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NONEXIST Cover of MERCILESS’ “Realm of the Dark” and Free Extensive Album Art Now Available

Posted by Leevan Macomeau - November 28, 2012 - All News

Pivotal Rockordings have made the NONEXIST cover of MERCILESS’ “Realm of the Dark” and free extensive artwork to accompany the band’s latest album From My Cold Dead Hands available at http://label.pivotalalliance.com/nonexistbonus/NONEXIST’s first single “Fire At Will” and covers of MEGADETH, CORONER, and ATOMIC ROOSTER are also available at the same link with more free covers to be made available in the coming weeks through various media outlets and social media sites.  The free artwork has been made available to accompany the band’s latest digital-only release and features 20 full pages of custom album art as well as front and back covers, all available in multiple formats (JPG,PDF,PSD) for fans to do with as they see fit – print, wallpaper, fanart, etc.  All artwork was conceptualized and created by Sofia Bennrup and Johan Reinholdz specifically for this album and its songs.

The band features former ARCH ENEMY and current HEARSE vocalist Johan Liiva and ANDROMEDA/SKYFIRE guitarist Johan Reinholdz.  NONEXIST has released its first new full-length album in 10 years, From My Cold Dead Hands, on November 2nd digitally via Pivotal RockordingsNONEXIST will make its first live appearance at Scorched Tundra Festival, set to take place December 28th at Sticky Fingers in Sweden, playing alongside ZOMBIEKRIG, SWITCH OPENS, NO HAWAII and label mates ELDRIMNER. NONEXIST’s live lineup will include the following musicians:

Johan Liiva (ex-ARCH ENEMY) – Vocals

Johan Reinholdz (SKYFIRE, ANDROMEDA) – Guitars

Linus Abrahamsson (ANDROMEDA) – Bass

Johan Ålgard (FAITHFUL DARKNESS) – Guitars

Joakim Strandberg-Nilsson (FAITHFUL DARKNESS)  - Drums

From My Cold Dead Hands was recorded at Multipass Studios, features 9 blistering tracks and is also accompanied by cover songs that Pivotal Rockordings is releasing for free via various social media websites and media outlets.  For more information on where exactly to find these cover songs please visit http://label.pivotalalliance.com to read the latest news.  NONEXIST’s debut full-length record Deus Deceptor was released in 2002 via Century Media/New Hawen Records and the lineup at the time included Johan Liiva, Johan Reinholdz, and DEFLESHED/DARK FUNERAL drummer Matte Modin.  Deus Deceptor was produced by Tommy Tägtgren and Johan Reinholdz at Abyss Studios and featured a musical direction described as a cross between early ARCH ENEMY and CARCASS (circa Heartwork).

Tracklist:

1. Dark and Tortured Universe

2. Presence Everlasting

3. Flesh Falls from the Bone

4. Days without End

5. Fire at Will
6. Collective Coma
7. From My Cold Dead Hands

8. Lost in Darkness and Confusion
9. Here Comes the Pain

FREE BONUS TRACKS

Megadeth – “In My Darkest Hour”
Coroner – “Masked Jackal”
Atomic Rooster – “Death Walks Behind You”
Merciless – “Realm of the Dark”
Eucharist – “Greeting Immortality”

www.johanreinholdz.com

www.johanlliva.se

www.pivotalalliance.com

NONEXIST Cover of ATOMIC ROOSTER’s “Death Walks Behind You” and Free Extensive Album Art Now Available

Posted by Leevan Macomeau - November 21, 2012 - All News

Pivotal Rockordings have made the NONEXIST cover of ATOMIC ROOSTER’s “Death Walks Behind You” and free extensive artwork to accompany the band’s latest album From My Cold Dead Hands available at http://label.pivotalalliance.com/nonexistbonus/NONEXIST’s first single “Fire At Will” and covers of MEGADETH and CORONER are also available at the same link with more free covers to be made available in the coming weeks through various media outlets and social media sites.  The free artwork has been made available to accompany the band’s latest digital-only release and features 20 full pages of custom album art as well as front and back covers, all available in multiple formats (JPG,PDF,PSD) for fans to do with as they see fit – print, wallpaper, fanart, etc.  All artwork was conceptualized and created by Sofia Bennrup and Johan Reinholdz specifically for this album and its songs.

