Aug 262022
 

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. Continue reading »

Oct 152021
 

First episode of the new video podcast Jono & Friends is out now. Host is Jonatan Samuelsson (Narnia, Starmen) and first guest is Tjet Robin Gustafsson (Safemode).

The duo has a real good time, sharing laughs, common tour memories, and gives us a WORLD PREMIERE by letting us listen to a snippet from the upcoming Safemode-album “A Golden Horizon,” along with a new recording of the song Another Day Will Haunt You.

This video podcast is maybe some kind of spontaneous sequel to the online music tv-show WahWah, for which Jonatan was host for. But this time, the focus is to promote bands from Jonos roster and also friends, co-workers and other interesting people.

Prepare for a show mainly about music, a bit of humor in Swenglish (Swedish/English) and interesting guests!

We hope you will like it as much as we enjoyed making this!

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Sep 052021
 

Swedish metalcore band Safemode satisfies the fans’ longing for the new album “A Golden Horizon” by releasing two singles from previous repertoire. The favorite songs ‘Guide Me Right’ and ‘Another Day Will Haunt You’ will both be released by JONO Music and Sound Pollution along with music videos in October and November.

Since their start in 2007, Swedish metalcore-band Safemode has managed to win the Swedish national music contest Rockkarusellen with 600 other bands, along with the Red Bull Bedroom Jam’s Competition. The song ”Another Day Will Haunt You” was picked up by several radio stations across America and has currently over 2.5 million streams on Spotify. Along with tours in Europe, the band has also toured in Latin America not less than four times, and another tour is planned in July 2022, if things work out well with the current COVID-19 situation.

While waiting for the upcoming album “A Golden Horizon”, the band has recorded some of their most popular songs live in the studio. First to be released are the songs “Guide Me Right” and “Another Day Will Haunt You”, which will be released along with music videos in October and November.

We don’t want to make fans wait any longer for new music, so we went into the studio and recorded some of their favorites live. says Tjet Gustafsson, lead singer, guitarist and co-founder.

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Jul 302021
 

Ravel – aka Andreas Rafwelsäter – or Andy Ravel – as he was called during his glorious days with pop punk band Noice, built him a solid reputation for guitar playing and cool stage persona, which gave him a cult like following among the bands hardcore fans. Now he releases his debut single ‘Forest Creek’ as ”Ravel”. This time it’s all about instrumental, ambient folk music.

Ravel is the project name for the guitarist Andreas Rafwelsäter and the music he composes. Hailing from Finns as well as Swedes and Norwegians, the music has a nordic sound.

Andreas lives in Värmland, close to the Norwegian border. He started playing the guitar at a tender age and got his first influences from heavy metal and later moved on the bluegrass and rockabilly.

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Jul 242021
 

Ravel – aka Andreas Rafwelsäter – or Andy Ravel – as he was called during his glorious days with pop punk band Noice, built him a solid reputation for guitar playing and cool stage persona, which gave him a cult like following among the bands hardcore fans. Now he joins the JONOmusic Family, by releasing three singles as ”Ravel” from July and beyond. This time it’s all about instrumental, ambient folk music.

Ravel is the project name for the guitarist Andreas Rafwelsäter and the music he composes. Hailing from Finns as well as Swedes and Norwegians, the music has a nordic sound.

Andreas lives in Värmland, close to the Norwegian border. He started playing the guitar at a tender age and got his first influences from heavy metal and later moved on the bluegrass and rockabilly.

Intense touring with one of Scandinavia’s most popular bands ever, pop punk band Noice, built him a solid reputation for guitar playing and cool stage persona, which gave him a cult like following among the bands hardcore fans.

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