The metal band De Van formed 2009 in Stockholm, Sweden. The band quickly became renowned for their high octane live performances, and they continue to relentlessly accelerate as they perform across the land.
Eric De van, Mike Lavér, Greg Andersson, Cee, Bjarne Gudmundsson and newcomer Joan Ericsson are a motley crew of guys, representing all of Sweden: from endless and gloomy woods to urban decadence, industrial ruggedness and
These diverse backgrounds lay the foundation for their unique sound and songs. De Van´s music is a rare breed of catchy melodies, roaring guitars, Gotterdammerung drums and bass and sinister keyboard carpets. The lyrics accompany the many layers of musical nuances, and are more often than not a sarcastic commentary on the absurdity of society and the human condition.
The directness of the melodies and the all-encompassing vocals make this complex mix of words and music accessible to more than just “metal fans”. Or as music magazine Hardrock Haven put it: “” It’s rare to find a band who can so effortlessly dissect the fall of man to this degree, and make you want to sing along to that fall”. .