Wigelius

Fri
29
Jan

WIGELIUS - Tabula Rasa (Showcase)

Artist: 
Release Year: 
2015
Friday, January 29, 2016
Tabula Rasa
Produced By: 
Erik Wigelius
Release Date: 
January 29
Released: 
Europe
Genre: 
Melodic Rock / AOR
Categories: 
 
Wigelius was formed in late 2011 by Anders Wigelius, after doing a Swedish tv show that gained him a record deal with Frontiers Records. The idea at the time was to deliver 80's rock with a modern twist. What it became was a heartfelt brotherhood of people that really love good music. It was all about the love for the music and having fun.
 
When Reinventions was released in 2012, it got immediate attention from the AOR-scene and the expectations on the sophomore release have been very high. To really get the right sound this time around, the band decided to trust the production in the talented hands of their own Erik Wigelius. This also made the process of making the album very creative, with everybody working together on the songs in the studio. Letting all voices be heard, maximizing the potential in each song.
 
Erik and his brother Anders are also responsible for the production of Care of Night's debut album Connected and has produced many artists and bands all over the world.
Tabula Rasa is latin for "Blank slate" and as a title for this album it couldn't be more fitting. The idea is to show the world how Wigelius really sound, by keeping everything that was great about the first album, and the genre, but taking it one step further.
 
With Patrik joining, it gave an extra shot in the arm for the band, and finally it feels like all the pieces are together. It's a very diverse album, ranging between influences collected over many years. There are a lot of flavours to be heard in the songs, making the album hard to place in a single genre.
Wigelius is the love child of it's members, and they promise a great future with more releases in the years to come.
 
 
Mixed & mastered by Erik Wigelius
Produced by Erik Wigelius
Co-Produced by Anders Wigelius and Jakob Svensson
 
Discography
2012 - Reinventions
2016 - Tabula Rasa
 
Anders Wigelius - Vocals
Jakob Svensson - Guitars
Erik Wigelius - Drums
Patrik Janson - Bass

 

 
Tue
17
Nov

AOR HEAVEN January 29 Releases Announced: WIGELIUS & GRAND SLAM

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Release Year: 
2015
Friday, January 29, 2016
Categories: 
German Melodic Rock label AOR HEAVEN will continue to release fine Melodic Rock sounds from Sweden on January 29th, 2016 in the form of the new albums by GRAND SLAM and WIGELIUS.
 
To watch some videos in advance, click here:
 

 
Product: Wigelius - Tabula Rasa
Release date: 29.01.2016
Label: AOR Heaven
 
Wigelius was formed in late 2011 by Anders Wigelius, after doing a Swedish tv show that gained him a record deal with Frontiers Records. The idea at the time was to deliver 80's rock with a modern twist. What it became was a heartfelt brotherhood of people that really love good music. It was all about the love for the music and having fun.
 
When Reinventions was released in 2012, it got immediate attention from the AOR-scene and the expectations on the sophomore release have been very high. To really get the right sound this time around, the band decided to trust the production in the talented hands of their own Erik Wigelius. This also made the process of making the album very creative, with everybody working together on the songs in the studio. Letting all voices be heard, maximizing the potential in each song.
Erik and his brother Anders are also responsible for the production of Care of Night's debut album Connected and has produced many artists and bands all over the world.
 
Tabula Rasa is latin for "Blank slate" and as a title for this album it couldn't be more fitting. The idea is to show the world how Wigelius really sound, by keeping everything that was great about the first album, and the genre, but taking it one step further.
 
With Patrik joining, it gave an extra shot in the arm for the band, and finally it feels like all the pieces are together. It's a very diverse album, ranging between influences collected over many years. There are a lot of flavours to be heard in the songs, making the album hard to place in a single genre.
 
Wigelius is the love child of it's members, and they promise a great future with more releases in the years to come.
 
