Biography 2024

Svarta Sanningar (Black Truths) is a Swedish occult rock and gothic metal band. Their music has also been described as a heavier and darker version of Depeche Mode, with connections to the bands Ghost and Opeth.

The band’s journey began in 2017 with two old friends, lukewarm beer and a dinner at a Chinese joint in Gothenburg. Klas Bohlin (vocals), the founder of the gothic metal band Beseech, and Jonas Persson (guitar) were talking about music and vinyl records, but were also a bit excited in founding a new band. Svarta Sanningar was formed shortly after in the city of Borås, when Mattias Lejon (bass) and Håkan Carlsson (drums / Beseech), became a part of the dark musical vision.

Svarta Sanningar has built an entire concept around a fictional backstory, which includes an occult order society with the same name as the band. According to rumors, the order was located at the Swedish island Fjärrö during the 70s, but no one seems to know for sure. The overall experience can be summed up as a horror movie on VHS and an H.P Lovecraft drama on steroids.
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Svarta Sanningar

In November 2018, the first EP “Kapitel 1” was released. Despite lyrics in Swedish, Svarta Sanningar caught most attention outside Sweden, but also in highly respected media such as Inferno (Fin), Legacy Mag (Ger), RockHard (Ger), Made in Metal (Esp), Cryptic Rock (USA) and S.O.S Heavy Metal Radio (Prt).

On May 7, 2021, the single and video for the song “Kemisk Reinkarnation” was released. The music video was filmed in a traditional theater environment on a large stage with massive lighting. The video also might give you an hint of how it might be to watch the band live.

On May 21, 2021, Svarta Sanningar’s second EP “Kapitel 2” was released.  Everything from artwork to image, and backstory were honed to perfection. Prior the release, Republic 66 (Swe) and Grand Sounds PR (Eur) were also involved in the promotion work.

In 2022, Svarta Sanningar released two singles. First up was “Ritual Deluxe”, a standalone story about a ritual research experiment that took place on Fjärrö during the 70s. After that, they also recorded an acoustic and low-key version of the song “Pentagrammet” from the EP “Kapitel 1”.

2023 was spent mostly in Svarta Sanningar’s headquarters, where the focus was jamming and writing new material.

The future is anything but bright

2024. Right now, Svarta Sanningar is looking at the possibilities of playing live, but also keeping the dark force busy completing the recording of new material. Of course, the portal to the darkness is always open, for those who want to start collaborations or book gigs. Basically, Svarta Sanningar is a band that does most D.I.Y – by music lovers for music lovers.

E-mail: svartasanningar [at] gmail [dot] com or via Messenger.