Monday, May 27, 2024

Soilwork Frontman Joins Apocryphal

Melodic death metal outfit Apocryphal has signed to The Circle Music for the release of their new album, and their first since the 1999 debut Black Dreams Of Silence. The new album will feature Soilwork‘s frontman, Björn ‘Speed’ Strid on vocals.

After crafting ten tracks, Apocryphal knew they needed the perfect voice to bring their vision to life. Enter Strid, whose aggressive yet melodic delivery has cemented him as one of the genre’s most respected vocalists.

“All we needed was a singer to complete the line-up and take this LP to another level,” said the band. “Finally, the mighty Björn ‘Speed’ Strid completed the line-up and recorded the vocals for the upcoming album.”

Featuring cover artwork by Valnoir of Metastazis, the album was mastered at Skull Tone Studios by Nino Helfric. The band commenting on it thus:

“Our new album may come as a surprise to those who know us, but all the ingredients that make us unique are there. Perhaps less atmospheric, but more effective, the mix of melody and aggression will make every song stick in your head from the first time you listen to it.”

“We are convinced that our decision is the best one to spread our next LP worldwide,” added Apocryphal. “The Circle Music is the perfect record label for our new start.”

Formed in 1992 as Post At Funerals, Apocryphal found their current name and sound by 1994. Their early releases, including the 1995 demo From Depths, showcased their blend of death metal, atmospheric, and progressive influences. After a period of inactivity following the release of their 1999 album Black Dreams Of Silence, the band reformed in 2022 and recruited Strid of Soilwork for their new album set for release this year.

You can check out a video message from Strid here.

Paul H Birch
Paul H Birch
RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.

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