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Jimmy has left the building

Our friend, brother and master of the bass Jimmy Mattsson has decided to leave Loch Vostok. The reasons behind his departure is between him and us at this point but we are very sorry to see him go. We had a good run for several tours and albums and we wish him nothing but the best and good luck in his further endeavours.

Here is what Jimmy has to say:

”After careful consideration I have come to the conclusion that it is not doable for me to remain a member of Loch Vostok anymore. The reasons are many but I will not go further into details at this time.

I want to thank Klingwall, Mano, Lawrence and Kupper for the good times we’ve shared, Lars & Intromental, Boss & ViciSolum and also an extra special thanks to Teddy for believing enough in an unknown kid to bring him along for the ride of his life all those years ago.

Fear not. This is not the end for me. There are already plans in motion for the future.”

”Strife” reviews

“Impressive!” – Close-Up Magazine (SWE), 8/10

“This is their strongest album to date!” – Heavy-Metal.dk (DK), 9/10

“This full-length covers all Metal styles – love it or hate it!” – Metal Only (GER), 8/10

“Aggressive and cute bombast!” – Sweden Rock Magazine (SWE), 8/10, Soundcheck Pos. 1

“This band covers a wide musical range. Take your time!” – Legacy (GER), 12/15

“This album is a must have! It is entertaining and brings all kinds of metal into light while staying true to their progressive core.” – Metal Temple (GR), 9/10

“Cool music with soul and big moments!” – Metalfactory (CH), 8,5/10

“Good album, addictive melodies.” – Metalbrothers (ES), 7,5/10

“A very good progressive album!” – Rockway (GR), 9/10

” I have found that each listen has resulted in greater rewards. Take a bow, Loch Vostok.” – Ave Noctum (ENG), 9/10

“Strife”, album cover & tracklisting

“Strife” tracklisting:

Babylonian Groove
Summer
The Apologists are the Enablers
Cadence
Forever
Yurei
Purpose
Ventilate
Consumer, Formerly Known as Human
Expiry Date of the Soul of Man

“Strife” is set to be released November 24th.


The digital single “Summer” will premiere on September 29th.

“Strife” is coming!

Statement from Intromental:

Sweden’s sovereign avantgarde/melo-death act Loch Vostok have announced the worldwide release date of their seventh album “Strife”, through Vicisolum Records.
The release date will be: November 24th!

However, early birds can already on September 29th hear the single-release, which will be the song “Summer”! An excellent 4 minute tracker, which makes Mike Patton almost seem normal, but which also brings the natural Loch Vostok trademark sound into the listener’s ear.

“Strife” deals with loss on every imaginable level, the loss of life, love, monetary assets, friends and so on, but also the rebuild afterwards.

Leadsinger/guitarist, Teddy Möller tells it, as it is:

“Expect the unexpected. Djent, modern progressive, dark, gloomy, groovy, doom, black metal, pop and ridiculously heavy. Huge production. In your face/wall of sound. Songwriting in it’s most unpure form, still as catchy as the plague and as beautiful as summer rain.”

The album was recorded at Frontporch Productions, mixed by David Castillo (Katatonia, Dark Tranquility, Sepultura) and mastered by Jens Bogren (No further introduction needed), both doing a splendid job with the awesome material, in Fascination Street!

Loch Vostok online:

www.lochvostok.com
www.facebook.com/lochvostok
www.twitter.com/lochvostok
www.youtube.com/lochvostok

Loch Vostok Discography:

2004: Dark Logic
2006: Destruction Time Again
2009: Reveal No Secrets
2011: Dystopium
2012: V – The Doctrine Decoded
2015: From These Waters
2017: Strife

Uppsala confirmed

We will be returning “home” on the 23rd of July together with our friends in Septekh!
Latitude 59 ROX in Uppsala, Sweden. Be there!