The founder and guitarist of the Swedish metal band Narnia – CJ Grimmark – to release a Christmas-album together with a band of renowned musicians.
CJ Grimmark returns with his second solo album, 15 years after his self-titled solo debut from 2007. Together with the renowned musicians Anders Johansson (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force, ex-Hammerfall, ex-Manowar, Tungsten, etc.), Anders Mossberg (Jerusalem), Andreas “Habo” Johansson (Narnia, Avatarium, Royal Hunt), and Anders Köllerfors (Anette Olzon, Allen/Olzon, Magnus Karlsson’s Free Fall, All For The King, etc.), Grimmark creates instrumental interpretations of carefully selected Christmas hymns.
Doing this is something I’ve had in mind for almost two decades, and it finally happened. explains Grimmark and continues: This is a very mellow album in general, and not a metal production with shredding guitars, but the rock elements are present too. Thanks to the artistic freedom we all allowed ourselves to express there’s a great deal of different musical territories explored throughout the record.
“Christmas + Instrumentals & Hymns” will be released on Jonatan Samuelsson‘s label JONO Music, with worldwide distribution via Sound Pollution Distribution November 4th.
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