Guitarist and bassist leaves death metal veterans Grave

Author Arto Mäenpää - 6.1.2024

Half of the iconic Swedish death metal group Grave has undergone changes, with bassist Tobias Cristiansson and guitarist Mika Lagrén amicably parting ways with the band. Consequently, all scheduled live shows for Grave have been temporarily suspended. The remaining members, frontman Ola Lindgren and drummer Tomas Lagrén, now stand as the sole individuals comprising the current lineup. You can read Ola Lindgren’s official statement around the matter below:

Lindgren states that Grave will attempt to reconfigure themselves throughout 2024 and potentially work on their first new record since 2015. Here’s hoping this all works out, as seeing a massive band like Grave go under would be severely disappointing.

“The past months have been quite overwhelming in the Grave camp. Two of our long-time members Mika Lagrén and Tobias Cristiansson have jumped ship and are no longer in the band. There is no bad blood between us and we wish them all the luck in their future endeavors.

“However this puts an enormous strain on the band and it’s hard to see what the future holds and if there even is a future. At this moment nothing is for sure and nothing is taken for granted.

“A decision has been made to halt all live activities for 2024 since there really is no line up which makes necessary preparations impossible.

“The main focus for this year will be to restructure the band if possible and to hopefully write/record and release a long awaited new studio album.

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