DE ARMA have released "Illusions of Love" as the first single taken from their forthcoming album "Strayed in Shadows", which is slated for release on June 25, 2021. The Swedish goth rockers also reveal cover art, tracklist, and further details of their sophomore full-length.
Melancholy is a delicate matter. This haunting emotion can in one moment sting unbearably painful yet at other times even deliver a bittersweet pleasure to the afflicted. Yet there can be no doubt that this feeling permeates all of the songs on DE ARMA's sophomore full-length "Strayed in Shadows" in one way or the other. And while the Swedes shift musically in and out and between melancholic metal, gothic rock, shoegaze, and even post-punk, melancholy remains the duo's anchor point.
De Arma is a Swedish Gothic rock band from Sweden. Initiated in 2009 by Andreas Pettersson (Guitar, Bass) the project quickly became a duo with Johan Marklund (Drums). The band debuted with the 2011 EP "Towards the Shores of the End” (Nordvis) as a split together with the UK band Fen. Later that year the band wrote the debut album "Lost, Alien & Forlorn” (Trollmusic) which was recorded in the turn of the year 2011/2012. Frank Allain, of Fen fame joined as vocalist in 2012 and the band signed a two piece album deal with the German label Trollmusic. 2013 saw the release of the bands debut album "Lost, Alien & Forlorn.” A second album was also written and composed during 2013 but various other obligations prevented its completion.
Now, in 2021, 8 years on, De Arma will finally unveil their second album "Strayed in Shadows."
De Arma's music is vibrant yet melancholic carrying musical influences from a wide spectrum, from Gothic Metal to Synthwave and further on to Pop music.