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Norrköping, Östergötland, Sweden | Established. Jan 01, 2017

Norrköping, Östergötland, Sweden
Established on Jan, 2017
Band Metal Metal



The best kept secret in music


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Varices - EP (Nov. 2018)

Pitch Black Art - EP (Nov. 2019)



They said In Flames, Ghost, Adept and Pantera could never be combined. Varices proved them wrong.

Varices is a metal band formed in October 2017 in Norrköping, Sweden. While most bands start out with playing covers, Varices instantly started writing their own material. This, in addition to the diverse musical influences of the band’s members, resulted in a unique sound from the very beginning.

Within a year, the 18-19 years old members of Varices had recorded and released their self-titled debut-EP. The EP revealed a combination of emotional, melodical parts and groovy sections of pure attitude – all under a blend of growls and clean vocals. The EP was mastered by Niels Nielsen (who has worked with some of the most famous bands of Sweden; Ghost, In Flames, Witchery etc), and received more than one and a half thousand streams on Spotify solely during the first month after its release. 

As much as Varices has proved to perform in the studio, the band’s true call is playing live – a given fact for anyone who has attended a concert with Varices. The band follows three simple words of value on stage; energy, emotion and connection – a concept that’s as effective as it’s simple. A good proof of this is a shoutout given by the well established and experienced metal act SAREA, in the quote: “Sounds really promising @Varices”. This was posted on SAREA:s official Facebook page after Varices’ second-ever live performance. 

Another important achievement of the band is making it to third place in the district finals of Livekarusellen - a national music competition in Sweden. As the competition includes artists from all types of genres, this final position is quite remarkable for a metal band. The third place in the district finals means that Varices outconcerred more that 60 other musical acts. 

And that is not the end to the highlights of Varices. Not to be forgotten are the lyrics of the songs, dealing with the parts of people’s everyday lives that they rarely talk about. Songs about anger, betrayal, schizophrenia and love leave no listener unaffected by a kick of energy, compassion or recognition.

In short, the unique sound, the relatable lyrics, the energy-packed live shows and the young age and commitment of the members makes Varices stand out among thousands of other bands in the scene. You should expect Varices to be a well-known name in the metal scene within a near future.

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