The last few years ECLIPSE has played sold out shows all over the world including runs in Japan, Australia and America as well as extensive touring across Europe. In addition to their own shows they’ve played the major festivals such as Wacken, Sweden Rock and Barcelona Rockfest (three years consecutively!). Their relentless work has paid off and with their latest studio release Paradigm the band’s audience has grown significantly in both size and diversity. The single Viva La Victoria has been streamed over 15 million times to date and before everything came to a grinding covid halt the band had tours and festivals lined up for the rest of 2020 and 2021.
The band is much loved for its distinctive and eccentric style of music that already left a deep impression on us in 1989 when the debut album "Funk – O Metal Carpet Ride" was released.
Now the Electric Boys are up to date again with their seventh album "Ups!de Down" where they continue to develop their unique fusion of musical styles to make something of their very, very own sound.
Knights Of The Realm
Every once in a while, a band emerges ready to take on the world… Sweden’s own Knights Of The Realm bring the thunder and deliver the goods (pun intended).From the first note of the intro, to the last on the outro, they deliver their own lovingly crafted blend of classic 80’s metal.
Knights Of The Real is many years of heavy metal experience combined into a pure vicious heavy metal machine. Larry ”The Hammer” Shield (Lars Sköld) has toured the globe and recorded with legendary band Tiamat for as long as he can remember, and is without a shadow of a doubt the band’s backbone. Megalomagnus (Magnus Henriksson) has been making history with his band Eclipse since the end of the 90’s and is a bonafide guitar hero, who’s both capable of some heavy duty riffage as well as delivering gorgeous melodies. Mean Machine (Marcus Von Boisman) has been working in the shadows of metal for many years, and played with Swedish bands Windupdeads and Stormen. And as far as the Mean Machine goes, well, the name says it all! He delivers the soaring rock vocals we all love, with attitude and feeling.
The love for classic heavy metal is the driving force behind this band. The aim from the beginning was to write heavy metal hits that should, or could, have been on the albums they grew up listening to. When the songwriting process began, it was like opening Pandora’s box. The overall feeling was that those songs were calling out to be written and to be played, and the band’s collective ideas, dreams and experiences merged into something new, something that can hopefully lure a new generation of rockers into that metal club we all love.
Knights of the Realm is a Swedish heavy metal band, and their aim is to spread their music to as many metal heads as possible, all the while having a blast doing it. They are getting ready to go on a crusade, and to take their true place on the metal throne as Knights Of The Realm.
The album ”Knights Of The RealM” will be released on CD, LP and digital on November 12th.
The band, which was formed since 1987, made a strong impression early on as pioneers in Swedish black and death metal, within those with the third album "Clouds" (1992) and Grammy-nominated "Wildhoney" (1994) became even more style-forming in the dark rock genres. More information soon.
Velvet Insane rose from the ashes of the bands founder and guitarist Jesper Lindgren’s short-lived and intense career and with the death of a famous Swedish manager who tragically passed away at Nottingham Rock City. Distraught at his death but determined not to quit, Jesper decided to invest everything he had in a new musical direction. With passion for big choruses, melodies and riffs Jesper wrote and recorded demos of songs for a band that, in his eyes would be bigger than life itself. Like a bolt from the blue, Jesper came up with the band name “Velvet In Sane” (now Velvet Insane) during a day at work in the summer of 2013.