The band features former ARCH ENEMY and current HEARSE vocalist Johan Liiva and ANDROMEDA/SKYFIRE guitarist Johan Reinholdz.  NONEXIST has released its first new full-length album in 10 years, From My Cold Dead Hands, on November 2nd digitally via Pivotal RockordingsNONEXIST will make its first live appearance at Scorched Tundra Festival, set to take place December 28th at Sticky Fingers in Sweden, playing alongside ZOMBIEKRIG, SWITCH OPENS, NO HAWAII and label mates ELDRIMNER. NONEXIST’s live lineup will include the following musicians:

Johan Liiva (ex-ARCH ENEMY) – Vocals

Johan Reinholdz (SKYFIRE, ANDROMEDA) – Guitars

Linus Abrahamsson (ANDROMEDA) – Bass

Johan Ålgard (FAITHFUL DARKNESS) – Guitars

Joakim Strandberg-Nilsson (FAITHFUL DARKNESS)  - Drums

From My Cold Dead Hands was recorded at Multipass Studios, features 9 blistering tracks and is also accompanied by cover songs that Pivotal Rockordings is releasing for free via various social media websites and media outlets.  For more information on where exactly to find these cover songs please visit http://label.pivotalalliance.com to read the latest news.  NONEXIST’s debut full-length record Deus Deceptor was released in 2002 via Century Media/New Hawen Records and the lineup at the time included Johan Liiva, Johan Reinholdz, and DEFLESHED/DARK FUNERAL drummer Matte Modin.  Deus Deceptor was produced by Tommy Tägtgren and Johan Reinholdz at Abyss Studios and featured a musical direction described as a cross between early ARCH ENEMY and CARCASS (circa Heartwork).

Tracklist:

1. Dark and Tortured Universe

2. Presence Everlasting

3. Flesh Falls from the Bone

4. Days without End

5. Fire at Will
6. Collective Coma
7. From My Cold Dead Hands

8. Lost in Darkness and Confusion
9. Here Comes the Pain

FREE BONUS TRACKS

Megadeth – “In My Darkest Hour”
Coroner – “Masked Jackal”
Atomic Rooster – “Death Walks Behind You”
Merciless – “Realm of the Dark”
Eucharist – “Greeting Immortality”

www.johanreinholdz.com

www.johanlliva.se

www.pivotalalliance.com

NONEXIST Cover of CORONER’s “Masked Jackal” and Free Extensive Album Art Now Available

Posted by Leevan Macomeau - November 14, 2012 - All News

Pivotal Rockordings have made the NONEXIST cover of CORONER’s “Masked Jackal” and free extensive artwork to accompany the band’s latest album From My Cold Dead Hands available at http://label.pivotalalliance.com/nonexistbonus/.  A free cover of MEGADETH’s “In My Darkest Hour” and NONEXIST’s first single “Fire At Will” are also available at the same link with more free covers to be made available in the coming weeks through various media outlets and social media sites.  The free artwork has been made available to accompany the band’s latest digital-only release and features 20 full pages of custom album art as well as front and back covers, all available in multiple formats (JPG,PDF,PSD) for fans to do with as they see fit – print, wallpaper, fanart, etc.  All artwork was conceptualized and created by Sofia Bennrup and Johan Reinholdz specifically for this album and its songs.

The band features former ARCH ENEMY and current HEARSE vocalist Johan Liiva and ANDROMEDA/SKYFIRE guitarist Johan Reinholdz.  NONEXIST has released its first new full-length album in 10 years, From My Cold Dead Hands, on November 2nd digitally via Pivotal RockordingsNONEXIST will make its first live appearance at Scorched Tundra Festival, set to take place December 28th at Sticky Fingers in Sweden, playing alongside ZOMBIEKRIG, SWITCH OPENS, NO HAWAII and label mates ELDRIMNER. NONEXIST’s live lineup will include the following musicians:

