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.”
“A Christmas Carol” is scheduled to be released later this year via Nuclear Blast Records. Pre-orders start on October 23rd.
Tommy ReinXeed – Vocals & Guitars, Alex Oriz – Guitars, Chris David – Bass, Daniel Sjögren – Drums