Sin Cruz. ¿Los conoces?


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SIN CRUZ es otra joven y muy buena banda de rock melódico de Suecia que presenta su álbum debut “Enter The Unknown”. Y este no podría ser un título más apropiado, ya que todo acerca de esta banda es un misterio.

No, esta no es una estrategia de publicidad. No sé por qué, pero Sin Cruz tiene el peor plan de promoción que he visto en mucho tiempo. ¡No hay boletín de prensa, ni biografía, ni nombre de miembros de la banda! Ni siquiera en su Facebook oficial.

Quizás sea un lanzamiento independiente y con poco presupuesto para la promoción. “Enter The Unknown” fue grabado en el famoso Studio Titan en Suecia, y Sin Cruz compartió estudio con Crazy Lixx mientras grababa su nuevo álbum. Y parece que algunos productores / ingenieros bien conocido que estaban alrededor ayudaron a Sin Cruz con el disco.

El resultado es un álbum fresco, penetrante, muy bien compuesto y grabado. La coincidencia de la banda en el estudio con Crazy Lixx parece un destino de la vida, porque el estilo de Sin Cruz es bastante similar a ellos.


En definitiva, la nueva raza de sonido melódico de Hard Rock escandinavo.

Bonafide, actualización en el Flames Tour 2017


Como ya anunciamos unas fechas atrás, nuestros suecos favoritos Bonafide regresan a España, para presentar su nuevo trabajo de estudio titulado “Flames”, que vio la luz a finales de Febrero. Bonafide estará acompañado en la Gira, de a los suizos Worry Blast, una joven banda de Rock, con un directo muy potente y que vienen a España a presentar su álbum “Hit The Gas”, que es el segundo álbum de la banda.

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Las novedades del #FlamesTour2017 de Bonafide vienen con la incorporación de una  nueva fecha en Alcalá de Henares en sustitución de la fecha de Oviedo, el domingo 7 de mayo y el cambio de sala en Zaragoza, que pasa a la Sala Zeta el sábado 13 de mayo, por el cierre de la Sala King Kong.

Las fechas del #FlamesTour2017 de Bonafide con Worry Blast en España quedan de la siguiente manera:

05 Mayo – Madrid – Sala Silikona

06 Mayo – Burgos – La Ciudadela (Mirador del Castillo)

07 Mayo – Alcalá de Henares – Ego Live

08 Mayo – Vigo – Pub Transylvania

09 Mayo – Valladolid – El Zagal

10 Mayo – Ciudad Real – Sala Nana

11 Mayo – Valencia – 16 Toneladas

12 Mayo – Barcelona – Sala Rocksound

13 Mayo – Zaragoza – Sala Z

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Escuchamos el primer adelanto del nuevo álbum de Bonafide, la canción “Smoke & Fire”:

Toda la información de Bonafide en:

www.bonafiderocks.com

www.facebook.com/Bonafiderocks

Para seguir la información de Worry Blast en:

www.facebook.com/worryblastrock/

 

MAGIC DANCE, comenzará a trabajar en lo que será su álbum de debut para Frontiers.


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MAGIC DANCE es el proyecto en solitario del cantante y compositor Jon Siejka, formado en Long Island, Nueva York en 2012. Un músico y productor autodidacta, su primer EP, “Another World” fue lanzado en mayo de 2013. “The Mirror of Dreams” Y “Kiss Scene” le siguieron, todos fuertemente influenciados por el icónico synth-pop y música de bandas sonoras de películas de los años 80.

En 2017, Jon comenzará a trabajar en lo que será su álbum de debut para Frontiers, programado para su lanzamiento en 2018.

Jon dice: “No puedo imaginar un hogar mejor para mi música que Frontiers. Ellos son la etiqueta perfecta para lanzar mi próximo álbum y solidificar la dirección en el estilo que he estado encabezando en los últimos lanzamientos. Estoy muy emocionado por este nuevo disco y no puedo esperar para compartir mi nueva música con todos ustedes!