Johan Liiva (ex-ARCH ENEMY) – Vocals

Johan Reinholdz (SKYFIRE, ANDROMEDA) – Guitars

Linus Abrahamsson (ANDROMEDA) – Bass

Johan Ålgard (FAITHFUL DARKNESS) – Guitars

Joakim Strandberg-Nilsson (FAITHFUL DARKNESS)  - Drums

From My Cold Dead Hands was recorded at Multipass Studios, features 9 blistering tracks and is also accompanied by cover songs that Pivotal Rockordings is releasing for free via various social media websites and media outlets.  For more information on where exactly to find these cover songs please visit http://label.pivotalalliance.com to read the latest news.  NONEXIST’s debut full-length record Deus Deceptor was released in 2002 via Century Media/New Hawen Records and the lineup at the time included Johan Liiva, Johan Reinholdz, and DEFLESHED/DARK FUNERAL drummer Matte Modin.  Deus Deceptor was produced by Tommy Tägtgren and Johan Reinholdz at Abyss Studios and featured a musical direction described as a cross between early ARCH ENEMY and CARCASS (circa Heartwork).

Tracklist:

1. Dark and Tortured Universe

2. Presence Everlasting

3. Flesh Falls from the Bone

4. Days without End

5. Fire at Will
6. Collective Coma
7. From My Cold Dead Hands

8. Lost in Darkness and Confusion
9. Here Comes the Pain

FREE BONUS TRACKS

Megadeth – “In My Darkest Hour”
Coroner – “Masked Jackal”
Atomic Rooster – “Death Walks Behind You”
Merciless – “Realm of the Dark”
Eucharist – “Greeting Immortality”

www.johanreinholdz.com

www.johanlliva.se

www.pivotalalliance.com

NONEXIST Full Album Stream Available and Live Lineup Revealed for Scorched Tundra Festival

Posted by Leevan Macomeau - November 7, 2012 - All News

Pivotal Rockordings have made the full NONEXIST album From My Cold Dead Hands available for free streaming at http://soundcloud.com/pivotalrockordings/nonexist-in-my-darkest-hour.  A free cover of MEGADETH’s “In My Darkest Hour” is also available at the same link with four more free covers to be made available in the coming weeks through various media outlets and social media sites.

The band features former ARCH ENEMY and current HEARSE vocalist Johan Liiva and ANDROMEDA/SKYFIRE guitarist Johan Reinholdz.  NONEXIST has released its first new full-length album in 10 years entitled From My Cold Dead Hands on November 2nd digitally via Pivotal Rockordings.  NONEXIST will make its first live appearance at Scorched Tundra Festival, set to take place December 28th at Sticky Fingers in Sweden, playing alongside ZOMBIEKRIG, SWITCH OPENS, NO HAWAII and label mates ELDRIMNER. NONEXIST’s live lineup will include the following musicians:

Johan Liiva (ex-ARCH ENEMY) – Vocals

Johan Reinholdz (SKYFIRE, ANDROMEDA) – Guitars

Linus Abrahamsson (ANDROMEDA) – Bass

Johan Ålgard (FAITHFUL DARKNESS) – Guitars

Joakim Strandberg-Nilsson (FAITHFUL DARKNESS)  - Drums

From My Cold Dead Hands was recorded at Multipass Studios, features 9 blistering tracks and is also accompanied by cover songs that Pivotal Rockordings is releasing for free via various social media websites and media outlets.  For more information on where exactly to find these cover songs please visit http://label.pivotalalliance.com to read the latest news.  NONEXIST’s debut full-length record Deus Deceptor was released in 2002 via Century Media/New Hawen Records and the lineup at the time included Johan Liiva, Johan Reinholdz, and DEFLESHED/DARK FUNERAL drummer Matte Modin.  Deus Deceptor was produced by Tommy Tägtgren and Johan Reinholdz at Abyss Studios and featured a musical direction described as a cross between early ARCH ENEMY and CARCASS (circa Heartwork).

