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Sundown Biography

Last updated: 01/15/2003 01:47:34 AM

As the first aspect of Cemetary went to its grave, Sundown rose from the ashes, when Mathias Lodmalm teamed up with bass-player Johnny Hagel . Hagel had played in Tiamat , another well known Swedish band. Together with drummer Christian Silver , another member of Cemetary, they started to create what was going to be Design 19 , their debut album. The 19 tour followed the album, and Andreas Johansson was recruited to play the guitar. The second release from Sundown (not counting the digi-pack version of Design 19) was Glimmer . Before this album had reached the market in 1999, some major changes had been made within the band. Most evident was the departure of Hagel, who left to later form Lithium . Andreas Karlsson took the role of playing the bass, and Herman Engström replaced Andreas Johansson on guitar. Glimmer was produced, mixed and engineered by Lodmalm and Silver, and all music and lyrics was written by Lodmalm. Not long after the release of Glimmer, the band felt that Century Media was probably not the best label to promote the music they produced. The musical direction was moving further away from metal, which is the trade mark for the label. The decision to disband Sundown was made and Lodmalm reformed Cemetary under the name of Cemetary 1213 together with Christian Silver and Herman Engström.