Adept (band)

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Adept
Adept 2011.jpg
Adept playing in 2011
Background information
Origin Trosa, Sweden
Genres Post-hardcore, metalcore
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 musicians Robert Ljung (vocals), Jerry Repo (guitars) Filip Brandelius (bass), Gabriel Hellmark (drums) and Gustav Lithammer (guitars). They've released 3 EPs and 3 albums to date. Another Year of Disaster in 2009, Death Dealers in 2011 and their latest album, Silence the World in 2013.

History[edit]

Formation[edit]

Adept was founded in 2004 and consists of musicians Robert Ljung (vocals), Jerry Repo (guitar), Gustav Lithammer (guitars), Filip Brandelius (bass) and Gabriel Hellmark (drums). In their first year, they released their first demo, Hopeless Illusions, recorded and sold on their own. Their first EP, which was released a year later, was financed out of pocket. The second EP, The Rose Will Decay was released as a proper production. Because of the great success and the rapidly growing awareness of the band, Panic & Action became aware of the group and took them under contract.

Panic & Action and Success[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, which is also under contract with Panic & Action. The tour consisted of 6 The Toughest Kids concerts. The venues were Hamburg, Berlin, Osnabrück, Munich, Stuttgart and Cologne.[1] In August 2010, Adept began working on the successor of Another Year of Disaster. They worked with Fredrik Nordström, an experienced music producer who already worked with In Flames, Bring Me the Horizon and At the Gates.[2] On 11 March 2011, they released their second album titled Death Dealers. Changing their sound from their Post-Hardcore roots to Metalcore. They would then release a 3rd album in late 2013, Titled "Silence The World".

Adept played their first European tour which started in Sweden and lead through France, Russia, Finland, Norway, Finland, Czech Republic, Denmark, Hungary and Italy. In May they played some shows in Germany while that EU tour together with As Blood Runs Black, Caliban and For Today. Adept planned to play some shows in Austria on that tour.[3] The band played as opener for August Burns Red.[4]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums
Date of release Title Label
February 4, 2009[5] Another Year of Disaster Panic & Action
March 4, 2011 Death Dealers
March 22, 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. ^ ADEPT: Tourstart heute in Hamburg: Her Bright Skies als Support News at in-your-face.de of January 22, 2010 (German)
  2. ^ ADEPT: Neues Album in Arbeit News at in-your-face.de of August 26, 2010
  3. ^ ADEPT: Tour dates for 2011 at in-your-face.de (German)
  4. ^ [August Burns Red Facebook] Konzert-Ticker at hard-times-eu (German)
  5. ^ Absolutepunk Album Review