Tracklist:

1. Dark and Tortured Universe

2. Presence Everlasting

3. Flesh Falls from the Bone

4. Days without End

5. Fire at Will
6. Collective Coma
7. From My Cold Dead Hands

8. Lost in Darkness and Confusion
9. Here Comes the Pain

FREE BONUS TRACKS

Megadeth – “In My Darkest Hour”
Coroner – “Masked Jackal”
Atomic Rooster – “Death Walks Behind You”
Merciless – “Realm of the Dark”
Eucharist – “Greeting Immortality”

www.johanreinholdz.com

www.johanlliva.se

www.pivotalalliance.com

NONEXIST Cover of Megadeth and New Album Teaser Both Now Available

Posted by Leevan Macomeau - October 24, 2012 - All News

Pivotal Rockordings have made a free cover of MEGADETH’s “In My Darkest Hour” and an album teaser for NONEXIST’s new album From My Cold Dead Hands available at http://soundcloud.com/pivotalrockordings/nonexist-in-my-darkest-hour.  The first single “Fire At Will” from the album is also available at the same link.

The band features former ARCH ENEMY and current HEARSE vocalist Johan Liiva and ANDROMEDA/SKYFIRE guitarist Johan Reinholdz.  NONEXIST will release its first new full-length album in 10 years entitled From My Cold Dead Hands on November 2nd digitally via Pivotal Rockordings.  The album was recorded at Multipass Studios and features 9 blistering tracks and is also accompanied by cover songs that Pivotal Rockordings is releasing for free via various social media websites and media outlets.  For more information on where exactly to find these cover songs please visit http://label.pivotalalliance.com to read the latest news.

NONEXIST’s debut full-length record Deus Deceptor was released in 2002 via Century Media/New Hawen Records and the lineup at the time included Johan Liiva, Johan Reinholdz, and DEFLESHED/DARK FUNERAL drummer Matte Modin.  Deus Deceptor was produced by Tommy Tägtgren and Johan Reinholdz at Abyss Studios and featured a musical direction described as a cross between early ARCH ENEMY and CARCASS (circa Heartwork).

Tracklist:

1. Dark and Tortured Universe

2. Presence Everlasting

3. Flesh Falls from the Bone

4. Days without End

5. Fire at Will
6. Collective Coma
7. From My Cold Dead Hands

8. Lost in Darkness and Confusion
9. Here Comes the Pain

FREE BONUS TRACKS

Megadeth – “In My Darkest Hour”
Coroner – “Masked Jackal”
Atomic Rooster – “Death Walks Behind You”
Merciless – “Realm of the Dark”
Eucharist – “Greeting Immortality”

www.johanreinholdz.com

www.johanlliva.se

www.pivotalalliance.com

CHRISTIAN ÄLVESTAM’s (SOLUTION.45 and ex-SCAR SYMMETRY’s) Solo EP Streaming In Full for FREE

Posted by Leevan Macomeau - October 19, 2012 - All News

The entire solo EP for Swedish guitarist/vocalist Christian Älvestam’s (SOLUTION.45, MISERATION, TORCHBEARER, ex-SCAR SYMMETRY) is available for streaming for one week only at http://soundcloud.com/pivotalrockordings/sets/christian-alvestam-self-2-0-fullstream. The EP, entitled Self 2.0, is being released on October 19th exclusively in all major web-retail outlets and streaming services via Pivotal Rockordings.

Christian Älvestam is perhaps most well known in the metal community as the singer on SCAR SYMMETRY’s first three albums and current front man in SOLUTION.45. However, his involvement with MISERATION, UNMOORED, TORCHBEARER and additional contributions of his signature vocal style as a guest in the most recent DEMON HUNTER and BLOODBATH releases have also helped Älvestam’s name become a fixture among hordes of fans.  Outside of the heavy metal realm, Älvestam also garnered fandom in the house music scene through his collaboration on a single MCD with DJ HENRIK B, entitled Now and Forever. The single not only received rave reviews in the electronic music scene, but also was immediately picked up by DJ Tiesto, who played it in regular rotation on his world tour to tens of thousands of people.

