LIK Sweden

LIK - Revel in gore


If you love that classic buzz-saw Swedish guitar sound, you already know this band quite well. With just two full-length albums out called „Mass Funeral Evocation“ and „Carnage“, this four-piece gang took the scene by storm bringing memories of 1990’s when Dismember and Entombed just about introduced Swedish DM to the world. The band LIK, which means „corpse“ in Swedish, has active members from Bloodbath, Katatonia or ex members of Grave, Repugnant or many others.

Great, intensive and blasting songs full of fresh Swedish DM have become the peak of what today’s Swedish Death Metal scene can offer. No wonder Matti Karki of Dismember joined them for recording of their recent track Revel in Gore for the „Sthlm Death Metal“ EP. Only Death is Left Alive – LIK!!!


In the dirt where fallen idols lay to rest, the maggots and seeds in 2014 spawned a new creation. This took the ugly form of Lik, which fittingly means corpse in Swedish. An un-dead creation which offers a plate of savory old school death metal. Walking the earth for three cold winters, and with the first offer named Mass Funeral Evocation in October 2015, it'll have a sister released in early May 2018. Through iconic Metal Blade Records, Carnage will reach even further in the quest to spread the beauty of imperfection.

Responsible to capture this on tape was once again Lawrence Mackrory (Darkane, F.K.Ü). This time things where stepped up a notch as the recording took place in the famous Dugout studios in Uppsala where Daniel Bergstrand also added some spice to the infernal stew. In the land where the craft is polished to resemble something else than brute reality, Lik has no passage as this entity is devoted to make a permanent mark in those who lay down their souls to rock'n'roll. That's why the recipe will always, and has always been, to record as much live as possible. Keeping editing to a minimum offers a "what your hear is what you get" experience.

That's why it feels like you're on the spot at a live gig, rather than a calm studio environment when you spin the disc. The new offering from the Stockholm group delivers more of what you got on the debut. It's an effort where you can expect everything from slow and bone crushing songs to fast and furious riffs. The lyrics are once again about everything between heaven and hell, both in reality and in fiction. It portrays the deepest corners of humanity and it also flirts with old school horror.

With a gained traction as a live band, Lik has played major European festivals like Finlands Tuska Open Air, MetalDays in Slovenia and Gefle Metal Festival in their home country of Sweden. The entity has also done numerous shows with bands like Overtorture and Swallow The Sun. With 2017 being the most hectic year in the band's history live, the goal is to play even more in 2018, spreading the tunes to a larger audience.


Release date Release name Media
2019 Sthlm Death Metal EP
2018 Carnage
2017 Only Death Is Left Alive / The Reaping Split
2015 Mass Funeral Evocation


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