Sweden’s melodic death/doom metallers IN MOURNING, have finished up recording their fifth studio album, follow-up to 2016’s “Afterglow”. The record will be officially announced in the very near future, with a release date set for Autumn 2019. Autumn will also see the band take the road on a Norwegian tour with Sublime Eyes, alongside more dates yet to be announced.
The recordings of the new album commenced in March and were finished in May. Kristian Wåhlin (Bathory, At The Gates, King Diamond), who created artwork for the band’s previous two albums, “The Weight Of Oceans” (2012) and “Afterglow” (2016), is once again in charge of the visual aspect of the album.
Hailed by many as the heir to Opeth‘s melodeath throne, IN MOURNING was formed in the Swedish woods in the year 2000. Since then, the band has evolved, striving to refine its sound to what it is today. Musically, the group blends a broad spectrum of influences into a foundation of melodic death metal. Thrusting from doomy metal-riffs, blasting drumbeats and deep growling vocals, to calm breezes of clean flowing melodies and harmonies. Their last album, “Afterglow”, was released to critical acclaim in 2016. Recently, the band re-released its third album, “The Weight Of Oceans” – a mythology inspired conceptual story that journeys to the sea. We could also witness founding member Tobias Netzell and guitarist Björn Pettersson venture into sludge and post metal territories with their side-project Antarktis, before concentrating completely on IN MOURNING‘s fifth installment; alongside Tim Nedergård (guitars), Sebastian Svalland (bass) and Joakim Strandberg Nilsson, who joined the band on drums after Daniel Liljekvist‘s departure.
04-06.07.19, SE, Peace & Love Festival
03.10.19, NO, Oslo
04.10.19, NO, Sandnes
05.10.19, NO, Kopervik
08-09.11.19, NL, Brainstorm Festival
IN MOURNING line-up:
Tobias Netzell – guitars, vocals
Sebastian Svalland – bass
Björn Pettersson – guitars, vocals
Tim Nedergård – guitars
Joakim Strandberg Nilsson – drums