Graveyard are Reuniting!
Welp, that didn’t last long: after announcing that “the Graveyard is officially closed” in September of last year, a video that went live on the Swedish stoner/psych rockers’ Facebook page a few moments ago proclaims that “the Graveyard is officially re-opened for business.” Can’t any bands stay broken up these days???
Graveyard’s original break-up statement cited “differences within the band” as the reason for their demise, a claim they’ve elaborated upon in their reunion statement. It seems ex-drummer Axel Sjöberg was creating friction within the band, although the remaining members took the high road and left it at that. Here’s the statement:
“A new day rising,
“Living isn’t always easy and playing in a band doesn’t tend to make the noble art of living well any easier. Things weren’t working and in the end a change in the line-up was the only option for our return. Graveyard’s journey will continue with a yet to be named new future drummer and the reasons behind this change of scenery are something that we don’t want, wish or will comment on. We’re gonna leave it be with Axel’s own words: “Word on the street is that there is a job opening in the drummer’s section.” We wish Axel all the best and you can follow his next move with his already set to fly new outfit BIG KIZZ.
“We’d also like to apologize to each and every one of you out there for putting you through these uncertain Graveyard times. With that said we’re beyond glad to announce that as of today the Graveyard is officially re-opened for business. Albums will be recorded, shows will be played and all of this hopefully for a long, long time to come.
“Let’s shine on!
Reading between the lines here — “playing in a band doesn’t tend to make the noble art of living well any easier” — perhaps Sjöberg decided the touring lifestyle simply wasn’t for him.
In any case, we’re glad Joakim Nilsson and co. will be getting back to jamming soon (or they already are). We’ll keep you posted on any new music.