Frontiers Records is excited to present the debut album from WIGELIUS entitled “Reinventions” due for release on June 29th in Europe and July 2nd in North America.
WIGELIUS is a sensational new AOR band from Sweden built around the talent of Anders Wigelius, a gifted young vocalist who came to the attention of producer Daniel Flores (ISSA, THE MURDER OF MY SWEET, MIND’S EYE) after he sung the popular Journey song “Don’t Stop Believin’” in a contest on the national Swedish TV (you can watch his performance following this link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDeVbz3Pbcg).
A true Melodic Rock / AOR music fan, Anders grew up with music from Richard Marx, Toto, Journey and Foreigner and played AOR songs covers in a band called GAMBLERS, before going his own way with his own thing. “Since I discovered the joy in writing my own songs and I have been doing it since then” says Anders. “The music of Wigelius is powerful and big: it’s a guitar and drums driven sound, with a strong melodies on top. The arrangements are intricate with some theatrical modern parts, and there’s also a more downscaled side to it with emphasis on an acoustic feel. You can hear influences from Toto, Journey, Van Halen and Whitesnake.”.
Anders is in his early 20′s, which is an advantage when creating new ways of marketing modern AOR. He plays guitars and keyboards and also writes music for other bands and has been quite successful with that. His older brother Erik Wigelius, plays drums. This is a hit, hungry, horny and amazingly talented new band, plus they look amazingly good. “I was fortunate to meet some great guys for this band” continues Anders, “but without Daniel Flores, there wouldn’t be Wigelius. We had a blast recording the album and with his experience the songs just kept getting better and better”. The line-up is rounded up by Jake Svensson on guitars and Chris Pettersson on bass.
Wigelius is also all about having fun! Without the enthusiasm for the music and lots of laughs during the process, “Reinventions” would have never sounded as energetic and “big” as it does. The collaboration turned out to be a perfect match of people sharing the same vision in making music together. The best still lie ahead! Everyone in the band is very excited to be a part of it!
Harry Hess (ex HAREM SCAREM) mastered the album.
“Reinventions” tracklisting includes: Angeline; Talking About Love; Do You Really Know; Next To Me; My Cassandra; Piece Of The Action; Too Young To Fall In Love; Right Here, Right Now; Love Can Be That Much; Hold On To Love; There Is No Me Without You; I Reach Out
You can stream now in full the first single “Angeline” on Frontiers Records webradio www.frontiers.it/webradio and look forward to the band’s videoclip to be launched sometime in June.
Anders Wigelius (Vocals)
Erik Wigelius (Drums)
Jake Svensson (Guitars)
Chris “Wielbass” Pettersson (Bass)
Living Like A Runaway Out June 19th on SPV/Steamhammer
Legendary female guitar icon LITA FORD’s new album Living Like A Runaway will be released June 19th in North America via SPV/Steamhammer. The album will be available in four configurations: a double LP, limited edition CD, standard CD and digital download.
Today LITA is giving the public a chance to hear the first new song from Living Like A Runaway. Noisecreep is hosting an exclusive premiere of the track “Branded”. Get a first listen HERE.
Living Like A Runaway is available for pre-order on AMAZON.
LITA FORD has teamed up with producer Gary Hoey and lyricist Michael Dan Ehmig to work on Living Like a Runaway. Together the team invested a lot of time and effort into this kick ass project: “We worked on the lyrics intensively to really give the songs a lot of meaning and that special emotional depth. I think that these are some of the best lyrics ever, period. FORD is referring to numbers such as ‘Devil In My Head,’ ‘Hate,’ and ‘The Asylum’ which see her bare her soul in a way which she has never done before.
Unlike many albums today, Living Like a Runaway is an album that truly must be heard in its entirety from start to finish. “Listeners shouldn’t pick out individual tracks but listen to the full album,” says FORD. “It’s a fascinating musical journey, inspired by Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon. I had seen a documentary about Dark Side of the Moon and it really motivated me to focus on Living Like a Runaway as a whole journey rather just an individual song.
Coinciding with the album’s release, LITA is hitting the road this summer with Def Leppard and Poison on the “Rock of Ages Tour”. The dates for the first leg of the tour have been announced and are listed below. More dates are expected to be announced soon.
Following the demise of the Runaways, LITA FORD concentrated on her own career and now looks back on many memorable hits including: the chart topping duet with Ozzy Osbourne “Close Your Eyes Forever” “What Do You Know About Love”, “Shot Of Poison”, “Larger Than Life” and “Kiss Me Deadly”. With the release of Living Like A Runaway, expect many more songs to be added to the list of hits.
LITA FORD on Tour With Def Leppard and Poison:
6/20: Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheater
6/22: Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
6/23: Las Vegas, NV @ Red Rock Amphitheater
6/25: Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
6/27: Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
6/29: Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood
6/30: Tampa, FL @ Tampa Bay Time Forum
7/2: Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
7/3: Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
7/6: Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
7/7: Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theater
7/10: Baltimore, MD @ Merriweather Pavilion
7/11: Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
7/13: Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Pavilion
7/16: Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
7/17: Hamilton, ON @ Copps Coliseum
7/19: Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena
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The long trip to the M3 Rock Festival begins for me this morning, and I have assembled a pretty good set of tunes for my 9 + hour journey.
This is what I will be listening to on the way to M3:
Halestorm – The Strange Case Of….
Van Halen – A Different Kind of Truth
Europe – Bag of Bones
Charm City Devils – Sins
Trixter – New Audio Machine
Fear Report – Pandemic
Tyketto – Dig in Deep
Kissin’ Dynamite – Money, Sex and Power
Adrenaline Mob – Omerta
What is Rockin’ Your Wednesday?
The Yellow and Black Attack is back – STRYPER is about to embark in a string of select dates world- wide starting May 10that Tailgaters in Bolingbrook, IL just outside of Chicago.
STRYPER is one of the few bands from a decadent era that features “All Original Members”. They continue to tour the world and produce Billboard-charting albums. Brothers Michael Sweet and Robert Sweet, along with Oz Fox and Timothy Gaines, make up the legendary hard rock quartet.
TOUR DATES – (more to come) – Bold denotes added dates~
5.10.12 Tailgaters Bolingbrook, IL (Chicago)
5.12.12 M3 Festival Columbia, MD
5.17.12 House of blues Dallas, TX
5.18.12 House of blues Houston, TX
5.19.12 Santa Fe Station Las Vegas, NV
5.24.12 BB Kings New York, NY
5.25.12 Showcase Live Foxborough, MA – ALL AGES
5.26.12 Rock Junction West Greenwich, RI
6.01.12 The Marque Tempe, AZ
6.02.12 Speaking Rock Casino El Paso, TX Special Guest Stephen Pearcy/ RATT
6.03.12 El Corazon Seattle, WA
7.06.12 Seaside Festival Risoya, Norway
7.07.12 Gulbranna Festival Halmstad, Sweden
7.26.12 House Of Blues Orlando, FL
7.27.12 Wild Horse Saloon Nashville, TN
7.28.12 HalfwayJam Royalton, MN
9.19.12 Indira Gandhi Stadium Kohima, India
9.22.12 DDSC Dimapur, India
11.16.12 Poliedro de Caracas Caracas, Venezuela
11.17.12 Complejo Ferial Bicentenario Barqusimeto,Venezuela
Over 25 years later the band continues to deliver an inspiring message with their electrifying stage show, performing in front of audiences worldwide. For more information go to: www.stryper.com.