Nightmare Records )
Genre: Death Metal, Swedish, Melodic
Release Date: June 2, 2009
ON TOUR WITH HELSTAR IN EUROPE - MAY & JUNE
This is Swedish Melodic Death Progressive Metal at its best; This cd has it all, powerful guitars, brilliant technical passages and vocals from hell… if you like great melodic death metal this is your cd to get NOW. Heavy riffs and melodical (melodic + musical = melodical ) refrains build a masterpiece. Another brilliant band located by US based Nightmare Records. For fans of Children of Bodom, In Flames & Arch Enemy.
LOCH VOSTOK , named after a subterranean lake in Antarctica, rose out of the collapse of Progressive Metal band Mayadome in 2001. After 10 years Drummer Teddy Möller was tired of the cheese and decided to start something more meaty, hence LOCH VOSTOK was born.
Three core members, Mayadome founder Teddy Möller, Keyboardist Sebastian Okupski and Bass Player Erik Grandin set about formulating a new act. Möller would switch from his erstwhile role as a Drummer to that of Lead Vocalist/Guitarist and with the incorporation of former Ramrod, 5 Steps Ahead and El Presidente guitarist Niklas Kupper alongside ex-Azotic Reign, 5 Steps Ahead, El Presidente and Imperial Domain drummer Alvaro Torres the band was complete. However, Grandin was to relocate to the USA and so former Mellow Poetry guitarist Tomas "Tym" Jonsson stepped in to fill the bass vacancy.
Utilising producer Daniel Bergstrand LOCH VOSTOK cut a self financed album 'Dark Logic' entirely based upon infamous serial killers such as Henry Lee Lucas, Andreij Tzjikatilo and Ed Gein. The first label to pick up the album for distribution would be the Russian concern CD-Maximum.
Shortly after the Russian release, Portugese label Magnetism Records contracted LOCH VOSTOK , and released 'Dark Logic' worldwide August 1st 2004.
Sebastian Okupski decided to focus on his cover band "Bulldog" and is keeping himself busy with that, so LOCH VOSTOK then decided to find another keyboardist for the band. Andreas Lindahl from fellow-Swedish metal act Platitude offered his services. He played some live shows and recorded the new album with LOCH VOSTOK but then decided to leave because of the distance between Gothenburg, where he lives, and Uppsala where the other guys live and rehearse.
LOCH VOSTOK is a real band, not just another project, so they had every intention of finding a real full time member, who was also willing to take part in the whole songwriting process. Anima Morte keyboardist/composer Fredrik Klingwall had been a friend of Teddy and Niklas for quite a while since he recorded two demos and an album at Teddy's Blueflame Productions. They already got along real well, and was asked to join LOCH VOSTOK. Luckily he said "ja för fan" (wich roughly translates to Fuck yeah) and so, another chapter started.
They released the critically acclaimed “Destruction Time Again” worldwide through Escapi Music and immediately went on tour with King Diamond in April 2006. The tour was a success and generated more high-profile shows like Sweden Rock Festival and the Tattoo Boat Cruise of the Swedish/Finnish archipelago. In 2007 they started the recording of their third album, “Reveal No Secrets” but due to Escapi Music folding, they had to start the search for a new label, Intromental Management worked their asses off to get the best deal possible, and the winning bid came from US label Nightmare Records. Loch Vostok finished the recording in the fall of 2008.
Reveal No Secrets is a concept album about the loss of liberty in society today, and inspired by various conspiracy theories. It was once again recorded at Blueflame Productions, produced by Vostok and Teddy, and then mastered by Great Scot! Audio…
Remains to say: Loch Vostok is back! With new sound and a new band!
For Fans of AMORPHIS, OPETH, CHILDEREN OF BODEM, IN FLAMES, ARCH ENEMY
1. Loss of Liberty 3:44
2. Energy Taboo 7:16
3. Dig Deeper 5:29
4. Uncompassion 5:13
5. Thirty Years 5:30
6. Raiders of the Lost Heart 6:03
7. Blindfolds Off 5:39
8. What Once Was 5:02
9. Breakthru 7:50
TOURING WITH HELSTAR this MAY - JUNE!
26: DE – Hamburg - Markthalle
28: CH – Pratteln – Z7
30: SLO – Kranj - Bazen
01: ITA – Bologna – Rock City
03: DE – Aschaffenburg – Colossaal
04: NL – Hellendoorn – De Lantaarn (as support for Forbidden)
05: DE – Flensburg - Roxy