Swedish hard rock band CORRODED, which tops Swedish music lists and whose music is loved by fans all over the world is finally back with their second album release on Despotz Records (CORRODED’s fifth album overall).

“We had the intro to the album ready when we first met to start writing for the album. We listened to it together for the first time then and there and as soon as the last note rang out Jens started humming on a riff. That riff was the opening riff to what later would become ‘Breathing‘. This is the first song on the album and really sets the tone for the rest of the songs. If the album would be a family ‘Breathing‘ would be the father figure who says -whatever shit you’re dealing with, all you can do is keep on Breathing!”CORRODED 2019

Following the band’s latest album release ‘Defcon Zero‘ they’ve played across Europe on two sold out tours along with PAIN and their own headlining tour. The band has performed at festivals such as Sabaton Open Air, Skogsröjet and Sweden Rock Festival where they went down in history at the 4 Sound Stage with the largest crowd. In 2019 the band will be launching a new tour of Europe to support the new album!

Those who have seen CORRODED live have witnessed the strong brotherhood that ties the members together. The band itself says that they’re like brothers in a somewhat dysfunctional family, and as a well-oiled machinery they work together towards their goal – to take over the world.

“It’s what has gotten us where we are today – we never give up – despite setbacks that has hit us like a hard fist in the face we get up and use that as inspiration to create new music. Our background is in the working class which is reflected in our music. The fact that we’ve had to struggled with various setbacks to get where we are today has given us thicker skin and shines through in our music.”– Jens

Now the band is back with its fifth studio album and the sounds is angrier, broader and darker than the CORRODED we are used to. The band has been influenced by a wider variety of music, but if you’ve heard CORRODED before, you’ll still recognize the hard riffs, melodic parts and Jens’ raw and brutal vocals that like an elemental power penetrates through all the barriers.

“We want the listener to feel like the music hits them hard in the chest, but at the same time captures them” explains Thomas.

The album title ‘Bitter’ comes from observing how the social climate is right now around the world. Wherever we look we see so much anger, the world is heartless and cold. Everyone’s so dissatisfied and thinks that everyone else’s life is so much better than theirs, and if something goes wrong it’s always someone else to blame. As a result of this all power-hungry leaders in this world thrives on the dissatisfaction of the people and gain power that way. So, we see the world as bitter and it has inspired both the lyrics and the music of the upcoming album! “- Jens (singer)

 

CORRODED have released a brand new video and single, ‘Burn‘, taken from their upcoming ‘Bitter’ album.

The band’s previous release, ‘Defcon Zero’ was an album borne out of frustration and anger due, in no small part to on-going label politics, and although the album finally saw the light of day last year, it was actually held in limbo for five years. Despite that delay, the band used the time wisely, getting to grips with every aspect of recording; from mic placement and different amps right through to mixing and mastering. Signing a new deal with Despotz Records saw the band effectively restarting their career; (‘We had to make up for lost time’ lead guitarist Tomas comments now) and with that in mind, the band wasted no time in getting back into the studio to record the follow-up to their Despotz Records debut. Following a successful run of dates with Pain and their own headlining run, CORRODED were battle ready and soon began work on what would become ‘Bitter’. With time conspiring against them, the band found themselves left with one weekend available to begin putting together song ideas. Working in such a pressurised way only brought the very best out of each of the band members, the kind of connection that only comes from years of playing together meant that the songs were soon coming together.

The last album CORRODED recorded was nearly 5 years ago. Due to a shift of labels that album was released just last year. Since that the band had to make up for lost time and that meant an awful lot of touring. As fun as it is to travel the world and play shows for their loyal fans they also knew they had to make another album as quickly as possible not to lose the momentum again. That left the band with an extremely short amount of time. With only a handful of song ideas laying around and only one weekend to write new material the odds were once again not looking too good for the band.

We made three songs that weekend and together with the rest of the ideas we had we started to build what would become the finished album” – says Tomas, guitar and backing vocals. 

“The whole process was best compared to Frankenstein’s monster. We cut everything up and put it back together a couple of times until we felt that we were on the right track.” -Tomas says.

When it was finally time to start writing the lyrics it wasn’t very hard to find topics to write about. The break with our first record label and the political state of the world had us all irritated and angry. The album title came quite easy and is the perfect sum up word for how we’d felt over the last couple of years. We also felt it was time to move on and there’s no better way to do that than to make a hard-hitting metal album.” Says Jens, lead singer and guitar.

We started all stressed out and weren’t even sure we’d make the album done in time but not only did we get it done in time, it came out far greater than we could have hoped for! It’s brutal, honest, melodic yet edgy. It’s CORRODED and it’s BITTER!” -Jens, Per, Bjarne and Tomas

Bitter’ is released via Despotz Records on January 25th 2019

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Rising Swedish metal heroes Corroded have released the lyric video for their single ‘Carry Me My Bones‘ via Metal Kaoz.

Regarding the track, the band says, ‘”Carry Me My Bones” is a great song, both musically and lyrically and we wanted to make a video that didn’t take too much attention away from that. We think it turned out to be the most honest, dark and beautiful video we’ve ever made. Jens really gets to show his emotions in this video and we’re happy to finally share it with you all!”

Carry Me My Bones‘comes from Corroded‘s new Defcon Zero album, out now on Despotz Records.

Carry Me My Bones‘ can be ordered here while Defcon Zero can be picked up here or through the Despotz store.

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