Adept (band)

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Adept
Adept 2011.jpg
Adept performing in 2011
Background information
Origin Trosa, Sweden
Genres Metalcore, post-hardcore
Years active 2004–present
Labels Panic & Action
Website www.adeptofficial.com
Members Robert Ljung
Jerry Repo
Filip Brandelius
Gabriel Hellmark
Gustav Lithammer
Past members Jacob Papinniemi
Andrew Brierly Chramer
Tobias Ottosson
Andreas Carlsson

Adept is a Swedish metalcore band from Trosa. Founded in 2004, the band consists of Robert Ljung (vocals), Jerry Repo (guitars) Filip Brandelius (bass), Gabriel Hellmark (drums) and Gustav Lithammer (guitars). They've released 3 EP's as well as 3 studio albums to date, including Another Year of Disaster in 2009, Death Dealers (which saw a shift in sound from their original post-hardcore influences) in 2011 and their latest, Silence the World, in 2013. In November 2014, they announced that their next album will be released in 2015.[1]

History[edit]

Formation and EP's[edit]

Adept was founded in 2004 and consists of Robert Ljung (vocals), Jerry Repo (guitar), Gustav Lithammer (guitars), Filip Brandelius (bass) and Gabriel Hellmark (drums). In their first year, they self-released their first demo, Hopeless Illusions. This was followed a year later by their first EP, When the Sun Gave Up the Sky, also self-released, and again in 2006 by another EP, The Rose Will Decay. The band soon gained prominence and was signed by the Panic & Action label.

Vocalist Robert Ljung in 2013

Panic & Action and studio albums[edit]

On 4 February 2009, Adept released their first full-length album, Another Year of Disaster. In 2010, Adept toured in Germany with the band Her Bright Skies (also signed to Panic & Action), playing six venues: Hamburg, Berlin, Osnabrück, Munich, Stuttgart and Cologne.[2] In August 2010, Adept began working on a follow-up to Another Year of Disaster. They worked with Fredrik Nordström, a music producer who had previously worked with well-known acts such as In Flames, Bring Me the Horizon and At the Gates.[3] On 11 March 2011, they released their second album, Death Dealers, which saw their sound shifting from post-hardcore towards metalcore. They toured Europe for the first time that same year, starting in Sweden and moving on through France, Russia, Finland, Norway, Finland, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Hungary and Italy. In May they played some shows in Germany as part of their tour, supporting As Blood Runs Black, Caliban and For Today, and also planned to play some shows in Austria[4] and appeared as an opening act for August Burns Red.[5] Adept released their third and latest album, Silence the World in late 2013, and supported it by once again setting out on a European tour.

On 14 November 2014 Adept announced that their next album will be released in 2015 via their Facebook page while also confirming their appearance at that year's Impericon Festival, which will be touring Europe in April and May.[1]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums
Date of release Title Label
4 February 2009[6] Another Year of Disaster Panic & Action
4 March 2011 Death Dealers
22 March 2013 Silence the World
EPs
Date of release Title Label
2004 Hopeless Illusions (Demo) Self-released
2005 When the Sun Gave Up the Sky
2006 The Rose Will Decay

Music videos

  • "At Least Give Me My Dreams Back, You Negligent Whore!"
  • "Sound the Alarm"
  • "Shark! Shark! Shark!"
  • "The Ivory Tower"
  • "Secrets"
  • "The Toughest Kids"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Post on Adept's Facebook page. 14 November 2014. Retrieved 6 December 2014.
  2. ^ ADEPT: Tourstart heute in Hamburg: Her Bright Skies als Support News at in-your-face.de of 22 January 2010 (German)
  3. ^ ADEPT: Neues Album in Arbeit News at in-your-face.de of 26 August 2010
  4. ^ ADEPT: Tour dates for 2011 at in-your-face.de (German)
  5. ^ [August Burns Red Facebook] Konzert-Ticker at hard-times-eu (German)
  6. ^ Absolutepunk Album Review