December 30th, 2019
Very sorry for once again taking so long to update the site, but it's been a very busy year for me and by the looks of things, 2020 is going to be even busier.
Here's a brief rundown of what I am currently up to...
I am almost completely done writing all the material for a brand new all instrumental album, which I will start recording in a month or two. I hope for this album to be completed and released around the summer of next year.
I am also working on the new Rob Moratti solo album, due out some time next year. I have written a few songs with Rob for the album and will be playing the guitar and do the mix.
I am also heavily involved in writing songs for a new Fate album. We are right now in the process of fine tuning ideas and preparing for the actual recordings. I will have much more info on this very soon.
Apart from these projects, I am also writing songs for a brand new collaboration which I am very excited about. It is unfortunately too soon for me to reveal any specific details, but I will be sure to keep you posted on this and everything else as soon as possible.
Please do not forget that my latest all instrumental album, entitled "5.1", is still very much available worldwide through iTunes, Amazon and more.
June 7th, 2019
I am very sorry for taking so long to update the site yet again. I have been extremely busy in the studio, writing and recording new material.
Anyway, a lot has happened since my latest update, so here are a few headlines...
One of the projects that I have been busy finishing up, is the latest solo album by Rob Moratti (Ex-Saga, Final Frontier). Apart from doing all guitars and quite a few keyboards, I have been very involved in the writing and mixing process of the album. We are now finally happy to announce that the album is scheduled to be released through AOR Heaven in Europe on June the 21st.The album will once again feature the fretless monster, Tony Franklin, on bass, Stu Reid on drums and Fredrik Bergh on keyboards.
I am very excited to announce that Fate is finally back in business after a somewhat lengthy hiatus. We are currently working on new material and are all looking forward to start recording new material again. I will of course have much more info on this as soon as we are a little furher along.
I am also right now involved in a couple of fairly big projects, which are going to be taking up a good deal of my time in the monhts to come. It is however a little too soon for me to give out any details, but I will be sure to keep you posted on everything as soon as I am able to.
Please do not forget that my latest all instrumental album, entitled "5.1", is out right now on Perris Records, and is available worldwide through iTunes, Amazon and more.
February 21st, 2019
My new all instrumental album, "5.1", which was released about a month ago, has received a lot of very positive reviews so far. Here's a few links to some of them: ViriAOR (90/100), AOR Radio Rock Live (No score, but a very positive review), Live Reviewer.com (4.25/5.0), Rockerstage.com (No score, but yet another very positive review), Sea Of Tranquility (4/5), Metal Observer.com (8/10), Rock Angels (Again, no score, but a very positive review indeed)...
Tomorrow the third FIND ME album, entitled "Angels In Blue", will be released through Frontiers Music. I wrote a song for this album, called "Chain Of Love", which is the second track on offer. You can check out the first single, called "No Tears In Paradise", right here...
A lot is happening right now, so please stay tuned for further updates.
January 11th, 2019
I am very happy to announce that my brand new all instrumental album, entitled "5.1", is out today. The album is released digitally through Perris Records and is right now available worldwide on iTunes, Amazon etc.
All tracks on the new album were written, recorded, mixed, mastered and produced by me, and I play all the guitars, bass and keyboards. Dennis Hansen (Section A, Fatal Force) is once again playing the drums.
More news to come very soon...
December 3rd, 2018
The new Acacia Avenue album, "Worlds Apart", has been very well received indeed, getting a lot of positive reviews. Here are a few links to some of them: ViriAOR (85/100), The Mayfair Mall Zine (No score, but a very positive review), My Global Mind.com (8/10), The Real Music Observer (No score, but a very positive video review), Darkstars.de (8/10), Metal Temple.com (8/10)...
October 19th, 2018
Here's a link to the title track from the new Acacia Avenue album. This song features Peter Sundell (C.O.P., Grand Illusion) on vocals and it's the second track on the new album.
Here's another link to a video, which contains a few samples of some of the songs on the album. The album is currently available worldwide and can be ordered directly through our label, Perris Records.
September 7th, 2018
Here's a link to a song from the new Acacia Avenue album, called "Stand Up And Shout". This song features Michael Bastholm Dahl (Artillery) on vocals and it's the opening track on the new album.
