Swedish doomsters Below have announced the departure of their guitarist Berg from the band. Below comments: “It is sad to lose a ‘member of the family’, but we part as friends and we respect and accept Berg’s wish to leave the band. We want to thank him for everything he has done for Belowboth as a musician and as a friend. We wish him best of luck in the future.”
Berg comments: “It saddens me to inform you all that I have decided to quit Below. Having thought about it for months it is the only way for me and my well being. And it wouldn’t be fair to the rest of the band to continue in Below half-hearted. The reason is simple, I need to do something else, explore my own creativity beyond Below and doom metal. I wish the guys in the band all the best. And a huge thank you to all of you, the fans, who have helped Below become what it is today. You are a true inspiration.”
Filling Berg’s spot for upcoming live shows will be guitarist Jonte Bjoerkborg. Apart from being a close friend to the band (he’s even credited onAcross The Dark River) he is an excellent guitar player and has previously played with Zeb & Doc in Malison Rogue.
In other news, Below is confirmed for two prestigious Doom Metal events: the Doom Over Vienna festival taking place in Vienna, Austria November 11th, and the Hammer Of Doom festival in Wurzburg on November 18th.
To preview and purchase Below‘s latest album, Upon A Pale Horse, please visit: metalblade.com/below
“The title track features mighty choirs and beats everything Candlemass released in the last 10 years. You could say the same about ‘Hours Of Darkness‘, but this one could be even on one of the 80s classic albums of the Epic Doom Gods. Killer album!” – Deaf Forever Germany, 9.5/10
“All in all a very strong proof of the talent of these Swedes, I didn’t expect such a high quality!” – Rock Hard Germany, 8.5/10
“Below are a heavy hit!” – Break Out Germany