Dalton

Thu
11
Dec

W.A.S.P. & DALTON To Play Väsby Rock Festival

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W.A.S.P. to play Väsby Rock Festival
 
Legendary band W.A.S.P. will headline and end the whole festival Saturday 18th at Väsby Rock Festival.
 
W.A.S.P. – American band W.A.S.P. and their iconic frontman Blackie Lawless has sold more than twelve million albums. The band has been around the world numerous times and is considered one of the predominant bands in the history of Hard Rock And Heavy Metal. Line-up: Blackie Lawless (vx. gtr) Doug Blair (gtr) Mike Duda (bs) and Mike Dupke (dr).
 
Dalton – Together with bands like Europe and Treat, for a few years in the late 80´s, Dalton was a force to be reckoned with in Sweden. The band was killed by grunge, a destiny shared by so many other bands, but are back stronger than ever.
 
Väsby Rock Allstars – our own Allstar band with Bosse Zinny Stagman (Shotgun, Easy Action) as the leader. They will perform a number of classic rock songs and will be joined by a bunch of famous guests. You’d better not miss this since you never know who´s gonna show up on stage.
 
For further information - www.vasbyrockfestival.se
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Fri
28
Nov

DALTON - Pit Stop (Review)

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88%
Produced By: 
Erik Martensson
Running Time: 
42
Release Date: 
2014
Released: 
Worldwide
Musical Style: 
Melodic Rock / AOR
Score: 
88
Label: 
Frontiers
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What’s 25 years between friends? Swedish AOR legends return with an album that sounds like it was recorded as the natural follow up to 1989’s Injection album.
This is one for loyal Dalton fans who have waited all these years. Straight out of the Scandi 80s AOR playbook, Pit Stop is like a time capsule of glorious keyboards, fluffy AOR songs and big vocals.
Production is really impressive – what else would Erik Martensson deliver? The mix is beautiful and clear and gives keyboard, vocals and guitars the same 80s balance without sounding dated.
 
 
Ready Or Not might be a heavier album opener, but it’s the glorious hands in the air anthem Hey You that throws the listener back to 1985.
Don’t Tell Me Lies is keyboard heaven with a punchy mid-tempo rock ballad chorus with Follow Your Dreams equally as sentimental.
Up & Down fires up the guitars and the punchy rhythm section once again for a blast of high energy melodic rock, seamlessly followed by Bad Love.
One Voice is another slide of glorious 80s AOR with keyboards and vocals in full flight. Erik Martensson joins in the writing credits for this one.
Here We Are has to be one of the best AOR anthems of 2014. Melodic bliss here as vocals and harmonies and a rousing chorus all defy gravity.
Something For The Pain is equally as anthemic but a little more guitar driven and a faster tempo.
TGIF is a rousing, jazzy, rocked up closer.
 

Some albums have that 80s feel, updated with a contemporary production; this album sounds as if it was written and recorded in the late 80s. And that’s a positive comment. It’s a real throw back to where the band left off and an album to be enjoyed by fans of the pure 80s Scandi-AOR sound.
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Wed
12
Nov

DALTON's Ola Lindstrom Hospitalized

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Message from the band DALTON
 
Dear friends and fans,
 
We are extremely sorry to have to inform you that our friend and fellow band member Ola Lindstrom is hospitalized awaiting a heart transplant. Last week Ola experienced great chest pains and immediately visit the hospital where four liters of fluid was drained from his lungs. The doctors at Karolinska could after further investigation note the need for a heart valve, and an operation commenced shortly thereafter. Due to complications the surgery could not be completed as planned, and after a heart transplant was found necessary Ola was switched to a ventilator. After waking up he was able, through subtle winks and hand presses, to communicate and acknowledge the circumstances. Last Friday morning, he was anesthetized and a battery-powered pump could be installed successfully. Ola's condition is now assessed as serious, but stable at the moment and he is doing well under the circumstances, after this the most critical phase. Ola has periodically been awake and been able to communicate with his family, and also with Leffe from the band who was allowed a short visit.
 
Now we are waiting to find a new heart. How long it may take, doctors cannot answer at this point. We will of course keep you all updated.
 
Ola is a real fighter! We keep our fingers crossed and hope to soon see him back on his feet!

Best regards,

/ Dalton boys - Bosse, Kebbe, Matte and Leffe

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Thu
11
Sep

DALTON Preview New Album With Full Track 'Hey You'

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25 years later… Swedish Melodic Rockers DALTON return with “Pit Stop”! Out on Frontiers in October.
 
Swedish Melodic Rockers DALTON return after a 25 years break with their brand new album “Pit Stop” coming out on Frontiers Music Srl on October 17th in Europe and October 21st in North America.
 
