Vocalist Jörgen Ström has left Swedish death metallers SKINEATER.
Says the band in a statement: "We want to thank Jörgen for his truly amazing efforts in SKINEATER! Jörgen is an old friend of us and there is absolutely no hard feelings between us. We thank you, Jörgen, for everything, it has been a pleasure to have you on board on this machine called SKINEATER! Good luck with your future plans!"
Adds Ström: "As of now, I'm no longer a member of SKINEATER. I decided to leave the band because of lack of time and motivation to put in all the hard work that is necessary to keep the band moving forward. I still consider the other guys good friends of mine and I wish them all the best in the future! I see myself more as a bass player than a vocalist, so that's what I'll be doing now. Slappin' da bass!"
SKINEATER's "Dismantled" video can be seen below. The clip was produced by Uppsala-based digital production company Oddville.
"Dismantled" comes off SKINEATER's debut album, "Dermal Harvest", which was released in North America on Febuary 19 (January 28 in Europe) via Pulverised Records.
According to a press release, the CD "showcases some of the most resilient veterans in the Swedish extreme scene, with past and present members from WOMBBATH, IN THY DREAMS, DARK FUNERAL, CARNAL FORGE, DEFLESHED, etc. The end result is an unstoppable skin-butcher unit literally flaying everything in its path! Never has death metal extremity been so well brewed with melodic darkness in a long time."
Recorded at various locations, mixed and mastered at Sweden's Studio Underground (CARNAL FORGE, STEEL ATTACK, FLESHCRAWL, NECRODEATH),and with the striking album artwork designed and conceptualized by Mathias Björkbacka, "Dermal Harvest" is without doubt a world-class audioviolence with sick torturous intent.
SKINEATER in 2011 announced the addition of drummer Matte Modin (DARK FUNERAL, RAISED FIST, DEFLESHED, SPORTLOV) to the group's ranks.
Formed in late 2008, SKINEATER features scene veterans Håkan Stuvemark (ex-WOMBBATH, ex-IN THY DREAMS) and Stefan Westerberg (ex-CARNAL FORGE, ex-IN THY DREAMS).