Sunday, June 9, 2019

"Time Without Light" (the new EP) is now available on cd and through most download stores.

Welcome! At this blog you will find all the news relating to our gigs, reviews and our upcoming full album release.

Our digital EP - "Time Without Light" - is now available on iTunes, Amazon, Ubetoo and most other download stores.

The EP is now also available on CD through our Bigcartel store. It contains the previously unreleased bonus track "Blizzard of Nails". Get your copy now from The Deadists@Bigcartel!

Listen to the whole EP for free at Ubetoo.

Scroll down this page and you'll find reviews of our latest EP.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

TWL Review Red Hot Rock Magazine June 2011

"Väl värt att uppsöka om rakbladet känns slött eller om pillerburken gapar tom." (Red Hot Rock Magazine Juni 2011).
Roughly translated this means:
"If your razor blade feels blunt or if your bottle of pills is gaping empty this is well worth a visit."

Read the full review (in Swedish)here.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Show on Saturday, October 8 at 9:00pm (Gbg, Sweden) w/ No Hawaii and Crucial Sentence

Another show, this time with No Hawaii and Crucial Sentence.
No Hawaii has evolved, becoming a versatile band that brings together every individual member’s various influences, and together they all contribute to the creation of the band’s promising sound. On the band’s debut album “Snake My Charms” one can easily recognize the band’s strong
influences of 70’s progressive rock but also the influences from today’s dark and raw postcore scene. The music of No Hawaii today has been referred to as a mixture of great bands such as Isis, Neurosis, Mastodon, Mike Patton, Tool, Abandon and The Mars Volta.

Monday, September 12, 2011

New press photos

Photos by Johan Johansson -

Sunday, September 4, 2011

We're playing a show 110921 at Sticky Fingers (Gbg, Sweden) w/ Yob, Dark Castle, Kongh and Mother of God.

On the 21th of September 19.30 we're playing a show with Yob, Dark Castle, Kongh and Mother of God. Buy your tickets at Biljettforum or at the door.


Known as one of the most respected and heaviest bands in doom metal today.


Florida's sludge two-piece DARK CASTLE first appeared in 2008 with an
elaborately packaged self-released demo (Flight of the Pegasus) that garned
a good deal of favorable attention from the metal press and other bands
(including Relapse Records' Minsk).

KONGH (Växjö)

KONGH are a sludge/doom metal threepiece from Sweden. They were founded by
Tomas Salonen (drums) and David Johansson (guitars/vocals) in 2004, later
accompanied by various bass players. After releasing a demo in 2006, Kongh
released their first full-length in 2007, entitled "Counting Heartbeats".
The album was well received and got the band out on the road. They appeared
at festivals like Roadburn in Netherlands and Kuma's Doom Fest in Chicago,
and did a lot of shows around Europe, often joined by fellow Swedish
doomsters Ocean Chief or Switchblade. They were also invited to be
supporting act to Neurosis, Cult Of Luna and more. In 2009, the band
released their second album, entitled "Shadows Of The Shapeless".

Saturday, July 9, 2011

"One of the best CDs of recent years" - Polish interview/review

"Many people today believe that sincere and true metal has died a natural death a long time ago, while cd's such as this mock the voice of such opinions."
Without a shadow of doubt I can say that this is one of the best CDs of recent years' sludge!

Read the whole original interview/review in Polish at: Mroczna Strefa. According to Google translate Mroczna Strefa means "the Frosty Zone". Read the whole review translated by Google Translate here.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Metal Revolution Review

Swedish doom metal formation The Deadists released their second 5-tracker EP entitled Time Without Light through Russian-based Slow Burn Records. This EP actually contains 6 tracks, five regular songs and a bonus track. There’s a great deal heaviness on this EP; making it a quite unique effort for this kind of a genre. It has this edgy and aggressive approach, being not as mournful and misanthropic as majority of modern doom acts. Having said that I don’t see The Deadists as pure doom act; as their music contains both elements of sludge, alternative, stoner and even a bit of hardcore.

Esp. the vocals are quite heavy, and when supplemented by some equally heavy and punishing riffs, evil bass lines and hellish drumming, it sounds simply amazing. The best song on the Time Without Light is a third track called “Infinite Self” having this lengthy and aggressive mood; a true and honest doom track if you will.

The Deadists might hail from Gothenburg, but they sure don't sound like the rest of the bands from that region of Sweden. I hope that The Deadists will continue to grow and to further develop their own style, as the potential is there. For fans of Black Sabbath, High On Fire and Entombed.

