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EXCLUSIVE: Then Comes Silence ‘Trickery’ album premiere

Sweden’s Then Comes Silence deliver a testament of shadowy post-punk and emotive gaze with gothic undertones on their seventh album Trickery, released via Metropolis Records. Today, we are debuting the entire album below, it follows earlier singles ‘Ride or Die’ and  ‘Like a Hammer’.

Based in Stockholm, Then Comes Silence was founded by Alex Svenson in 2012, originally inspired by frequent touring with A Place To Bury Strangers and an attraction to horror and the occult. Today he is joined by drummer Jonas Fransson and Hugo Zombie (Los Carniceros del Norte) on guitar.

Recorded by Jörgen Wall (Jay-Jay Johanson, The Hellacopters) over three days at Stockholm’s Kapsylen Studio and mixed by Tom van Heesch (Rammstein, Apocalyptica, Backyard Babies), this album was mastered by Svante Forsbäck / Chartmakers (Rammstein, Amaranthe, Ville Valo, The Rasmus, Apocalyptica)

This album celebrates friendship, unity and the feeling of belonging to a group, a tribe. Being a part of what most people would call the goth and post-punk  community is, according to the band, a great privilege. Of course, there are dark sides to everything, but after being on the road and meeting people from the music scene for so many years, the band has experienced a caring and welcoming community. A case in point is the involvement of several guest musicians – friends – on this album, including Dusty Gannon (Vision Video), Emma Nylén (Emmon), Gözde Duzer (Aux Animaux) and Jörgen Wall (Whale, Thåström).

Following up their 2022 album Hunger released via Nexilis Records / Schubert Music (Europe) and Metropolis Records (North America), these sessions capture the heart and essence of alternative rock. With electronic elements essential to the new recordings, ‘Trickery’ is also a salute to punk music, to which Then Comes Silence traces their roots.

After debuting with their eponymous album in 2012, Then Comes Silence put out two more albums before releasing ‘Blood’ via Nuclear Blast in 2016. Their subsequent Machine album was jointly released via Oblivion/SPV and Metropolis Records in 2020.

Then Comes Silence has toured and played live with The Fields of the Nephilim, The Chameleons, A Place To Bury StrangersThe Bellwether Syndicate and Vision Video, as well as performing at Wave Gotik Treffen, M’era Luna, Amphi Festival, Castle Party and W-Festival.

On April 5, the ‘Trickery’ album will be released on vinyl and CD, as well as digitally everywhere, including Apple MusicSpotify and Bandcamp. From late April through May, Then Comes Silence hits the road for an extensive North American tour with Vision Video. Tickets are now available.

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