BONFIRE (+ A.R.E. + NEON DELTA) en concierto en Madrid


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El grupo principal viene a presentarnos su nuevo disco, “Byte the bullet”, que salió a la venta el 24 de marzo en todo el mundo, de la mano del sello alemán UDR Music. Como curiosidad, sobre el título y la actualidad de la banda, esto es lo que nos contaba el líder del grupo, el guitarrista Hans Ziller, en entrevista para Redhardnheavy hace pocos días:

Se piensa que “Byte the Bullet” es un término militar usado alrededor de 1700. Cuando había un herido en el campo de batalla y no había anestesia disponible, el médico les daba al paciente una bala para que la mordiera y evitara concentrarse en el dolor y dejara de prestar atención al doctor. Así que se refiere a una mala situación que el paciente tenía que soportar para salvar su vida. Básicamente se refiere a tener que continuar con algo que no quieres o que no te gusta, pero no tienes más remedio que hacerlo.

Así era mi situación en el momento: No estaba contento con las cosas que estaban pasando en mi vida, pero sabía que tenía que aguantar. Un día estaba hablando con nuestro bajista, Ronnie Parkes, y él me dijo que tenía que “morder la bala” (“Byte the Bullet”) y avanzar. Ése fue el momento en el que me di cuenta de que tenía ahí un gran título para el LP. Tenemos una canción en el disco que se llama “Byte the Bullet” sobre un hombre y su mujer… Cuando él se va a trabajar, ella utiliza el ordenador en casa para acceder a otros hombres. Eventualmente cambiamos “Bite” por “Byte” en el título para referirnos a los ordenadores para que tuviera más sentido. Los ordenadores están cambiando el mundo nos guste o no“.

Suena muy interesante… y para que nos siga picando más la curiosidad, aquí está uno de los temas que más nos gusta del nuevo disco.

Por cierto, el nuevo disco de BONFIRE ya está a la venta y lo podemos escuchar completa en este enlace de Spotify.

Recordemos para terminar por tanto que los clásicos BONFIRE, con su creador y guitarrista original Hans Ziller al frente, nos visitan a final de esta semana. Concretamente tendremos a una de las mejores y más importantes bandas de hard rock europeas de todos los tiempos en Madrid el domingo 2 de abril tocando junto a ALIEN ROCKIN´EXPLOSION, que abrirán la noche, y NEON DELTA.

Aunque han sufrido numerosos cambios de formación en los últimos años, como decimos, y sólo queda su fundador Hans Ziller al pie del cañón, musicalmente siguen fieles a sus principios: Hard Rock de libro, melodías pegadizas, base sólida, guitarras con personalidad y coros con gancho. La formación actual de BONFIRE es la siguiente:

  • Alexx Stahl: Voz
  • Hans Ziller: Guitarra
  • Frank Pané: Guitarra
  • Ronnie Parkes: Bajo
  • Tim Breideband: Batería

 

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Robin Beck vuelve con ilustres músicos.


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Frontiers Music Srl se complace en dar la bienvenida a la etiqueta a Robin Beck para el lanzamiento de un nuevo álbum previsto para su lanzamiento a principios de 2018.


“Estoy feliz de anunciar que mi nuevo álbum está a la vuelta de la esquina”, dice Robin. “La música está cobrando vida con 11 canciones increíbles escritas por algunos de los mejores escritores del planeta, incluyendo Clif Magness, Kelly Clarkson, Shelly Pieken, James Christian, Tommy Denander, Richard Hymas, Fiona Flanagan y una canción muy especial escrita por mí  y Jeff Kent. Los productores y músicos como: James Christian, Clif Magness y Tommy Denander, con Clif Magness y Tommy Denander en las guitarras, Jeff Batter en las teclas, James Christian en el bajo y otros que pronto serán anunciados “.

