CLAWFINGER Continue Work On New CD, Add New Family Member

April 29, 2002

Swedish rap-metallers CLAWFINGER have finished writing 10 new songs and have another 3-4 that are half ready, according to the latest posting by band vocalist Zak Tell, “but we need at least 10 more songs before we have enough material to choose from in order to make sure that it's a top quality album that we release.” The as-yet-untitled effort is currently being conceived at a recording studio the band purchased in conjunction with fellow Swedes MESHUGGAH, and is tentatively due to be issued in late 2002/early 2003.

In other news, Tell and his girlfriend welcomed a baby boy named Felix on March 19th, and experience that the frontman insists has changed him completely.

“I have never experienced such a great feeling of satisfaction, happiness and responsibility,” the singer stated. “All of a sudden, my priorities have changed, and my main concern is to make sure he gets all the love and security he needs in order to become a secure and open-minded individual. Being a dad has totally rocked my world and life will never be the same again…thank God! As a result of this great happening, I have not had the time, lust or energy to also be in the studio, so the other guys have been working without me for the last five weeks, which of course has slowed things down a bit, but there's a time and a place for everything, and right now, my place is at home and my time is for Felix.”

Also on the CLAWFINGER front, the band have issued a collective statement about the recent passing of ALICE IN CHAINS frontman Layne Staley, with whom CLAWFINGER toured during the early '90s. The statement reads as follows:

ALICE IN CHAINS were the first band we ever toured in Europe with back in 1993 and they were the one band that all of us in CLAWFINGER loved and adored! Their music was honest and heartfelt and not many other bands were as truthful, beautiful and painful all at the same time, Layne will be missed but remembered for the great music he created together with the rest of the band! Most of all they were just sweet, down-to-earth guys who treated us like friends. Thanx for the best start we could get in this twisted rock'n'roll business! Good luck with all things to come guys & Layne we hope that you're happy wherever you are! Respect & Admiration! Zak & the Claws!”

Find more on
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • reddit
  • email

Comments Disclaimer And Information

BLABBERMOUTH.NET uses the Facebook Comments plugin to let people comment on content on the site using their Facebook account. The comments reside on Facebook servers and are not stored on BLABBERMOUTH.NET. To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@) with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).