Sweden’s new hope when it comes to thrash metal is spelled Sarcator, and on October 21 the band from Trollhattan will release their highly anticipated sophomore album “Alkahest”
on Black Lion Records.
Being only between 17 and 23 years old, the four young gentlemen of Sarcator started with Metallica covers and after working on their own material, they went to Studio-MT in
their hometown to record their debut album, which was released in November 2020 via Redefining Darkness.
Just a few months after the release they got nominated to ‘Best Swedish Metal Group’ for the 2021 edition of the radio listeners award “P3 Guld”. Even if they lost out to LIK it was still a major confirmation that the band is on the right path. The music is heavily inspired by Metallica, Slayer as well as the German teutonic thrash metal wave and melodic death metal like The Crown and At The Gates. The Crown influences probably came by birth as the line-up features The Crown’s Marko Tervonen’s son Mateo Tervonen. This is the kind of death thrash that most old school fans live for.
Felix Lindkvist – Bass & Backing Vocals
Mateo Tervonen – Vocals & Guitar
Emil Eriksson – Rhythm Guitar & Backing Vocals
Jesper Rosén – Drums
Here and now, a few years later, the band’s second album is about to be released,
showing a more mature sound as well as a greater influence from bands like Dissection
and Morbid Angel.
“On the new album Alkahest, we kept progressing forward in our approach, with new territories explored. It is a heartfelt album with a broader palette of influences and inspiration.”
Recorded, Mixed, & Mastered by Marko Tervonen at Studio-MT, Trollhattan, Sweden.
Guitars, Bass, and Vocals tracked at Studio-MT, Trollhattan, Sweden. Drums tracked at Studio N3, Trollhattan, Sweden.