Today you can preview on full the song "Hey You":
 
 
 
 
Together with Europe and Treat, for a few years in the late 80’s, DALTON was a force to be reckoned with in Sweden. They enjoyed successful touring, teen media coverage, TV appearances and a string of radio hits. Even world stars such as Bon Jovi and Michael Bolton provided original songs to their two albums.
 
The band, formed by ex-Treat drummer Mats Dahlberg and named after his nickname, went all in with the current trends in melodic hair metal. Their image was cutting edge with designer outfits and enough hair spray every night to challenge the average user’s yearly consumption. The band was killed by grunge in the early 90´s, a destiny shared by many bands of the 80´s.
 
I left the band because I wanted a harder edge while the rest of the guys wanted to go softer”, Mats explains. He formed the short lived band Speedy Gonzales with guitarist Tommy Denander and Therion-singer Thomas Vikström, but the project folded before it took off. The rest of the Dalton members continued with a replacement drummer, but shortly called it a day. Dalton was left behind in the pit stop, dried out of gas.
               
25 years after their debut album “The Race Is On”, the original members came back with a vengeance and a reunion filmed for TV. “That’s how it started”, Mats explains. “A producer called me and asked if we would reunite and if they could film it for a documentary. I thought it was a joke”. “So did I”, Bosse laughs, “but it was true - and from the first rehearsal it was like time had stood still. It was so much fun!”
 
Old hits were polished to shine and the success at premiere gig when opening for THE SCORPIONS in Sweden in December 2012 was a fact. “That night back in December ignited the fuse, we all felt the same”, says Bosse – “let’s get the Dalton wheels in motion again. We want to celebrate the legacy of the 80’s rock scene by putting out a new album and take it on tour. Just like we did back in the days”.
 
Loaded with inspiration and dedication the band went through demos made for the never recorded third album along with some newly written songs. They ended up with 11 pure excellent tracks crafted for a 80’s flavored Melodic Rock album in a contemporary suit, recorded in good company with magic minded producer Erik Mårtensson (Eclipse, W.E.T.).
 
A first shimmering taste of the songs from album was revealed at the Frontiers Rock Festival where the band premiered the track “Hey You” in front of an ecstatic crowd. DALTON is fueled up and back on the race track, ready to go – the race is on!
 
More samples from the album are available now via this link:
 

 
Pit Stop” will include the following tracks: Ready Or Not; Hey You; Don't Tell Me Lies; Follow Your Dreams; Up & Down; Bad Love; One Voice; Here We Are; Something For The Pain; 50/50; TGIF.
 
DALTON will also appear live on the Rockklassiker and Sweden Rock Festival boat cruise on October 10/12. More info:  http://www.tallinksilja.com/sv/web/se/rockbaten
 
DALTON:
Bo Lindmark - lead vocals
Mats Dahlberg - drums, backing vocals
Anders Lindmark - bass, backing vocals
Leif Westfahl - lead guitar, backing vocals
Ola Lindstrom - keyboards, backing vocals
 
 
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Fri
08
Aug

Swedish Melodic Rockers DALTON Return With “Pit Stop”

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25 years later… Swedish Melodic Rockers DALTON return with “Pit Stop”! Out on Frontiers in October.
 
Swedish Melodic Rockers DALTON return after a 25 years break with their brand new album “Pit Stop” coming out on Frontiers Music Srl on October 17th in Europe and October 21st in North America.
 
 
Together with Europe and Treat, for a few years in the late 80’s, DALTON was a force to be reckoned with in Sweden. They enjoyed successful touring, teen media coverage, TV appearances and a string of radio hits. Even world stars such as Bon Jovi and Michael Bolton provided original songs to their two albums.
 
The band, formed by ex-Treat drummer Mats Dahlberg and named after his nickname, went all in with the current trends in melodic hair metal. Their image was cutting edge with designer outfits and enough hair spray every night to challenge the average user’s yearly consumption. The band was killed by grunge in the early 90´s, a destiny shared by many bands of the 80´s.
 
I left the band because I wanted a harder edge while the rest of the guys wanted to go softer”, Mats explains. He formed the short lived band Speedy Gonzales with guitarist Tommy Denander and Therion-singer Thomas Vikström, but the project folded before it took off. The rest of the Dalton members continued with a replacement drummer, but shortly called it a day. Dalton was left behind in the pit stop, dried out of gas.
               
25 years after their debut album “The Race Is On”, the original members came back with a vengeance and a reunion filmed for TV. “That’s how it started”, Mats explains. “A producer called me and asked if we would reunite and if they could film it for a documentary. I thought it was a joke”. “So did I”, Bosse laughs, “but it was true - and from the first rehearsal it was like time had stood still. It was so much fun!”
 