However, Self 2.0 is something different from what fans may expect from the singer/songwriter and it is perhaps best to let Älvestam explain:

“It’s not exactly a secret that I have a weak spot for more pop-oriented stuff – especially in the vein of the sound of the ´80′s. In fact, I have always been listening to softer music, alongside the heavier stuff, which is probably why my own music so often, unintentionally, tends to end up being a mixture of the two. I simply can’t help myself when it comes to merging the aforesaid styles together, it seems. I’d like to call it unavoidable influence, as a direct result of having been indoctrinated with both, from childhood upwards. With that said, fighting against it is not an easy thing, whether you want to or not.  At the same time, some would call it a mixed blessing I guess. Anyhow, I wanted to do something a bit different from what I usually do for a long time now and that is to make an all stripped-down and laidback album, where I use my clean vocals only. Those who have followed me since the early days know I’ve made brief digressions, musically, of that sort before, like the “Final State”-trilogy (Unmoored) and “Lethean Tears” (Solution .45), to name a few, so it’s not like “Self 2.0″ is me heading out into completely unexplored territory. I’ve been there before, grubbing in its periphery. Then again, I guess you could see “Self 2.0″ as me going all the way for the first time, if you like!

What can you expect of “Self 2.0″ then, taken as a whole? Well, if you, like me, dig bands/artists such as Michael Cretu (Sandra/Enigma, etc.,) Krister Linder (Grace/Dive, etc.,) 30 Seconds To Mars, Mute Math, Nephew, Dead Letter Circus, Pendulum, Mew, The Radio Dept. and so on, chances are “Self 2.0″ may strike your fancy!”

The album was mixed and mastered by Plec and Christian Älvestam at The Panic Room.

Self 2.0 Tracklist

1. Once Adreamed

2. Time to Let Go

3. Origins

4. The Unforsaken

5. En Knippa Ljung

Links:

http://www.facebook.com/christian.alvestam

http://www.myspace.com/christianalvestam

http://label.pivotalalliance.com

NONEXIST Single for “Fire at Will” Now Available

Posted by Leevan Macomeau - October 18, 2012 - All News

Swedish tech metal supergroup NONEXIST, featuring former ARCH ENEMY and current HEARSE vocalist Johan Liiva and ANDROMEDA/SKYFIRE guitarist Johan Reinholdz, will release its first new full-length album in 10 years on November 2nd digitally via Pivotal Rockordings. Entitled, “From My Cold Dead Hands,” the record was recorded at Multipass Studios and will feature five additional exclusive cover songs to be streamed at a later date for free.

METAL INJECTION has premiered the first single “Fire at Will” from Swedish tech metal supergroup NONEXIST at http://www.metalinjection.net/av/exclusive-song-premiere-nonexist-fire-at-will.  The band features former ARCH ENEMY and current HEARSE vocalist Johan Liiva and ANDROMEDA/SKYFIRE guitarist Johan Reinholdz.  NONEXIST will release its first new full-length album in 10 years entitled From My Cold Dead Hands on November 2nd digitally via Pivotal Rockordings.  The album was recorded at Multipass Studios and features 9 blistering tracks and is also accompanied by cover songs that Pivotal Rockordings is releasing for free via various social media websites and media outlets.  For more information on where exactly to find these cover songs please visit http://label.pivotalalliance.com to read the latest news.

NONEXIST’s debut full-length record Deus Deceptor was released in 2002 via Century Media/New Hawen Records and the lineup at the time included Johan Liiva, Johan Reinholdz, and DEFLESHED/DARK FUNERAL drummer Matte Modin.  Deus Deceptor was produced by Tommy Tägtgren and Johan Reinholdz at Abyss Studios and featured a musical direction described as a cross between early ARCH ENEMY and CARCASS (circa Heartwork).

Tracklist:

1. Dark and Tortured Universe

2. Presence Everlasting

3. Flesh Falls from the Bone

4. Days without End

5. Fire at Will
6. Collective Coma
7. From My Cold Dead Hands

8. Lost in Darkness and Confusion
9. Here Comes the Pain

FREE BONUS TRACKS

Megadeth – “In My Darkest Hour”
Coroner – “Masked Jackal”
Atomic Rooster – “Death Walks Behind You”
Merciless – “Realm of the Dark”
Eucharist – “Greeting Immortality”

www.johanreinholdz.com

www.johanlliva.se

www.pivotalalliance.com

ELDRIMNER Full Album Stream Now Available

Posted by Leevan Macomeau - September 27, 2012 - All News

ELDRIMNER’s entire new album is now available for streaming exclusively and for a limited time at http://www.heavyblogisheavy.com/2012/09/26/exclusive-stream-eldrimners-debut-album-inom-forloppet-av-ett-liv/Inom förloppet av ett liv, the band’s debut full length album, has had the digital version of the album pushed back to October 12th due to technical issues.  The physical version, available only through the band, will still be shipped for the original September 28th release date.  The band’s first two singles from the album, “Livsflykt” and “Från mitt hjärta (feat. Axel Widén of ZOMBIEKRIG)” can be heard at http://soundcloud.com/pivotalrockordings/

