News•June 11, 2014 6:40 PM ET•2,000 views
Prosthetic Records to release Black Trip album
Official press release: Prosthetic Records will be releasing the debut album "Goin' Under" from Swedish classic heavy metallists' Black Trip. The group, which features a collection of prominent musicians from acts including Entombed, Enforcer and Exhumed, have unveiled the album's cover artwork along with revealing its North American release on August 5th. The band commented on the news stating: "We are delighted to announce that respected US metal label Prosthetic Records will be releasing our debut album "Goin' Under" in North America later this Summer. As metal fans we grew up listening to the classic NWOBHM bands, they influenced us in our careers and are the inspiration behind Black Trip. The initial songs and ideas began with Peter Stjärnwind 10 years ago, and once he had met Joseph Tholl the rest of the band came together very quickly. When recording the album we tried to recreate the classic old sound which hopefully we achieved and one look at the artwork shows exactly what kind of band we are". The idea of the band was originally formed in 2003 by Ex-Entombed, Merciless drummer Peter Stjärnvind (who is featured on guitar) but put on hiatus until 2011 when the idea was revived upon a meeting with Joseph Tholl (Enforcer, Corrupt) who would take on vocals. The two went on to record a demo in 2011 before completing the line-up with guitarist Sebastan Ramstedt (ex-Exhumed, Nifelheim), bassist Johan Bergebäck (ex-Exhumed, Nifelheim, Dismember) and drummer Jonas Wikstrand (Enforcer, ex-Leprosy).