7 Days

7 Days is a christian progressive metal supergroup or studio project that released two albums so far.

Names read like a who-is-who of the Scandinavian metal scene:

Markus Sigfridsson (Darkwater, Harmony) the musical ‘mastermind’ behind the band on Keys and Guitars. Thomas Vikström (Therion, Candlemass, Tommy Vitali), Christian Rivel (Audiovision, DivinefireGolden Resurrection, Narnia) and Erik Tordsson (End of September, Crimson Moonlight) on voclas. Andreas Olsson aka Andreas Passmark on bass (Royal Hunt, Narnia, Rob Rock, Divinefire, Harmony). Daniel Flores on drums (Mind’s Eye, Evil Masquerade, Secret Sphere). Kaspar Dahlqvist on Keyboards (Ilium, Treasure Land, Stormwind, Dionysus, Ride the Sky) and Caroline Sigfridsson Vocals (female).

Releases:

The Weight of the World 2006

Into Forever 2010cover art

1. Through Dark And Light
2. Into Forever
3. The Innocence In Me
4. You Hold The Key
5. Enter A Dream
6. Crossing
7. We Cry No More
8. Under The Sun
9. Scattered Mind
10. Final Wisdom
11. What Matters

http://www.sigfridsson.net/7days/default.html

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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

cover art
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/

Harmony

Harmony is a Swedish Christian power metal band. It was founded back in 2002 by Markus Sigfridsson and Tobias Enbert. They contacted the other band members, most of who went on to play together as Darkwater later on. Harmony released their debut album Dreaming Awake in 2003. They became known for their highly melodic vocals, progressive guitar riffs, and neo-classical guitar solos. A few gigs followed, but all the band members were very busy doing other projects as well. I don’t think they are active anymore.

Releases
Dreaming Awake (2003)
End Of My Road (EP) (2008)
Chapter II: Aftermath (2008)cover art

Track listing

Prevail
Aftermath
Rain
Don’t Turn Away
Kingdom
Silently We Fade
Inner Peace
Weak
I Run
Hollow Faces
End of My Road

Line up:
Markus Sigfridsson – Guitars (Darkwater, 7 Days)
Tobias Enbert – Drums (Darkwater)
Henrik Båth – Vocals
Andreas Olsson – Bass (Narnia, Divinefire, Stormwind, Rob Rock)
Magnus Holmberg – Keyboard (Darkwater)

http://www.myspace.com/harmonyofficial

Divinefire

Divinefire is a Christian Symphonic Power metal group founded in the spring of 2004 by Finnish guitarist Jani Stefanovic, and Swedish singer Christian Liljegren. The band started their career by signing a contract in Japan for their first release  ‘Glory Thy Name’ in 2004.

Their music is melodic and sometimes very heavy and agressive power metal.

Discography

Glory Thy Name (2004)
Hero (2005)
Into a New Dimension (2006)
Farewell (2008)
Eye Of The Storm (2011)

  • “Time For Salvation” 4:35
  • “Hold On” 4:00
  • “Unchain My Soul” 4:03
  • “Bright Morning Star” 4:45
  • “To Love And Forgive” 6:57
  • “Even At My Lowest Point” 4:19
  • “Send Me Out” 3:25
  • “Masters And Slaves” 3:57
  • “The World’s On Fire” 4:16
  • “Never Surrender” 6:08
  • “Masquerade” 4:07
  • “Close To The Fire (Instrumental)” 3:47
  • “Forever One (Japanese bonus song)” 4:26

Line-Up

Jani Stefanovic – drum programming, guitar, keyboard
Christian Liljegren – vocals
Germán Pascual – vocals

http://divinefire.net/