The early days 2001-2003
Dr. Arthur Krause was born in a café autumn 1999 in Gothenburg, Sweden (the man behind this name was born much earlier) when he took a good look at the world. In 2001 Dr. Arthur Krause decided to form his own music project. All three members of a band called Pet Sematary became the Doctor AK band. Dr. Arthur Krause made some gigs and three selfproduced demo CDs: Maladjusted Abortion EP (2001), After Countless Troubles (2001) and Tribulations and Rare Flowers (2002). The demos were only made in 50 CD-Rs each, some sent as promo and some sold by the local record store called Dolores in Gothenburg. These demos later became rare collectors items. The main goal was to get a record deal. In late 2003 Dr. Arthur Krause signed up with the swedish record label M&A Music Art.
First album 2004-2006
The debut album Before and After from 2004 was made with use of synthesizers, samplers, guitars, electric bass and the drummachine Yamaha RX5. The album was recorded on a eight-channel Roland VS-880 portable harddrive recorder. All songs were re-recorded tracks from the first demos. By the time of release both The Lady and Mr Lemon left the band. Peter Hageus joined and played his first gig with Dr. Arthur Krause at the release party along with a big doll made of paper on keyboards to fill the stage. Due to make live shows look like a real band was playing Dr. Arthur Krause searched for new members. In spring 2005 Fredrik Hell Thell an old friend of Dr. Arthur Krause joined the band on guitar. Soon after that a young man, the only 17 years old André Robsahm joined on bass. 4th of June 2005 they played live for the first time with the band at the 99festival. 2006 went out the be a year of recording a new album.
Second coming 2007-2009
By the release of their second album When Love Is Dead back in 2007 four persons were involved in the production: Dr. Arthur Krause, André Robsahm, Fredrik ”Hell” Thell and Peter Hageus. The songs were about separations in different levels, from friends, a broken marrige and from life itself. This might be the perfect album with a drum machine and drive this further in a same way was no longer in mind. There were no clubs or events in Sweden by the time that was into live acts with gothic rock bands so Dr. Arthur Krause started a one day festival called Gothenburg Gothic Gathering (GGG) that lasted for five years. International acts like Coph Nia and Merciful Nuns played at the festival. GGG 2007 became the release gig for When Love is Dead. In mid 2008 Dr. Arthur Krause made some big changes, Peter left the band and Mattias ”Dr Fill” Axelsson joined on drums. The band was reformed to a full scale rock band.
With this new version of the band they started to record what later became thier third CD release. The 2010 album Solutions became the real breakingpoint with harder and darker sound. It is however very delicately blended with frail and breathtaking soundscapes – without a doubt one of the bands finest moments so far. With this album the band was booked to the main stage at WGW 2011 along with legendaries like The Damned and Red Lorry Yellow Lorry. This was the first gig outside Scandinavia and one of the greatest event and best gig Dr. Arthur Krause had done so far getting one with the audience from the first beat of Overdose to the closer The Final Solution.
Release under construction 2014
In January 9t the band entered the brand new studio Musikundret Studio in Stockholm and started to record a new album. The beginning went very smooth but due to band members illness and lots of pain by various resons the recording process lasted to September. Some additional tracking and re-amping were made in late October. This was the first album with music written by all members of the band and the production was the bigger than ever.
12th October 2014 Dr. Arthur Krause released a teaser, the new single Death Row taken from the forthcoming album The Only Time She Moves and the exclusive track for this single Hang Them High.
The Only Time She Moves 2015
New Album coming…
The Doc eat meat, and use electricity from nuclear energy. ”Today everything is wrong, maybe all you know is wrong? Have human ever walked on the moon? I´m not sure anymore. The lyrics are about all doubt that that crosses my mind …and hopefully yours” the doctor once said.
MEMBERS FROM THE PAST:
The first line-up 2001-2004:
Dr .Arthur Krause – vocal, guitar, bass and programming
Mr Lemon – backing vocals and machines
The Lady – guitar and backing vocals
This was also the line-up when recording the debut album Before and After.
member between 2004-2008 electric guitar
Peter is running a band called Kontraband and you can read about his various projects at www.hageus.se
member between 2001-2005 electric guitar
Sara was one of th orginal member and played guitars on ”Before And After”. The Lady who’s real name is Sara Thor and Dr. Arthur Krause are still close friends and they hook up once or twice a year talking memories and future. She has her own soloproject called Saraconvince and do livegigs somtetimes in UK
member between 2001-2004
Mr Lemon is running a car buisness these days