Former In Flames members Jesper Strömblad and Peter Iwers have joined forces with Jake E (ex-Amaranthe) and Alex Landenburg (Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody) in a new band called CyHra. The band are expected to release their debut album this fall.
Jake E. told Bravewords the following:
“I formed CyHra with a guitar hero of mine, Jesper Strömblad of In Flames. Me and Jesper have been friends for many years. We’re from the same city and I used to do pyrotechnics for In Flames way back in the day, so we became friends when we were on tour.”
“At the end of 2015, beginning of 2016 we met at a bar and I told Jesper I was thinking about doing a solo album. He told me that he had also wanted to do a solo album and asked if I would sing on it. I suggested he play guitar on my solo album, and that’s when Jesper had the idea that we should do something together.”
He also added the following about the band’s sound:
“You can hear that CyHra is metal but over the eight years that I was with Amaranthe, I became really inspired by bands like Bring Me The Horizon, 30 Seconds To Mars, Sixx:A.M. and bands like that. There are heavy guitars, heavy drums, heavy bass, but you also have a bit more of this melancholic feeling in some of the CyHra songs. That’s why I said the music sounds a bit more modern. As you get older you evolve as a songwriter and CyHra is the result of that.”