Cyhra (Ex-In Flames/Amaranthe, Etc.) Premiere “Dreams Gone Wrong” Video

Cyhra (ex-In Flames/Amaranthe, etc.) have premiered a new video for their song “Dreams Gone Wrong.” This track is from the band’s latest album “No Halos In Hell.”

Jake E commented:

“Sometimes it’s interesting to see what happens when you let the unexpected happen.

‘Dreams Gone Wrong’ was the last song we wrote for our new album ‘No Halos In Hell’. We actually wrote it in the studio at the very last moment — when the album was more or less already done.

Even though I was really pleased with what we had already recorded, I felt like we needed one more song to really make the album as strong as we all knew it could be. I ran into studio B and came up with the basic song structure. However… Alex was on his way to jump on a European tour with Kamelot, and had just started packing up his drums. So Euge and Jesper quickly teamed up and we got Alex back on the drum kit. Thankfully, Jacob coordinated everything! A couple of hours later… and the song was written recorded and produced!

The song sticks out lyric-wise as we were short on time, so I was inspired by a documentary I had just seen some months earlier about sleep paralysis.

Sometimes the best songs are the easiest to write.

Once again, we had the opportunity to work with one of my best friends and the one and only Mr. Patric Ullaeus for the video!

Please enjoy ‘Dreams Gone Wrong’.”

Cyhra’s Jake E Discusses Guitarist Jesper Strömblad’s Absence From The Band

Cyhra guitarist Jesper Strömblad (ex-In Flames) has been missing the band’s recent touring and vocalist Jake E (ex-Amaranthe) has now explained why. As it turns out, Strömblad has been battling mental health issues such as social stress and depression.

Jake told Metal Covenant the following when asked if he worries about the possibility of Strömblad leaving the group:

“Not [in] the least. I won’t talk shit about other bands whatsoever, because I don’t know about their background story. But the way I see it is that Jesper hasn’t gotten enough support for his problems. In our band, he has 2000 percent support, and he has done everything he can.”

He continued:

“He toured with us for a year and he really felt like shit, because he suffers from social stress, for instance. He suffers from depression. He has problems with open spaces and crowded places. He has a hard time with traveling and not feeling that it’s home. He has made one hell of a journey and has become free from all those drugs and alcohol and stuff. I don’t think anyone can comprehend how bad he feels and how bad he’s been feeling. Obviously, it’s been up and down. But I would never put pressure on another person, like, ‘You’re gonna do this now, okay!’ What we have said that this is our band and he does his part. He writes songs, he’s playing with us, he’s doing videos — I mean, to the extent that he is able to do so. But to put pressure on someone will only knock it over in the end, I think. And I think a big reason for him leaving bands is that he has put too much pressure on himself, started drinking again, made the band angry since he has screwed things up because he has tried to suppress his anxiety with alcohol or other substances, which makes gigs go straight to hell. Now he’s in a program where he’s fighting to get rid of these problems.”

He also added:

“He has our full support. I’m not worried at all. If that day comes, he will come to me instead of reaching to a point in a band where somebody makes a fool of himself so that you look stupid. This band means everything to Jesper as well. He loves this band. If Jesper would say that he won’t play with us anymore, he would say, ‘Well, I’ll step aside,’ under controlled circumstances, if you know what I mean. Which, of course, I hope will never happen.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Guitarist Jesper Strömblad To Continue Missing Cyhra Shows

Cyhra (ex-Amaranthe, etc.) have announced that guitarist Jesper Strömblad (ex-In Flames) will be missing their upcoming touring once again. During his absence, Marcus Sunesson (Engel) will continue to fill in.

The band commented:

“Hello friends!

Now that we’re starting a new album + touring cycle for our brand new album ‘No Halos In Hell’ (which comes out on Nov. 15, on Nuclear Blast) – we thought that it would be a good idea to give you all a quick update on what’s happening with the live band for our upcoming shows.

As many of you already know, Jesper is taking some time away from touring, and our good friend Marcus Sunesson has been joining us on guitar. Some of you have seen Marcus perform with us, and you already know what an absolutely incredible player, and performer he is.

We don’t want anyone to feel caught off guard about not seeing Jesper at the shows. Please know that he is still a member of Cyhra, and is with us in spirit at every show.

We look forward to seeing you all out there on the road very soon!”

Cyhra (Ex-In Flames/Amaranthe, Etc.) Premiere “Battle From Within” Lyric Video

Cyhra (ex-In Flames/Amaranthe, etc.) have premiered a lyric video for their new song “Battle From Within.” This track is from the band’s new album “No Halos In Hell,” which will be released on November 15.

