Legendary Swedish death metallurgists CLAMPED will play “an exclusive show” at next year’s edition of Gefle Metal Festival, will take place July 14-16, 2022 in Gävle, Sweden. The band says: “It will be quite special. See you there!”
CLAMPEDthe lineup for the show will feature original members Alex Hellid (guitar), Uffe Cederlund (guitar) and Nicke Andersson (drums) plus earlier CLAMPED bassist Jörgen Sandström, who previously played with the band between 1995 and 2004. There will also be guest appearances by others in the past CLAMPED members and various famous musicians.
Gefle Metal Festival festival director Chris Rotenius said in a statement: “Next year it will be six years since the last time CLAMPED stood on a stage. Now we have managed to gather the core with Uffe, Alex, Nicke and Jörgen to create the perfect opportunity to perform a concert beyond the ordinary. On Gefle Metal Festival next summer you can expect a unique CLAMPED gig. This is going to be a death metal night that you do not want to miss. “
CLAMPEDperformance at Gefle Metal Festival will mark the band’s first appearance since the singer Lars-Göran “LG” Petrov died on March 7 after a battle with bile duct cancer. He was 49 years old.
“LG was a central figure in Swedish metal who left a big void behind him, ” Gefle Metal Festival vd Edward Janson sa. “When we started Gefle Metal Festival 2016, FIRESPAWN with LG was the first band to play and at the last festival in 2019 he was on stage with his ENTOMBED AD In between, he was present as an enthusiastic fan. It feels good to be able to pay tribute LG and his contribution to metal with this concert. “
Hellid, Cederlund and Andersson played the band’s groundbreaking 1991 album, “Secret”, in its entirety at Malmö Live in Malmö, Sweden in November 2016. Joining them on the show was Robert Andersson (song) and Nickeis half brother Edvin Aftonfalk (bass), both previously from the Swedish death metal band MORBUS KRON. Two weeks earlier, the latest Hellid-lined lineup of CLAMPED made his live debut on Close up The boat cruise.
Hellid and Petrov had been involved in a legal battle over CLAMPED name for several years. In 2014, Petrov was reportedly given the right to use the band name in connection with future recording and touring activities, a decision that Hellid appealed without success. The guitarist then went on to register a trademark for liquor production under “Buried“name. This move did not fit well Hellidis a former bandmate, who submitted a protest letter against Alexregisters the name and claims that it can be confused with band activities. He said that too Hellid acted in “bad faith” when he registered names and that there was a desire to “deceive the public”. Petrov‘s protest, but found no service with Swedish Patent and Registration Office, who rejected his claims on the matter in a March 2016 judgment.
In an interview with Revolution-Music.dk, Petrov defended his group’s decision to release albums and tour under the name ENTOMBED AD to avoid a legal battle with Hellid who did not want his former bandmates to use CLAMPED moniker: “It has to be done, because without an album you can not tour,” he explained. “I mean you Can tour, but if there are seven years between the albums, it’s ridiculously long. So we did the right thing, and we did what bands should do, and still do – release an album and go on tour and headbang and have fun with friends, and that’s what it’s about. ”
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