HistoryThis Swedish metal act arose is based in Gnesta and its only remaining
original member is Lundberg. The band's earliest line-up featured one
Criss Andersson on vocals.
Formed in 1991 Dispatched issued a bevy of demos namely 1992's
Dispatched into External, 1993's Promo 1, 1993's The Crusade Of The
Northern Gods and Promo 2 also from 1993. The latter was meant as an
aborted release by Germany's Exhumed Productions. A 7" EP called
Awaiting The End followed in in 1995.
When after the single the entire rhythm section dispatched itself, two
former Marbleicon members were recruited as replacements. The
Blackshadows MCD was recorded in 1994 and released in 1996. In the
meanwhile the band had gone on hiatus for a while. The Returned To Your
Mind MCD was released a year later. 1998 meant the release of the MCD
Promised Land. At this juncture the Swedes contemplated changing
monikers to Deadly Grace - nothing transpired. England's Music For
Nations signed the band and eventually released a full-length. The band
now featured Mattias Hellman, the band's former drummer, on bass guitar
as Larsson had left the act prior to the album's street-date.
The band can also be hear on the Sometimes Death is Better part 5-9,
Only Death is Real vol. 3 and European Death-o-phobia vol. 1 samplers.
Dispatched entered Studio Fredman in early 2001, but unsatisfied with
the results scrapped the recording. The band was simultaneously dropped
Dispatched disbanded mid-2002. Daniel Lundberg, Fredrik "Mussla"
Karlsson and the band's last bass player Mattias Hellman formed Station