Rod Kinny. Conoce su música


6a00d8341ca36653ef01b7c8df8b9e970b-800wiUn músico de muchos años, Rod Kinny siempre ha tenido una pasión por su arte. Comenzando en la escuela primaria con la banda y el coro a tocar el bajo en bandas de rock local. Después de graduarse en la escuela secundaria en un intento desesperado de escapar de su ciudad natal de Austin, MN. Rod se alistó en la Fuerza Aérea de los Estados Unidos.

A mediados de los años ochenta se encontró en Inglaterra. Muy a menudo al señuelo de las luces brillantes de Londres para la música, el arte, los pubs, y los clubs nocturnos. Inicialmente dudoso de algunas de las listas de pop británico, pronto llegó a apreciar la música de Level 42, Peter Gabriel, Scritti Pollitti, y muchos otros.

A principios de 2002 lanzó su sueño de toda la vida, un disco en solitario. A principios de 2007 comenzó lo que iba a ser su primer lanzamiento de avance con el productor Joe Puerta de Ambrosia, y Bruce Hornsby & The Range. El resultado fue Higher Self lanzado en mayo de 2010. Higher Self se ha vendido en 12 países y la canción principal se convirtió en el número uno en la lista de Indie-Music.com. El estilo musical es una reminiscencia de la Westcoast  de americano orientado hacia el rock con temas actuales e inspiradores.


Sobre 2013, después de haber establecido su misión musical, Rod comenzó otro proyecto de grabación. Esta vez con el ingeniero y co-productor Brian Bart, ex guitarrista de la legendaria banda de Twin Cities, Dare Force. ¿El resultado? Forces of nature, el trabajo más refinado del Sr. Kinny, con la ayuda de algunos de los mejores músicos del westcoast, incluyendo Bill Brown, Troy Norton, Kenny Wilson, Ernie LaViolette, John Calarco, Lewis Sego, Michael B. Nelson y Steve Strand.
Rod ha alcanzado el ápice de su logro musical hasta ahora.

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“Es mi misión llevar esta llama dentro con determinación para traer alegría y felicidad a través de mi música”, dice.

https://www.facebook.com/rod.kinny?fref=ts

The Radio Sun vuelve en octubre y con PRIDE & MUSIC.


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PRIDE & MUSIC se complace en anunciar la firma de la banda australiana de rock melódico THE RADIO SUN!

Formada por Jason Old (voces y guitarras), Stevie Janevski (guitarra principal, bajo, coros, Black Majesty) y Gilbert Annese (batería). Ya están trabajando en su cuarto lanzamiento “Unstoppable”, a finales de octubre de 2017.

Este nuevo álbum, una vez más, será mezclado por Paul Laine (solo, Danger Danger, Dark Horse).

En Eléctrico: The New Roses, Kike Marcos, Luis Cadenas.


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2 de los artistas más DOG & ROLL que existen, LUIS CADENAS y KIKE MARCOS, reunidos en eléctrico junto a los THE NEW ROSES, y no olvidemos algo importante, después del conciertazo, POSTCONCIERTO conMeet & Greet en el DOG & ROLL CLUB (hay entradas a la venta en el propio Dog & Roll).

Nos queda poco menos de un mes para disfrutar de THE NEW ROSES, la banda telonera de la actual gira de grandísima banda americana KISS.

THE NEW ROSES nos gustan tanto que hemos decidido traerlos a la gran gran sala ARENA de Madrid para que disfrutéis de su rock con toques NICKELBACK y Hard Rock clásico.

Además contaremos con LUIS CADENAS famoso cantautor mallorquín que nos ofrecerá un show eléctrico con banda en la línea de los mejores directos de QUIQUE GONZALEZ, con grandes éxitos como El Killer, Rock Star…

Por último y no menos importante el gran KIKE MARCOS, que tras presentar recientemente su primer disco, nos regalará un show también eléctrico con grandes exitos como NORTE que hizo a dúo con el famoso cantautor DIEGO OJEDA.