ELDRIMNER is a Gothenburg, Sweden based progressive extreme metal act featuring MARIONETTE vocalist Alexander Andersson.  Lyrically, Inom förloppet av ett liv tells the life story of a man who discovers a darker side of himself which in turn grows into a disease infecting his thoughts and actions.  Performed entirely in Swedish, this is a story in which your darkest thoughts surface and sing out in pure lamentation.  Expect nothing less than the most bombastic, rhythmically eclectic and stylistically transcendent metal to ever come from Sweden.

ELDRIMNER recorded drums at Top Floor Studios in Gothenburg and guitars, bass, vocals and mixing took place at N3 with THE CROWN guitarist Marko Tervonen.  The album was also mastered by Tervonen and Dragan Tanaskovic (DARK TRANQUILLITY, DIMENSION ZERO, IN FLAMES) and features a guest vocal appearance from ZOMBIEKRIG vocalist Axel Widén who also created the artwork for the album and accompanying novel which will be unveiled on a weekly basis during the run up to the release.

Founded in 2006, ELDRIMNER immediately played shows regularly with other groups in the tight-knit Gothenburg black metal scene.  Over the following years, the band’s original black metal sound evolved and matured, taking inspiration from groups as varied as MESHUGGAH but with focus kept on their new branch of black metal.  In 2009, ELDRIMNER released an EP entitled I mitt jag which was followed by an appearance at Metal Town, Gothenburg’s largest metal festival.

Inom förloppet av ett liv tracklist:

1.   Minnen från förr

2.   Livsflykt

3.   Undergången

4.   Allt du har

5.   Ett sista andetag

6.   Låt det bara ske

7.   Smutsen kommer inifrån

8.   Plågor för glädjen

9.   Inom förloppet av ett liv

10. Mitt sista kapitel

11. Andropaus (död man)

12. Från mitt hjärta (Bonus track)

 

http://eldrimner.net

http://www.facebook.com/Eldrimner

http://pivotalalliance.com

 

ELDRIMNER Digital Album Release Pushed Back to October 12th

Posted by Leevan Macomeau - September 24, 2012 - All News

ELDIMNER’s Inom förloppet av ett liv, its debut full length album, has had the digital version of the album pushed back to October 12th due to technical issues.  The physical version, available only through the band, will still be shipped for the original September 28th release date.  The band’s first two singles from the album, “Livsflykt” and “Inom förloppet av ett liv (feat. Axel Widén of ZOMBIEKRIG)” can be heard at http://soundcloud.com/pivotalrockordings/

ELDRIMNER is a Gothenburg, Sweden based progressive extreme metal act featuring MARIONETTE vocalist Alexander Andersson.  Lyrically, Inom förloppet av ett liv tells the life story of a man who discovers a darker side of himself which in turn grows into a disease infecting his thoughts and actions.  Performed entirely in Swedish, this is a story in which your darkest thoughts surface and sing out in pure lamentation.  Expect nothing less than the most bombastic, rhythmically eclectic and stylistically transcendent metal to ever come from Sweden.

ELDRIMNER recorded drums at Top Floor Studios in Gothenburg and guitars, bass, vocals and mixing took place at N3 with THE CROWN guitarist Marko Tervonen.  The album was also mastered by Tervonen and Dragan Tanaskovic (DARK TRANQUILLITY, DIMENSION ZERO, IN FLAMES) and features a guest vocal appearance from ZOMBIEKRIG vocalist Axel Widén who also created the artwork for the album and accompanying novel which will be unveiled on a weekly basis during the run up to the release.

