Narnia working on new album

Narnia - progressive christian power metal Narnia is a melodic progressive metal band from Sweden that I never wrote about because they were so obviously disbanded already when I first listened to their music.

But it is as obvious now that they have been resurrected and are definitely working on their seventh studio album!!

Great news.

The album is scheduled for a 2016 release. Can’t wait. For now: Time to check out their back catalogue …

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KPCV0qBAW8 Narnia

Narnia are: Christian Liljegren – Vocals CJ Grimmark – Guitars Andreas “Habo” Johansson – Drums Andreas Passmark – Bass Martin Härenstam – Keyboards

Chritian Liljegren is also known as the moving spirit of Golden Ressurection, Divinefire and Audiovision

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German Pascual

GERMÁN PASCUAL released his solo album – A New Beginning –  in October 2012, guest musicians include Martin Hall (Forged Wings) and Carl-Johan “CJ” Grimmark (Narnia, Fires Of Babylon, Rob Rock) and bassists Per Schelander (Pain of Salvation, Ex-Royal Hunt) and Raphael Dafras (Almah, Seven Horizons)

German Pascual was born in Uruguay, spent his childhood in Brazil, and has lived in Stockholm, Sweden, since his early teens. GERMÁN was named as “the best metal voice 2009” by “The Gates of Metal”.

Starting music as a drummer in a thrash band at 15, he was invited to join the band rehearsing next door as a vocalist when they overheard him screaming through the walls … the band next door was Minds Eye …

In 2008 Narnia needed a singer, and through a friend German made contact with Narnia guitarist C.J Grimmark. The album “Course of a Generation” by Narnia was launched in late 2009. Feeling blessed to have found this great band and being part of Narnia, German was stunned when the band decided to end all activity a year and two farewell gigs later.

German then recorded an album with Divinefire as Co-Vocalist of former Narnia singer Christian Liljegren and recorded some guest vocals on the Golden Resurrection album Glory To My King and on the metal opera project Soulspell album The Labyrinth Of Truths (both released 2010). Officially German is still considered a band member of Divinefire I guess.

German Pascual is also known for his work with the less fortunate, homeless and drug addicts and others in Stockholm’s Stadsmission.

Discography:
Narnia –  Course of a Generation (2009)
Mind’s Eye – 1994: The Afterglow (2008)
SoulSpell – The Labyrinth Of Truths (2010)
Divinefire – Eye of the Storm (2011)
German Pascual – A New Beginning (2012)

Tracklist:

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01. Seek the Truth
02. The Wrath of God
03. If the Sky would Fall
04. Misty Dreams
05. Open Your Eyes
06. I Call for The One
07. Unbroken Wings
08. Come Ease the Pain
09. Fate of the Blind
10. Cancion Con Todos

You can stream the full album from German’s homepage here: http://www.germanpascual.com

ReinXeed

ReinXeed is a symphonic/power metal band from Boden, Sweden. They were formed in 2004 by vocalist Tommy Johansson. They are influenced by soundtrack movies such as Lord of the Rings and bands like Helloween and Rhapsody of Fire.

In 2007 Christian Liljegren, former singer / founder of Narnia and owner of Liljegren Records / Doolittle Group, recieved a demo from Tommy. He instantly heard the talent and signed ReinXeed to the label.

In 2008, ReinXeed released their first studio album The Light on Rivel Records. This helped ReinXeed land an appearance in Japan where they gained fans. The Light can best be described as melodic power metal with the occasional symphonic tendency and some more progressive based pieces

In 2009 the second album Higher was released. It is even more symphonic with the rhythm guitar sometimes lost in the mix, as some reviewers criticized. It is beautiful and lacks a little in power.
Majestic was been released worldwide in 2010. It’s the third album of this power metal band.
1912 is their fourth album, released 2011. It is a concept album about the Titanic and its sinking. The Japanese edition includes three bonus track: “ReinXeed Alliance”, “Aces High” (an Iron Maiden cover) and “Pray for Japan”, a song done to support Japan in the aftermath of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

Welcome to the Theater , ReinXeed’s latest album was released in May 2012. The entire album is inspired by famous movies, both music and lyrics.

They played ProgPower Oslo Festival this year and are going to play ProgPower USA and Rock Out Wild Festival in Sweden in 2013.

1. Welcome

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2. Life will find a way
3. Follow Me
4. Save Us
5. Stranger Tides
6. Somewhere in Times
7. Freedom
8. No Fate
9. Temple Of The Crystal Skull
10. Welcome To The Theater
Band members
Tommy ReinXeed – vocals, guitars, keyboards, & orchestration
Alexander Oriz – Guitar and backing vocals
Chris David – Bass guitar
Alfred Fridhagen – Drums

http://www.reinxeed.com/

Golden Resurrection

Golden Resurrection is a Christian neo-classical power metal band, formed in 2008 by Christian Liljegren and Tommy ReinXeed. Lilijgren also founded Narnia, now disbanded but definitely worth checking out as well. He is also vocalist for Divinefire and Audiovision. Tommy ReinXeed is a multi instrumentalist, founder of ReinXeed, an epic soundig neo-classic metal band. If you go listen to all of those bands, they sound very much alike, and for those who dig that sound this is a whacking lot of music to check out and like. These guys have some serious talent.

During 2009 Golden Resurrection wrote the songs that they recorded for their debut album ‘Glory To My King’. The material was a little like resurrection of early Narnia, rather powerful stuff yet very meldoic and synth heavy. Japan showed big interest in the band and several labels offered contracts. The debut album by Golden Resurrection was released in 2010 and recieved high praise from Burrn! Magazine Japan.

Their second album is more symphonic and melodious still, ‘Man With A Mission’  was released a year ago in October 2011. The band toured Sweden, Norway, Finland & Germany, but dropped the rest of the dates after two band members left. They went back to working on new material, for their third album ‘One Voice For The Kingdom’ that is set for release in January 2013.

Man With A Mission

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1. The Light Overture
2. Man with a Mission
3. Identity in Christ
4. Golden Times
5. Finally Free
6. Generation of the Brave
7. Standing on the Rock
8. Metal Opus 1 in C# Minor
9. Are You Ready for the Power
10. Point Of Know Return (Japan Bonus)
11. End Of The World (Japan Bonus)
12. Pray For Japan (Japan Bonus)

Line-up

Christian Liljegren – Lead & backing vocals
Tommy ReinXeed – All guitars, backing vocals & orchestration
Steven K. – Bass
Svenne Jansson –  Hammond Organ & keyboards
Alfred Fridhagen – Drums

http://www.golden-resurrection.com/