The Provenance (band)

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The Provenance was a gothic metal / alternative rock band from Gothenburg, Sweden, signed to Scarlet Records until 2005 when they moved to Peaceville Records. The band seldom conformed to a single style of music, quoting themselves as 'experimental Rock/Metal/Goth'. Their lyrical themes covered a range of topics such as love, frustration, sadness and personal struggle, as well as hope in finding beauty in a bleak world. The band was always keen to try new ideas, stating that they believed "that music shall be created via lust, curiosity and joy".[1] The Provenance ran from 1995 to December 2008, where the band announced on their MySpace page that a mutual decision to split up had taken place:

"We all felt it would be wrong to continue our musical endeavors within a concept that sadly grew tired and weary to us...We thought it better to call it quits while we were at our peak rather than push forward making a new album that would undoubtedly have lowered the flag at half staff." [2]

The band released a series of demos, followed by four full-length studio albums, one of which released a single. Their last album, Red Flags, received good reviews from critics, and was called 'harrowingly seductive' by Terrorizer Magazine.[3] A track from Red Flags called 'At The Barricades' was featured on the Metal Hammer Peaceville Records promo sampler in 2006.

Members[edit]

  • Emma Hellström - Vocals, flute, keyboard
  • Tobias Martinsson - Vocals, guitars
  • Joakim Rosén - Lead guitar
  • Jonnie Täll - Bass
  • Joel Lindell - Drums, lyrics

Albums[edit]

  • Requiem of Mankind - Demo, 1996
  • Endless Confinement - Demo, 1997
  • A Prologue - Demo, 1998
  • Opus Debris - Demo, 1998
  • Fervent Regression - Demo, 1999
  • 25th Hour; Bleeding - Full-length, 2001
  • Still at Arms Length - Full-length, 2002
  • How Would You Like to Be Spat At - Full-length, 2005
  • Second And Last, But Not Always - Single, 2006
  • Red Flags - Full-length, 2006[4]

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