IRON LAMB - The Original Sin  LP + 7"
IRON LAMB - The Original Sin  LP + 7"
IRON LAMB - The Original Sin  LP + 7"
IRON LAMB - The Original Sin  LP + 7"
IRON LAMB - The Original Sin  LP + 7"
IRON LAMB - The Original Sin  LP + 7"
IRON LAMB - The Original Sin LP + 7"

HRR 162, limited to 500 copies, 150 x bone/ red splatter vinyl & woven patch + 350 x black vinyl, gatefold cover, cardboard lyric insert, poster, bonus 7" in seperate picture sleeve, 2ND PRESSING: ltd 500, 150 x white/ black splatter vinyl + 350 x black vinyl, heavy 425gsm cardboard gatefold cover, lyric sheet, NO BONUS 7"!

Grga - Vocals
Johan Wallin - Guitar
Daniel Ekeroth - Bass
Thomas Daun – Drums

-Rotten Wood
-The Original Sin
-Dubious Preacher
-Our Demise
-I don´t wanna be like you
-I don´t like you
-Iron Lamb
-Dead Inside

-Another miserable Day


Iron Lamb emerge out of the lovely city of Stockholm in Sweden, a fertile breeding ground for up and coming bands of the Punk/Metal variety. To describe them as a “new band”, however, is a bit misleading, as different members of Iron Lamb have participated in such acts as Repugnant, General Surgery, Dismember and Bombstrike. So are they some kind of an all-star band after all? Johan Wallin explains: Well it’s up to you to decide if you think we’re ‘stars’ or not. It’s not a side project, it’s a real band. Of the aforementioned bands, only General Surgery are active, so none of them would or could be considered our ‘main’ band.” "The original Sin" is Iron Lamb’s first longplayer (issued via High Roller Records) but they have already released a couple of 7" singles: “This far we have released a self-titled 7" EP (on Nuclear Winter Records), a split 7" with Motörbreath (on Hellrocker Records) and the ‘Peskycostal Preaching’ 7" EP (via Soulseller Records).”
Iron Lamb have not played live too often. Johan reveals: “No not really. We played four shows in the end of 2009, but didn’t play at all during 2010 for various reasons, one of them being a vocalist who
lived in Norway and who also became a father during that year, and another being that we spent most of the year working in the studio with some of the EP’s and the full-length album. For 2011, we have some shows booked, one in Stockholm and a couple in Germany, and I hope we can play a lot more this year, and that we get some decent offers when the album is out.”
Iron Lamb is not your typical Metal band, hence they have chosen a rather unsual name: “The band name can be interpreted in several ways, but one obvious ‘meaning’ (if it has to have a meaning) would be that we are a huge middle finger up the air in the face of all the trends and hypes going on. The mainstream for obvious reasons, but also the underground and subcultural scenes of for instance Metal and Punk inherites a huge hypocritical shepherd mentality. The Iron Lamb is the lamb who breaks out of the horde, and refuses to bow to trends, hypes, fakes and morons. I think it’s way more humorous that a lot of bands these days wear mullet haircuts and striped spandex and are fully serious about it, or that the Punk scene today has a clear political agenda. Ha ha, what a joke!”
The band’s style can maybe best described as dirty Punk 'n' Roll, definitely more Motörhead than Iron Maiden. This is how they inked a deal with High Roller Records: ”Thorsten contacted us and said they like our music and want to release something with us. I knew High Roller from before and they always seem to put out nice packaged records etc ... and this far they have been great to work with, so no regrets there.”
With "Fuck off we murder" Iron Lamb have covered a GG Allin number. However, this is not really indicative of their musical style as Johan explains: “To be honest, I don’t think that particular song is even indicative of GG Allin’s musical style, since it sounds pretty different from all other songs on that album (‘Brutality and Bloodshed for all’) and from most of his earlier stuff as well. Obviously, GG Allin is a huge influence in some ways, but I don’t think we sound a lot like GG Allin (or any other band really). I like to think of us as a classic Hard Rock ‘n’ Roll band with a punky edge, and with that I’m talking about the punk of The Pistols, Ramones, Dead Boys etc., and not the political Crass-influenced stuff. Since we only played live four times, we only played one other cover song this far (‘No Rules’, also by Mr Allin), but we have recorded some other cover songs, namely ‘You won’t change me’ (Black Sabbath), ‘Mental Hell’ (Ramones), ‘Poison’ (Motörhead). Covers are fun, and we like to pay homage to the bands that influenced us.”
While on tour later in the year, Iron Lamb will be playing the Koma F club in Berlin, which is kind of an alternative Punk Rock/squatter club. Is this the scene they're coming from in Sweden? More of a Punk Rock/Crust kind of scene? Johan Wallin begs to differ: “No not really. I have played a lot of squats with Bombstrike during the years, and Danne has played them with Diskonto as well, but I’d say we are more from the Metal scene. There are some elements that I truly enjoy and admire about the D.I.Y. scene (be it Metal or Punk), but there are also some elements that I despise. I have nothing against politics
in music, but I definitely don’t think it’s elementary for any style, and I especially don’t like when it just gets narrowminded and just ‘by the rules’. What the fuck is revolutionary about being a conformist?” Johan also cites quite a few glorious Swedish bands which have influenced Iron Lamb in some form or other: “Of course, there are/were literally hundreds of awesome (mostly past) Swedish bands I like ... From the early Prog days of Råg i Ryggen to the early Hard Rock/HM by Heavy Load and Europe, through the darkness of Bathory, the raw punk assault of Anti Cimex, Moderat Likvidation etc., the garage groove of The Nomads and Union Carbide Productions, the brutality of the early Swedish Death Metal scene. I have to say that after 1993 or so (not literally, it’s just a benchmark year) most new bands that I like don’t really do anything new, they’re mostly recycling older stuff, or at least partly. Obviously, that’s my problem and not the bands’ fault, I just kind of filled up my quote of new stuff, and I’m not a big fan of a lot of the productions these days either. As of current Swedish bands I like and support: Motörbreath are one of them, Watain is another (who really earned every bit of their recent commercial success), and Stench is a third. There are obviously a lot of other bands I like a lot, but these three are good examples of very different bands that do something of their own, and do it in their own way, without worrying about the next trend, hype, or success. When it comes to influence, I wouldn’t say there are too many Swedish bands we have drawn influence from. Maybe Union Carbide Productions and Bathory would be the closest, I don’t know ... Or Onkel Kånkel ... We mostly rip off Motörhead and Ramones songs you know, what more do you need?”
Matthias Mader