STASS is a new band created by Felix Stass, vocalist from Crematory and Rogga Johansson, guitar player from Paganizer. Today the official video for the first single "Warrior's Land" is released (see below).
STASS was formed after Felix and Rogga met at a Paganizer gig in Germany 2012. Paganizer was playing a mini-tour and at a gig in Ludwigshafen near Mannheim where Felix resides, they bumped into each other. Sharing a mutual love for metal and drinking as well as eating. There couldn't be much question that they would enjoy each other's company. After keeping in touch and Felix guesting on a song on the second Megascavenger album, they both thought it would be cool to work on a whole album together, combining their talents in the best possible way. Then the idea of STASS was born. To make an album together that showcases both the heavy and the dark and also the melodic sides to both their main bands Crematory and Paganizer. A total of fifteen songs were written and recorded and produced by Demiurg bass player Johan Berglund, who also plays bass on the album. On lead guitars Paganizer's Kjetil Lynghaug stepped in and excels in some awesome solowork. The album that contains ten of the fifteen written songs is a vortex of melodic dark death metal, oozing of the vibe and the voice of Crematory but merged with the heaviness of Swedish death metal. Recorded at The Rotpit, Sweden and Empire Studios, Germany. Mixed and mastered by Johan Berglund at Mountain Cove Studios. All music and lyrics by STASS. Artwork by Mark Erskine Band photo editing by Turkka Rantanen. A&R by Michael H. Andersen The debut album 'The Darkside' will be released September 15th on Mighty Music. You can watch the official lyric video for "Wairror's Land" here:
'The Darkside' album artwork:
STASS line-up Felix Stass - Vocals Rogga - Johansson - Guitars Kjetil Lynghaug - Lead Guitars Johan Berglund - Bass Erik R Bevenrud - Drums www.facebook.com/stassband