The Scandicrust institution known as Fredag Den 13:e was formed in Gothenburg/Sweden back in 2006. The five guys had met through local punk shows and decided to combine the raw power of Swedish punk acts like Anti Cimex and Mob47 with the rock ‘n roll feel of Poison Idea and Motörhead. After the first 7” was released in 2007 the band have to this day released four full length albums – ’Under Iskalla Fanor’ (2010), ’Tjugohundratretton’ (2013) and ’Domedagar’ (2015) and ’Dystopisk Utsikt’ (2018).
Their new album Mänskliga Gränstillstånd (translated Human Limit States) contains 12 fierce tracks in the same style as their previous albums – the mix of riffs hailing from the last 30 years of rock music. In the opening track “En Sömn Utan Slut” (A Sleep Without End) you will hear fragments of the Gothenburg death sound made famous by At The Gates, followed by raging d-beat in ’Våldsmonopol′ (Monopoly Of Violence). The rock ‘n roll-feel of Poison Idea hits the listener in “Dödens Aveny” (Death’s Avenue) and the HC-breakdowns are lined up in “Förlorade År” (Lost Years). You will also hear fragments of Scandinavian black metal in riffs like “Du Lever En Lögn” (You’re Living A Lie) and ”Tyst Vår” (Silent Spring). Lead singer G explains the idea behind the lyrics on the album: “On our last album, Dystopisk Utsikt, most of the lyrics involved the disgust towards religion, fascism and oppression that rose all over the world during the last decade. When entering 2020 the world was hit by a plague that put humanity in a state of lockdown and that became the foundation for the lyrics on the new album. The title Mänskliga Gränstillstånd has its origin in the way we look at psychological isolation and the concept of madness – what is normal and what is not?”
Mänskliga Gränstillstånd was mastered by Brad Boatright (From Ashes Rise) in his studio Audiosiege in Portland. The release is a co-op between Phobia Records (Czech Republic), De:Nihil (Sweden), Halvfabrikat (Sweden), Deviance (France) and Every Day Hate (Poland). The record will be released world wide August 18 2023 on 250 limited marble gatefold-LP, 750 black gatefold-LP.