VIDEOS THE NEW ROSES:
WHISKEY NIGHTMARE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4d4gT6HsVN0&list=PLVImQXDf7Q0fkc2ou8IuaHAqiCKm7GzAj

THE DEVIL TOYS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsoPVjCrL48&index=5&list=PLVImQXDf7Q0fkc2ou8IuaHAqiCKm7GzAj

THIRSTY: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LRnmb-B_EE

DEAD’S MAN VOICE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXGAGV1IcFg

FOR A WHILE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_jwhsawcS8&list=PLVImQXDf7Q0fkc2ou8IuaHAqiCKm7GzAj&index=4

WHITOUT A TRACE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55BKhMmlc0A&index=2&list=PLVImQXDf7Q0fkc2ou8IuaHAqiCKm7GzAj

ITS A LONG WAY: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNueaDC0JII&list=PLVImQXDf7Q0fkc2ou8IuaHAqiCKm7GzAj&index=3

VIDEOS LUIS CADENAS:
DIAS DE CARRETERA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6EkGOi-R9o

AL OTRO LADO DEL MUNDO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBXj0Db1XmE

VIDEOS KIKE MARCOS:
EL AVION: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zibZbz6UcLE

NORTE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97PicT7_o6Q&index=9&list=PL8WhOMufzFDx5pWZULlTvhheKI8vHZNZL

MEET & GREET POSTCONCIERTO: DOG & ROLL CLUB

VENTA DE ENTRADA ONLINE: (se regala entrada física de recuerdo el día del concierto)

– Entradium: https://entradium.com/entradas/the-new-roses-last-men-standing

– Ticketea: https://www.ticketea.com/entradas-concierto-last-men-standing-the-new-roses-luis-cadenas/

– Notikumi: https://www.notikumi.com/2017/4/27/concierto-de-the-new-roses-luis-cadenas-band-kike-marcos-en-madrid

ENTRADAS FISICAS:

* Madrid Centro: ESCRIDISCOS (Callao)
* Arguelles: Club BASTARD y REBEL YELL
* Castellana: DOG & ROLL CLUB MADRID
* Vicálvaro: 38 SPECIAL y ROCK THE NIGHT
* Majadahonda: BOOTHILL

Eclipse Introducing Monumentum In Madrid. Interview. English Version.


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ViriAOR: Hi, guys, It’s great to see you.

It´s snowing in Madrid, It’s like to be in Sweden…

Magnus: Yeah, I was shocked, I’ve never seen snowing in Madrid. We were expecting sunshine and warm weathers, t-shirts..I’ve never seen that.

ViriAOR: Thanks for the invitation, we hope this is a great opportunity to make ViriAor, our blog, and Eclipse, even more important and greater than they were before. It´s a great honor for us to have you here.

Magnus: It´s a great honor for me as well, to talk to you, guys

ViriAOR: First of all, we would like to talk about Monumentum, your last album. We listened to it, several times of course, and we have to say that It’s a great hard rock album. It’s full of easy listening choruses, earworms and heavy guitar riffs. We love It!!!

Magnus: Thank you

ViriAOR: We feel that Monumentum sound is happier than Armageddonize.

Magnus: Yeah, I can agree on that. There is a lot of optimism, positive melodies, very melodic. And I hear all the people saying that they have good sensations after listening the album.

When we wrote the songs we had good energy. They made us happy so is nice to hear that other people get that feeling as well

ViriAOR: Monumentum has a lot of choruses that invite to sing. How did you feel while you were writing the songs? Do you think of the audience when you are writing a song?

Magnus: Yeah, we wanted to be easy to sing and very catchy because we like that kind of music. Of course we think in our audience as well, and ourselves,

ViriAOR: In several songs, you resumed the use of keyboards. Even in Black Rain, the keys sound like metal or gothic. What’s your opinion about this? Do you agree with us?

Magnus: Absolutely. It does. Yeah, it sounds heavy metal. I would say it sounds a little bit like black Sabbath, Ronnie J Dio era, Heaven and Hell. It´s the heaviest song of the album. It will be the favourite for many people. It´s one of my favourites, as well. I really enjoy that song

ViriAOR: Our favourite songs are Born To Lead and No Way Back. Born To Lead has some wonderful guitars.

