All Ends

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All Ends is a female-fronted duet alternative metal band from Gothenburg, Sweden. Founded in 2002, it started as a side project of the In Flames guitarists Björn Gelotte and Jesper Strömblad; alongside Tinna Karlsdotter, Joseph "Joey" Skansås and Björn's sister, Emma Gelotte. Currently, the band is on hiatus.[1]

All Ends
AllEnds2010b.jpg
All Ends band lineup photoshoot, taken 2010.
Background information
OriginGothenburg, Sweden
GenresAlternative metal, alternative rock
Years active2002 – present
LabelsGun Records/Sony BMG
Associated actsIn Flames, Embraced
Websitewww.allends.se
MembersJoseph Skansås
Tinna Karlsdotter
Fredrik Johansson
Peter Mårdklint
Anders Janfalk
Jonna Sailon
Past membersBjörn Gelotte
Jesper Strömblad
Michael Håkansson
Emma Gelotte

History[edit]

2002: Band foundation and demo[edit]

With the initial line-up of Jesper Strömblad and Björn Gelotte handling bass and guitars, Joseph "Joey" Skansås playing drums as well as Emma Gelotte and Tinna Karlsdotter on vocal duties, they recorded a five-track demo. The demo was recorded at Studio Fredman and produced by Fredrik Nordström and Patrick J. Sten.

After the initial demo recording, numerous bassists supported the band, including Michael Håkansson.

2005–2007: Lineup change, label success and Wasting Life EP[edit]

In the spring of 2005, Fredrik Johansson (ex-Dimension Zero and guest lead guitarist on "December Flower" from the album The Jester Race by In Flames) took over guitar duties. There is a common misunderstanding with Fredrik based on a shared name with ex-rhythm guitarist of Dark Tranquillity, Fredrik Johansson, usually having either men incorrectly being credited to each of their own bands.

In August 2005, Peter Mårdklint joined the band as the second guitarist.

All Ends signed a worldwide contract with Gun Records, a division of Sony BMG Music Entertainment. On May 11, 2007, they released their five-track debut EP, Wasting Life.

2007: Debut album All Ends[edit]

On November 7, 2007, they released their self-titled debut album, which was later reissued with bonus tracks on September 2008.

All Ends also performed in the annual Sweden Rock Festival throughout its length, June 6–9, 2007, which again they shared the stage with numerous bassists.

In 2008, however, Anders Janfalk joined All Ends as their permanent bassist.

2009: Work with Sega and Emma's departure[edit]

On March 3, 2009, videogame company Sega released Sonic and the Black Knight. The game features a vocal song for the final boss battle called "With Me" which features vocals by Emma Gelotte, Tinna Karlsdotter, and Johnny Gioeli of Crush 40. The song (as well as its instrumental version) was released on the CD release, "Face To Faith", a compilation of all the vocal songs from Sonic and the Black Knight.

On March 17, 2009, vocalist Emma Gelotte quit the band due to personal reasons. Swedish singer Jonna Sailon joined the band as the replacement vocalist.

2009–2011: Second album A Road to Depression[edit]

News on their second album had started up on All Ends' MySpace page as of October 23, 2009. They stated they had completed the pre-production phase of their album and even had a new producer. Roberto Laghi, who previously helped In Flames record one of their albums, was helping All Ends with their second.[2] It also stated on their MySpace page that they were looking to release their album in 2010.[3]

On January 11, 2010, the band revealed two titles from the album "Nobody's Story" and "I'm a Monster".[4]

Later that year on July 6, 2010, the band posted on Facebook that the release date for their second album A Road to Depression would be October 15 that same year.[5]

2012–present: Hiatus[edit]

After a quieter year, the band took to Facebook on October 2, 2012 and stated: "We are alive, guys. Just on a break to broaden life's views a little bit".[6]

More recently in 2016, Björn Gelotte stated that the "project is essentially dead".[7] No news of the band's return has been posted since.

Members[edit]

Past Tourdates[edit]

  • 12.06.08 Västerås @ Vattendrag
  • 13.06.08 Hultsfred @ Hultsfredsfestivalen
  • 30.06–05.07.08 Sundsvall @ Sundsvalls Gatufest
  • 04.07.08 Arvika @ Arvikafestivalen
  • 12.07.08 Kristianstad @ Tivolirocken
  • 31.07–02.08.08 Östersund @ Storsjöyran
  • 14.08.08 Dinkelsbühl @ Summerbreeze Festival (Germany)
  • 15-16.08.08 Linköping @ Nykvarnfestivalen
  • 21-23.08.08 Norrköping @ Augustifesten
  • 29-30.08.08 Rejmyre @ Skogsröjet
  • 19.10.08 Saitama Super Arena @ Loud Park 2008 (Japan)
  • 04.03.09 Club Quattro @ Osaka(Japan) as the special guest for Edguy
  • 05.03.09 Shibuya O-EAST @ Tokyo(Japan) as the special guest for Edguy
  • 06.03.09 Shibuya O-EAST @ Tokyo(Japan) as the special guest for Edguy

All dates are for venues in Sweden, except as noted.

Discography[edit]

  • Demo (2005)
  • Wasting Life EP (11.05.2007)
  • All Ends (7.11.2007)
  • A Road To Depression (15.10.2010)

Videography[edit]

  • Wasting Life
  • Still Believe
  • Walk Away
  • Pretty Words
  • Apologize
  • What Do You Want
  • Generation Disgrace
  • Road To Depression

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Band announce hiatus on Facebook". Facebook. October 2, 2010.
  2. ^ "Introducing our producer / Pre-production is done.... - ALL ENDS's MySpace Blog". MySpace. October 23, 2009.
  3. ^ "NEW RECORD 2010 - ALL ENDS's MySpace Blog". MySpace. September 14, 2009.
  4. ^ "ALL ENDS reveal 2 song titles and a great guest musician!! - ALL ENDS's MySpace Blog". MySpace. January 11, 2010.
  5. ^ "All Ends announce second album release date on Facebook". Facebook. July 6, 2010.
  6. ^ "Band announce hiatus on Facebook". Facebook. October 2, 2010.
  7. ^ Hartmann, Graham (November 23, 2016). "In Flames Play "Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction"". Loudwire. Retrieved November 23, 2016.