Jake E commented:

“For over 10 years, I pushed my feelings aside. I thought I was strong… but in reality, I just kept digging that hole deeper and deeper. One day during the writing process of ‘No Halos In Hell’ I was sitting by the piano and while I was singing some gibberish to make up a vocal line for one of the songs, I felt something. And when I went back to listen to what I had just recorded, I realized that this was more than just gibberish to me. I guess it was my own mind that started to process things.

My brother, Fredrik, was taken away from me and my family way too early. Just as so many other human beings who decide every year to leave this earth on their own initiative. When we discussed the video, I really didn’t ‘just’ wanna do another normal lyric video. My fiancée came up with the brilliant idea to involve the fans. We contacted our fanbase through our social media platforms, and the response was truly beyond overwhelming. We got more participants that we could fit in! The subject was close to our fans’ hearts — and I am eternally grateful for their participation!

My brother was strong, funny, and full of life and loved to work on his boat. This song is for people like my brother. I want them to hear this song before it’s too late.

We only have one life! And even if you sometimes feel as though life isn’t worth fighting for, trust me, it is! When I look at my kids, I can’t stop thinking about what a fantastic uncle he would have been, and it hurts me that he was never able to meet them. I know how much they would have loved him.

My parents lost a son. And me and my sister lost a brother. He is forever missed and loved as we keep fighting our battle from within.”

Cyhra (Ex-In Flames/Amaranthe, Etc.) Premiere “Out Of My Life” Video, Reveal Details For New Album “No Halos In Hell”

Cyhra (ex-In Flames/Amaranthe, etc.) have premiered a new video for their new song “Out Of My Life.” This track is from the band’s new album “No Halos In Hell,” which will be released on November 15.

“No Halos In Hell” Track Listing:

01. “Out Of My Life”
02. “No Halos In Hell”
03. “Battle From Within”
04. “I Am The One”
05. “Bye Bye Forever”
06. “Dreams Gone Wrong”
07. “Lost In Time”
08. “Kings Tonight”
09. “I Had Your Back”
10. “Blood Brothers”
11. “Hit Me”
12. “Man Of Eternal Rain”

Jake E. said the following about the new record:

“[It’s] one of those rare albums that defies being neatly placed in a genre box; coming out heavy and dynamic, the record is loaded with melodic vocal hooks that stay nailed to the brain for days, achieving maximum impact throughout. Fusing a relentless energy and heaviness the best way possible was Cyhra’s main focus this time out.”

Cyhra (Ex-In Flames/Amaranthe, Etc.) Sign With Nuclear Blast

Cyhra (ex-In Flames/Amaranthe, etc.) have signed a worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast Records and are tentatively planning to release a new album through the label later this year. The group commented:

“Finally we can share this awesome news with the world! We’re beyond excited to start a new chapter in CYHRA’s career and to start working with the No. 1 metal label in the world. This will be a life-changing experience”.

Cyhra & Brymir Added To Battle Beast’s European/UK Tour

Battle Beast have revealed the supporting acts for their upcoming European/UK tour. Cyhra will join the band on most dates, while Brymir will also perform on select dates.

Tour Dates:

11/15 Karlstad, SWE – Nöjesfabriken (with Brymir)
11/16 Malmö, SWE – Kulturbolaget (no Cyhra)
11/17 Kiel, GER – Orange Club (with Brymir)
11/19 Aschaffenburg, GER – Colos-Saal (with Brymir)
11/21 Braunschweig, GER – Westand (with Brymir)
11/22 Bremen, GER – Aladin Music Hall (with Brymir)
11/23 Herford, GER – X (with Brymir)
11/24 Eindhoven, NET – Dynamo
11/25 Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy 2
11/27 Dublin, IRE – Button Factory
11/28 Manchester, UK – Club Academy
11/29 Glasgow, UK – Slay
11/30 London, UK – ULU Live
12/01 Kortrijk, BEL – De Kreun
12/03 Wörgl, AUT – Komma
12/04 Ravensburg, GER – OberschwabenKlub
12/06 Geiselwind, GER – Christmas Bash
12/07 Oberhausen, GER – Ruhrpott Metal Meeting (no Cyhra)
12/08 Augsburg, GER – Kantine
12/09 Jena, GER – F-Haus
12/11 Salzburg, AUT – Rockhouse
12/12 Lausanne, SWI – Les Docks
12/13 Zurich, SWI – Dynamo
12/14 Karlsruhe, GER – Knock Out Festival (no Cyhra)