Magnus: Born to Lead guitars sounds like whitesnake

ViriAOR: Do you like whitesnake?

Magnus: I love it, we both do

ViriAOR: Which guitarist of WhiteSnake do you like more?

Magnus: John Sykes

ViriAOR Wow, He is my favourite, too. He is going to make a new album

Magnus: Yeah, I heard it in the news, I´m lookin for that.

Just in that moment Erik came in…

ViriAOR: Are you tired?

Erik: Really tired. It´s been a long week, different cities, talking to people and after interviews visiting city and bars..

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ViriAOR: In Madrid you have a lot of bars to visit, be careful..And this night you are going to play

Erik: Yeah, yesterday we were having a beer and we said, oh, tomorrow we will be in Madrid, and we should do a gig, a free gig just for fun. we called to Javier and forty minutes later we had a rock bar to play. It’s great, just do it.

ViriAOR: What´s your favourite songs of the album?

Erik: I like the ballad a lot. I always considered myself a bad writer. People said I do great ballads but I think that are usually boring. This one sounds as a classic power ballad without the chestnuts. It sounds fresh and modern

ViriAOR: It´s really beautiful, but I couldn´t find what you want to say?

Erik: It’s about delivering a message from someone very closer that It´s going to die. It´s not about love. I did not wanted to be so specific with the lyrics, I don´t want to say something like “…your mother has died…”

ViriAOR: Maybe, some people still think Eclipse is a melodic band, but in your last albums we have seen a great evolution toward classic hard rock. Taking into account Bleed And Scream, Armageddonize and Monumentum, can we say that Eclipse is a hard rock band?

Erik: I don’t know why people label us as AOR. WOA is AOR. The foundation of Eclipse is Heavy Metal, it’s hard rock, It´s Whitesnake, is WASP … Lot of songs have an Megadeth influence, Vertigo has an opening like Megadeth. We like the melodic side as well.

Magnus: We like to mix metal riffs with melodic vocals, and that makes the Eclipse sound.

Erik: When people say, Eclipse sounds like Journey, we say, No, We don’t sound like Journey. No bad thing about Journey, it’s a fantastic band, Eclipse is different. But, I don’t care what label of people like us.

ViriAOR: My wife loves the album, It sounds in the car every day, every hour…

Erik: That´s cool when the wife likes the album, you don’t have to fight. When I put Slayer in the car, I listen, please, turn this off… “Why? It´s Great! No…”

ViriAOR: What about Frontiers Records? Do they let you work totally free?

Érik: Yes a hundred percent. Totally freedom. They don´t touch the bands, and that’s fine.

Magnus: We don’t have any pressure

ViriAOR: Where did you produce the album?

Erik: In my Studio in Stockholm. There’s a brand new studio in my house.

ViriAOR: After talking about Monumentum, we would like to ask you about your writing music process:

Does your inspiration comes from listening to other bands? You say: “wow, this is really good, I have to do something like that,” or do you have your own idea about the things you have to do?
Erik: Sometimes you can borrow parts of other bands. Specially, in the beginning of the career everything is stolen. When you start doing music, you steal everything, you used things of Whitesnake, Deep Purple, Rainbow, but now, in every new album we do, we steal less and less. If you listen the album Ready To Rock, you see Rainbow, there´s a lot of Whitesnake, Talisman, and I think this new album sounds so much Eclipse of course with our classic rock reference. When people say this band sounds that Eclipse, is the biggest compliment.

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ViriAOR: Sometimes your music  seems to be melancholic or apocalyptic. The name of the band has something to do with that? 

Magnus: No, our first record label showed us a list of names, like Contagious, Rabia… We thought Eclipse al least was a not bad name.

