Today Sweden Rock announced that Safemode will be one of the bands performing at this year’s festival in Sölvesborg. The band hopes to expand their fan base among listeners to artists like Def Leppard, Toto, and Mötley Crüe.
Earlier today, Sweden Rock announced that Swedish metalcore-band Safemode, will be one of this year’s bands participating at the Sweden Rock Festival in early June.
“We were in the middle of recording our new album with associated crowd funding campaign, when we got the request to perform at Sweden Rock.” says singer Tjet Gustafsson and continues: “These past years we have mostly toured abroad, which makes it even more fun to play at a major festival in our own country.”
Safemode won the Swedish Championship of “Rockkarusellen” in 2009, yet the band has had more success abroad than in Sweden, with several tours in both Latin America and Europe. In addition to this, the band also attracted some success in the US last year, where songs from the latest CD spun frequently on American radio stations. And in September, Safemode signed a contract with a booking agency over there.
“The fact that we now gain attention from Sweden, feels great and timely.” drummer Johannes Karlsson admits, and the rest of the band members unanimously agree.
Safemode perform at “Rockklassiker” Stage, Thursday, June 4th at 3:50-4:30pm.
Sweden Rock Festival is a rock festival outside the town Sölvesborg in Blekinge in southern Sweden. The purpose of the festival is to offer its audience the best possible mix of classic rock, hard rock, metal, blues and related genres. This year’s festival takes place June 3 to 6, and some of the other participants are artists like Def Leppard, Judas Priest, Mötley Crüe, Ace Frehley, Toto, Backyard Babies, Slash, Hammerfall, Meshuggah and many more.
Safemode is a 5-piece metalcore band from Uppsala, Sweden. The band started in the spring of 2007, and has had extensive experience with performing including tours in Latin America, and several European tours. The band won the national music contest Rockkarusellen in 2009 against 600 other participating bands, and also Red Bull Bedroom Jam’s Competition in 2011. Debut album ”For A Better Tomorrow” was released in 2010, and re-released worldwide in 2011. The EP “Gold Digger” was released in 2013, and has been on heavy rotation, and frequently requested on American radio. In 2014, Mosaic Artistry Group, signed Safemode to an US booking deal. Now MAG plans for a US-tour in September, when the band also will release their new album
A crowdfunding campaign to finance the new Safemode album, has been launched last weekend. Read their message and watch the video announcement here.
May 30 Fearless Festival, Ede, Netherlands
May 31 Studio Gonz, Gouda, Netherlands
June 4 Sweden Rock Festival, Sölvesborg. Sweden
Video below ‘Gold Digger’
Safemode – For a better tomorrow [Album Review]
Safemode – “Gold Digger” EP [Album Review]
Swedish Metalcore Band ‘Safemode’ Returns To ‘Latin America’, “Break The Silence Tour” Begins Jan. 17 [Jan. 2014]
Swedish Metalcore Band ‘Safemode’ on American Radio & TV [Feb. 2014]
‘Mosaic Artistry Group’ signs Swedish Metalcore-band ‘Safemode’ to a ‘US’ Booking Deal [Sept. 2014]
‘Safemode’ Launch Crowdfunding Campaign for New Album [Feb. 2015]