Origin Stockholm, Sweden
Genres Black metal, post-punk, dark ambient
Years active 2005–2011
Labels Prophecy Productions
Associated acts Dimhymn
Horns emerging
Life is pain
( )
Past members

Lifelover was a Swedish black metal band, formed in 2005 by B and ( ). The band split up in September 2011 due to the death of lead composer, B.



Lifelover was formed in June 2005 by B and ( ) in Stockholm, Sweden. A demo called Promo 2005 was recorded the same month, it contained two tracks of improvised misery, but it was never officially released. In early 2006, Lifelover started to write material without any boundaries and it was all written from what came to mind at the time, and eventuality the band had songs for a complete album, and decided to try to do something with it..

The recording of Pulver began in April 2006, LR and 1853 where recruited to the band. The album was finished in May 2006. After about two month Pulver was released on CD by Goatowarex on 25 July 2006. The LP-version was released by Northern Sky Productions some months later. The response to the album, both in a positive and negative way was pretty massive and nothing that Lifelover had ever expected.

Some time passed and new material started to take form and the recording of Erotik began, and H. joined the crew. Erotik was released by Total Holocaust Records on 24 February 2007. The LP-version was released in co-operation between Blut & Eisen and Eternity Records.

In late 2007, Lifelover signed a contract with and recruited two new members, Fix on bass and S on drums for upcoming live shows. LR left the band in April 2008. Lifelover performed a miserable first live show at Harry B James in Stockholm, 28 September 2008.

Lifelover's third album Konkurs was released by Avantgarde Music, 10 October 2008. The limited edition of the album contained among other things the Promo from 2005, on CD format.

Osmose Productions re-issued both Pulver and Erotik on CD in 2009, Erotik was re-issued on 21 January 2009 and Pulver on 7 May. Member 1853 and live drummer S. both left the band in May 2009. Already some days later Lifelover was joined by a new drummer called Non.

Lifelover finished the work on their new MCD called Dekadens in July, 2009. It was released 8 October by Osmose Productions on CD. The MLP version will be out through Elitmusik within some month. Dekadens features seven tracks, and is the first Lifelover release with real drums, handled by the newest member Non.

From 1 October 4 October 2009, Lifelover performed the PulverCities mini-tour in Germany and the Netherlands. Four gigs where performed. It was both a miserable and good experience, and was something this band truly needed. On 27 November 2009 Lifelover performed at Helvete Metal Club in Germany, and on 28 November at Garage in Oslo, Norway.

On 5 January 2010, 1853 re-joined the line-up, after having taken a break from Lifelover. On 19 January, Non left the band.

On 14 February 2011, Lifelover released their fourth album Sjukdom, that embraced a heavier sound. A box set, limited to 1000, was also released. The box set consisted of a tin box containing a syringe, Lifelover razor, rusty barbed wire, torn cloth bearing the Lifelover logo (patch-like) and postcards.[1]

On 10 September 2011, the band reported through their Facebook page that band member B died the previous day, stating, "We are very sad to report that yesterday our bandmate and brother B has passed away. The concerts today and tomorrow are still to be performed, but in a different form in his honor. This information is valid and in its extreme sadness true. A final statement with further details is to come."[1] On 16 September, the band released an official statement regarding B's death. According to the band, B was found to have died in his sleep on the morning of 9 September. Suicide and foul play were ruled out, but the official cause of death was yet to be determined pending an investigation. The remaining members ultimately decided to split up, citing B's irreplaceable role as songwriter, and stated that their final shows were those performed in Belgium and the Netherlands the weekend following B's death.[2]


Final lineup

  • Kim "( )" Carlsson – vocals, speech, guitar, lyrics
  • Henrik "H."[1] – guitar
  • Felix "Fix"[1] – bass
  • Johan "1853" Gabrielson[3] – additional vocals, speech, lyrics
  • Rickard "LR" Öström[4] - additional vocals, speech, lyrics
  • Kral[1] - drums

Former members

  • "S." – live drums (2007–2009)
  • "Non" - drums (2009)
  • Jonas "B" Bergqvist – vocals, guitars, bass, piano, speech, lyrics (2005–2011)


Studio albums



  • Promo (2005)


External links

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