Indemnity - 16 hours of darkness (2004)
01. 16 hours of darkness
02. The divine tragedy
03. On my own
Back in 2003 I was surfing the internet when I suddenly came across an advert where a local band was looking for a new lead guitarist.
The name of the band was Indemnity, and they played thrash metal in the vein of Metallica. I took a listen to a couple of songs that they had recorded with their preivous lead player, and I really enjoyed it.
I contacted a guy named Jonas Gustavsson who was the singer/rythm guitar player in the band. We started e-mailing back and forth, and decided to meet up for a jam session. I learned the songs, and after playing through the songs twice the guys in the band asked me if I wanted the job. Without any doubt in my mind I said yes.
Two weeks after I joined the band, we had out first gig and I had to learn all the songs on a quick basis. The gig went well, and this was also my first experience of having women underpants thrown up at me on stage. Since I was still learning the material it felt like a jam session with an audience present.
We started recording some new material and I mixed my fingerprints with their heavy music, leading it to a more progressive sound. But still with heavy grooves as the main focus.
A three song demo entitled 16 hours of darkness was recorded, with a great cover artwork made by a guy who's name I unfortunatley can't remember.
The demo sold out quite fast, and got some good respones from the media. The two biggest metal magazines in Sweden called Sweden Rock magazine and Close Up magazine, gave us really good reviews. We also got played on swedish radio, where guys from Hammerfall and Nocturnal Rites reviewed our songs. There was some record label offers, but nothing serious enough in order for us to say yes.
Two live videos from a show in Helsingborg 2006