”ABROVINCH” is Swedish for, a clever solution Used to fix a technical problem.
takes their inspiration from the dark and cold Scandinavian winter colliding with its beautiful and endless bright summer.
the idea of ABROVINCH started to take form in the mind of Stefan Johansson when he returned to his hometown Umeå after a couple of years in Gothenburg and Oslo. Stefan would sometimes jam with childhood friends Erik Nåteryd and Eric Wållberg and even though they made a lot of sporadic sessions during the last decade, it wasn’t until 2016 that they decided to make some sense out of it. Said and done, within a year a space was rented, Studio Järnhjälmen was built and songs began to take form.
, this has resulted in the release of two singles on all digital streaming platforms, Gathering the masses and They lead us to destroy us. Sigrid Ottosson added some folk inspired vocals on “Gathering the masses, she would later join the band and together with Erik Nåteryds vocals they started to add a mellow folk vibe to their heavy sound.
This has resulted in prime time airplay on Swedish national radio. Marc Strömberg from the radio program P3 med Marc, described Abrovinch as “a dark force thrown out of the northern forest mixing influences from The bad seeds all the way to Neurosis.”
“Abrovinch is like a dark force thrown out of the northern forest mixing influences from The bad seeds all the way to Neurosis.”
they recruited Nicklas Bäckström on bass and vocals and in 2019 Carlos Ibarra joined as antenna operator and guitarist. They immediately started recording their debut album with producer Carlos Selpulveda and in September they did their debut show opening for Moloken and Blodet in a packed venue in Umeå, Sweden. Even though the band stayed idle for the most of 2020 due to the covid-19 pandemic, they were able to record a live video play-trough of the upcoming album in a remote wooden lodge north of Umeå. They would later resume recording and mixing in 2021 and Brad Boatright from Audiosiege mastered the self-titled album.