Founded in 2006, ELDRIMNER immediately played shows regularly with other groups in the tight-knit Gothenburg black metal scene.  Over the following years, the band’s original black metal sound evolved and matured, taking inspiration from groups as varied as MESHUGGAH but with focus kept on their new branch of black metal.  In 2009, ELDRIMNER released an EP entitled I mitt jag which was followed by an appearance at Metal Town, Gothenburg’s largest metal festival.

Inom förloppet av ett liv tracklist:

1.   Minnen från förr

2.   Livsflykt

3.   Undergången

4.   Allt du har

5.   Ett sista andetag

6.   Låt det bara ske

7.   Smutsen kommer inifrån

8.   Plågor för glädjen

9.   Inom förloppet av ett liv

10. Mitt sista kapitel

11. Andropaus (död man)

http://eldrimner.net

http://www.facebook.com/Eldrimner

http://pivotalalliance.com

CHRISTIAN ALVESTAM Single “Once Adreamed” Available and Artwork Revealed

Posted by Leevan Macomeau - September 18, 2012 - All News

The artwork and first single “Once Adreamed” for Swedish guitarist/vocalist Christian Älvestam’s (SOLUTION.45, MISERATION, TORCHBEARER, ex-SCAR SYMMETRY) solo EP has been made available at http://soundcloud.com/pivotalrockordings/christian-alvestam-once-adreamed. The EP, entitled Self 2.0, is set to be released on October 19th exclusively in all major web-retail outlets and streaming services via Pivotal Rockordings. An audio teaser of the entire album is also available at http://soundcloud.com/pivotalrockordings/.

Christian Älvestam is perhaps most well known in the metal community as the singer on SCAR SYMMETRY’s first three albums and current front man in SOLUTION.45. However, his involvement with MISERATION, UNMOORED, TORCHBEARER and additional contributions of his signature vocal style as a guest in the most recent DEMON HUNTER and BLOODBATH releases have also helped Älvestam’s name become a fixture among hordes of fans.  Outside of the heavy metal realm, Älvestam also garnered fandom in the house music scene through his collaboration on a single MCD with DJ HENRIK B, entitled Now and Forever. The single not only received rave reviews in the electronic music scene, but also was immediately picked up by DJ Tiesto, who played it in regular rotation on his world tour to tens of thousands of people.

However, Self 2.0 is something different from what fans may expect from the singer/songwriter and it is perhaps best to let Älvestam explain:

“It’s not exactly a secret that I have a weak spot for more pop-oriented stuff – especially in the vein of the sound of the ´80′s. In fact, I have always been listening to softer music, alongside the heavier stuff, which is probably why my own music so often, unintentionally, tends to end up being a mixture of the two. I simply can’t help myself when it comes to merging the aforesaid styles together, it seems. I’d like to call it unavoidable influence, as a direct result of having been indoctrinated with both, from childhood upwards. With that said, fighting against it is not an easy thing, whether you want to or not.  At the same time, some would call it a mixed blessing I guess. Anyhow, I wanted to do something a bit different from what I usually do for a long time now and that is to make an all stripped-down and laidback album, where I use my clean vocals only. Those who have followed me since the early days know I’ve made brief digressions, musically, of that sort before, like the “Final State”-trilogy (Unmoored) and “Lethean Tears” (Solution .45), to name a few, so it’s not like “Self 2.0″ is me heading out into completely unexplored territory. I’ve been there before, grubbing in its periphery. Then again, I guess you could see “Self 2.0″ as me going all the way for the first time, if you like!

What can you expect of “Self 2.0″ then, taken as a whole? Well, if you, like me, dig bands/artists such as Michael Cretu (Sandra/Enigma, etc.,) Krister Linder (Grace/Dive, etc.,) 30 Seconds To Mars, Mute Math, Nephew, Dead Letter Circus, Pendulum, Mew, The Radio Dept. and so on, chances are “Self 2.0″ may strike your fancy!”

The album was mixed and mastered by Plec and Christian Älvestam at The Panic Room.

Self 2.0 Tracklist

1. Once Adreamed

2. Time to Let Go

3. Origins

4. The Unforsaken

5. En Knippa Ljung

Links:

http://www.facebook.com/christian.alvestam

http://www.myspace.com/christianalvestam

http://label.pivotalalliance.com