Nothing (2022 Reissue)
A period of flux followed. Kidman put down the guitar to focus solely on his vocals, and Haake’s school chum Mårten Hagström joined. The band followed up Contradictions Collapse with two EPs (None and the now out-of-print Selfcaged), and the brilliant and critically acclaimed Destroy, Erase, Improve as well as the EP True Human Design. shortly thereafter. The next full length milestone by the band was the monumental 1998 release Chaosphere, which opened the door to extensive touring alongside big names and numerous prestigious festival appearances around the globe.
Although already planning to disappear into seclusion to work an the next studio record, the band landed a spot on possibly the most coveted tour every year - Ozzfest - while juggling dates with System of a Down, P.O.D., Down and Mushroomhead on the off days. The band spent the months leading up the festival spending every waking moment working on nothing… literally. The most intense six weeks of the band’s professional and personal lives then spent recording in Dug-Out Studios with Daniel Bergstrand (Stuck Mojo, In Flames), Area 51 and Fear and Loathing Studios resulted in the masterpiece henceforth knows as Nothing. After the mathematical precision presented on Chaosphere, the band offered up a more straightforward approach and created the heaviest album of their career.
Fast-forward to Present time, the year of 2022 now sees the re-release of this masterpiece in stunning new vinyl colours, (limited worldwide to 500 of each color) to complete every collector’s dream.
Released: November 2022
Label: Atomic Fire