A decade has passed since Skraeckoedlan released their debut album “Äppelträdet”, an album that marked the start of the modern Swedish stoner rock scene. Originally released in English, “Universe”, is one of the heaviest tracks on the album. Now, 10 years later, the band has re-recorded “Universe” with Swedish lyrics, making it more fierce than ever, adding a new dimension to Skraeckoedlan’s unique, massive sound. The track will be released as a digital single February 19 with a new title – “Universum”.
When “Äppelträdet” first was released in 2011, three of the tracks were released with English lyrics. Robert Lamu, vocalist and guitarist of Skraeckoedlan, comments on the decision; “We thought that we might limit ourselves as a band, if we only had songs in Swedish. We cowardly wrote three songs with English lyrics, because we simply did not know if it would work to play heavy, groovy rock in Swedish and still be able to get out and play around the world, something we all had as a childhood dream.”
Although having a catalog mainly consisting of Swedish tracks, Skraeckoedlan quickly gained momentum outside their native country. With over 300 gigs all around Europe, including headline tours and performances at renowned festivals such as Desertfest, Sonic Whip, Borgholm Brinner, and Høstsabbath, as well as support gigs for Graveyard, Kadavar, Orange Goblin, Kylesa, Greenleaf, Monolord and Danko Jones, Skraeckoedlan has made a name for themselves in the heavy underground scene.
In addition to the release of “Universum”, the band is set to re-release their entire debut album “Äppelträdet” with all Swedish lyrics. The English tracks have been completely re-recorded, and the album has been re-mastered by Cult of Luna drummer Magnus Lindberg. “Äppelträdet” will be released as a 10 year anniversary vinyl by The Sign Records in summer 2021.