Dec 222016

NARNIA_ST_FRONT_RGB_1_7ffJONOmedia are proud to announce that Narnia is confirmed for Sabaton Open Air 2017 together with Sabaton, Dirkschneider (ex Accept), Steve Harris British Lion (Iron Maiden) Hammerfall, Evergrey and many more! Hope to see you there! Sabaton Open Air Festival will be held Aug. 20th. 2017 in Falun, Sweden.

The Swedish melodic metal band 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.

As previously reported, their long time bass player, Andreas Passmark has had a break from all live performances, video shoots and other activities during 2016. But Andreas has made the decision to not return to Narnia. “As much as this is sad news for everyone, we respect his decision and hereby thank him for his many years of thundering service in the band. Best of luck for the future Andreas, and be blessed!” Says Narnia. Passmark‘s statement can be found here. Continue reading »

Aug 232016

Swedish metallers Sabaton celebrated the release of their new album, “The Last Stand”, with a performance at their own festival, Sabaton Open Air. They not only had to say goodbye to their guitarist Thobbe Englund, but they also welcomed their new member Tommy Johansson (Golden Resurrection, ReinXeed).

The band commented: “Thank you Thobbe, welcome Tommy!

“Our guitar player Thobbe did his final concert with us on last Saturday’s very emotional show at the Sabaton Open Air festival.

“Celebrating the release of our new album while saying goodbye to a great friend is lots of mixed feelings. But the future is bright since this was not nearly our last stand. From now on, you will see Tommy Johansson playing guitars with Sabaton and we all look forward to see you on the road!”

Tommy added: “For me to be a part of the Sabaton family is a huge honor and I couldn’t be happier! The guys are awesome and among the nicest people you can meet. Continue reading »

Mar 022013

Anna Murphy‎‎As we have said before: Eluveitie‘s Anna Murphy [hurdygurdy, vocals, flute] will be forced to miss the band’s upcoming European tour with Sabaton due to continuing health issues. Anna has just posted an update in her own words on her facebook profile:

Dear friends and fans

You may have read the news on Eluveitie’s sites already, but I want to give you an update myself as well. It’s been awfully quiet on this page. I got sick last December, and, sadly, had to leave Eluveitie’s South American tour last month. Now I am still in treatment, and the doctors won’t let me play any shows for the next few weeks. This means that I’m going to miss the upcoming tour with Sabaton, which sucks! I can’t tell you how disappointed and frustrated I am at missing these shows and not seeing you all on the road in March. Continue reading »

Feb 282013

Anna MurphyEluveitie‘s Anna Murphy [hurdygurdy, vocals, flute] will be forced to miss the band’s upcoming European tour with Sabaton due to continuing health issues.

Says the group in a statement: “Anna Murphy, who has fallen ill last December and has already been forced to leave our recent South American tour, will unfortunately not be able to join us for the upcoming run with Sabaton. She is currently in the midst of a several month long treatment and is not able to play shows in the coming weeks.

“While this is sad news and we will miss Anna sorely during this tour, we will do our very best to still put on the show our fans deserve.  Continue reading »