Dec 212020
 

Narnia, Leaves’ Eyes, Eric Clayton And The Nine and Temperance are the first bands to be booked for the Brainstorm Festival 2021. Until Monday, January 4, you can buy your early bird festival tickets to be there on November 5 and 6. By that time, the coronavirus is expected to be defeated and we are going to celebrate it for two days with lots of great international rock and metal bands.

The appearance of Narnia (SE) will be a special one, as the hardrock band celebrates their 25th anniversary at the Brainstorm Festival. And with an exclusive show in the Netherlands, where all the hits will undoubtedly pass by one more time. More hits can be expected from Leaves’ Eyes (DE/FIN) who are touring Europe to promote their successful new album “The Last Viking“. This show will certainly appeal to fans of folk metal and female fronted gothic metal.

We are also very proud with the arrival of Eric Clayton And The Nine (USA/NL). The singer of Saviour Machine presents his new solo album with his Dutch band. Undoubtedly some more classics from his overwhelming musical history will pass by. And then another great name has been captured: Temperance (ITA). With a female vocalist and two male vocalists, this band promises to make a vocal spectacle.

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Narnia – “From Darkness to Light”

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Aug 192019
 

On 2nd August 2019, Narnia released their 8th Studio album “From Darkness to Light”.  Founded by guitarist Carl Johan Grimmark and singer Christian Liljegren back in 1996, the Swedish band reunited in 2014 after its hiatus in 2010. This album is produced and primarily written by Narnia’s guitar virtuoso CJ Grimmark. It is mixed by the band’s sound engineer Viktor Stenquist, and mastered by Jens Bogren, Fascination Street Studios.

The band is widely known for their progressive sound, odd time signatures and cut throat guitar melody. Their songs are influenced by the works of “The Chronicles of Narnia – By C.S. Lewis”. It is being said that keyboardist Martin Härenstam, holds the calibre of a solo virtuoso in the band. Jonatan Samuelsson who recently joined on Bass duties and background vocals, plays the Taurus bass pedal, and helps with the songwriting and graphic designing of the album. Their last tour of Brazil was a success and they carried over the same energy into writing this album.

To be honest, this is the first time I’m listening to Narnia, so I haven’t any biases or idea of what I’m getting into. The staccato opening on “A crack in the sky” filled in with ambient soundscapes and a melodic guitar solo goes on to set my expectation, and boy I love how the song progresses and possesses its audience. The vocals are melodic, the chorus gives you the shrills with the added seconds, and a powerful rhythm section drives the song forward which culminates with an electrifying guitar solo. “You Are The Air That I Breathe” thumps its way forward, building the pace piece by piece. This song sounds straight out of the 70s-80s and has a catchy chorus to its credit. Continue reading »

Jul 192019
 

Narnia’s new album; “From Darkness To Light” is the band’s eight studio album, and a natural sequel to the previous, self-titled album, from the band’s return and 20th anniversary in 2016. The spark that Narnia lit on last year’s live album “We Still Believe – Made in Brazil”, has been followed the band into the studio, where this energy has been channeled and structured into a long parade of nine songs.

With the musical roots remaining deep in melodic metal, the band has both stretched on to a modern sound where the guitars still dominate, but also allows analogue 70/80’s analogue synthesizers to take place in the soundscape.

The lyrics are noticeably important to the band and in true Narnia spirit this heritage has been well managed and further refined.

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Apr 152017
 

Swedish melodic metal band Narnia has released a music video for ‘Thank You’, the track is taken from their latest self titled album. The video can be watched below.

Narnia‘s South American tour kicks off April 21th. in Recife, Brazil. All dates and locations are listed below.

Narnia is finally back for the metal attack! Celebrating 20 years as a band, they are back with a brand new studio album. Their long awaited & 7th studio album is released worldwide on Sept. 16 through Deep Within Management. Continue reading »