Swedish neo-classical metallers Narnia recently announced that they will be headlining the twelfth edition of Elements of Rock Festival March 13, 2015 in Switzerland. The band has the following to say: ‘We feel honoured to return back again to this excellent festival. We are looking forward to meet You! Hope to see you all there!’
The band formed in Sweden in 1996, disbanded in 2010, and reformed in 2014. Their album themes heavily reference The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis.
Narnia has toured with such bands as Dio, Stratovarius and Sonata Artica. They played several festivals, such as Sweden Rock Festival and Gates Of Metal, where thousands of fans enjoyed Narnia‘s energetic live show, which leaves no one unaffected.
Since the beginning of Narnia they have released six studio albums: “Awakening” , “Long Live the King” , “Desert Land” , “The Great Fall” , “Enter the Gate” , “Course of a Generation” .
Narnia‘s most recent album, “Course Of A Generation”, came out in Europe on July 24, 2009 via Massacre Records. The CD marked the recording debut of lead singer Germán Pascual [Mind’s Eye, Mendez], who replaced Christian Liljegren. The cover artwork was created by Carlos Barbosa from Artiside, Brazil and the logo was redesigned by Rainer Mittelstädt of InLine Design in Germany.
“Course Of A Generation” was mixed by Fredrik Nordström and Henrik Udd at Studio Fredman [In Flames, Soilwork, Arch Enemy, Dimmu Borgir] in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Narnia 2015 is: Christian Liljegren – vocals, CJ Grimmark – guitars, Andreas “Habo” Johansson – drums, Martin Härenstam – keyboards and Andreas Passmark – bass.
Other booked band’s for EoR 2015 are, Polution (Hardrock, CH), Frosthardr (Blackmetal, NO), Bloodwork (extreme metal, UK), Sleeping Romance (Melodic Metal, IT) Malchus (Melodic Death Metal, PL), freaKINGS (Thrash Metal, CH), Changed (Hardrock, CH), Empire 21 (Melodic Metal, SW), Immortal Souls (Winter Metal, FIN)and Morgarten (Black Metal, CH), a few more bands will follow in the coming weeks. Also Pastor Bob Beeman (Sanctuary International) and Jim LaVerde (Barren Cross) will be there.
Pål (Nordic Mission) will also be doing a seminar that weekend, talking about some of the trends within the Christian metal scene.
EoR will be held March 13-15th. 2015 Stadthofsaal, Uster, Switzerland.
For more information visit the EoR website.
Video below ‘Elements of Rock 2015’ Trailer
Video below ‘Long Live The King’