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Jesper Strömblad (ex-In Flames), steps away from Cyhra for the remainder of the year

Posted by on December 3, 2018

Jesper Strömblad (ex-In Flames) has announced family issues have caused him to step away from the activities of his current project with Cyhra. Jesper revealed Marcus Sunesson from Engel will fill-in for him during the group’s upcoming shows.

Read Jesper’s statement below:

“Due to personal reasons concerning my family, I must step aside from Cyhra’s current activities for the rest of the year.

I need to focus on some personal matters, and my family’s health. And therefore, I will not be able to give the band the 100% commitment that is needed. I’d appreciate a respect of my privacy during this special time.

I am happy that our friend & great guitarist Marcus Sunesson from Engel can fill-in for me for the upcoming Cyhra shows. Please welcome him in with open arms and give him the love & respect you all have given to me.

Next year I’ll be back with recharged heart and soul, and I can’t wait to get back on the road to perform the songs from our new album that I am extremely proud of! I’ll be back.”

The group added:

“We are definitely going to miss our good friend Jesper while he takes some time away from the band. However, we know that he will return very soon, ready to unleash his killer riffs and melodies, and most-likely more tattoo’d than ever!

Marcus has already done a few shows with us, and he has done an amazing job. We feel that he is already very much part of the Cyhra family.

We have two shows left for this year (in Sweden; Eskilstuna on Nov 30th and Stockholm on Dec 1st) and those are going to be awesome as always. 2019 will be a big year for us as our second album will be released, and we are planning to (FINALLY!) tour all over the world.

Please come and have a good time & hang out with us. See you all on the road very soon!”

Best of luck to Jesper, his family, and to Cyhra as they all navigate this difficult time.

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Interview: CyHra talk about the making of a supergroup

Posted by on September 22, 2017

CyHra, the new project featuring vocalist Jake E (ex Amaranthe) and former In Flames members Jesper Strömblad (guitar) and Peter Iwers (bass) alongside drummer Alex Landenburg (Rhapsody) will release their debut album Letters to Myself on October 20th via Spinefarm Records. We already enjoyed the new song, “Karma,” and recently had the opportunity to speak […]

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Former In Flames member joins forces with current In Flames member

Posted by on October 25, 2016

If there’s one thing In Flames is known for, a stable lineup isn’t that thing. In fact, the band doesn’t have any original members from their first demo in 1993.  With the near-constant departure of members, that’s led to some incarnations of the band that are more commercial than others. When Jesper Stromblad quit the […]

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Album Anniversary: HammerFall’s debut album turns 19

Posted by on June 27, 2016

Sweden is known for their extreme metal, particularly their death metal from the early 90’s, but they also have calmer styles, like power and heavy metal. A good example of that is HammerFall, whose debut album Glory To The Brave is turning 19 years old today. HammerFall started as an idea from guitarist Oscar Dronjak after departing […]

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Jesper Stromblad says alcohol a ‘small part’ of why he left In Flames

Posted by on October 1, 2014

In 2010, founding guitarist Jesper Strömblad left In Flames. The band suggested that alcohol was the reason behind his departure, stating that they were behind him 100% on his way to recovery. The fact that he’d checked into rehab while he was in the band and missed some shows probably played into it, but in a […]

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New & Noteworthy, September 9th – The Puzzle

Posted by on September 9, 2014

In a short release week such as this, metal fans are faced with the conundrum of supporting the releases that come out or waiting for what’s to come. This week, that struggle is more real than ever, as fans of one of Sweden’s longest-running groups have to take a leap of faith on this week’s […]

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