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Those of you having blood in the colour of Swedish steel in the veins and who honour names like ENTOMBED, DISMEMEBER, UNLEASHED or GRAVE will undoubtedly grunt with happiness.


„One of the best Swedish deathmetal bands ever“ as written by Daniel EKEROTH in his book Swedish Death Metal – was formed in 1990 at the very dawn of this unique style.


The cult status of the band is emphasized by the fact they released just 4 demos until their break-up in 1996 and the first album came last year only. The members of INTERMENT passed through bands like CENTINEX, DELLAMORTE, UNCANY, UNCURBED and many more. Those who did not see the excellent show when touring with DIABOLICAL and URN at the end of the last year do not have to be desperate – INTERMENT will present their massive sound right from the depths of Swedish hell at OEF.

Bio

Interment started under the name Beyond during the autumn 1988 and released a rehearsal demo called "Birth of the Dead" in the summer 1990. The line-up was Dan Larsson (vocals), Johan Jansson (guitar), John Forsberg (guitar), Tomas Änstgard (bass) and Sonny Svedlund (drums).


Beyond played some shows and spread their name until the autumn 1990 when a line-up change took place. Dan and Tomas left the band which resulted in Johan taking care of both the vocals and guitar and Michael Gunnarsson joining as the new bass player. After this line-up change the band felt it was time for a new beginning and therefore changed their name to Interment.


In February 1991 Interment entered the famous Sunlight Studios in Stockholm to record their first real demo tape, "Where Death Will Increase". The legendary engineer Tomas Skogsberg did a splendid job and the demo was spread around gaining very good reviews and reactions. By the end of the year it was time again for a line-up change. Kennet Englund became the new drummer as Sonny had decided to leave the band.


In May 1992 a music video was made for the track "Infestering Flesh". The recording of the clip was a project and collaboration between the local youth centre Musikhuset and the ABF association. Despite a non existing recording budget and lack of experience the video won a price in a local competition.


In June the same year Interment had again booked time at Sunlight Studios in order to nail down the “Forward to the Unknown” demo tape. However due to double-bookings and some other last minute issues the band decided instead to work with engineer Dan Swanö at his Gorysound Studio. The new tracks presented a faster band with an even more down tuned guitar sound.


In 1993 Interment started to fall apart due to various reasons. The band did rehearse occasionally and worked on new material but it was quite clear that the spark was gone. Still, the band finished the new songs by early 1994 and decided to do a last recording, “The Final Chapter”.


Once again Interment entered Gorysound/Unisound Studios. John couldn’t take part in the recording so Johan was solely responsible for the guitar work and as this claimed full concentration, Jens Törnroos was asked to do the vocals.

After the recording the band split up and the members continued to concentrate on all their other bands and projects. Johan played in Uncurbed together with Michael and in Moondark - which later became Dellamorte - together with Kennet. Michael, Kennet and Johan were also involved in a grind/gore project called Pyosisfied. John was active in several projects such as Astma and Morgue.


Then in the spring 2002 Johan wanted to unite Interment again for a recording of the old songs but also some new material. The other members were excited so the band started to rehearse again and planned a new release.


Some years went by without any action worth mentioning. In March 2006 Mattias "Cryptan" Norrman became the new bassist as Michael had decided to step aside.


Around the same time Interment were offered a deal by US-based Conqueror of Thorn Records who wanted to release some material.


The band agreed to release the old demo tapes as a demography CD but also to record some new tracks for a split CD with Funebrarum.


During April and May 2006 Interment recorded 5 new tracks at the Black Lounge Studio together with engineer Jonas Kjellgren and these tunes were then released in January 2007 as the "Conjuration of the Sepulchral" split CD.


The first show in 15 years took place in Stockholm in January 2007 when Interment shared the stage with Grotesque and Nirvana 2002 at the release party of the now already legendary book “Swedish Death Metal” by Daniel Ekeroth.


A few months later Mattias decided to leave the band due to time issues which resulted in Martin Schulman being recruited as the new bassist.


In August 2007 Interment played at the Party San Open Air in Germany which also was the bands first ever show abroad. The year 2008 was quiet (again) but more shows followed in 2009 both in Sweden and central-Europe.


The long waited “Where Death Will Increase” demography CD was finally released in late 2009 as collaboration between the US-based labels Morbid Wrath and Necroharmonic Production.


In early 2010 Interment entered Erebus Odora Studios in Eskilstuna, Sweden, with Peter Bjärgo (Crypt of Kerveros, Tyrant) behind the knobs for the recording of “Into the Crypts of Blasphemy”, the bands first ever studio full-length. The album was released by Pulverised Records in August 2010 and supported by a European tour alongside Finnish Urn and Swedish Diabolical.


This is the awakening of the dawn...


INTERMENT LINE-UP:

Johan Jansson - guitars & vocals

John Forsberg - guitars

Kennet Englund - drums

Martin Schulman - bass


Discography

Release date Release name Media
2010 Into the Crypts of Blasphemy CD, LP
2009 Where Death will Increase CD
2007 Conjuration of the Sepulchral CD

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