 
Soundfiles in advance:
 

Product: Grand Slam - A New Dawn
Release date: 29.01.2016
Label: AOR Heaven
 
 
Grand Slam was founded in 2007 in Malmö, Sweden, by drummer Andy Swaniz (ex-Quadruple), with the aim to appeal to a wide audience with their melodic rock style.
Bassist Henrik Hansson (ex-Hollywood) got on board the same year and songwriter Peter Alpenborg was brought in to get the ball rolling. There have been several lineup changes over the years, as well as a number of musicians hired only for specific recordings or gigs.
 
Up until spring of 2010, the focus had been exclusively on studio recordings, but now it was time for the band to do a stage debut. The debut was made in "Grand"-style, with an appearance in the TV-show "Talang", Sweden's equivalent of "Britain's Got Talent", with over one million viewers.
 
Later that year, the band was joined by keyboardist Daniel Grönberg Svensson who also started contributing to the songwriting, and guitarist Thomas Klintberg.
In the summer of 2012, Grand Slam found the perfect lead singer and frontman for the band, Andy Sinner (ex-Trash Queen). With the addition of two female backing singers, Ivana Papak and Lina Vernblom, Grand Slam was now ready to go out and perform for a live audience.
They entered the worldwide contest Emergenza and made it to the regional finals.

The band continued to play live during the summer and autumn of 2013, gathering a strong fan-following.
There was still something missing, and the void was filled by the addition of another guitarist, Andreas Gullstrand. The backup vocalists, Ivana Papak and Lina Vernblom, decided to leave the band that same year.
In 2014, Grand Slam went into the studio to record a three-song EP, "Waiting For Tomorrow", which received considerable attention worldwide. The EP was recorded and produced by Erik Wiss in Peekroom Studios.
Guitarist Thomas Klintberg left the band shortly thereafter, and the remaining band members signed a contract with AOR Heaven to release Grand Slam's debut album, "A New Dawn".
Erik Wiss was once again brought in to record the album, which is best described as a well-balanced mix of the original and new Grand Slam sound.
 
Official website: www.grandslamsweden.com
 
Soundfiles in advance:
 
 
Thu
02
Apr

CARE OF NIGHT - Connected (Review)

information persons: 
content: 
90%
section name: 
BEST TRACKS
Produced By: 
Erik & Anders Wigelius
Running Time: 
49
Release Date: 
2015
Released: 
Europe
Musical Style: 
AOR
Label: 
AOR Heaven
Artist: 
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Categories: 
 
You’ve gotta hand it to the Swedes. No matter how many great albums they throw at us, there’s always more coming up right behind.
The latest purveyors of the fine classic AOR/melodic rock tradition is Care Of Night a group formed out of the demise of heavy rockers Seven Tears.
After a couple of lineup changes the band that would record this debut album was locked in.
 
What we have here is another wonderfully produced slice of Swedish AOR perfection.
Erik & Anders Wigelius (of fellow Swedish AOR favourites Wigelius) are responsible for the slick sound and mix, while the band themselves have written some classy traditional AOR songs with an updated feel so as not to date the music.
 
Vocalist Calle Schönberg has a touch of Peter Cetera in his tone, while the rest of the band simply delivers another lesson in ‘how Sweden does great music’.
Think Wigelius, State Of Salazar, Work Of Art, Houston, FM, the original Heat and you get the picture – happy, easy going pomp/pop AOR with layers of vocals and keyboards in that uptempo feel good style we all love.
The metal roots from a couple of the guys means that there’s some extra punch on occasion here, but the majority is very commercial AOR.
 
The free flowing lushness of Cassandra and Heart Belongs gets the album off to a perfect start. But it doesn’t stop there, with Those Words equally catchy and a big ballad Dividing Lines delivering sentiment in spades, even throwing in some saxophone.
Say A Prayer is impossibly catchy in that Work Of Art style of AOR; Please Remember adds a bit of tempo; Give Me Strength reminds me of British rockers FM and Say You Will is a 7 minute epic to close out the album, featuring a soft acoustic guitar and lead vocal until near the 5 minute mark when the band kicks in for a raucous climax.
 

You got it folks – if you’re a paid up member of the Swedish Ministry Of Melodic Rock – then you know what to do.
Another wonderful example of a genre that refuses to grow old and die.
 
