Biography 2021

Svarta Sanningar (Black Truths) is a Swedish occult post-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. The founder of the gothic metal band Beseech, Klas Bohlin (vocals) 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.
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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).

At the beginning of May 2021, the single and also the music video “Kemisk Reinkarnation” was released. The video was produced at Borås Stadsteater in a traditional theater environment on a large stage with massive lighting. This contributed to an exciting drama that gave the song an extra dimension. At the same time, a feeling of how it might be to experience Svarta Sanningar live.

On May 21, Svarta Sanningar’s second EP “Kapitel 2” was released. The overall experience can be summed up as a horror movie on VHS and an H.P Lovecraft drama on steroids. The songs are extremely well-written and professionally produced. Everything from artwork to image, and backstory were honed to perfection.

The future is anything but bright

Since the band members have years of experience from the music industry, graphic design and album releases (via record labels such as Napalm, Metalblade and Despotz) the band chose to continue on a D.I.Y basis, with a few exceptions. By music lovers – For music lovers! Prior to the release of “Kapitel 2”, important partnerships were initiated with Republic 66 (Swe) and Grand Sounds PR (Eur). Their task involved a massive promotion campaign, with the aim of creating a great interest in Svarta Sanningar.

2021 & 2022. For the future, Svarta Sanningar are looking at the possibilities of playing live, but also to keep the dark force flowing by writing on their next chapter. The portal to the darkness is always open for business, new collaborations or booking live gigs.

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