December 28, 2021

Unflavored” is the fifth studio album by Swedish band Rotten Mind. The album picks up where the group’s latest full-length “Rat City Dog Boy” from 2020 left off!

Sweden’s Rotten Mind combines elements of 77′ punk, post-punk, dark wave, and garage rock into their own brand of melodic and alternative punk. Effortlessly moving between gloomy, epic, bittersweet, punchy, and energetic soundscapes, the band brings vintage-sounding punk to the modern age with a timeless attitude and palpable verve. 

The influences from post punk and dark wave heard on previous albums are now even more predominant, contributing to gloomy soundscapes and darkened melodies throughout the album. At its core, the straight forward punk rock that characterizes Rotten Mind’s early albums is still a driving force in the sound.

With frontman Jakob Arvidsson’s distinctive vocals on top of the mix, “Unflavored” sets itself apart, unifying  77′ punk, post-punk, dark wave, alternative rock, and garage rock into a unique punk expression.

“Unflavored” contains 12 tracks. The album was recorded, mixed and mastered by Kristofer Jönson from the band Jeniferever at studio Turbinen in Uppsala, Sweden. Once again, Rotten Mind has teamed up with Lövely Records, who’ll release the album on Vinyl, CD, and digital formats on the 18th of March, 2022. 

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Rotten Mind 2022 Tour:

25.03.2022 – DE – Kiel

26.03.2022 – DE – Hamburg

27.03.2022 – NL – Amsterdam

28.03.2022 – DE – Münster

29.03.2022 – FR – TBA

30.04.2022 – FR – TBA

31.04.2022 – FR – TBA

01.04.2022 – FR – Lyon

02.04.2022 – IT – Parma

05.04.2022 – DE – Regensburg

06.04.2022 – DE – Dresden

07.04.2022 – CZ – Prague

08.04.2022 – DE – Leipzig

09.04.2022 – DE – Berlin

Rotten Mind consists of Jakob Arvidsson (guitar/ vocals), Liz Panella (bass), Johan Sverredal (guitar) and Victor Nordin (drums). The band was formed in Uppsala, Sweden in 2015. As one of the four original bands affiliated with Lövely Records, Rotten Mind has released four studio albums; “I’m Alone Even With You” (2015), “Rotten Mind” (2017), “Fading into Oblivion” (2018), and “Rat City Dog Boy” (2020). In 2022, the band launches their fifth studio full-length; “Unflavored”.

Since the release of their critically acclaimed debut, Rotten Mind has toured frequently, playing shows in Australia, Germany, France, Sweden, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, UK, USA, Spain and the Czech Republic. The band has shared stages with Hurula, Asta Kask, and The Sounds, and has been recognized in music magazines such as NME, Vice, Vive Le Rock, and Swedish Gaffa.

Existing somewhere in the dark wastelands where 80’s UK acts like The Vibrators meets US bands such as Christian Death and T.S.O.L. Their fresh and modern contribution to the genre makes Rotten Mind comparable with contemporary acts such as Crusades, Iceage, Radioactivity, Metz and High Tension Wires.