Although the official date of release is in two weeks from now, "Worlds Apart" is actually in stock right now and can be ordered directly through Perris Records.
August 30th, 2018
The new Acacia Avenue album, "Worlds Apart", is going to be released worldwide on september the 21st. The album features Peter Sundell (C.O.P., Grand Illusion), Dagfinn Joensen (Fate), Michael Bastholm Dahl (Artillery), Nicklas Sonne (Defecto, Section A) and Torben Lysholm (Pangea, Mysterell) on vocals. Dennis Hansen is playing the drums and I am playing all guitars, bass and keyboards myself. I am also doing the lead vocals on a couple of tracks, as well as singing background vocals on quite a few of the songs on the album.
I will soon have some info on the release of my new all instrumental solo album as well, so please stay tuned.
July 26th, 2018
I'm afraid that I don't have an actual date of release for the new Acacia Avenue album just yet, but it is going to be released through Perris Records in about 6 weeks or so. I will of course be sure to announce the date as soon as I know for sure.
I am very happy to announce that my new all instrumental album will be completed in a couple of weeks. I have written and recorded a total of 14 tracks, but only 12 will make the final cut. The style is not that different from my previous solo album, but I have experimented a bit more with the guitar sound on this one, as well as added more keyboards overall.
I will soon have more details on both releases, so please stay tuned.
March 26th, 2018
The mix of the new Acacia Avenue album unfortunately got delayed a little bit, but I am now very happy to announce that the album is going to be completely finished next week.
Carl-André Beckston is currently busy doing the artwork for the album, which is going to be called "Worlds Apart". Here's a complete track list: Stand Up And Shout, Worlds Apart , Out Of Control, Fly Away, Wait For Love, Straight To The Heart, Reaching Out, Seeing Is Believing, Don't Chain My Heart, Mine All Mine and Chasing Starlight.
I will soon have more details on the actual release, so please stay tuned.
December 19th, 2017
I am very happy to announce that the new Acacia Avenue album is now almost completely finished and I will start mixing next month.
The album is going to feature some great singers and good friends of mine, including Peter Sundell (C.O.P., Grand Illusion), Dagfinn Joensen (Fate), Torben Lysholm (Pangea, Mysterell), Nicklas Sonne (Defecto, Section A) and Michael Bastholm Dahl (Artillery). Another good friend of mine, Dennis Hansen, will once again be playing the drums. I will be playing the bass, keyboards and guitars, and even sing a couple of songs myself.
I will soon have much more details on this release, as well as info on a lot of other projects that I am currently involved in, so stay tuned.
September 22nd, 2017
The latest Section A album, "Wall Of Silence", is being released in a week, but is right now available directly through me. If you would like to get your hands on a copy signed by me, please go ahead and send me a message via the contact page.
I am currently very busy with a few different projects. One of them is of course the new Acacia Avenue album. Most of the writing and recording has now been done and I will soon be able to give out a lot more information on this release.
There is much more new music on the way, so please stay tuned for further updates and details.
July 19th, 2017
I am very happy to announce that the latest Section A album, "Wall Of Silence", is now scheduled to be re-released on September the 29th, through Metalapolis Records.
As some of you may recall, the album was originally signed to Mausoleum Records, but due to the sudden and tragic passing of the owner, Alfie Falckenbach, the album only saw a US release.
The re-release of this album has atually been in the works for quite a while now, but because of practical matters, it hasn't been possible to make this happen until now.
I will have a lot more details on this re-release very soon, as well as a thorough update on my various projects, so please stay tuned.
March 16th, 2017
I am very happy to announce that the Pinnacle Point album is scheduled to be released on March the 23rd through Perris Records. You can check out a track called "Damage Is Done" by clicking right here and pre-order the album directly through Perris Records right here.
February 24th, 2017
I am very sorry for taking so long to update the site. A lot has happened since my latest update, so here are a few headlines.
I have a new album coming out very soon. It's by a brand new band project called Pinnacle Point and the album is entitled "Winds Of Change". The album features Jerome Mazza (Ex-Angelica) on vocals, and as always, my good buddy Dennis Hansen on the drums. I take care of all guitars and the bass, and I also play quite a bit of keyboards on the album. The style is a blend of melodic hard rock and classic rock, but spiced with a healthy dose of prog rock. I will of course keep you posted on updates and the actual date of release right here. A video is also in the making, so I will soon be sharing a link to that as well.
