Heavily melodic

Title: From Shadow To Ghost
Base: Enköping • Sweden
Style: Melodic Heavy Rock
Genre: Hard Rock, Heavy Rock, Melodic Metal
FFO: Eclipse, Audrey Horne, Foo Fighters, Audioslave
Type: Full-length
Format: Vinyl
Label: Doc Gator Records
Release: Dec. 15, 2023

🔘 Fifth album of the honest Swedish heavies
🔘 Pithy, punctual and top catchy songwriting
🔘 Varied and timeless compositions

MOTHER MISERY is a Swedish band that plays a special, individual mix of edgy Hard'n'heavy Rock and Melodic Metal. They also give their music a certain Nordic charm - as only they can. The musicians have thus created their very own genre: SUPERSONIC ROCK!

Founded in 1998, MOTHER MISERY released their debut album "Grandiosity" in 2004 and its successor "All Eyes On You" three years later on the well-known underground label Daredevil Records.

After another three years, "Standing Alone" was released as the third and finally "Megalodon" in 2018 as the fourth long-player. In addition to the studio albums, two EPs were also released: "For The Crows" (2006) and "Deadication" in 2018.

[ Pic: Mathias Hellqvist ]

Even back then, the stylish quartet was praised by fans and the trade press for its distinctive dynamics in terms of melody and vocals. Their latest release "Megalodon" is bursting with catchy choruses, rousing hooklines and a unique blend of heaviness and lightness that can make your head and hips move in equal measure.

The all-round fit Swedish foursome from Enköping also have a lot to show live, having already shared the stages of this world with well-established genre institutions such as Entombed, Queensrÿche, Lynch Mob, Sepultura, Life Of Agony, Deathstars, The Quireboys and Evergrey, and have received good reviews from the fans in attendance across the board.

This consistent band can also boast festival experience, having performed at the Dutch Zwarte Cross Festival, for example, which was attended by more than 150,000 people.

On December 15th, album number five, "From Shadow To Ghost", will be released via Doc Gator Records, this time exclusively on vinyl, which will be available in three different colors and in the best proven Doc Gator quality.

[ Artwork: Rob Hakemo + JB Studio & Media ]

MOTHER MISERY say about their new output:
"'From Shadow To Ghost' is not only our fifth studio album, but also our most progressive work to date. We continue to serve up our strong melodies, the usual heavy riffs, a bombastic bass and our powerful drums. All this combined with a fat, wide and tight mix and master makes 'From Shadow To Ghost' a release that every heavy and hard rocker should have on their radar."

About the thematic focus, singer and guitarist John Hermansen informs as follows:
"Well, I've never thought of or tried to make a 'theme album' before, but when I look at the lyrics of 'From Shadow To Ghost', I see a pattern and a little red line running through all the songs that I didn't even recognize at first. Basically, it's about how we treat each other, how we shape the world and what we leave our children."

After Black, Thrash and Power Metal, Doc Gator Records have now added MOTHER MISERY, a Swedish earworm factory to their label catalog that will delight all fans of gritty Hard Rock, hard grooves, energetic and earthy vocals and catchy melodies with their very special "Supersonic Rock".

The label is deeply convinced that the holidays have never had such a classy soundtrack as 2023 with the Swedish Supersonic Rockers of MOTHER MISERY and the ten enormously varied song thrillers that they benevolently put under the hungry Christmas tree with "From Shadow To Ghost"!

Alright, get ready to (Supersonic) Rock around the Christmas Tree!

[ Official Video by JB Studio & Media ]



01. No Halo 04:23
02. The Phoenix 03:55
03. What Can I Say 04:30
04. Next Generation 04:30
05. Don't Be The Broken 04:12
06. We Live, We Die 04:51
07. Reveal Them 04:04
08. Saint Sinner 03:47
09. Someone Else 04:44
10. Into The Unknown 06:21

total 45:17

John Hermansen • Vocals, Guitar
Emil Ström • Guitar, Lead-Guitar
Stiff Hell • Bass
Jimmy Lindbergh • Drums, Percussions

2004 • Grandiosity • Full-length
2006 • For The Crows • EP
2007 • All Eyes On You • Full-length
2010 • Standing Alone • Full-length
2015 • Deadication • EP
2018 • Megalodon • Full-length
2023 • From Shadow To Ghost • Full-length

MOTHER MISERY are available for interviews via phone, Skype, Zoom & email