Erik: There´s long time going and there’s no other band called Eclipse, and It´s done, but now, if you google Eclipse you will find everything about Eclipse. If you google Armageddonize you will find our album in first positions. Monumentum it´s a latin word you probably found our record, but if you google Eclipse you get everything, the movie, Bonnie Tyler…

Yeah, It’s a terrible name but it’s too late. We tried to change name even when we restarted the band, with Ready To Rock, but we thought well some people know us.

ViriAOR: What´s the first thing you tackle when writing a song? Guitar riffs, melody, lyrics?

Erik: Usually guitar riffs, never lyrics first. We start with a electric guitar and when we find the melodies, we change to acoustic guitar to find the right melodies. If you can play a song in acoustic guitar and it sounds great, then you have a good song. In Monumentum we can probably play every song, more or less, in acoustic. This could be hard to Slayer.

ViriAOR: Which band members are part of the writing process?

Erik: Both. When the drummer start writing songs, the band is over. (Laughs)

VIRIAOR: Ohhh, I´m a drummer!!!

Magnus: It´s an old joke (Laughs)

ViriAOR: We would like to talk a little about the members of the band

Eclipse have a new drummer, Philip Crusner. From our point of view, it´s a difficult job to be the substitute of Robban.

Magnus: It was really hard to find replacement to Robban. The bass player remembered seen Philip in a show, years ago, and said he was very cool and a great showman. We look up in Youtube, we had an audition with him playing Eclipse Songs and we said, ok we have a drummer.

Erik: Phillip is a great drummer, a great showman, a great and funny, a team player, a perfect guy for the band. Robban is an excellent drummer, Phillip is a really good showman, and now he is one of the team.

ViriAOR: Magnus (Ulfstedt) is a drummer too, In fact, he was the drummer in the two first records of the band and he is the current drummer in Grand Design. Did you consider him to play drums?

Erik/Magnus: Yeah, we thought in him like a Plan B, is much easier to find a bass player. We talked to him, but he didn’t want do that. He is a very big drummer.

ViriAOR: We saw him, and you, Erik, playing with Ammunition.

Erik: Yeah. Yeah, that was in panic. Robban left the band, and we called John Macaluso to play in the tour, we fired him first night, he was drunk, nasty, he didn´t know the songs. We called Magnus in panic, and he learned the songs while he was flying to Spain. His first gig was in Barcelona.

ViriAOR: After the return of Magnus Ulfstedt, can we say this is the definitive line up of the band?

Erik: Yeah, you never know but…

Magnus: You never want to change the line up, we grown together over the years, and it´s like a family, so it’s hard accept a new person in the band.

ViriAOR: Anyway, the couple Magnus and Erik seems eternal.

Erik: Yeah we like to drink beer together

ViriAOR: So is Eclipse here to stay:

Erik/Magnus: Yeah of course.

Erik: Eclipse is my band, I can´t be the singer in a new band and make a new band.

ViriAOR. We really need youth bands to stay because all the bands are going older…

Erik: ...And a lot of new bands they start and they disappear. The hardest it’s to make a band work.

And one thing, many successful bands stay for the money, and the people stay because is a good business. Bon Jovi is a great band, of course, but they stay for the money.

When Eclipse started, you had to play a lot live, you have a family, outstanding wife, long way from home… So many things that some people are not willing to sacrifice everything for that.

That reason is why our keyboards don´t play alive. He’s always travelling too much and he doesn’t want to be in tour.

ViriAOR: You are a great guitarist, without a doubt, but do you feel better playing guitar riffs or playing solos? Do you prefer to play a main role or a secondary one? 

Magnus: I like both, equally. Only think I liked to play like Malcolm Young Riffs, for a lot of may years, but when I was 18 years old, I said I have to learn that solo. And now I like both.

Erik: I don’t think you could be in a band just rythm guitar any more, although in several song, specially the number 12 you explode.

ViriAOR: Always with your cap. is that your good luck charm?

Magnus: Yes it is. haha

Erik: If you see the Never Look Back video, he didn’t wear a hat and everyone saying: wow. It´s so strange see Magnus without a hat.

