AFM Records is happy to announce that the new Scandinavian “Supergroup” SOLUTION.45 has signed a contract with AFM Records.
The band, featuring former members of Scar Symmetry, Sonata Arctica as well as members of Miseration, Hateform and Angel Blake states the following regarding the signing:
“Ladies and gentlemen!
After a few months of negotiating, we are proud and happy to tell that we have now inked a deal with AFM Records! A German label highly thought of and of distinguished heritage.
We are all really excited about this, now being a part
of their ever growing roster and we can’t wait to start cooperating!
We are set to enter the Panic-Room studios in September this year, together with our good friend and producer Tomas “Plec” Johansson, to record our debut album.
A large portion of our summer will be spent writing new songs and touching up the ones found on the “promo 2008”. The aim is to include maybe ten to twelve songs on the album, depending on how the writing process is coming along. More
on this as it happens! We all feel that Solution.45 has brought out the best in all of our abilities and we can’t wait to share the outcome with you all! Truly exciting times lie ahead.
Christian Älvestam (Ex-Scar Symmetry, Miseration, Unmoored) – Vocals
Mikko Härkin (Ex-Sonata Arctica, Kotipelto) – Keyboards
Jani Stefanovic (Miseration, The Weakening) – Guitar
Tom Gardiner (Hateform, Ex-Mors Principium Est) – Guitar
Anders Edlund (Angel Blake, The Few Against Many) – Bass
Rolf Pilve (Miseration, Essence Of Sorrow) – Drums
Check out the official Myspace page: http://www.myspace.com/solution45 and stay tuned for more news coming up in the next months!
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Denmark isn’t exactly a well known territory when it comes to hard rock music. This country has the excellent band D-A-D to grace its shores, but doesn’t have many more that comes to mind when I think of the hard rock or metal genre of music. If the CD, “Rock On!” gets the attention it deserves, Krackerjack will be changing that mind set with myself and a whole lot more people in the rock and roll community.
“Rock On!” has a real 70’s classic rock vibe that sounds like a mix of Thin Lizzy, Boston and maybe some late 70’s Whitesnake. Allan Pedersen has a very good, clean singing voice that fits the music well. Claus Greve handles the keyboard/organ duties on this disc, and does a great job. His keyboard work blends with the music but does not overpower it. His keyboard melodies give Krackerjack’s music that awesome bluesy tone that would make Jon Lord proud.
“Rock On!” is Krackerjack’s third disc, but only the first one that I have had the opportunity to hear. After a couple of spins of this disc, I will definitely get a lot of plays out of this disc, and would like to hear more from this band. Some of my favorite cuts are “Rock On”, “Blame It On the Little Big Man”, and “Too Late”.
You can sample songs from “Rock On!” and purchase this CD at NEH Records. Check out “Rock On!”, it might surprise you as it did me!
Rating: Out of 10
1. Love’em To Death
2. This Heart
3. Rock On!
4. Blame It On The Little Big Man
6. Back Together
7. Waiting For Tomorrow
8. Hungry Boy
10. Too Late
Allan G. Pedersen – Vocals
Rasmus Bruun – Bass
Jeppe Christensen – Drums
Claus Greve – Organ/Keyboards
René Mikkelsen – Guitars/Backing Vocals