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Eclipse was formed in 1999 in Stockholm by singer/guitarist/bassist Erik Mårtensson and drummer/keyboardist Anders Berlin. Together with guitarist Magnus Henriksson they received a record deal with English label Z Records. The band’s debut album, The Truth and A Little More was released in 2001.
Eclipse later received a contract with the Italian label Frontiers Records in April 2004 released the album Second To None. In 2008, they released the album Are You Ready to Rock. Erik Mårtensson then wrote most of the song material for the side project WET which consisted of members from Work of Art (W), Eclipse (E) and Talisman (T). Their self-titled debut was released in 2009 and became famous in the genre of melodic hard rock and the AOR radio format.
In 2012, they released the album Bleed & Scream. The title track was released as a single and also became the band’s first official video. The album entered Sverigetopplistan at number 44.
The band released their fifth album Armageddonize in February 2015, which debuted at number 49 on Sverigetopplistan. On 30, November 2015, SVT announced that Eclipse would participate in Melodifestivalen 2016 with the song “Runaways”. The song was written by Erik Mårtensson, and competed in the fourth semi-final which took place February 27 in Gävle. Eclipse finished in fifth place and were eliminated from the competition.
The band release their sixth album Monumentum in March 2017 and will appear on day 1 of the Frontiers Rock Festival IV held in Trezzo (Milano), Italy, 29-30 March 2017.
The clown has snuck out from the circus and is climbing through your bedroom window. Now he wants to tell you a story.
Avatar build their vast universe on a few very simple principals. All great metal is created by understanding that the riff is king and that the riff is groove. Whether it’s a blast beat or a back beat, you need to understand the vessel in which your riff will be carried. Once it takes off, all you need to do is follow. Let the music play you. This is how it’s supposed to be.
Hailing from Gothenburg, Sweden the lads grew up in the eye of a storm of local musicians made up of metal greats and legends who conquered the world and redrew the map of heavy metal on a monthly basis. This was the measuring stick, and the group have proudly taken on the challenge ever since.
Forever Still are a completely honest and emotional in-your-face heavy rock band with no
excuses. The band’s wide array of brooding beats, atmospheric electronic textures, and
stocky guitar riffs, all compliment vocal powerhouse Maja Shining’s emotionally revealing
lyrics, which range from soft lullaby tones to scathing and aggressive full throttle screams.
Hailing from Copenhagen, Denmark, and consisting of Maja Shining, Mikkel Haastrup,
Maja Partsch, and Dennis Stockmarr, the band have built a large following by delivering
breath-taking shows fuelled by a consecutive level of very high quality releases – this is
no small feat, especially for a truly DIY band with no major backing.
In 2013, Forever Still released their debut EP “Breaking Free” to extensive critical
acclaim and widely toured the record throughout Scandinavia. The following year the
band returned to the studio to record the first of three EPs that now make up their
full-length concept album ‘Tied Down’. The record grapples with a glut of personal issues
stemming from depression, anxiety, and worthlessness, through to perseverance and
recovery. The first EP picked up glowing reviews, as did the second record entitled ‘Save
Me’. The sophomore EP was released in April 2015 and Forever Still undertook a hugely
successful European tour, which saw the rocksters headline their first run of UK dates.
Forever Still has now unleashed their eagerly awaited debut full length album “Tied
Down” in January, which is followed by extensive European touring
Chronus is a Swedish heavy rock/metal band. Delivering a persuading live performance with a myriad of hit melodies, dark melancholic parts and intense upbeat riffs.
Chronus is a four piece, formed in 2012 and based in Helsingborg, Sweden.
Recently released the first single “Avarice” off the new self-titled album, recorded at HH-Studios (HandsomeHard Music @chronusband #2017
The Storyteller – Heavy / Power Metal with medieval melodies.
That is the band’s own characterization of the style they play.
This is a trademark that really speaks to what the band delivers and together with fast, melodic metal with fantasy lyrics, The Storyteller became one of the major posternames in the Swedish Power Metal scene.
TS is a seasoned band with six studio albums in the backpack, and over the years the band has been appearing with bands like Helloween, Blind Guardian, HammerFall, Stratovarious, Sonata Artica, GammaRay others …
They have also played at the major festivals in the Nordic countries where their live performances have been very appreciated.
L-G Persson Who is the singer of The Storyteller says:
“We are really looking forward to playing on Sabaton Open Air wich is one of the major festivals on offer within the metal scene. We’re just writing material for a seventh album, which will continue the story from album nr 1 & 2 and Sabaton Open Air will be a perfect opportunity to introduce some of the new songs – but we will also deliver all our old favourites that the audience loves.” So for anyone who likes fast and melodic metal in the style of Blind Guardian, this is the band that you do not want to miss out during this festival #2017
Follow the Cipher is a metal band that started in 2014 when Ken Kängström decided he wanted to do his own thing. Ken is known for writing songs together with Joakim Brodén for Sabaton on the albums Carolus Rex, Heroes and The Last Stand.
Ken started to write songs while he auditioned for singers and stumbled upon the fantastic and beautiful vocalist Linda Toni Grahn, and from there on, Follow the Cipher was created.
Follow the Cipher represent a dirty, dry, rusty and lonesome environment in a devastated future, collapsed by a careless consequence of our past mistakes. The rebellion (The Cipher) is a clan of deserters acting as a force against the new world’s brutality and depression. FTC describes this environment in an adventurous way with the theme of their music and the lyrics within it.
With Grimner added, the poster looks like this. Until next weekRead more
Sweden’s six-headed hird Grimner incorporate folk instruments into their own melodic, yet aggressive brand of metal. With lyrics that honour the norse gods and fallen warriors of old (explicitly sung in Swedish), they have taken enthusiasts of both metal and folk music by storm.
The band has recently performed at major folk metal festivals in Europe as well as being support act for Korpiklaani. Their latest full-length album “Frost Mot Eld” (2016, Despotz Records) has taken Grimner to the next level, an album that gives a new touch to the mix of folk and metal – resulting in outstanding reviews.
On stage Grimner gives a dynamic, intensive and jovial performance.
No matter if you are a fan of folk metal or not – this is something you should check out!
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Next week another great band will be announced
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