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Light Screamer is a noise-rock / post-punk band from Örebro, Sweden. They are well-known for their intense and chaotic live shows, something that led them to SXSW in 2013 and 2014, and a record deal with Austin label Australian Cattle God Records for their debut album, Gauss. They released their follow-up, Switch, on the legendary Örebro label Zorch Productions. Light Screamer's previous releases and live shows have gotten excellent reviews and musicians such as Paul Leary (Butthole Surfers) and Brett Bradford (Scratch Acid) have been praising the band. Slavestate Magazine awarded Light Screamer with best live performance in both 2015 and 2019.
Light Screamer was formed in Örebro, Sweden, in 2011 by Ida Andersson-Norrie, Jens Hellman, Peter Lindström and Tobias Eriksson. Tobias left after the recording of Switch leading to the band adopting a three-piece line-up. Reap marks the end of an era since it is the last album recorded with Peter on drums. After Reap, Light Screamer was joined by Johan Kekki on drums.