12" Black & Red vinyl
Release 16 October 2020
TOMMA INTET is a collective made up of an undefined number of members from the west coast of Sweden. From the ashes of previous projects and with a desire to develop into something more fluid and unbound, the music hovers somewhere between 60's dream pop and 80's new wave.
The name of the upcoming record is D.A.B.D.A and is based on the psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross model of the five stages of grief; denial, anger, bargain, depression and acceptance. It is a record that deals with the different stages and settles with death once and for all.
"It has been a vital and absolutely necessary record for us to do. With a previous band, we released a record called 'And then came cancer', whose title came when the singer and guitarist's childhood friend took his life. Shortly after the release, the singer found out that his father's wife had cancer. Not long afterwards, the guitarist's father also was told he had it. Both died within a year. The cancer became synonymous with the suicide, the broken heart and the loneliness - the record became too difficult to listen to after that."
In a time of pandemics and death, the existential issues have become relevant again. With grief constantly present, the music ends up in a context where darkness is contrasted by light and hope of reconciliation. It is in this time that the prophets of affliction TOMMA INTET walks into the fire.
Sisters Of The valley
Ta min hand inför din gud så ska jag dra dig ner till helvetet
Vampire queen Of The eastern cemetery
32nd Of May
Your children are gonna burn
Krossad till döds
Art by Ellen Alström
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