This week we are joined by Mikael Stanne, vocalist, lyricist and founding member of the Swedish melodic death metal band Dark Tranquillity. We discuss COVID 19: Sweden’s response and unique disposition towards herd immunity as well as its impact on the craft beer scene in Gothenburg. We also touch on the bands “Haven” album, which turned twenty this year, the origins of melodic death metal, highlights of the bands career, and the upcoming album titled “Moment”. This wide ranging conversation will peak the interest of fans of all sides of the beer and metal venn diagram.
Mikael created this weeks accompanying Spotify playlist. As the conversation evinces, he voraciously listens to new and upcoming artists. Heavy Hops Playlist 009 is full of music from Low Rider, Elder, Swan Valley Heights, Dool, Lykantropi and more. Listen to it HERE.