The Swedish melodic metal band Narnia is finally back for the metal attack! Celebrating 20 years as a band, they are back with a brand new studio album. Their long awaited & 7th studio album is released worldwide on Sept. 16 through Deep Within Management. Last month, the band did a small tour through Europe, with on bass Jonathan Samuelsson (ex SafeMode). The band just reported the following:
“Many of You may have noticed that Narnia’s long time bass player, Andreas Passmark, has had a break from all live performances, video shoots and other activities during 2016. We regret to announce that Andreas has made the decision to not return to Narnia. As much as this is sad news for everyone, we respect his decision and hereby thank him for his many years of thundering service in the band. Best of luck for the future Andreas, and be blessed! Christian, Andreas, Martin and CJ.”
Says Passmark: “It is with a heavy heart I have decided to leave Narnia. It’s a decision that’s been brewing inside me for some time now. It’s hard to answer the question why I’m leaving, but I just feel that I need to continue my musical journey elsewhere. I want to thank the guys for my 15 years with the band. What a journey we have had!!! And I will always remember it with a smile on my face. I will still, of course, consider you to be among my closest friends. In my own future, I will continue rocking with my main band Royal Hunt and other projects. If you want to follow me in the future, please check out my Official Andreas Passmark FB page. I want to wish the Narnians good luck and continue the mission to spread the word of Jesus Christ! God Bless You All! You will always be in my heart! TCGB Andreas”
During the years Narnia has been established as one of the leading forces in melodic, neoclassical metal, with a strong reputation of being a great live act that always delivers. And so it continues.. The fans are asking for more and the band is hungrier than ever!
The line-up for Narnia 2016: Christian Liljegren -Vocals, CJ Grimmark – Guitars, keyboards & backing vocals, Andreas “Habo” Johansson – Drums, Martin Härenstam – Keyboards, -Bass.
Our review for Narnia‘s self titled album can be found here.
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