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Origin Sweden
Genres Death metal
Years active 2006–present
Labels Lifeforce
Associated acts Solution .45, Inevitable End, The Few Against Many, Scar Symmetry
Members Christian Älvestam
Jani Stefanovic
Marcus "Skägget" Bertilsson
Oscar Nilsson

Miseration is a Swedish death metal band formed in 2006. Their lyrics primarily deal with themes of inner struggles and religious conflict.[citation needed] The band is one out of a collection of collaborations with both Jani Stefanovic and former Scar Symmetry vocalist Christian Älvestam; for example, both also play with Solution .45. Miserations' first album Your Demons – Their Angels was released September 20, 2008.[1]

The Mirroring Shadow

Miseration recorded their second album, titled The Mirroring Shadow, at Panic-Room studios with producer Tomas "Plec" Johansson. It was released through Lifeforce Records on November 16, 2009.[2]

Musically it's definitely a step up, intensity- and aggression-wise; also being more technical than its predecessor. Even so, there are still a lot of melodic landscapes there to explore. Put together, this progression both came and felt very natural to us, once the new material started to take shape.

— Miseration

Lyrical Themes

There has been some debate over whether Miseration is a Christian band. "Most of the music and lyrics were written by guitarist Jani Stefanovic (Divinefire, Essence of Sorrow) for a band called Renascent, which he co-founded, then quit early on, taking his songs with him to Miseration. Stefanovic is a big-time Christian, along with everybody else in the band except vocalist Alvestam. So, in deference to the singer’s absence of faith, songwriter Stefanovic toned down what might have otherwise been mega-Christian lyrics to thinly veiled Christian lyrics. But they’re technically in the realm of religio-neutrality. Technically." [3]


Former Members

  • Tobias Alpadie (2010–2011) - guitar
  • Johan Ylenstrand (2006–2011) – bass guitar
  • Rolf "Stuka" Pilve (2006–2011) – drums



  1. "Your Demons - Their Angels / Miseration", Stomp Entertainment. Accessed on July 20, 2009
  2. "Miseration Completes Recording New Album, "The Mirroring Shadow"". Retrieved 30 September 2009.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Review of Miseration - Your Demons, Their Angels", Metal Review. Accessed on December 16, 2011
  4. Miseration - New Album Details Revealed