Beseech - Biography


The present...SUNLESS DAYS (2005)
After a busy 2004 summer festival season with just one guitarist, Beseech recruited Manne Engström (Fatal Embrace, Sundown, Cemetery) to make their overall sound more solid. With fresh blood in the band, Beseech began writing new material and quickly the tracks took shape becoming more mature and complex than ever before. Following a 6-month recording period, "Sunless Days" finally saw the light of day.

To compliment "Sunless Days" (Release Date: 05 Sept 2005), a completely animated video was shot for the track "Innerlane". This song perfectly depicts the experimental and innovative crossover sound and music Beseech brings to the scene. Lyrically, the song dwells into the fascination of the human mind and looks toward the future...

From the beginning... (1992)
The history of Beseech begins in 1992, in the band´s hometown of Borås (near Gothenburg), Sweden when a couple of guys talked about forming a band. Later that year the first demo was recorded and soon thereafter the band became deeply involved in the underground scene, participating in various compilation CD´s.

From a bleeding heart (1995-1998)
Beseech signed their first record deal in 1995 with We Bite/Corrosion Records, recording their first album "...from a bleeding heart" for the label. The music was atmospheric doom/death metal and made use of such classical instruments as the cello, violin and piano, as well as intermittent male and female vocals. Unfortunately, the label suffered a major economic setback and could not release the album. Not until 1998, after Beseech was released from its contract with We Bite/Corrosion Records and secured a deal with Metalblade, did "from a bleeding heart" see the light of day.

Black Emotions & The tour (2000-2001)
In 1999, Beseech signed a worldwide deal with Pavement Music and began work on their 2nd release "Black emotions". The music took a different direction than the doom/death-oriented sound found on the first album. It experimented with a more gothic style and cleaner vocals, but the atmosphere and spirit of Beseech was not lost to this new development. Lotta Höglin (female singer) joined Beseech at the same time contributing her strong and beautiful voice. "Black Emotions" was released in mid 2000 and the response was tremendous - receiving outstanding reviews and much airtime. Beseech promoted the album by joining forces with Theatre of Tragedy and Lacuna Coil during their 2001 European tour. Shortly after the tour, Jorgen Sjöberg (vocals) left the band and Beseech braced for a new era.

Due to the unstable economic outlook of Pavement Music, Beseech parted ways with the label in 2001. By then, the latest addition to the Beseech line-up, Erik Molarin (vocals), was in place. His majestic voice complimented Lotta Höglin´ s (female singer) vocal lines perfectly.

Movie soundtrack (2002)
In 2002, a Canadian film company, Brimstone Productions, approached Beseech to feature three songs from the "Black Emotions" album (Manmade Dreams, Neon Ocean and Lunar Eclipse) on the soundtrack (with bands such as Entombed) to the B horror movie "Alien Agenda 5 - Alien Conspiracy" . The movie was released in 2002.

Souls highway (2002)
The search for a new label began directly after the recording of a new demo tape. Beseech finally signed a worldwide deal with Napalm Records. Work on "Souls Highway" began in 2001 and the album was released in mid 2002. The album received euphoric raves by critics and fans worldwide. By the end of 2002 a music video for the track "Between the lines" was released via the Internet and downloaded by thousands all over the world.

Drama (2004)
"Drama" reflects life, human thoughts and the darker side of mind. This fourth release in many ways was a natural follow-up to "Souls Highway" , but when Klas Bohlin left the band after ten years, a new creative process developed and the new approach affected the music on "Drama" - the compositions became more experimental, groovier, presented a heavier sound, and both music and lyrics reflected more attitude than ever before..

On 19 October 2006, Beseech have posted the following message concerning their break up:
"All of us in the band have come to the sad conclusion to put Beseech to rest for good. The decision has not been easy because this has been a really big part of our personal lives for many years. We have met so many great people through the music and really loved what we have done. We are proud of the work that we have achieved.

However we cannot hide from the fact that we have grown apart from each other as persons and we have different views of how we want Beseech to work as a band. This has taken away all the inspiration to continue and we see this as the only solution in the end. This way we can all part as friends and wish each other good luck with new endeavors that will follow.

We would like to thank all of our fans, fan clubs and other people that has helped and supported Beseech in their own way. Without you, we would never have lasted this long.

We feel that our fans and everybody else that has supported us deserve to get a last chance to see Beseech live and meet up with us in person. Therefore we´re planning to make one or a few farewell gigs in a near future for you all!

So stay tuned for further information!

Best regards from
Lotta, Erik, Robert, Manne, Jonas, Mikael and Daniel
of Beseech"