Sorcery

Sorcery

Genre: Death Metal
Origin: Sweden
Status: Active

Biography:
In the Beginning:
Sorcery was formed during the summer of 1986 and was influenced early on by the harder part of the hard rock spectrum. On the first demo from 1987 there are clear thrash influences but on the next release from 1988 the band has changed focus to what was to become known as Swedish death metal, something that the third demo from 1989 is an even clearer proof of. In the summer of 1990 the first single was released and in the following year the debut album Bloodchilling Tales was released.

The Hiatus:
The band was put on hold in 1997 because the members had either moved on to other projects or lost interest in the band. Sorcery contributed with the song "Inhabitants of the Tomb" on a compilation album called The Voices of Death in 1997 and this became the bands last release from the first active period. In the years that followed the members talked about bringing Sorcery back to life now and then but it was not until the summer of 2009 the reunion became a reality.

The Line-up:
Like many other bands Sorcery has undergone some line-up changes over the years. Two members still remain from the original line-up from 1986; Ola Malmström on vocals and Paul Johansson on guitar. John Falk (former band mate of Paul in In Aeternum) on drums has been with the band for a couple of years now while the newest member, Jacob Wiberg on bass guitar (Sordid Flesh, Beast) joined Sorcery in early 2013.

Arrival At Six:
In 2013 the first studio album in over 20 years was released. Expectations was huge and a lot of the old fans was holding their breath not knowing what to expect. The band was almost equally nervous to see how the fans and press would receive a follow-up to a classic death metal album. To everyone's delight "Arrival At Six" received numerous raving reviews, averaging a rating of 8.5/10, and both old and new fans alike was more than pleased with it. With a modern sound that still kept the old vibe along with better song writing and instrument skills it made for a masterpiece of Swedish death metal.


Discography:

Studio albums
- Bloodchilling Tales  (1991)
- Arrival at Six  (2013)
- Garden of Bones  (2016)

Demos
- The Arrival  (1987)
- Ancient Creation  (1988)
- Unholy Crusade  (1989)
- Maculated  (1992)
- Master of the Chains  (2009)
- Warbringer  (2012)

EP
- Rivers of the Dead  (1990)

Compilations
- Unholy Creations  (2011)
- Legacy of Blood  (2013)


Members

Current members:
Paul Johansson - Guitars (1986-1988, 2012-present), Drums (1989-1997), Bass (2009)
Ola Malmström - Vocals (1986-1997, 2009-present)
Jacob Wiberg - Bass (2013-present)
Emil Berglin - Drums (2014-present)
Johan Wickholm - Guitars (lead) (2015-present)

Past members:
Peter Hedman - Bass, Guitars (1991-1997) (R.I.P. 2010)
Magnus Karlsson-Mård - Bass (1986-1988), Guitars (1989-1992)
Patrik L. Johansson - Drums (1986-1987)
Leif Nordlund - Guitars (1986)
Fredrik Nygren - Guitars (1986-1992)
Joakim Hansson - Drums (1987-1988)
Peter Sjöberg - Guitars (1987)
Mikael Jansson - Bass (1988-1991)
Erik Olsson - Bass (1992-1993)
Jocke Olofsson - Drums (2009-2011)
Henrik "Henka" Lindenmo - Guitars (2009-2011)
Mikael Carlsson - Bass (2011-2013)
Steinfaust - Drums (2011-2014)
Jonas Sandström - Guitars (2014-2015)

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