Nov 272020
 

Swedish power metal band, Majestica, announces “A Christmas Carol” Christmas calendar with the following message:

“Get ready for the Majestica Christmas Calendar! We will surprise you with very special content everyday from December 1st until December 24th, telling the story of ‘A Christmas Carol’ from start to finish! Each day you will find a new piece of the story on all our socials. Make sure to check the calendar everyday for some giveaways, too.”

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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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Sep 062019
 

The fourth trailer for “Shaped By Fire”, the seventh album from California metallers As I Lay Dying, can be seen below. “Shaped By Fire”, will be released on September 20 via Nuclear Blast Records. The disc was produced by the band and was mixed by Joseph McQueen at Sparrow Sound in Los Angeles, California, while mastering was completed by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound in Nashville, Tennessee. The only exception was for the track “My Own Grave”, which was producepd by As I Lay Dying, co-produced by Drew Fulk and mixed by Adam “Nolly” Getgood. The artwork was created by Corey Meyers.

Guitarist Nick Hipa comments: “The message of hope is something the we’ve been really happy to share through a positive charity like HeartSupport which exists solely to connect with young people who are dealing with a lot of things. The song ‘Redefined’ deals with taking those worst moment of your life, in your history and redefining what they meant to you and that’s hopefully this is what the video conveys, what our work with HeartSupport conveys and what our activity and existence as AS I LAY DYING achieves.”
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Aug 302019
 

The third trailer for “Shaped By Fire”, the seventh album from California metallers As I Lay Dying, can be seen below. “Shaped By Fire”, will be released on September 20 via Nuclear Blast Records. The disc was produced by the band and was mixed by Joseph McQueen at Sparrow Sound in Los Angeles, California, while mastering was completed by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound in Nashville, Tennessee. The only exception was for the track “My Own Grave”, which was producepd by As I Lay Dying, co-produced by Drew Fulk and mixed by Adam “Nolly” Getgood. The artwork was created by Corey Meyers.

Guitarist Phil Sgrosso comments: “‘My Own Grave’ feels like a really special song for us considering we hadn’t put out any material in seven years. We knew that we had to put out something that could stand alone because it actually was standing alone, being just a single as opposed to a whole album that was backing it up. There’s a pretty conscious effort amongst all of us to include kind of all the elements that define our sound with every instrument.” 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 »