Sep 292016

JONOmediaSwedish Independent Artist Promoter JONO media proudly welcome another two bands to the JONO-family: “The Melodic Metal Masters” – Narnia founded by Christian Liljegren and CJ Grimmark in 1996, and Empire 21, melodic metalband, fronted by Ricard Hulteke and CJ Grimmark.

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 on Sept. 16 through Deep Within Management. During the years Narnia has been established as one of the leading forces in melodic, neoclassical metal, with a strong reputation of being a great live act that always delivers. And so it continues.. The fans are asking for more and the band is hungrier than ever!

The line-up for Narnia 2016: Christian Liljegren -Vocals, CJ Grimmark – Guitars, keyboards & backing vocals, Andreas “Habo” Johansson – Drums, Martin Härenstam – Keyboards, Andreas Passmark -Bass. Our review for Narnia‘s self titled album can be found here. Continue reading »

Sep 162016

i_still_believe_3e0The Swedish melodic metal band Narnia just released a music video for their new single ‘I Still Believe’ online. The track comes off the highly anticipated self-titled Narnia album that is released today, September 16th. The video can be seen below.

On the new self-titled album Narnia re-visits their melodic roots but with an updated sound, creating a perfect blend; a powerful production by CJ Grimmark, mixed and mastered by Thomas “Plec” Johansson. Continue reading »

Aug 222016

NARNIA-2016__1__d3eThe Swedish melodic metal band Narnia recently released the 2nd single ‘Messengers’, the song appears on the upcoming 7th studio album entitled “Narnia”, hits the market, together with a promo video. Narnia is back and Reaching For The Top! Here comes the 2nd single/video ‘Messengers’.

This time an animated video produced by Russian artist Anatoly Kuris. The new single ‘Messengers’ has a cool mix in metal where the past meets the future in a cool combination and the video by Anatoly Kuris match the song perfect. The video can be seen below.

Celebrating 20 years as Narnia, they are ready to take on the world and start touring and release the new album worldwide September 16, 2016. Continue reading »

Narnia – “Narnia”

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NARNIA_ST_FRONT_RGB_1_7ff Narnia were formed in 1996 by Christian Liljegren (vocals) and CJ Grimmark (guitar). In 2008, Christian Liljegren left for personal reasons and was replaced by Germán Pascual for ‘Course Of A Generation’ (2009). The band had by this time released six studio albums, one compilation album and a live CD and DVD. Their style has been compared to Kamelot, Royal Hunt, Yngwie Malmsteen and In Flames. At the start of 2010 CJ Grimmark made the decision to put Narnia on indefinite hiatus. The break went on to last for nearly four years.

In late 2013, CJ Grimmark and Christian Liljegren started discussing a possible reunion and the idea of making another Narnia album. On 31 January 2014, the band announced it’s return. They celebrated the 15th anniversary of the classic album ‘Long Live the King’, by getting Narnia back on the road for a few shows. The line-up for their seventh studio album was Christian Liljegren (vocals), CJ Grimmark (guitars, keyboards & backing vocals), Andreas “Habo” Johansson (drums), Martin Härenstam (keyboards) and Andreas Passmark (bass). The new, self-titled full length album will be released worldwide on CD, Vinyl LP and on digital formats on 16 September 2016.
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Jun 072016

theocracy 2011Athens, Georgia-based power metal band Theocracy and Swedish melodic hard rock band Narnia are two of the headliners for the ninth edition of the annual Brainstorm Festival in Apeldoorn. Friday, November 11th. Narnia closes off the first day of the festival, and Saturday, November 12th. Theocracy will have that honor.

Theocracy will present the highly anticipated sequel to album “As The World Bleeds” which will be released in the course of this year through Ulterium Records. Fan-filmed footage of a brand new song ‘Ghost Ship’ can be seen below. The last time Theocracy played in Holland was in 2013. This show is the only one in the Netherlands this year.

Narnia is also not an unknown band in the Netherlands. For years, the band was signed to Nuclear Blast and later Massacre Records. At that time, Narnia played regularly at Dutch festivals. The last time Narnia played in the Netherlands was in 2009, this time they will enter the stage with original vocalist Christian Liljegren. Continue reading »