Sunday, February 16, 2020

Episode 118: Deranged

Here is the 118th episode of the Dreams of Consciousness podcast, featuring an interview with Johan Bergström of Deranged.

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Since the beginning of their decades-long career, Deranged had little in common with other Swedish death metal bands. Eschewing the Sunlight Studios and melodic styles that dominate the Swedish scene, Deranged shares the musical and lyrical brutality of American death metal bands like Cannibal Corpse and Suffocation.

I spoke with new vocalist Johan Bergström about how he ended up joining the band, Deranged's long history, and how their brutal death metal style separates them from the rest of their Swedish peers. We also discussed their upcoming tenth album Deeds of Ruthless Violence, and why Deranged are a metal version of a "true crime" podcast.

My thanks to Johan for speaking with me, and to you for listening.


"Killing Spree"
taken from the Rated X album

"Coven of Death"
taken from the Obscenities in B-Flat album

"Hello from the Gutters"
taken from the Struck by a Murderous Siege album

"Death Tripping"
taken from the III album

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Pre-order Deeds of Ruthless Violence (through Agonia Records Bandcamp)

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