Svarta Sanningar (Black Truths) is a Swedish occult post-rock and gothic metal band.
The band’s journey began in 2017 with two old friends, lukewarm beer and a dinner at a Chinese joint in Gothenburg. The founder of the gothic metal band Beseech, Klas Bohlin (vocals) and Jonas Persson (guitar) were talking about music and vinyl records, but were also a bit excited in founding a new band. Svarta Sanningar was formed shortly after in the city of Borås, when Mattias Lejon (bass) and Håkan Carlsson (drums / Beseech), became a part of the dark musical vision.
Svarta Sanningar has built an entire concept around a fictional backstory, which includes an occult order society with the same name as the band. According to rumors, the order was located at the Swedish island Fjärrö during the 70s, but no one seems to know for sure.
In November 2018, the first EP “Kapitel 1” was released. Despite lyrics in Swedish, Svarta Sanningar caught most attention outside Sweden, but also in highly respected media such as Inferno (Fin), Legacy Mag (Ger), RockHard (Ger), Made in Metal (Esp), Cryptic Rock (USA) and S.O.S Heavy Metal Radio (Prt).
At the beginning of May 2021, the single and also the music video “Kemisk Reinkarnation” was released. The video was produced at Borås Stadsteater in a traditional theater environment on a large stage with massive lighting. This contributed to an exciting drama that gave the song an extra dimension. At the same time, a feeling of how it might be to experience Svarta Sanningar live.
On May 21, Svarta Sanningar’s second EP “Kapitel 2” was released. The overall experience can be summed up as a horror movie on VHS and an H.P Lovecraft drama on steroids. The songs are extremely well-written and professionally produced. Everything from artwork to image, and backstory were honed to perfection.