Singer returns to the stage after suffering burns and confirms new material
Ten days after suffering serious burns, The Great Discord‘s Fia Kempe has made a surprise return at a low key gig for local covers band King and Queen. The Linkoping band were due to play last night at Virserum MC Club‘s Dacketraffen 2018 event but their usual vocalist, Sara Sköld, was unable to perform, leading to Fia Kempe taking over as front woman for the night.
In a Facebook post, Kempe posted the picture above along with a message that read, “While my lovely The Great Discord and I are taking some time of to make new music in the studio I can’t help my self, I cheat, tonight together with Kings and queen. Obviously I’m the queen🤘🏼 So much fun🖤 #fiakempe#virserummcklubb“.
King and Queen’s set consists of covers of songs by Europe, Kiss, Iron Maiden, Whitesnake, Queen, Airbourne, Bon jovi, Mötley Crue, Van Halen, Aerosmith, AC/DC, Judas Priest, Rainbow, Guns N Roses and Dio.
The Great Discord have teased videos and pictures of them in a studio for months but this is the first confirmation of the band working on new material to follow up last year’s masterpiece The Rabbit Hole. The band gained wide attention after Kempe performed backing vocals on Ghost‘s Grammi award winning Popestar EP and the Ghost lawsuit confirmed that The Great Discord’s drummer and co-founder, Aksel Holmgren, had performed in the band as one of The Nameless Ghouls.
The Rabbit Hole won various Album of the Year awards and saw the band release several videos alongside a book authored by Kempe and illustrated by Mattias Frisk, who created the artwork for the album and is the artist responsible for numerous Ghost posters and T-Shirts.
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Ex guitarist in Zenopede, ex vocals for a goth covers band that was hailed as the future of Welsh music, former DJ, promoter and nightclub director. Writer for Gear4Geeks’ Blog4Geeks and owner of Gear4Geeks ltd. First published music critique was Kerrang letter of the Week.
Definitely has never been the future, present or past of Welsh music.