ViriAOR: What are your favourite guitarists?

Magnus: John Sykes, Blackmoore, Malcolm Young, Angus Young, Malmsteen, John Norum is one of my favourites, and Michael Schenker

ViriAOR: What´s your equipment to play live?

Magnus: Marshal Amp and Kramer guitar

ViriAOR: Erik You have an intense job, you take part in a lot of projects. How important is Eclipse compared to the rest of your projects?

Erik: The most important. Eclipse is the reason I’m doing music. It´s my own music, it’s my own band. Of course, Eclipse is the main reason. I can do the music I love, I can do exactly what I want, without compromise. When I work with others, I compromise because I have to work with the label one, the singer one

ViriAOR: When you work with other people, Ammunition, Jimi Jamison, Ronnie Atkins, your production, the finally sound is like their band’s sound, you play with Jamison and the sound is like Survivor, Nordic Union sounds like Pretty Maids…

Erik: Fundamentally it´s because Jamison sang with Survivor and Atkins singing with Pretty Maids.

ViriAOR: That’s true, but this isn’t the only reason…

Erik: Yeah, maybe. I have to taken account what they want, and what I want to hear with him, and what want the fans, and I am a fan and I have a chance to record like the people wants, a classic rock and very melodic. I can´t make a metal record with Jimi, it will not feat and the fans will be confuse.

This is the reason why the WET project was so successful, Jeff is constantly fighting against what the fans want for him. He is doing all the music that the fans don’t want to hear, and that’s why WET was so successful, because finally they are hearing singing the music reason what they love him singing.

SOTO, the band, have a great concert, the sound is really good, but when you look at the crowd when they do WET or Talisman, the people are WOW, finally. It’s hard to make a change, but I understand him and I understand the fans.

ViriAOR: And how do you do that? See, man, my day is just 24 fucking hours!

Erik: I got a family, I got to kids, eight years old  and ten years old, a family…I work very fast. The latest Eclipse album wax mixed in three days.

ViriAOR: We know about some concert dates, but when is the Monumentum Tour coming? Europe? America?

Magnus: First gig is in one week, Stockholm, Gothenburg.

Erik: We’re gonna do Oslo, Nottingham, and after, five, six dates in UK, and Berlin. In Spain, with Aerosmith, Rock Fest, Leyendas.

ViriAOR: Are you planning a fall-winter tour? Will that tour bring you back to Spain?

Erik/Magnus: Yeah, absolutely. It will happen

ViriAOR: In our opinion, we miss a rhythm guitar in your shows. Don’t you think so?

Erik: Because I think that the live show will be better with the front band. I can focus much more and I engagement better the crowd. No comparison with David Coverdale, but You think in David Coverdale still in the middle with a guitar, It isn´t whitesnake.

ViriAOR: And another person playing the rhythm guitar?

Erik: No, we don’t need it. It´s just loud, too much noise. In records you can add keyboards, guitars, backing vocals, but live…

VIRIAOR: In studio you add several guitars?

Erik: Two guitars, only two. In the speaker, left one Magnus guitars and right one, my guitars. That´s easy. Live is live, and record is record.

ViriAOR:We think that Erik has become a great singer. I still remember  the first time we saw you in Madrid, and I have to say your evolution is fantastic; in fact, you reach both high and low notes so easily… What can you tell us about this?

Erik: I had never be a singer, I was a guitarist, and I never try to be a singer, but now I am a singer

ViriAOR: In all your concert setlists there aren’t any songs from your first album,  Why? Do those albums not represent your current music?

Erik: 2001 Album. It’s shit. I don’t like album. It´s really bad. Don´t b

ViriAOR: What was the first concert you attended to, as an audience?

Erik: Chuck Berry, 1989.

Magnus: Europe, 1985. On The Loose Tour.

Closing we have to thank you for this interview. We wish you very good luck and hope to see you soon.

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https://viriaor.wordpress.com/2017/03/26/eclipse-presentacion-monumentum-entrevista/

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