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New video for 'Night of the Living Dead'.

From Frontiers:

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to present the sophomore release from Sweden's Fans Of The Dark, "Suburbia". 

"Suburbia" is a sequel of sorts to the band's self-titled debut, following similar themes, both musically and lyrically and even with the theme of the artwork, while seeing the band continuing to evolve. Drummer Freddie Allen's vision for the band is to do as the great hard rock and metal bands of the '70s and '80s did, which was to constantly work on their craft and release new music with regularity. In keeping with that vision, the band set to work on their second album quickly after the release of their self-titled debut. "Suburbia" follows more or less exactly one year after said debut, which was released in the fall of 2021. 

"It is pretty much a sibling to the first album, with similar themes and ideas, only this time going deeper into the world where most of us grew up, and where we first got in touch with hard rock music, horror films on VHS, 80's teen culture, and all else that shaped us - the suburbs," says Freddie Allen, main songwriter and founder of the band, of "Suburbia". 

For this new album, Allen and vocalist Alex Falk are once again joined by guitarist Oscar Bromvall and new bassist Rickard Gramfors. The album spans eight tracks (another reference back to those glory days of the '70s and '80s), including two epic songs, 'The Pirates Of Maine' and 'Restless Soul', around the eight minute mark. Fans of the band's debut will be enthralled with the band's second offering. Melodic hard rock fans looking for genre innovation and a break from 'the norm' will certainly be wise to check out this striking breath of fresh air in the scene. 
"Suburbia" was produced and mixed by multi-talented musician and producer Lars Fredrik Swahn (Dungen, The Amazing) and co-produced by Allen.

FANS OF THE DARK is an exciting new band formed in the summer of 2020 by Freddie Allen, drummer and main songwriter, and lead vocalist Alex Falk. The pair went to high school together in Stockholm and after a few years reconnected recently with a vision to create a band which would mix the melodies and approach of classic and melodic rock with elements of the great metal music of the '80s. Their musical output over the course of their first two albums is one of the most exciting things you'll hear emerging from the fruitful melodic rock in Sweden, showcasing a tight, inventive musical approach with outstanding vocals.

Tracklisting:
1. Night Of The Living Dead
2. The Pirates Of Maine
3. Fantasia
4. Sick! Sick Sick!
5. Fright Night
6. Fans Of The Dark
7. The Goblin King
8. Restless Soul

Line-Up:
Alex Falk - vocals 
Oscar Bromvall - guitars
Rickard Gramfors - bass
Freddie Allen - drums

 

 

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Can't remember what I thought of the debut but based on these songs I'm assuming I liked it. I do remember the band... just can't place the songs. Lyrical subject matter is a bit interesting, but great tunes. Were the lyrics on the debut this way inclined? I really need to look back over it. 

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This album has got to be a sleeper for best of the year. It is sneaking up on me. I find myself reaching for the cd a lot and the more times I play it the more the songs live rent free in my head as earworms. Especially right now it is "Night of the Living Dead" with that phenomenal chorus. Anyone else particularly digging this album? If you haven't heard it, give it a try. 

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On 8/31/2022 at 9:52 PM, Geoff said:

Can't remember what I thought of the debut but based on these songs I'm assuming I liked it. I do remember the band... just can't place the songs. Lyrical subject matter is a bit interesting, but great tunes. Were the lyrics on the debut this way inclined? I really need to look back over it. 

I particularly appreciate the lyrics. Writing about horror and sci-fi movies makes them stand out from the crowd. A thumbs up from me.

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