While Swedish death metal supergroup THE LURKING FEAR continues working on its debut album, expected to be released in the late summer via Century Media Records, the group is now launching a first video teaser, containing first music samples for its upcoming seven-inch EP (cover artwork below).
The band checked in with the following comment: “Finally unleashed upon an unsuspecting mankind. THE LURKING FEAR rears its ugly head. The first three songs of death metal filth are soon to be released on the self-titled EP, out on Moondawn Records. The EP was recorded and mixed at Welfare Sounds studios in Gothenburg early 2017, produced by Per Stålberg. The EP features the songs ‘Tongued In Foul Flames’, ‘The Infernal Dread’ and ‘Winged Death’. Cover artwork by Branca Studios and special handlettering by Fenriz (DARKTHRONE). Pre-order starts May 8th at www.moondawn.se.”
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
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 previously stated about the band’s formation: “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…”