E-Type Frontman Martin Erikson Forms New Metal Band Dampf: Debut Single With Members Of Sabaton & Bathory “The Other Side” Out Now


Author Arto Mäenpaä – 18.3.2022

Five-piece Swedish Damper released their debut single today.The other side”. The new album will be released worldwide on June 3, 2022 via Gramophone Records (Finland). You can check out the video for the song below:

“What DAMPFyou may ask. “Who, and what, is behind these huge riffs, brutal metal and catchy choruses?”

Damper is a heavy metal royalty supergroup, fronted by the almighty A-tron who you may know from his career as Martin”E-Type“Erikson.

Many years ago Martin came up with the idea of ​​combining the power of dark metal and pop melodies. But it wasn’t until recently, when he was given an assignment written by Eye – to write the songs for 3 albums with this in mind – that he realized the time for this dream had come.

Martin has brought together the most talented musician friends and they have now completed their debut single for her and their message to be heard: the future is not without history and the dead are not gone. Martin says about the band:

“The new single ‘The Other Side’ is about reconnecting and socializing with those who are no longer alive. In ancient times, the dead and the memory of the dead were treated more vividly. You have seen them in nature , in the clouds of the sky and the flames of an open fire. The dead were absent but not gone. Everyone saw a ghost but no one was beaten by one. They just look scary, are interesting and generally nice. Let them know you believe in them. “When you feel the other side, reach out. Let them know you’re there.” And what’s great is that this song can be sung by both sides.

“I had missed making new music for many years. A new E-type song has to be better than my old ones, which is so hard that nothing was written. At all. But when I got Eye’s letter, I was really happy and thought that now I can create something new that no one can compare with anything else. Old or new. Just Damper simply. I’ve dreamed of distorted guitars since Back in the loop and Free like a flying Demon. And now is the time. Although the joy is obviously clouded by an inexplicable war in Europe. It’s very sad. But the world needs new reinforcement music.

On the other side” Damper got a little more power from some friends:

“In ‘The Other Side’ we had the pleasure of being joined by my old friend and the eminent bass player of Bathory of the first wave of Black Metal, and my new friend, the incomparable guitarist Tommy Johansson of the great Sabaton.”

The band’s stunning debut video was directed by Ted Lindén & A-Tron.

The band is set to play a series of festival shows in 2022, with more shows to be announced.

June 18, 2022 Rock In The City – Helsinki, FINLAND
July 7, 2022 Rock In The City – Oulu, FINLAND
July 8, 2022 Open Air Sauna – Tampere, FINLAND
July 14, 2022 Gefle Metal Festival, Gävle, SWEDEN
July 29, 2022 Rock In The City, Kerava, FINLAND

So it’s time, Damper is here. If you like it, YOU ARE Damper.

The band’s debut album, “The Arrival,” will be released via Gramophone Records on June 3.



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