At the Gates vocalist Tomas Lindberg is a busy guy these days. Lindberg will be touring in support of their newest album, At War with Reality, well into spring of 2015. Because of that commitment he’s had to part ways with Lock Up, the super group grindcore band that he’s been a part of for the past 12 years.
Said Lindberg, on the Lock Up Facebook page:
“I sadly had to part ways with.my good ol’ grindbuddies in Lock Up.This is all due to time/schedule/logistic issues. The new At The Gates record needs/deserves its time, and i don’t want to leave my brothers from downtown hades hanging. In a dream world i could do both, but it would be egoistic of me to hang on to it – and constantly having to say no to stuff because i wasn’t available. Luckily a mutual grind bear buddy, Mr. Kevin Sharp, was able to step in. He will be a perfect replacement. He has the heart, the passion and the voice. He has also been a friend of everybody in the band for as long as i can remember. I will miss the music, the brotherhood, the fans and the good times. But i think that this decision is for the best of the band, and that is what matters.”
Taking Lindberg’s place will be Kevin Sharp of Brutal Truth, who performed his first show with the band, “with only 10 days notice to learn 22 songs.” Lindberg appeared on two Lock Up albums; Hate Breeds Suffering in 2002, and Necropolis Transparent in 2011.