Abandoned by Bears – “Headstorm”

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Sep 082018
 

Sweden’s Abandoned by Bears return with their second album, Headstorm,  a mix of individual pop punk and metalcore songs and songs that blend the two styles.

Abandoned by Bears have been together as a band since 2012 and live scattered across Sweden, which undoubtedly makes for some challenges in recording.  For Headstorm, the band opted to have Buster Odeholm (Impact Studios) handle the mixing and mastering in contrast to their previous work where the band handled everything.  Even the recording itself had a good bit of variety as the band used multiple studios in Malmo and Trelleborg. With the release of the album on August 24th, the band kicks off a US tour with support from Light Up the Sky, Boys of Fall, and We Were Sharks.

Interestingly, Abandoned by Bears have chosen the first and last tracks off Headstorm to be videos for the album.  The opening track “So Far Gone” is over the top pop punk along the lines of Blink-182, Good Charlotte,  and numerous others and the from a style standpoint, there are brief glimpses of guitars that seem a bit too heavy and maybe that should have been my tip off to what was to come.  In sharp contrast is the last track “Greyscale” which is full on metalcore complete with the chugging deep riff expected from a 7- or 8-string guitar.  Gone are the syrupy bright vocals, replaced with deep growled screams and lines like “Back the f*&^ up…” and breakdowns that sound familiar to anyone who has listened to the genre. Continue reading »

Aug 232018
 

Stockholm, Sweden’s pop-punk kings Abandoned By Bears are giving fans an advance listen today of Headstorm, their head-bopping third studio album set for release tomorrow. To coincide with the album, the crew will be serving up old favorites alongside their new tunes on the inaugural Headstorm Tour, kicking off tomorrow, August 24 in Chicago, IL.

“We are very honored to be sharing this album with you all today,” exclaims bassist Gustav Eriksson. “Headstorm was a labor of love for the last year and a half, so give it a spin and check out the new tracks live on the Headstorm Tour which starts this Friday!”

Listen to the full album Headstorm below. Continue reading »

Aug 102018
 

Swedish pop-punkers Abandoned By Bears have released ‘Greyscale,’ the groove-filled banger from their highly anticipated new album. The track closes the bands upcoming third studio album, “Headstorm,” set for worldwide release on August 24, 2018 on Victory Records. To coincide with the release, the band will be serving up old favorites alongside new “Headstorm” tunes on the inaugural Headstorm Tour, kicking off August 24 in Chicago, IL.

“Up to this point we only made videos for our more poppy and upbeat songs,” admits bassist Gustav Eriksson. “All our videos have always had a more ‘positive’ vibe and although this is not the first time we’ve written an angry song, we’ve never accompanied one with any video. We need to keep trying new things to keep the whole band experience fresh, and for us this was very different compared to visuals we’ve done before. This song reflects a situation in your life where you’ve had to cut the ties with a friend, a significant other or someone close that brought the worst out in you.” Continue reading »

Aug 042018
 

‘So Far Gone,’ the track that kicks off Abandoned by Bears highly anticipated album is here now. The bands third studio album, “Headstorm,” is set for worldwide release on August 24, 2018. To coincide with the release, the Swedish punk crew will be serving up old favorites alongside their new tunes on the inaugural Headstorm Tour, kicking off August 24 in Chicago, IL.

Bassist Gustav Eriksson explains the track’s meaning, “This is about coming to your senses after you’ve gone down the wrong path in life. Whether it is a major life changing mistake or just a small thing to anger you, ‘So Far Gone’ elaborates on how these circumstances make you feel lost and out of place in your current situation. Visually, we wanted to show an interpretation of the lyrics with the slightly funny side of an 80’s adventure movie.” Continue reading »

Jun 222018
 

For a band that’s been together since 2012, Abandoned By Bears is just hitting their prime with ‘Headstorm,’ their spirited new single out today. The track comes from their upcoming sophomore album, “Headstorm,” set for release on August 24, 2018. Watch ‘Headstorm’ below.

“Even if you have the clearest view on life, on what you want to reach or where you want to go,

new obstacles will come along setting you off course. ‘Headstorm’ is about taking the most important goal of your life and keep striving for it when this mystery called life throws you curve balls,” laments bassist Gustav Ericksson. “The video speaks for itself. We took a look at today’s pop culture to poke fun at situations you would see a more ‘baller’ artist in. It’s all in good fun and we had a blast making it!” Continue reading »