As they get ready to celebrate 10 years, here’s the history
Formed in 2007, Feared was the brainchild of guitarist and producer OLA ENGLUND, but from a potent start it soon disbanded. The heart and presence of the band though continued to breathe through Englund and the numerous instrumental songs he recorded and released on YouTube as tutorials.
It was 2010 which saw Feared beginning to re-emerge when the guitarist and vocalist MARIO RAMOS (Demonoid) worked on a self-titled debut album; a release swiftly earning acclaim and support from fans and media alike. The energy and passion of the band only grew and blossomed from thereon in, as equally its evolving sounds. The following year saw the greedily received “Rejects” unveiled, as well as a re-recorded and remixed version of their debut album called “Refeared”, both pushing the band into broader attention.
They were followed in 2013 by praise soaked third album “Furor Incarnatus”, it similarly whipping up a torrent of eager responses and new spotlights.
It was eclipsed in exploration and imagination, not forgetting acclaim, by “Vinter” a year later though. The album came after a period between releases which saw Englund also become the new guitarist of Swedish comrades The Haunted, drummer Kevin Talley (Suffocation, ex-Dying Fetus, ex-Black Dahlia Murder) additionally join the ranks of BattleCross, and ex-Clawfinger bassist Jocke Skog recruited by and bringing Feared another surge of new energy and thought. It all only strengthened the intensive passion and inventive appetite of the band, as well as sparking fresh avenues to investigate in sound, all evidenced dramatically in “Vinter” and with even greater adventure on its successor “Synder”.
Meaning sins in English, “Synder” is the blistering success of Feared pushing their limits and imaginations into darker depths and intimate challenges once more yet emerging as provocative and expansive landscapes of furious sound and unbridled emotion. Produced by Englund and Skog, and wrapped in the striking artwork of Sylvain Razorimages, “Synder” is the most intensive collaboration within the band yet; a sonic emprise breeding one explosive tempest and inspiring intensive roar from the heart of Feared.
2016 sees Feared celebrating their 10th anniversary and to mark the occasion the Swedish group will release a new record titled “Reborn”. “Reborn” is a best of album featuring tracks from the band’s first two records, 2011’s “Rejects” and 2012’s “Refeared”, totally re-recorded and revamped for this 10th anniversary release and will be available on June 3rd.