Trial (swe)

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Linus Johansson – Vocals
Alexander Ellstrom – Guitars
Andreas Johnsson – Guitars
Andreas Olsson – Bass
Martin Svensson – Drums

The members of Trial (swe) joined forces in 2007 in Sweden, laying their previous musical endeavors to rest to create something together. Doomed by the restlessness of youth, many songs were written during their humble beginnings, but few withstood the test of time. For two years Trial (swe) rehearsed, wrote and fought their way through hard times – until finally, in 2009, they found Linus, who was able to unite the band and become the voice of Trial (swe).

From then on, their vision became clear. The group released their first demo in 2010 – without money, proper equipment or label – which lead to a record deal for their first full-length, The Primordial Temple (2011). Determined to develop their brand of heavy metal even further, Trial (swe) wrote and recorded the Malicious Arts EP (2013), which became yet another stepping stone from where the band was to where they wanted to be. “That EP, in many ways, became our first road to liberate us from ourselves,” Trial (swe) recalls. “Rising from the ashes of our former selves, we took things further beyond, which ultimately resulted in the album ‘Vessel’.

After earning acclaimed reviews for Vessel (2015), Trial (swe)‘s popularity continued to grow, and it wasn’t long before Metal Blade Records signed the band. With plans to re-invent themselves once again, Trial (swe)‘s upcoming debut for the label promises to be another step forward in their career.

Trial (swe) entered Studiomega together with producer and engineer Olof Berggren, armed to the teeth with passion and purpose. As the first snow fell over the the countryside that surrounded the studio, the first chords were struck and thus the shaping of Motherless had begun. “We knew from there on that we were onto something rather special, we felt it in our bones,” the band explains. “About a month later we came out on the other side, completely empty and devoid of rational thought…Just like last time, we gave Costin Chioreanu the freedom to interpret our music from within his own strange universe and we are very glad that we decided to do so. It’s as if he speaks the same wordless language, we understand each other’s visions without needing to voice them. We are extremely eager to share this with all of you!

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