Saturday, June 22, 2024

 The Last Time with Scheitan

Swedish gothic rockers Scheitan is officially back following a 24 year hiatus with a brand new album Songs for the Gothic People. The band’s first full-length album since their 1999 release Nemesis, it is out now via The Circle Music. 

To celebrate the new album, the band prepared a music video to the opening track, ‘The Last Time’, with guitarist, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Pierre Törnkvist commenting on it and the new album.

“After releasing Nemesis on Century Media in 1999 and then playing WGT in 2000 we wrote new music for Scheitan but felt it was going in the wrong direction, thus Helltrain was formed instead and Scheitan went into a long period of hiatus.

Scheitan in 2024 is of course not the same as Scheitan in 1999 but these new songs I wrote felt like they sounded like a perfect continuation of the project, so the more I thought about it the more natural it felt to bring it back to life instead of doing something completely new. Musically it’s close to where we left off, and the vocals are now the way I would have wanted them to be already on Nemesis.

“We are now back for real. We already have shows booked in Athens and in our hometown Luleå, and we will look for some more opportunities to play live. I will also start writing on the next album as soon as possible, there is no stopping me now. So hopefully we can have another album out in the spring of 2025 and play live even more during that year.

“We did yet another video for the opening track, ‘The Last Time’, nothing fancy, just some black-and-white footage together with me doing the vocals. I think it turned out decent, we are still very much a DIY band, working closely together with The Circle Music where both parts take responsibility in pushing things forward. So, it’s not a million-dollar budget production, but I love underground stuff, and so does our label.”

Grab the LP and CD version of Songs for the Gothic People via The Circle Music here and on all digital platforms, and check out the new video here at RAMzine.

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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