Abandon - Biography

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Abandon started out as a hardcore band in the veins of Crowbar and Pantera. I remember When David joined the band. That was the turning point of the musical direction. David's love for Neurosis and the progressive rock of the late sixties (especially Genesis Gabriel-era), changed the music compositions within the band. The result was the album "When It Falls Apart". The album introduces some radically different pace and chord progressions never witnessed before in Abandon's compositions.

Taken from "Abandon Iran Interview "with Mehdi Vafaei by me.

Gothenburg politically charged Doom Metal band ABANDON's first recording session resulted in the 1998 demo 'Dark Days Ahead'. The band line-up at this juncture comprised vocalist Johan Karlsson, guitarists Ingvar Sandgren and RELEVANT FEW's Johan Nilsson, bassist Carl Linnaeus and drummer Magnus Häggman. A second demo, 'Unfinished Blasphemy' recorded in 2000, saw Dani Cosimi taking over on drums.

ABANDON's debut album, 'When It Falls Apart', arrived in December 2001, seeing the band now functioning as a quartet of Karlsson, Sandgren, Cosimi and bassist David Fredriksson. The album 'In Reality We Suffer' was first issued in September of 2004 through Black Star Foundation and limited to 500 copies. European tourdates were undertaken that October in a road alliance with Malmö's CROWPATH. Subsequently, 'In Reality We Suffer' would be picked up by Codebreaker Records for a re-release that November, with new artwork, then licensed to Earache Records for a further re-release in North America.

(Source: http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/Abandon-Biography/EDA51FEB8FA08E22482570A8000D5A7E)