Oct 132020
 

Majestica have announced a new album!

Titled “A Christmas Carol,” the upcoming album from the Swedish power metal band is a Christmas themed album and is expected to be released later this year, via Nuclear Blast Records. The release of the new album comes hot on the heels of the band’s last album, “Above The Sky,” which was released last year.

The upcoming album features the inclusion of plenty of well‐known Christmas songs and the overall theme is the well‐known story of Ebenezer Scrooge from the Charles Dickens novel A Christmas Carol. The music was written, recorded and produced by the band at Nygård, Ekshärad during the summer of 2020. Mixing and mastering of this album was made by Jonas Kjellgren [Scar Symmetry, Raubtier] at Black Lounge Studios.

Speaking about the upcoming album, vocalist Tommy Johansson says, “a silly dream of mine has finally come true. For many years I’ve wanted to release a Christmas album, because the atmosphere around Christmas is always so peaceful and music with a clear Christmas theme is always beautiful and very well‐written. The reason why we chose to make a musical album with the story of Ebenezer Scrooge is very simple – it’s a great story to tell around Christmas and it works so well as a musical. And with the help of different voice actors and singers we made it possible for this to happen – we’re very happy with the result.”

In regards to their musical direction he adds, “once again people can expect real power metal, but this time its a bit more symphonic and epic compared to our previous album “Above The Sky.” When it comes to the symphonic parts we’ve taken it a bit further and included a lot more orchestral instruments, including tubular bells, glockenspiel and sleigh bells to really get that Christmas sound to it.”

We bet you didn’t expect this!Forget Halloween and lets celebrate Christmas right away! “In 2019 the Swedish power metal heroes MAJESTICA released their debut album "Above The Sky" and it became a huge success within the metal community. Now in 2020 they are back with not only a new album, but a special treat for their fans: a Christmas musical power metal album entitled “A Christmas Carol”. It’s pure symphonic power metal in the true MAJESTICA spirit. The pre-sale of the album will ‪start on October 23rd‬, along with the release of their first single.What makes this a unique Christmas album is not just the inclusion of plenty of well‐known Christmas songs, but also because the theme is the well‐known story of Ebenezer Scrooge from the Charles Dickens novel “A Christmas Carol”. With many different voices for the many characters in the story alongside fitting music, people will not only hear a newly well‐written power metal album, but also a power metal musical that gives you a unique Christmas feeling,.Tommy Johansson states, “A silly dream of mine has finally come true. For many years I’ve wanted to release a Christmas album, because the atmosphere around Christmas is always so peaceful and music with a clear Christmas theme is always beautiful and very well‐written. The reason why we chose to make a musical album with the story of Ebenezer Scrooge is very simple – it's a great story to tell around Christmas and it works so well as a musical. And with the help of different voice actors and singers we made it possible for this to happen – we’re very happy with the result.” �In regards to their musical direction he adds, “Once again people can expect real power metal, but this time its a bit more symphonic and epic compared to our previous album ‘Above The Sky’. When it comes to the symphonic parts we’ve taken it a bit further and included a lot more orchestral instruments, including tubular bells, glockenspiel and sleigh bells to really get that Christmas sound to it.””

Geplaatst door Majestica op Vrijdag 9 oktober 2020

A Christmas Carol” is scheduled to be released later this year via Nuclear Blast Records. Pre-orders start on October 23rd.

Band members:
Tommy ReinXeed – Vocals & Guitars, Alex Oriz – Guitars, Chris David – Bass, Daniel Sjögren – Drums

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