Nov 202020
 

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 along with elements inspired by the likes of Twilight Force, Rhapsody, Alan Silvestri, Danny Elfman and John Williams. Today, the band release a music video for their second single ‘Ghost Of Marley’.

Bassist Chris David comments: “This is the very first song that Majestica have released that is a duet with two lead voices, and it’s also our first music video with theatrical play. ‘Ghost of Marley’ is a conversation between the main character of “A Christmas Carol” Ebenezer Scrooge, who gets visited by the ghost of his old co-worker Jacob Marley. The video features myself as Marley and Tommy as Scrooge. Personally for me this has been one of the most challenging songs I have recorded to this date, both musically and visually but it was a lot of fun!”

The video can be watched below.

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Oct 232020
 

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 along with elements inspired by the likes of Twilight Force, Rhapsody, Alan Silvestri, Danny Elfman and John Williams. Today, the band have released a lyric video for the first single, titled ‘Ghost Of Christmas Past’. Check out the video below.

Chris David comments: “If you know the story of ”A Christmas Carol” I think the title ’Ghost of Christmas Past’, tells you what the song is all about. But if you don’t, it is about Ebenezer Scrooge‘s past, what happened in his early years and how he became the greedy lonely man he is. The music shows off many elements you can expect from the record. It is a symphonic power metal Christmas musical album so of course you will hear sleigh bells, glockenspiel, recognisable Christmas melodies and an appearance of ”The Majestic Choir”. But it is also a Majestica album and I promise you that you will hear that as well!”

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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.”

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Majestica – “Above the Sky”

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Sep 142019
 

Out of the ashes of ReinXeed comes Majestica to fill your ears with galloping fast drums, blazing riffs and solos and bass work that equals the complexity from the guitars.

Before joining Sabaton, guitarist/vocalist Tommy Johansson was busy with his own power metal band ReinXeed, but unfortunately as Sabaton grew, ReinXeed seemed to just fade away.  Now the band is back and known as Majestica, a nod to the 2010 ReinXeed album Majestic.

Given the tagline “Swedish symphonic power metal”, my expectations were pretty much set as to what I was going to hear when I fired this album up.  The band chose to make a video for the first track “Above the Sky” which shows the band playing the scarily fast power metal track on an airport runway.  Much along the lines of Dragonforce, the song is as much a vehicle to showcase the talents of the musicians as it is a regular song.  The very opening is even an amazing bass riff by Chris David.  As expected for the genre, vocals are clean and clear and show quite a bit of range from Tommy ReinXeed although the highest register pieces seem a bit forced and thin compared to the rest.  The song gallops along at breakneck speed with periodic perfect gang chorus sections, while all the time seeming to just set the stage for the inevitable trade-off guitar solos and drum and bass solo in this particular case. Continue reading »

Jul 042019
 

Swedish symphonic power metallers, Majestica, recently released their debut album “Above The Sky” via Nuclear Blast. Majestica is the (new) band fronted by Tommy Johansson. Check out the recently released music video for ‘Above The Sky’ below.

Tommy Johansson is a well-known musician, especially due to his role as guitar player of heavy metallers Sabaton. But before he joined the Swedish “war machine”, he was already busy playing in his own band named ReinXeed, currently completed by bassist Chris David and guitarist Alex Oriz. Of course, his touring acitivities with Sabaton slowed down the creative process for ReinXeed a bit.

The group has now returned – seemingly out of nowhere – with a new 10-track album entitled “Above The Sky” and a brand new name, Majestica, to top it off. On the new record, Tommy presents not only his guitar skills but also his vocal abilities once again, which he also showcased as Twilight Force‘s stand-in singer throughout autumn 2017. Continue reading »