Score: 
90
 
Wed
11
Feb

AOR Heaven Signs WIGELIUS, ART NATION and GRAND SLAM

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015
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German AOR/Melodic Rock label AOR Heaven has added a couple of new bands to its rooster: WIGELIUS, ART NATION and ART NATION. All three bands are currently working on their new albums which all will be released later this year.

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The new yet untitled album by Swedish AOR band WIGELIUS is scheduled for a release in Summer 2015. Band leader Erik Wigelius says: “The new album is all about having fun and making the best modern sounding AOR music! And we have achieved that. We can't wait to get the new album out for you guys!“

Here comes a clip in advance:

Wigelius - Time Well Wasted: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAxgKl9vAJI

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Alexander Strandell (ex Diamond Dawn) takes ART NATION to a whole new level with new fantastic musicians and killer songs.
The band has plans to tour around Sweden and Europe in the near future. The single "One Is Better Than No One" has become an explosion in the rock n roll world and compares with bands like Europe, Toto and H.e.a.t.

Art Nation is: Alexander Strandell - Vocals, Christoffer Borg - Guitars, Johan Gustavsson - Guitars, Simon Gudmundsson - Bass, Theodor Hedstrom - Keyboards, Carl Tudén - Drums

Please watch the video for their single “One Is Better Than No One” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4U44RMPIVI

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GRAND SLAM are another new force to reckon with! The melodic rockers from Sweden are about to release their debut album in the fall 2015. It will be a record with powerful songs where heavy riffs will be combined with melodies that will stick in your head the first time you hear the songs. Here's a teaser on what to expect from the new album. We give you "Face":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhW-LLRQjy8
  
 
Thu
04
Dec

WIGELIUS Launch New Video From Upcoming Album

Artist: 
Thursday, December 4, 2014
 
WIGELIUS - Time Well Wasted - from their forthcoming killer album out Spring 2015 on Atenzia Records.

Car and bikestunt-videoversion - http://youtu.be/cAxgKl9vAJI
 
 
Wed
26
Nov

CARE OF NIGHT Debut Album Due January 23

Artist: 
Friday, January 23, 2015
Categories: 
Product: Care Of Night - Connected
Release Date: 23.01.2015
Label: AOR Heaven
 
       
 
When Swedish Heavy Metal band Seven Tears disbanded in 2009, three of the members, Kristofer von Wachenfeldt (keyboards), Jonathan Carlemar (guitars) and Fredrik Lager (bass) wished to carry on their musical endeavours. Linus Svensson (drums) and Carl-Johan “Calle” Schönberg (vocals) rehearsed with the band way back in 2010, and eventually Linus became the band’s drummer. Singer Jens Andersson later joined the band and thus was the first line-up of CARE OF NIGHT complete. The band nicked their name from a poetry by Swedish poet Bruno K. Öijer, did some local shows and recorded two songs for a digital release.
 
In 2013, the band once again transformed as Fredrik and Jens both left the band. Jonas Rosengren became the new bass player while the Swedes still were in need of a lead vocalist. Calle Schönberg decided to join them permanently and completed the second and latest line-up of CARE OF NIGHT. Erik & Anders Wigelius (from Wigelius-fame) agreed to produce and mix a 4-song E.P. in 2013. The songs showcased the band’s song-writing abilities and with a powerhouse production, the E.P. became recognised and appreciated from fans of AOR/Melodic Rock around the globe at the Autumn of 2013.
 
CARE OF NIGHT once again turned to the Wigelius brothers to record their debut album “Connected” and signed a deal with AOR HEAVEN for a January 2015 release. The band is ready to serve a slice of sparkling hi-tech melodies, with amazing vocalist Calle Schönberg at the front.
 
Line-up: Calle Schönberg - Lead vocals; - Jonathan Carlemar - Guitars; Kristofer von Wachenfeldt - Keyboards, backing vocal; - Jonas Rosengren - Bass; - Linus Svensson - Drums, s, backing vocals
 
Soundfiles in advance:
 
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