Rating 70/100

Link to the review

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Deadists joins the Doom Metal Front - free mp3 compilation

Doom Metal Front...
is an independent and non-profit web magazine spreading the Doom over the world. We prefer sluggish riffing, slow rocking and experimental droning stuff, because we are Born too late. If you think this music is kind of paralyzing, then you are definitely too fast!

DOOM METAL FRONT Zine #6 features two free mp3 compilations, a compilation of live material and a compilation of Scandinavian artists. The Scandinavian compilation features the Deadists' song "Infinite Self".

Download link: Megaupload

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Interview and airplay on Radio Prime - Rocksoffan

Radio Prime is a commercial radio station broadcasting to the border region between Sweden and Norway. You can here the show in the cities Strömstad, Svineseund and Tanum among others. 50% of the residents in these cities have been listening to the radio station during the last week, according to the statistics.
Rocksoffan is a weekly rock show on Radio Prime, which delivers rock news and interviews. The hosts are two likeable guys with a good sense of humour who trully seem to enjoy their job of talking to international and national rock stars and rock connoisseurs.

Here is the link to the interview. Please press the "play" button next to "TheDeadist" to start the playback.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Radio play in Swedish National Radio

We just discovered that we've been played on the show P3 Rock on P3. P3 is one of the most popular radio stations in Sweden, 10,8% of all radio listeners chooses P3. P3 is also one of a very few stations in Sweden playing non mainstream music.

To hear the show, please click "Senaste sändningen" here. The show will be available for free listening until the 16th of April. The show also features interviews and songs from two other Gothenburg based bands, Graveyard and Riddarna and is well worth a listening or two.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Italian review in Heavy Impact Webzine 7.5/10

A layman's attempt of translating some quotes into English:
"(...)absolutely exemplary tracks like "Human Stain" (where the reference to the groove is a constant), or "Infinite Self", the track opens with dissonant arpeggios and then begins to grow dark ,going into the same territories as the first Crowbar album."
"Mature and full of a the most terrifying resentment and feeling of unsecurity and uncertainty that furher increases the tension."
The reviewer rates the "Time Without Light" EP 7.5 out of 10.

If you know Italian, or if feel like learning some, read the full review here.


Saturday, April 2, 2011

New interview and review in Lords of Metal

Bassist, Paul, recently took part in an interview with Dutch metal e-zine Lords of Metal. The interview details everything from the background and creative process to the artwork and tour-plans for Time Without Light.
Lords of Metal also reviewed the EP. Follow the links below for the full story.

Menno: After the release of their first, self-titled, EP, the Swedish doom-formation The Deadists has released yet another EP, ‘Time Without Light’. How this new piece compares to their earlier work I cannot analyze. However, what I can analyze is the amount of heaviness portrayed on ‘Time Without Light’. Vocalist Joacim Axelsson sounds like a revitalized Tom G Warrior as his band shits out one heavy riff after another for a mere thirty minutes. The Deadists is not your regular stoner/doom band but has songs and riffs that compel and make the listener feel genuinely evil, the best example of this would be the lengthy and aggressive ‘Infinite Self’. I say bring on a full-length!

Rating: 81/100 (details)

Here is a link to the Lords of Metal interview.

Here is a link to the review.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Metal Shrine Q&A is up.

Swedish Metal-blog Metal Shrine has done a Q&A with The Deadists. Detailing how the band came to be, how Time Without Light was recorded and much more.
Tunga riff från Göteborg, kan det vara något? Visst kan det vara det! Detta band bestående av fem individer har nyligen släppt sin andra EP, "Time without light" och eftersom jag gillar att ställa frågor till folk, föll det sig inte bättre än att Markus (trummor) i The Deadists fick sätta sig ner och besvara några väl utvalda spörsmål

The article is available in Swedish only.
Here is a link to the Metal Shrine Q&A.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Dutch review of Time Without Light

We're sorry for the poor translation but here are some quotes from the review:
The band picks up immediately with that for which it stands: a good game of stoner / doom that continues to reverberate long time and knows how to captivate.
Stoner doom with real rock 'n roll attitude, that's a perfect description of The Deadists. (...) A relief in the genre and a nice addition to the collection.
Here is a link to the full review.

Hungarian webzine gives our EP a score of 9.3/10

Our Hungarian is a bit rusty, and the Google translation generated practically just nonsense but here is a link to the actual review.