Old hits were polished to shine and the success at premiere gig when opening for THE SCORPIONS in Sweden in December 2012 was a fact. “That night back in December ignited the fuse, we all felt the same”, says Bosse – “let’s get the Dalton wheels in motion again. We want to celebrate the legacy of the 80’s rock scene by putting out a new album and take it on tour. Just like we did back in the days”.
 
Loaded with inspiration and dedication the band went through demos made for the never recorded third album along with some newly written songs. They ended up with 11 pure excellent tracks crafted for a 80’s flavored Melodic Rock album in a contemporary suit, recorded in good company with magic minded producer Erik Mårtensson (Eclipse, W.E.T.).
 
A first shimmering taste of the songs from album was revealed at the Frontiers Rock Festival where the band premiered the track “Hey You” in front of an ecstatic crowd. DALTON is fueled up and back on the race track, ready to go – the race is on!
 
More samples from the album are available now via this link:
 

 
Pit Stop” will include the following tracks: Ready Or Not; Hey You; Don't Tell Me Lies; Follow Your Dreams; Up & Down; Bad Love; One Voice; Here We Are; Something For The Pain; 50/50; TGIF.
 
DALTON will also appear live on the Rockklassiker and Sweden Rock Festival boat cruise on October 10/12. More info:  http://www.tallinksilja.com/sv/web/se/rockbaten
 
DALTON:
Bo Lindmark - lead vocals
Mats Dahlberg - drums, backing vocals
Anders Lindmark - bass, backing vocals
Leif Westfahl - lead guitar, backing vocals
Ola Lindstrom - keyboards, backing vocals
 
 
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Tue
20
May

DALTON SIGN DEAL WITH FRONTIERS RECORDS

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SWEDISH MELODIC ROCKERS DALTON TO SIGN A RECORDING DEAL FOR A NEW ALBUM WITH FRONTIERS RECORDS
 
Frontiers Records
is pleased to announce the signing of reunited Swedish Melodic Rockers DALTON for the release of a brand new album expected for the fall of 2014.
 
Together with Europe and Treat, for a few years in the late 80's, Dalton was a force to be reckoned with in Sweden. They enjoyed successful touring, teen media coverage, TV appearances and a string of radio hits. Even world stars such as Bon Jovi and Michael Bolton provided original songs to their two albums.
 
The band, formed by ex-Treat drummer Mats Dahlberg and named after his nickname, went all in with the current trends in melodic hair metal. Their image was cutting edge with designer outfits and enough hair spray every night to challenge the average user's yearly consumption. The band was killed by grunge in the early 90's, a destiny shared by many bands of the 80's.
 
'I left the band because I wanted a harder edge while the rest of the guys wanted to go softer', Mats explains. He formed the short lived band Speedy Gonzales with renowned guitarist Tommy Denander and Therion-singer Thomas Vikstr'm, but the project folded before it took off. The rest of the Dalton members continued with a replacement drummer, but shortly called it a day. Dalton was left behind in the pit stop, dried out of gas.
 
25 years after their debut album 'The Race Is On', the original members came back with a vengeance and a reunion filmed for TV. 'That's how it started', Mats says. 'A producer called me and asked if we would reunite and if they could film it for a documentary. I thought it was a joke'. 'So did I', singer Bosse Lindmark adds,' but it was true - and from the first rehearsal it was like time had stood still. It was so much fun!' Old hits were polished to shine and the success at premiere gig when opening for Scorpions in Sweden in December 2012 was a fact.
 
'That night back in December ignited the fuse, we all felt the same', says Bosse. 'Let's get the Dalton wheels in motion again. We want to celebrate the legacy of the 80's rock scene by putting out a new album and take it on tour. Just like we did back in the days'.
 
Loaded with inspiration and dedication the band went through demos made for the never recorded third album along with some newly written songs. They ended up with 11 pure excellent tracks crafted for an 80's melodic rock album in a contemporary suit. In good company with magic minded producer Erik M'rtensson (Eclipse, W.E.T., Jimi Jamison) the band hit the Blowout Studios in April and are now in the process of finalizing the album due for release this fall.
 
A first shimmering taste of the songs from album was revealed at the recent appearance that the band had at the Frontiers Rock Festival in Milan, Italy last May 1st where Dalton premiered the new song 'Hey You' (also included in the Frontiers Rock Festival cd compilation) in front of an ecstatic crowd. It is possible to hear a taste of things to come following this link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKU0BPu19K8
 
Dalton is fueled up and back on the race track, ready to go ' the race is on! Expect the new album 'Pit Stop' to hit the shops in the fall !
 
DALTON
Bosse Lindmark (vocals), Leif Westfahl (guitars), Anders Lindmark (bass), Ola Lindstr'm (keyboards), Mats "Dalton" Dahlberg (drums)
 
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