December 09, 2011
Here’s an official statement from Sweden’s DEMONICAL: “We have hereby officially parted ways with drummer Ronnie Bergerståhl and replaced him with Fredrik Widigs. Fredrik has been our stand-in drummer during the past autumn, hence making him the obvious choice for the throne and full time position. Besides that, we are also thrilled to announce that our session live-guitarist Pablo Magallanes has become an official member of DEMONICAL. We want to thank Ronnie for all the years in the band and wish him the best for the future! We welcome Fredrik and Pablo into DEMONICAL, with this new and strong we are more than ready for 2012 and everything it will bring.” Ronnie Bergerståhl commented: “As most of you know by now, I decided to sit out the DEMONICAL tour which took place in October / November. I thought about it for months before the tour started and in my heart I basically decided already then to quit the band. However, I gave it some time but now I have taken the last final decision: I will quit DEMONICAL! The main reason is that it is getting harder and harder to combine two touring bands like DEMONICAL and GRAVE – to give them equal priority – and as DEMONICAL will be doing a shit load of festivals and shows in 2012 and GRAVE will release a new album (with extended touring to follow) it will be impossible. There is absolutely NO hard feelings between me and the guys in DEMONICAL, we will still be doing lots of "hadderajjan" together after this, hehe…!! I’m really excited to see who’s going to take my place in the band but I know that they won’t settle for anything or anyone but the best!” More info at www.demonical.net.
Swedish Deathcrust Metallers BOMBS OF HADES have been signed by Pulverised Records. Fronted by Jonas Stålhammar (ex – GOD MACABRE, ex – UTUMNO, etc), who recently served a short stint with legendary Swedish Thrashers THE CROWN; the band is now geared up for the second full-length album entitled "A Serpent’s Redemption" and a 2012 release is to be expected. Jonas Stålhammar commented: "BOMBS OF HADES are psyched to have the next album released through Pulverised. Our 2nd album "A Serpent’s Redemption" will satisfy the starved souls for old school Death Metal and will be unleashed before the Summer of 2012." www.bombsofhades.com