• Performed international headline tours in 2014-2017
• Shared the stage with major bands such as Pretty Maids, The Unguided, Sister Sin and Lillasyster
• Performed at several festivals, such as Wacken Open Air and Gefle Metal Festival
• The album 'Human Plague' has received consistent high scores with an average of 8.3 out of 10
• The song 'Art of Science' was selected for a pressed compilation with Iced Earth and Funeral For A Friend
• 'Virus' and 'Art of Science' has been aired on national and international television
• Four audio releases and five video releases
CHUGGER released their debut album 'Scars' in the winter of 2013, featuring songs 'Art of Science' and a rerecording of the first demo 'Bleed', among others. Following the release, the band voyaged across Europe to promote the album with their 'Scars Over Europe Tour' in 2014. The tour was widely successful and CHUGGER received excellent reviews on their live performances, especially for the energy they displayed on stage.
After an intensive period in the studio, CHUGGER returned with their new album 'Human Plague' (Rambo Music/GAIN Music Entertainment/Sony Music) in 2015. Sweden Rock Magazine wrote "This is an album full of power and energy" and "brilliant guitar play". Close-Up Magazine felt the album "sets the emotional bar to 'right in the face'!'" and compared the band to the American equivalent Lamb of God. CHUGGER followed the album release with a European tour called 'Spreading The Disease Tour', which took them across most of Europe, including Spain, Italy and England.
In early 2017, CHUGGER released 'Grinder' and the response has been nothing short of spectacular. The song was produced by Robert Kukla of Studio Haga, mixed and mastered by Christian Svedin. 'Grinder' was simultaneously released as a video brought to life by René U. Valdes and Greenworks Television, together with a great crew of talented makeup and gore artists. The video paid homage to classic horror movies like Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Hills Have Eyes.
Fast forward to 2018, the death machine hit the stages again following the release of their new single 'Through Suffering Reborn', once again produced by Robert Kukla and mixed/mastered by Fredrik Nordström in legendary Studio Fredman. Some of the concert highlights over the year include Gefle Metal Festival and Wacken Open Air, where CHUGGER unleashed their groove death metal in front of roughly eight thousand screaming metalheads.
In 2019, the unholy trinity worked together once more to produce CHUGGER's sophomore full length album. The dystopian themed 'Of Man And Machine' is served on a thick bed of guitars, and builds upon a rhythm foundation that takes absolutely no prisoners. The album is scheduled for a spring 2020 release under WormHoleDeath.
-- Press --
“Sets the emotional bar to ‘right in the face’!” – Close-Up Magazine
“Powerful drums and brilliant guitar play! ” – Sweden Rock Magazine
“Pays tribute to the visionaries of the genres while still sounding fresh!” – Crank It Up
“Adds many interesting elements from American Southern Rock and Metal” – The Headbanging Moose
“They bring a fresh permutation to the table!” – Echoes And Dust
-- Discography --
2020 - Of Man And Machine
2018 - Through Suffering Reborn (single)
2017 - Grinder (single)
2015 - Human Plague
2013 - Scars (EP)
-- Members --
David Dahl - Vocals
Robert Bjärmyr - Lead guitars
Robin Lagerborg - Rhythm guitars
Eric Skjuttorp - Drums
Lars Skjuttorp - Bass and backup vocals
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