Here comes another Swedish band ready to hit the shores of the USA. Hope, which hails from Goteberg and is comprised of Henkan Thomsen on bass & lead vocals, Mats Johanson on guitar, and drummer Imre Daun. The guys in Hope all have almost 30 years of playing, studio, and touring with various performers behind them but their album “All of My Days” is their band debut. Hope will definitely draw comparisons to Canadian Bryan Adams and Norweigan legends the Stage Dolls. Thomsen’s vocals sound alot like both Adams and Torstein Flakne and like I said before the bands sound follows suit. Hope should by no means be considered metal and I would be even hard pressed to call them hard rock, but regardless the guys, along with the help of respected musician Jim Jidhead ( Alien) know how to write good catchy mid tempo songs that do rock and and a sound that just flows effortlessly. If you are a fan of Bryan Adams or Stage Dolls, Hope will definitely have the songs to tickle your ears.
You can check out the band and their songs at http://www.myspace.com/hopehenkan You can purchase “All of My Days” at various online retailers including NEH Records by visiting http://www.nehrecords.com/SHOP/HopeAll.htm
Frontiers Records is proud to present the final HAREM SCAREM studio album “Hope” for release in Europe on July 4th 2008 !
No other band in the Melodic Rock genre has delivered the goods through such a varied discography throughout their career as Harem Scarem. The Canadian quartet makes no exception to the rule with the band’s twelfth and final studio album. After 20 years of activities, Harem Scarem have infact decided to move on to other things.
“Hope” is therefore their final record for themselves and their fans all around the world: a release which marks the final testament to the art and craft of a legendary band in Melodic Hard Rock.
In band’s singer Harry Hess words: “The new album follows in the footsteps of our recent releases. I’m sure our long time fans will not be disappointed as all the hooks and choruses are there once again, wrapped at times in a slightly heavier and darker tone”.
The result is truly Harem Scarem’s most intense, moody and passionate album to date. A top production and a straightforward Melodic Hard Rock sound make “Hope” an unmissable opportunity for all the fans to enjoy the very last studio effort from a legendary band that has written real milestones in the Melodic Hard Rock musical style.
“Hope” final track listing includes the following eleven songs: Watch Your Back; Time Bomb; Hope; Days Are Numbered; Dark Times; Beyond Repair; Never Too Late; Shooting Star; Calm Before The Storm; Nothing Without You; Higher (acoustic)*
* Exclusive bonus track for Europe
Click on the Highlighted Tracks above to preview the song clips.
The album will be released in Europe on Frontiers Records on July the 4th 2008.