2013, The Gothenburgian band's newest effort CAGE OF INFINITY marks a certain departure from the progressive leanings of their two previous albums, VINDICTIV and GROUND ZERO. Stefan's guitar playing is as stellar as ever and the core of the band is intact, featuring the exceptional talents of keyboard player Pontus Larsson and bassist Nalle Påhlsson. There are two new faces to the line-up: drummer Henrik Hedman is an excellent addition to the Vindictiv family tree, but the man with the biggest shoes to fill is undoubtedly the new lead singer Marco Sandron who has dared to accept the torch passed on by legendary journeyman Göran Edman. Marco is the Italian ex-vocalist from multinational power metal sensations Eden's Curse and whose vocal skills have turned an apparent suicide mission into a raging triumph. Vindictiv has turned over a new leaf, a more predominantly song-based one, without sacrificing any of their defining characteristics which include the usual blistering guitar solos and great vocal work.