlsson has left reunited Swedish hard rockers TREAT for "personal reasons." He says in a statement, "I will now focus more on the band THERION and my own band that hopefully will see the light of day with an album out in 2013 that I will record with other great names from the rock-music business."
Twenty-five years after the release of their sensational debut album, "Scratch And Bite", and eighteen years since their last self-titled studio album saw the light of day, TREAT returned with a brand new CD, "Coup De Grace", in March 2010.
According to a press release, "Coup de Grace" was a collection of songs that is so much more than just kick-ass, sing-along rock 'n' roll songs. They are more a sort of mini-autobiographies from five grown men reflecting on life.
"This album is a statement of who we are today," explainsed guitarist Anders Wikström. "We're older… yeah, perhaps even wiser. We look at our lives and the world around us in a different way. I wanted to reflect that in our lyrics. I mean, we're all fathers and we raise our kids in a world that's in a turmoil. There's a lot of pressures, fears and tough expectations."
"We got back together in 2006 because we all missed playing together. We released a compilation album and did a tour, but we weren't sure what to do next. In 2008 we all felt that we had an album to do," continued Wikström. "I started demoing songs and in May 2009 we were ready to hit the studio."
Fan-filmed video footage of TREAT performing the song "Skies Of Mongolia" (taken from "Coup De Grace") in Italy in May 2010 can be seen below.