Southern Lord expand roster with Gust, another great Swedish band with a four-letter name

Southern Lord expand roster with Gust, another great Swedish band with a four-letter name

Fans of Swedish D-beat/hardcore/metal (and let’s face it, who isn’t a fan?) will already be mad for Gust and may even be aware of the fact that Gust will be releasing a new record, called Gust, through the unstoppable Southern Lord label on June 24.

In order to get all the johnny-come-latelies up to scratch, it’s time for a little test to make sure you can tell Gust apart from the other four-letter Swedish band: ABBA. That’s right, it’s time to play…

ABBA or Gust?

01. Match the band to the title of their debut album:
(a) Ring Ring
(b) Fuck Life

02. Match the lyrics to the band:
(a) “There are powers that bind/ That serve to divide/ One from the other with ignorant pride”
(b) “My my, at Waterloo Napoleon did surrender/ Oh yeah, and I have met my destiny in quite a similar way”

03. Which band recorded their sophomore album at Fuck Life Studios?
(a) ABBA
(b) Gust

04. Match the members to the band:
(a) Tommie, Carl, Fredrik, and Ibrahim
(b) Benny, Anni-Frid, Agnetha, and Bjorn

05. True or False: Gust are waaay more metal than ABBA.

Now that you’re one of the world’s leading experts in both Gust and ABBA, feel free to make the effort to hop along to one of the Eastern European (and UK) shows Gust has planned (as outlined below) or, you know, just stay at home and watch a DVD of Mamma Mia, starring Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan. You can also indulge in the Gust tracklist while you’re down there.

Gust tracklist:

01. History Repeats
02. Always the Same
03. Reality Chokes
04. Unease
05. Crack the Skies
06. From Cradle to Grave
07. Humility in Disguise
08. Hollow Faces
09. No Concern, No Remorse
10. Restless Hands

Tour dates:

06.24.14 - Berlin, Germany - Tiefgrund
06.26.14 - Warsaw, Poland - Przychodnia
06.27.14 - Zelebsko, Poland - Ultra Chaos Piknik
06.28.14 - Poznan, Poland - Rozbrat
06.29.14 - Krakow, Poland - Private Apartment
06.30.14 - Leipzig, Germany - TBA
07.02.14 - Decin, Czech Republic - Biograffs
07.03.14 - Opava, Czech Republic - Music Bar Jam
07.04.14 - Roznov pod Radhostem, Czech Republic - TBA
07.05.14 - Budapest, Hungary - Muszi
07.06.14 - Belgrade, Serbia - Klub Fest
07.07.14 - Subotica, Serbia - Clash Club
07.08.14 - Sombor, Serbia - Somborkse Ruze
07.09.14 - Zagreb, Croatia - TBA
07.10.14 - Egna, Italy - Point
07.11.14 - Zurich, Switzerland - Klubi
07.12.14 - Cologne, Germany - Schöner Wohnen
07.13.14 - Brighton, UK - TBA
07.14.14 - UK - TBA
07.15.14 - Newcastle, UK - TBA
07.16.14 - London, UK - The Unicorn
07.17.14 - Neubrandenburg, Germany - AJZ

• Gust: http://gustswe.bandcamp.com
• Southern Lord: http://southernlord.com

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