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Biography

Safemode is a metalcore band from Uppsala, Sweden. The band started in the spring of 2007, inspired by bands such as UnderoathBlindside, and The Devil Wears Prada etc.

In the spring of 2009 the band participated in the national music contest Rockkarusellen with 600 other bands. Safemode pulled of a great show, and with words from the jury as ”excellent songs”, ”speed and energy” and ”great contact with the audience”, Safemode stood as winners. A tour in Sweden followed with 16 concerts, including a concert at the famous Arvika Festival, which attracted the attention of Swedish press, where Safemode received good critics. The band also toured Germany and released two self-produced EPs.

In August 2010, Safemode recorded and released their 10 track debut album For A Better Tomorrow that was followed by a short release tour in Sweden. They also released their first music video for the song I’ll Show You The Exit.

In January 2011 the album was re-released in 25 countries all over the world, and a second video was shot: A Little Cry For Help. The same year, Safemode toured with Sleeping Giant and The Almost in Latin America. This tour increased the popularity of the band and their fan base grew to another level.
The band also managed to win the Red Bull Bedroom Jam’s competition, along with performing at the after party at Sonisphere Festival in Stockholm in front of bands like In Flames and Slipknot.
Safemode finished off an eventful year by touring Europe as supporting act to American band Showbread. They played in countries like Germany, Holland, Switzerland, Hungary, Ukraine, Poland, and Austria.

In 2012 the band went to London to record pre-productions of some new songs at Red Bull Studios.

In 2013, Safemode recorded and released the EP Gold Digger along with a video for the song Gold Digger: Sam. The music from that EP was picked up by several radio stations across America and the song Another Day Will Haunt You reached first place on RadioU’s Most Wanted list.

In January 2014 Safemode toured Latin America for the second time, this time as headlining band.

The popularity of Safemode continued to increase, especially in countries like Germany, the Netherlands and USA.

During the year of 2015, Safemode started working on their second full-length album and a crowd-funding campaign was launched to support the recording of the album. The band entered the studio to work with producer Dino Medanhodzic (For A Better Tomorrow, Gold Digger) and the foundation of the new album started to come together.

Later on that year, Safemode attended Sweden Rock Festival for the first time to play a show along with world famous artists such as Toto, Slash etc.

Safemode is now planning the release of their brand new album Colorblind which is set to come out some time during May 2016. In conjunction to the release of Colorblind, Safemode will also be doing their first North American tour.

Safemode’s future is looking bright and with energy-filled live shows, fantastic melodies and great stage presence, Safemode becomes an outstanding live act, which must be experienced! Take a minute to listen to the music and stay tuned for more updates.

Safemode:
Tjet Gustafsson: lead vocals, guitar
Robin Ahnlund: lead guitar, vocals
Johannes Karlsson: drums

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Discography

 

 


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Press photo 2016: Samuel Rye-Danjelsen
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Press reviews


Colorblind – Album (2016)
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“Iron hand in a velvet glove” Metal Integral, France

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“I’ll be waiting over here for the band to make an appearance in the US.” I AM Tuned Up, USA

“A wonderful access to the genre” MMBC, Germany

“They certainly do belong in the elite division” Roth’n’Roll, Sweden

“A marvelous work” Necromance, Spain

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“The band uses all the arsenal they have to produce a heavy yet melodic sound, and trust me they can’t go wrong with this eclectic style.” 
The Metal Resource – Mauce.nl, The Netherlands

 


Gold Digger – EP (2013)
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“If “With Roots Above and Branches Below” era The Devil Wears Prada and Saosin had a baby, this might be what would result.
… Safemode is a band to watch. Look for them to play the US more often this year.” I Am Tuned Up, USA

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“When you put it all together, you may think it would come up short, but this album carries you on a journey you’d be hard pressed to match with any 10-track album on the market today.” HM Magazine, USA

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“While waiting for the album… There is only one solution: to put Gold Digger on repeat-(Safe)mode!” Metal Integral, France

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“Something that stands a part of the crowd with future potential” The Metal Resource, Netherlands

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“Taking home the jackpot” Noizegate Music Magazine, Sweden

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“Convincing return” Upsala Nya Tidning, Sweden

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“A very hungry band that deliver megaheavy riffs and supercatchy choruses” Roth’n’Roll, Sweden

 

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For A Better Tomorrow – Album (2010)
(Re-release 2011)
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After headbanging my head and neck sore, I simply had to buy that CD” Mauce – The Metal Resource, Netherlands 

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Heavy and mature Upsala Nya Tidning, Sweden

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Melodic and heartfelt” Nurocks, Spain

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A sonic roller coaster ride” Ice Vajal, Germany

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“Quite sharp” Joyzine, Sweden

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Great debut by a promising band” Ikon1931, Sweden

“Heavy and hopeful” Dagen, Sweden

Videos

Music videos

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Gold Digger: Sam
(Download) Official music video
by Christopher Liljebäck 2013

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I’ll Show You The Exit
Official music video
by Christopher Liljebäck 2011

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A Little Cry For Help
Official music video
by David Wärnberg (Proclaim) 2011

Live

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Another Day Will Haunt You
Live in San José, Costa Rica
by JK 2014

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Another Day Will Haunt You
Live at Frizon Festival, Sweden 2013

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A Little Cry For Help
Live at Seaside Festival, Norway
by Ishai Mika & JK 2013

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A Little Cry For Help
Live at Sonisphere Stockholm Afterparty
by Ishai Mika 2011

Trailers, teasers, videoblogs

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Trailer
Official trailer
by Sebastian Sander & Johannes Karlsson 2014

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Studioblog – Part 1
Official video
by Christopher Liljebäck 2013

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21.01.2011 – Teaser 1
Official video
by David Wärnberg (Proclaim) 2011

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21.01.2011 – Teaser 2
Official video
by David Wärnberg (Proclaim) 2011

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Trailer
Official video
by David Wärnberg (Proclaim) 2010

Press releases

PRESS RELEASE: AMERICAN MOSAIC ARTISTRY GROUP SIGNS SWEDISH METALCORE-BAND SAFEMODE
Uppsala, Sweden. September 16, 2014
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PRESS RELEASE: SWEDISH BAND SAFEMODE ON THEIR SECOND TOUR IN LATIN AMERICA
Uppsala, Sweden. January 8, 2014
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PRESS RELEASE: SAFEMODE BACK TO SOUTH- AND CENTRAL AMERICA IN JANUARY 2014
Uppsala, Sweden. November 18, 2013
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PRESS RELEASE: NEW EP ‘GOLD DIGGER’ SET FOR RELEASE OCTOBER 1:ST
Uppsala, Sweden. September 27, 2013
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Recommended if you like

Safemode is often compared to bands like:
Underoath, Blindside, The Devil Wears Prada, Miss May I, Haste The Day, Memphis May Fire, and Wolves At The Gate, etc.

 

Contact

 


MANAGEMENT, PRESS, 
BOOKING
& DISTRIBUTION
 (USA):

Marco Castro
usa@safemodeband.com
Phone: +1-(740)-975 0888

 

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MANAGEMENT, PRESS, BOOKING
& DISTRIBUTION
(SWEDEN & INTERNATIONAL):

Jonatan Samuelsson
jonatan@jonomedia.se
+46 70-740 92 08

TOURS
Tjet Gustafsson
tjet@safemodeband.com
+46 70-999 26 70