The end might be near for gothic metallers Tiamat. The veteran band will lose its frontman since Johan "Hellslaughter" Edlund announced that he is leaving the group. He posted a message on the band's Facebook page explaining that his health no longer allows him to continue and if the band wants to move on without him, it's their decision. Johan will still perform on the summer festivals and then it's over, at least for him.

This means The Scarred People might be the band's swansong.

Johan posted the following message: "I have decided to leave Tiamat. My health etc... Doesn't work any longer. I say leave because I don't claim anything Tiamat. If the other guys wanna continue, fine. Go ahead. Get a great good looking vocalist, sign to Century Media & just do it. But I'm out & not even interested apart from wishing all the best for the band. All contracts & such will be handed out to Anders, Lars & Roger, if they're into it. I want nothing from this, I was spoiled too much of being an adult. Give someone a better chance. I will do the four festivals we have booked for the summer. Face it, there are other bands, plus even Tiamat might get better! Love my brothers & thank YOU for your support! KISSES!"

[Thanks to Daniell for the tip!]

Band profile: Tiamat
Posted: 09.04.2014 by BloodTears


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Bad English - 09.04.2014 at 13:10  
He is Tiamat Tiamat is his voice, band has no futire whit out him
SceneryOfLoss - 09.04.2014 at 14:38  
Sad. I love his voice and I'm pretty sure they won't go on without him.
Ivor - 09.04.2014 at 14:42  
Hate to agree but Tiamat without Johan is unlikely to be Tiamat. While he wasn't the only writer, his voice is the fundamental defining characteristic of the band. This is sad news indeed.

Warman - 09.04.2014 at 15:04  
What the fuck? That was a shocker. Too bad and I agree with the previous posts: I don't think it will be Tiamat without him. And also sad that "The Scarred People" then would be their swansong, since I didn't like it.
AlbusNox - 09.04.2014 at 18:22  
I'm shocked... too bad... they were a great band.
Fearmeister - 09.04.2014 at 18:59  
cossaisVendeurs - 09.04.2014 at 22:14  
The new Bloodbath singer shares the same birth year as Edlund and is now leaving Tiamat.

Wukk - 09.04.2014 at 23:13  
Written by cossaisVendeurs on 09.04.2014 at 22:14

The new Bloodbath singer shares the same birth year as Edlund and is now leaving Tiamat.


Coincidence, which won't lead to the conclusion you're implying methinks. If he's leaving due to health reasons and doesn't want to front a band anymore (his own brainchild, at that), then he won't be fronting Bloodbath any time soon.

Watch me be proven wrong in a couple of months.
cossaisVendeurs - 09.04.2014 at 23:26  
Never saw the health reasons bit, haha. I'll put my deerhunter hat and magnifying glass away now
kingeryck - 11.04.2014 at 03:38  
NocturnalStalker - 11.04.2014 at 11:23  
So this means the end of Tiamat... It's sad, but there is no way the band can move on without him.
Warman - 15.04.2014 at 15:18  
Tiamat just posted "Ha ha.. Not so sure anymore. Bring up the wages." on their Facebook page.
Paw!! - 28.04.2014 at 12:54  
Metalmeet - 28.04.2014 at 22:50  
He is back. atleast it looks so seeing the latest post on their official fb page.

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