I am currently busy writing and recording for the fourth Acacia Avenue album, which I hope to be completed this summer. As always, the new album will feature great vocal performances by some extremely talented singers. I will soon be able to reveal the names, so please stay tuned for that, as well as for various updates on the writing and recording process.
I am involved in a few other projects as well, but I am not able to share any info on those just yet. I will let you know more as soon as I can.
Before long I hope to be able to share some very positive information on a worldwide release of "Wall Of Silence". I know that a lot of you have been very disappointed by the lack of a proper release, but I sincerely hope to be able to make up for this very soon. I will of course let you know as soon as I know more about this myself.
August 12th, 2016
I recently did an interview with Ken Morton for Highwire Daze.com which is now online. You can check it out right here.
June 2nd, 2016
I am heavily featured on the new Rob Moratti solo outing, entitled "Transcendent". I play guitar and I helped write for the album, as well as play keyboards on a few songs. Apart from Rob and myself, the album features Fredrik Bergh on keyboards, Tony Franklin on bass and Stu Reid on drums.
The album is scheduled to be released through Escape Music on June 24th.
May 14th, 2016
The new Acacia Avenue album, entitled "Early Warning", is right now available worldwide digitally. The cd however has been delayed a little bit, but will be available on May 24th. Please notice that the cd will include a bonus track. This track is not available digitally.
The official teaser for "Early Warning" is now up on YouTube. You can check it out right here...
April 28th, 2016
The brand new Acacia Avenue album, entitled "Early Warning", is scheduled to be released through Perris Records on May 12th. The cd can be pre-ordered directly through Perris Records right now, right here...
April 14th, 2016
I am very happy to announce that the mix and mastering of the new Acacia Avenue album has now been completed. The album features brilliant vocal performances by Rob Moratti (Ex-Saga, Final Frontier), Steve Newman (Newman), Andy Engberg (Ex-Section A, Sorcerer), Torben Lysholm (Pangea, Mysterell), Mats Levén (Ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, Candlemass) and Albin Ljungqvist. The album also features special guest performances by Anders Johansson (Ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, Ex-Hammerfall) and Peter Steincke (Fate). I will have more news on the release very soon.
April 8th, 2016
I recently did an interview for Via Nocturna regarding the new Section A album. The interview is now online, and for those of us who are unable to read Portuguise, the interview is also available in an English version. Simply click the blue link at the top of the of the page.
March 30th, 2016
I have received a lot of e-mails from fans of Section A, wondering why they have not been able to purchase the new album after it was supposed to have been released worldwide on February the 26th. I am very sorry for the confusion and the lack of a solid explanation on my part. The truth of the matter is, that I had no idea what was going on. I tried to contact Alfie Falckenbach, the head of Mausoleum Records, several times this past month in order to get some kind of explanation, but he never got back to me. It wasn't until a few days ago that I learned the tragic news. Alfie was very sick with Cancer, but had told no one.
I am very sad to say that he lost his battle with Cancer on March 1st. This is why the release and distribution of the new album has been very uncoordinated and inadequate. I am of course very sorry about all of this and I am right now doing my best to make the album available to you all. This is however not entirely up to me and not an easy task by any means, so please bear with me. I will of course do my very best and make sure to keep you posted on everything. Thank you all for your patience and my heart goes out to Alfie's family and friends.
March 20th, 2016
"Wall Of Silence" has gotten a lot of great reviews and I am very pleased by how well the album has been received in general. It is not possible for me to post links to all of the reviews unfortunately, but here are links to a few more: Via Nocturna (5.5/6), Sea Of Tranquility (4/5), Made In Metal, All Around Metal (4/5), Metal Temple (9/10), Uber Rock, Metal Underground (4/5)...
February 19th, 2016
"Wall Of Silence" is now only one short week away from being released worldwide and so far, the album has received a lot of very positive reviews. Here are a few links to some of them: Metal Factory (9.3/10), FFM-Rock.de (8.5/10), Heavy Paradise (8.2/10), Rock And Prog.Blogspot (8/10), Metal Gods TV (8/10), The Midlands Rocks (8.5/10)...
