Die Schwedischen Old School Death Metaller GRAVE haben die Trennung von Bassist Tobias Cristiansson und auch Gitarrist Mika Lagrén bekannt gegeben. Die Trennung sei einvernehmlich, „ohne böses Blut“ verlaufen. Die Gründe bleiben allerdings unerwähnt.
Mit dem Split sind natürlich alle geplanten Liveshows für 2024 erst einmal ad acta gelegt.
Das Statement von Frontmann Ola Lindgren lest ihr hier:
“The past months have been quite overwhelming in the Grave camp. Two of our long-time members Mika Lagrén and Tobias Cristiansson have jumped ship and are no longer in the band. There is no bad blood between us and we wish them all the luck in their future endeavors.
However this puts an enormous strain on the band and it’s hard to see what the future holds and if there even is a future. At this moment nothing is for sure and nothing is taken for granted.
A decision has been made to halt all live activities for 2024 since there really is no line up which makes necessary preparations impossible.
The main focus for this year will be to restructure the band if possible and to hopefully write/record and release a long awaited new studio album.
Into the darkness – Into the…
Mika Lagrén schreibt
“Some of you already know and most of you don’t so here we go. I left Grave in the end of November last year due to several reasons.
It has been an incredible run for 13 years and I will forever cherish my time with the band. It’s time to focus on my wellbeing and to find the happiness in playing and making music again.
Love and respect“