Swede death metal outfit Deranged have announced their new vocalist and let us in on some upcoming spring shows. Johan Bergström, formerly of Visceral Bleeding has taken over the vocal duties for the band. Read on for more details.
From The Press Release
Swedish death metal long-runners DERANGED, whose new album “Struck By A Murderous Siege” has been released to acclaim a few months ago, have parted ways with their vocalist, Anders Johansson. The band’s choise as his successor fell on Johan Bergström (Visceral Bleeding).
Commented by DERANGED:
“2016 has been a hell of a year for Deranged. First US show at Maryland DF, an amazing week in Indonesia, signing with Agonia, recording and releasing our ninth album – intense and heavy work! We’re 100% grateful for all the support we’ve had, from organizers, the press, and most of all YOU, our fans! And now we head into 2017, with both some bad news and some good news to follow. Bad news first: Anders has left the band. He wishes to focus on his family, so we part as friends and wish him the best of luck! Now for the good news: while Anders’ shoes are big to fill, we have already found a perfect replacement. Johan is an old friend of ours, we’ve played with him before in different projects and there is no doubt he will take Deranged’s brutality to another level, onstage and in the studio! Anyone who has seen him perform in any of his other bands knows that he is a bloody powerhouse with one hell of a voice, and we’re looking forward to lay waste to Europe this coming spring together”.
DERANGED has announced the following spring dates:
17.02.2017: Malmoe @ Retro, SE
10.03.2017: The Hague @ Musicon, NL
11.03.2017: Heidelberg @ Deathfest, DE
30.03.2017: Madrid @ Sala Silikona, ES
31.03.2017: Salamancea @ Nave Bunker, ES
01.04.2017: Tondela @ Tondela Rocks II, PT
02.04.2017: Vigo @ Transylvanie Club, ES
21.04.2017: Erfut @ From Hell, DE
22.04.2017: April Valley Festival, DE
12.05.2017: Holsteiner @ Deathfest, DE
13.05.2017: London @ Incineration Fest, UK
18.05.2017: Vienna @ Viper Room, AU
19.05.2017: Leipzig @ Bandhaus, DE
20.05.2017: Deinze @ Elpee, BEL
“Struck By A Murderous Siege” – DERANGED‘s first studio album in five years and ninth altogether – was recorded at Berno Studio (Amon Amarth, The Crown, Witchery) in Malmö, Sweden, and was followed by a special compilation release, “Postmortem Rituals”, featuring a collection of rare demo tapes and 7″ singles (allremastered from original DAT tapes). The album’s cover artwork was created by Mike Hrubovcak (Grave, Six Feet Under, Sinister).
DERANGED was formed in 1991 by a couple of bored teens in the southern parts of Sweden, that basically wanted to do something in their sparetime. Inspired by the bloodiest and most violent bands of the period, like early Carcass, Napalm Death, Impetigo, Suffocation, and even bloodier horror movies, they started to grind. The early fascination proved to be a particularly long-lasting and fruitful one, with a short break between 2007 and 2009. DERANGED is led by drummer Rikard Wermén, the band’s mastermind and sole remaining member from the original 1991 line-up.
“The Frail Illusion Of Osteology” (lyric video):
“Hello From The Gutters” (rough mix track excerpt / video):
New album stream: