New All-Stars melodic death metal band/project ACT OF DENIAL was formed in 2020 and composed of lead guitarist and songwriter Voi Cox (Koziak, Victim), guitarist and lyricist Luger (Benighted, Koziak), vocalist Bjorn Speed Strid (Soilwork), bassist Steve Di Giorgio (Death, Testament), drummer Krimh (Septicflesh) and keyboardist John Lönnmyr (The Night Flight Orchestra).
Voi and Luger told us:
“This is now just a continuation of what we have been doing all our lives and only now in our ‘older age’ we have done something serious. Of course when it comes to music, at least for us, we wanted to record an album with some of the best musicians in metal music and the ones that we listened to when we were kids. We are not saying that this is something special what we are doing, but this means a lot to us and basically we are doing this for ourselves and our closest friends first but also for all the metal fans around the world who we hope are going to like our new music. Anybody can do it nowadays and we will support everyone no matter what. If there wasn’t this COVID pandemic this would have never happened since all of these guys would have been on tour or busy with their own bands. We were playing our whole lives together and we don’t wanna say that the bands we played in before were not good or were good let music fans decide and let our music speak for itself but now this is a completely different story. When you are getting older you get a better understanding about everything including music and here we are today playing with people who we listen to basically our whole lives.“
More details on the upcoming debut album, and else, will be revealed soon, stay tuned!
Just recently, ACT OF DENIAL released their debut single “Puzzle Heart”, in case you missed it, watch it here: https://youtu.be/r9gybjyO0wc
PUZZLE HEART is taken from the band’s upcoming debut album titled “NEGATIVE”.
DOWNLOAD AND BUY “PUZZLE HEART”: https://actofdenial.hearnow.
Voi Cox – Lead guitar, programming
Luger – Rhythm guitar
Bjorn Speed Strid – Vocals, backing vocals
Steve Di Giorgio – Fretless bass
Krimh – Drums
All music and lyrics – Cox & Luger
Video – PILOT studio
Artwork – Voi Cox
Artwork for album cover – Carlos Del Olmo Holmberg
Mix and master – Fredrik Nordström / Studio Fredman
Also watch the teasers below: