Left Hand Solution formed in 1991, released 3 albums and toured Europe, US, and Canada and made a large impression with their unique take on Doom metal for more than 10 years. Things were going well but as half the band also played in the highly successful The Kristet Utseende and family and kids took the rest of focus, the band slowly faded into obscurity.
What made LHS special was their combination of hard riffs, dark melodies, and Mariana Frykman’s dark and beautiful voice. Being one of the early metal band with a female vocalist their influence has been largely overlooked and their cult following has grown quite a lot lately.
The band has been resurrected for very successful local gigs several times during the last years, but it was not until Erik and original guitarist Joakim became neighbors that things starting to really happen. Suddenly they found themselves writing songs in Erik’s basement and soon Peter and Mariana happily joined in.
In secrecy, they recorded this new album and are now proud to present it together with their original label, Massproduktion from Sweden – „Through The Mourning Woods“. An updated version of Left Hand Solution’s sweet nightmare that combines sounds from their early doom days and goth elements of their later days and puts it all in a new context.
Later this year, there will be another release from the band – a compilation of previously unreleased tracks from their close to 30 years.
Mariana Frykman – Vocals
Joakim Mårdstam – Guitar
Peter Selin – Bass
Erik Barthold – Drums & Backing Vocals
(All Photos from LHS Archives/Photos by Olle Melkered)