Dead by April (album)

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Dead by April
Studio album by
Released13 May 2009
GenreMetalcore, melodic death metal, alternative metal[1]
LabelUniversal Music
ProducerHenrik Edenhed
Dead by April chronology
Dead by April
Singles from Dead by April
  1. "Losing You"
    Released: 6 March 2009
  2. "What Can I Say"
    Released: 16 September 2009
  3. "Angels of Clarity"
    Released: 28 September 2009
  4. "Stronger"
    Released: 6 December 2010

Dead by April is the self-titled debut album from Swedish metal band Dead by April, released on 13 May 2009. It is the only album to feature former guitarist Johan Olsson.

The album entered the Swedish album charts at No. 2,[2] with Relapse by Eminem at No. 3 and 21st Century Breakdown by Green Day at No. 1. The first single from the album was "Losing You", released on 6 March 2009. On 18 April the track listing, along with the album cover, was released.

The album mainly consists of re-recorded demo songs, except for two new tracks called "What Can I Say" and "Sorry for Everything". One of the two new tracks, "What Can I Say" was released as the second single from the album on 16 September, and "Angels of Clarity" became the third such release on 28 September. "What Can I Say" was released as a physical single only in Europe and "Angels of Clarity" as a digital download single only in the UK.

Track listing[]

1."Trapped"Pontus Hjelm3:08
2."Angels of Clarity"Hjelm, Jimmie Strimmel3:41
3."Losing You"Hjelm, Strimmel3:57
4."What Can I Say"Hjelm3:08
5."Erased"Hjelm, Strimmel3:26
6."Promise Me"Hjelm, Christos Dell3:34
7."Falling Behind"Hjelm, Strimmel3:26
8."Sorry for Everything"Hjelm3:44
9."In My Arms"Hjelm, Christos Dell4:25
10."Stronger"Hjelm, Strimmel4:00
11."Carry Me"Hjelm, Strimmel3:48
12."A Promise"Johan Eskilsson, Hjelm, Strimmel3:37
13."I Made It"Hjelm, Strimmel3:49
Bonus tracks
14."Leaves Falling" (Limited edition and UK bonus track)Hjelm3:23
15."My Saviour" (UK bonus track)Hjelm, Strimmel3:13
16."Losing You" (Alternate version - UK bonus track)Hjelm, Strimmel3:30
Bonus DVD
  • "Video Blog"
  • "The Making Of"
  • "Losing You" (Music Video)
  • "Losing You" (Karaoke version)
  • "Photo Slide" (Live photography)
  • "Interview"

Critical reception[]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]
Imperiumi6/10 stars[3]

"Fusing huge hooks, infectious melodies, stonking nu-metal styled riffage and electro samples, Dead by April surely know how to write songs... Sure, it won't leave your ears ringing, or fists bleeding, but it'll have you humming all the way home from the show," remarked Katie Parsons of Kerrang!, giving it a 4 out of 5 rating.[2]


Dead by April
  • Jimmie Strimmel - lead vocals
  • Pontus Hjelm - guitars, keyboards, programming, backing vocals, additional production
  • Johan Olsson - guitars
  • Marcus Wesslén - bass guitar
  • Alexander Svenningson - drums



  1. ^ a b "Dead By April - Dead by April". Allmusic.
  2. ^ a b c Parsons, Katie. Kerrang! #1271, July 25, 2009. Album reviews. "Young Swedes Take Their Place as (Nu) Metal's Next Stars". p. 49
  3. ^ Mape Ollila (June 1, 2009). "Levyarviot: Dead By April - Dead By April". Imperiumi. Retrieved October 7, 2012.
  4. ^ ljhrocks (April 29, 2010). "Dead By April Review". Ultimate-Guitar. Retrieved December 5, 2010.
  5. ^ "Dead By AprilのCDアルバムランキング、Dead By Aprilのプロフィールならオリコン芸能人事典-ORICON STYLE" (in Japanese). Retrieved January 1, 2014.
  6. ^ " – Dead by April – Dead by April". Hung Medien. Retrieved May 18, 2020.
  7. ^ "Årslista Album – År 2009" (in Swedish). Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved July 20, 2020.
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