IN SOLITUDE - s/t LP
IN SOLITUDE - s/t LP
IN SOLITUDE - s/t LP
IN SOLITUDE - s/t LP
IN SOLITUDE - s/t LP
IN SOLITUDE - s/t LP
IN SOLITUDE - s/t LP


HRR 040, lyric sheet, poster, limited to 1000 copies (100 x silver, 200 x purple, 700 x black vinyl), 2nd Edition: lim. 500, 180g vinyl, black + black/ blue splatter vinyl, 3 track 7", lyric sheet, poster, patch, 3rd edition: special gold vinyl (PMS) limited to 500 copies, 4th edition: lim. 500, 425gsm cardboard cover, 250 x special purple vinyl (PMS) + 250 x black vinyl + woven patch, 5th pressing: 200 x black + 300 x ultra clear vinyl, different poster

Pelle Åhman - Vocals
Niklas Lindström - Guitar
Mattias Gustavsson - Guitar
Gottfrid Åhman - Bass
Uno Bruniusson - Drums

-In The Darkness
-Witches Sabbath
-Kathedral
-Beyond Is Where I Learn
-7th Ghost
-Faceless Mistress
-Temple Of The Unknown
-The Monolith

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In Solitude was formed in 2002 in the Swedish city of Uppsala. The band has released three different demo tapes, followed by the 7" single "Hidden Dangers" on SMP Records including the two songs "Kathedral" and the classic "Hidden Danger (In the Night)". The single is almost sold-out, so hurry up if you still want to own a copy. If you listen to In Solitude's brand of complex, high-class heavy metal with high-pitched singing, one band springs to your mind immediately: Mercyful Fate. In Solitude drummer Uno Bruniusson feels proud to be compared with such a legendary act: "Mercyful Fate is a powerful inspiration for us, both musically and lyrically but we take as much inspiration from bands like Aria for instance. We don't limit ourselves in any way ..." After the demo tapes and the 7" single, In Solitude have taken the next logical step in releasing a full-length album. The vinyl version will be released by High Roller Records, the CD comes out via Pure Steel Records. Uno paints a beautiful picture of the record: "The new album will be a raging beast aflame, of dedication, heavy metal and dark fantasy. A fuck-off to everything in the metal 'scene'. The longer the writing process took, the darker the songs got. We ended up with a perfect mix of catchy old heavy metal and pure hell." True to the word. In Solitude's debut longplayer is a masterpiece of dark, atmospheric metal with strong guitar melodies and memorable choruses. According to their drummer, the band is only "one step away to take festivals like the famous Keep It True or Headbangers Open Air by storm." In Solitude are reaching for higher aims though ... Asked for their best gig so far, Uno has to think for a while: "Hard question! Maybe the first gig we did after a long break, when we only composed music. We came back with a new attitude and played one hell of a gig. The concert was held in our hometown of Uppsala. Also, the latest gig we did was pretty cool. It took place in France, with a bunch of other Swedish metal acts. Total darkness it was!" Talking of Uppsala, In Solitude do not find too kind words of their native city: "There is no strong scene here whatsoever but there are a few bands that give their very heart and soul for their music: Degial, Invidious, Watain and Waster are some bands I would like to mention." In Solitude themselves are already regarded as one of the hottest bands coming from Sweden for the last ten years or so. Fans and press alike are really getting behind the band, as Uno explains: "I know for example that people at Close-up and Sweden Rock magazine really do like our music. Those are the two biggest rock papers in Sweden." Uno himself is a big vinyl collector (buying everything worthwhile from N.W.O.B.H.M. to Italian Doom Metal), so it is a big honour for him to have the debut longplayer of In Solitude coming out on plastic wax! Coincidentally, Uno Bruniusson has been knowing High Roller Records for quite a while: "Well, I have ordered some vinyl from Steffen before. But it was him that contacted us by mail. We thought the idea was good, and hopefully he will do a good job spreading the darkness that we have started to create."

Matthias Mader (Iron Pages)

…und wieder einmal Schweden !- Wie kann es nur sein, das dieses Land so unglaublich viele klasse Metalbands hervorbringt ?...- In diesem Fall aus der Stadt mit dem schönen Namen Uppsala kommt die fünfköpfige Band IN SOLITUDE, die mit ihrem gleichnamigen Debut gleich einen gewaltigen Kracher unters hungrige Metalvolk bringen.
Nach den vollkommen zurecht total abgefeierten ENFORCER gibt es hier ein weiteres Pflichtprogramm für gestandene Metaller, denn IN SOLITUDE sind zu 100% old school classic Heavy Metal und sollten wirklich jeden echten Metalfan mit ihrem Sound total begeistern. Stellt euch mal eine perfekte Mischung aus MERCYFUL FATE und IRON MAIDEN vor, ohne das aber Klassesänger "Hornper" in Falsettengesang verfällt, er verleiht vielmehr mit seiner druckvollen melodischen Stimme den besonderen mystischen touch, so das tracks wie der Opener "In The Darkness", das darauf folgende "Witches Sabbath"(genial!!!), "Kathedral", "Faceless Mistress" oder auch das schon fast majestätische "Temple Of The Unknown" diesen unvergleichlichen Tiefgang gewinnen.- Jeder der acht vertretenen Songs ist ein kleines metallisches Meisterwerk geworden, no filler, just killer, wie es so schön heißt. Erschienen ist dieses grandiose Teil bislang ebenso kultverdächtig nur auf Vinyl beim Underground-Label High Roller Records, welches ihr im "Netz" unbedingt unter www.hho-records.de anchecken solltet, denn dort ist noch so manches andere ausfindig zu machen.- Wer sich beeilt, ergattert vielleicht noch eine der stark limitierten LP in lilarotem Vinyl!
Allen CD-Junkies kann aber auch Entwarnung gegeben werden, denn Ende Februar 2009 soll das edle Teil auch bei Pure Steel Records als CD veröffentlicht werden. Um aber wirklich alles dieser begnadeten Band zu besitzen, dem sei gesagt, das es mit dem Titel "Hidden Dangers" auf S.M.P. Records noch eine ebenfalls stark limitierte 7" Single gibt, die bereits vor der LP erschienen ist.
Zum Abschluss wie fast immer der Hinweis auf die unbedingten Hörproben unter www.myspace.com/insolitudeheavymetal , angeklickt und hingeknied, einfach großartiges Metal-Kino!!!

IronIngo