February 15th, 2016
I just did an interview with Shawn West for GuitCast.com which is now online. We talked about my background, my gear and of course the new Section A album, "Wall Of Silence". You can check it out right here.
February 2nd, 2016
I just did an interview with Jeff Stevens for Prog Metal Zone (the best source for progressive music on the net.) We mainly talk about Section A and the new album, but we also talk about my background, my influences and my gear. You can check it out right here.
January 4th, 2016
The official teaser for "Wall Of Silence" is now up on YouTube. You can check it out right here
December 15th, 2015
I am very happy to announce that the new Section A album is scheduled to be released in Europe/Asia on February 26 and in North America on February 12 via Mausoleum Records. I will have more news on this release very soon...
December 10th, 2015
I just did a very brief interview with Mathias Westman for PlanetAOR. The interview is about my summary of 2015 and my future plans. You can check it out right here...
December 3rd, 2015
I am happy to announce that Rob Moratti (Ex-Saga, Final Frontier) will be singing three songs on the new Acacia Avenue album. The titles are “A New Beginning”, “All For Love” and “Running Out Of Time”. The song called “Running Out Of Time” will also feature my good friend and band mate, Peter Steincke (Fate), who is playing the bass on this track. More news to come…
November 27th, 2015
All the recordings for the new Acacia Avenue album are now almost completed. A lot of great singers and musicians are being featured and I am very happy to announce that Steve Newman (Newman) will once again be participating. He is doing the vocals on two tracks called "Early Warning" and "Time To Listen". I will start mixing the album next month and I will of course keep you posted on the progress right here.
Here is a link for an interview I did recently, mainly about Acacia Avenue. You need to scroll down a bit to find it though...
November 6th, 2015
I'm afraid that Mausoleum Records have decided to push back the release of the new Section A album a bit. This means that the album is now scheduled to be released in early February of next year. I will soon have more details, so stay tuned.
October 16th, 2015
All the songs for the new Acacia Avenue album have now been written and all recordings for six of those songs are nearly done, so the new album is slowly, but steadily coming together.
Yesterday Albin Ljungqvist stopped by my studio to record the vocals for a track called "Broken Dreams". He did a killer job and I am very happy with the song and the fact that Albin is participating once again. I will soon have more news on this album, so stay tuned.
September 24th, 2015
I am currently busy writing and recording songs for the third Acacia Avenue album. I am very excited about the progress and I will soon be able to reveal some specific details.
July 30th, 2015
I am very happy to announce that I have just signed a deal with Mausoleum Records on the release of the new Section A album. The album, entitled “Wall Of Silence”, is scheduled to be released some time this Fall. As soon as I have more details and a specific date of release, I will of course be sure to let you know right here.
June 30th, 2015
I am happy to announce that the new Section A album has now finally been completed. Everything took a lot longer than expected, but at the end of the day, all that matters is the end result. Here's a complete track list: The Wall Of Silence, Finding The One, All That Matters, No Tomorrow, How Long, Pray For Freedom, Bleeding Chains, Holding On and finally When All Is Falling. I will have more details on this album very soon, so stay tuned.
February 21st, 2015
Welcome to the brand new web site. I felt it was time for a change, so I hope you like the new look. As you can see, the site is still under construction, but it will be completed very soon.
We have now almost completed all the recordings for the new Section A album and I will start mixing the album in the beginning of next month.
Fate is back in the rehearsal room, getting ready for our first gig this year. We are playing at “High Voltage” here in Copenhagen on February the 28th. More gigs will be announced shortly. I’m afraid that I still have no news on the release of the new Fate album however, but I will of course let you know right here as soon as I know anything at all.
I have recently been working quite a bit with the great Canadian singer, Rob Moratti (Ex-Saga, Final Frontier). The most recent result is of course the two songs we wrote together for the Acacia Avenue album, “Cold”. Now however, there’s more music on the way. I am featured on a new album, on which Rob is covering all Journey songs. The album is entitled, “Rob Moratti’s Tribute To Journey”, and the album will be released on March 20th, through Escape Music. There is however much more to come, so stay tuned…