Gathering Of Kings

Mon
19
Nov

GATHERING OF KINGS Debut Album 'First Mission' Arrives January

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Gathering Of Kings debut album "First Mission" will arrive in late January 2019!
 
The Album was produced, mixed, and mastered by Thomas Plec Johansson (Soilwork, The Night Flight Orchestra, Nocturnal Rites, Dynazty) at The Panic Room in Skövde, Sweden.
 
All songs written by hugely talented Victor Olsson except "The Runaway", which was written by Maurice Gibb & Robin Gibb from Bee Gees. The song is a cover of Carolas hit single from 1986. So that's a tribute to the best swedish female singer of all time!
 
The cover artwork was created by the German artist Markus Vesper.
 
An official video for the upcoming fourth single "Love Will Stay Alive" to be released next week. Until then you can listen to the three previous singles on Spotify or Youtube:
 
More details and pre-order info coming soon, stay tuned!
 
Musicians:
 
*Rick Altzi - Vocals (Masterplan, Herman Frank, At Vance)
*Björn Strid - Vocals (Soilwork, The Night Flight Orchestra)
*Apollo Papathanasio - Vocals (Spiritual Beggars, Firewind)
*Tobias Jansson - Vocals (Saffire)
*Jens Westin - Vocals & Guitar (Corroded)
*Alexander Frisborg - Vocals (Helldog)
*Victor Olsson - Guitar & Keyboards (Saffire)
*Stefan Helleblad - Guitar (Within Temptation, Jono)
*Martin Sweet - Guitar (Crashdiet, Sister)
*Erik Martensson - Guitar (Eclipse, W.E.T, Nordic Union, Ammunition)
*Nalle Påhlsson - Bass (Therion, Treat)
*Richard Larsson - Keyboards (The Night Flight Orchestra)
*Chris Laney - Keyboards (Pretty Maids)
*Erik Wiss - Keyboards (Cap Outrun)
*Jonas Källsbäck - Drums (The Night Flight Orchestra, Mean Streak)
*Efraim Larsson - Drums (Streamline, Diamond Dawn)
*Robban Bäck - Drums (Mustasch, Eclipse, Sabaton, W.E.T)
*Henrik Sethsson - Backing Vocals (Casanovas)
 
"First Mission" track listing:
01. The Gathering
02. Forever And A Day
03. Love Will Stay Alive
04. Endless Paradise
05. Saviour
06. Passing Rain
07. Out Of My Life
08. Lonely Road
09. Angels
10. Long Way From Home
11. The Runaway (Carola cover)
12. Battle Cry (Bonus Track)
 
 
Mon
16
Apr

Gathering Of Kings - "Saviour" (Official Audio)

 
The Swedish Phenomena inspired AOR/melodic rock project Gathering Of Kings has released a brand new track titled "Saviour".
 
The third single from the yet untitled debut album is written by Victor Olsson and will be released at the end of the summer.
The album is being helmed by producer Thomas "Plec" Johansson, who has previously worked with Soilwork, The Night Flight Orchestra, Dynazty and Nocturnal Rites among others.
 
Line-up on "Saviour":
Apollo Papathanasio - Vocals
Victor Olsson - lead guitar, backing vocals
Martin Sweet - rhythm guitar
Nalle Pahlsson - bass
Richard Larsson - keyboards
Jonas Kallsback - drums
Tobias Jansson - backing vocals
Alexander Frisborg - backing vocals
Ron Dahlgren - backing vocals
 
The full-length album will include following artists:
 
Bjorn Strid - Vocals (Soilwork, The Night Flight Orchestra)
Rick Altzi - Vocals (Masterplan, Herman Frank, At Vance)
Tobias Jansson - Vocals (Saffire)
Apollo Papathanasio - Vocals (Spiritual Beggars, ex-Firewind)
Jens Westin - Vocals (Corroded)
Victor Olsson - Guitars (Saffire)
Stefan Helleblad - Guitar (Within Temptation, Jono)
Martin Sweet - Guitar (Crashdiet, Sister, Sweet Creature)
Erik Martensson - Guitar (Eclipse, W.E.T, Ammunition)
Nalle Pahlsson - Bass (Therion, ex-Treat)
Richard Larsson - Keyboards (The Night Flight Orchestra)
Erik Wiss - Keyboards (Cap Outrun)
Chris Laney - Keyboards (Pretty Maids)
Jonas Kallsback - Drums (The Night Flight Orchestra)
Efrain Larsson - Drums (Streamline, ex-Diamond Dawn)
Robban Back - Drums (Mustasch, W.E.T, ex-Eclipse)
 
YOUTUBE:
FOREVER AND A DAY: https://youtu.be/Mz1XqJj8TAs

 

 
Fri
06
Oct

GATHERING OF KINGS Single Out Now

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"Forever And A Day", a brand new song from the new Swedish hard rock project Gathering Of Kings, can be streamed on Youtube, Spotify, etc.
 
 
"Forever And A Day" is written by Victor Olsson and is taken from the yet untitled debut album, which will be released in 2018.
 
The album is being helmed by producer Thomas "Plec" Johansson, who has previously worked with Watain, Onslaught, Scar Symmetry, The Night Flight Orchestra, among others. "Plec" has managed to fill his studio walls with multiple platinum and gold record awards as well as taking home three Swedish Grammy awards. The cover artwork was created by hugely talented Lizette Lannhammar.
 

 
Line-up on "Forever And A Day":
 
Bjorrn Strid - Lead Vocals (Soilwork, The Night Flight Orchestra)
Victor Olsson - Lead Guitar (Saffire, Apollo)
Erik Martensson - Rhythm Guitar, Background Vocals (Eclipse, Nordic Union, W.E.T, Ammunition)
Nalle Pahlsson - Bass (Therion, Treat)
Richard Larsson - Keyboards (The Night Flight Orchestra)
Robban Bäck - Drums (Mustasch, Eclipse, Sabaton, W.E.T, Ammunition)
 
The full-length album will also include following artists:
 
Rick Altzi - Vocals (Masterplan, At Vance, Herman Frank)
Apollo Papathanasio - Vocals (Spiritual Beggars, Apollo, Firewind)
Tobias Jansson - Vocals (Saffire)
Niclas Engelin - Guitar (In Flames, Engel)
Stefan Helleblad - Guitar (Within Temptation, Jono)
Martin Sweet - Guitar (Crashdiet, Sister)
Chris Laney - Keyboards, Guitar (Pretty Maids, Randy Piper's Animal)
Jonas Kallsback - Drums (The Night Flight Orchestra, Mean Streak)
 
 

 

 
Tue
10
Jan

Preview GATHERING OF KINGS Single

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A teaser for the new swedish hard rock project, Gathering Of King's upcoming single "Forever And A Day", is available below. The single will be released soon.
 
"Forever And A Day" is written by Victor Olsson and is taken from the yet untitled debut album, which will be released in 2017.
 
The album is being helmed by producer Thomas "Plec" Johansson, who has previously worked with Watain, Onslaught, Scar Symmetry, The Night Flight Orchestra, among others. "Plec" has managed to fill his studio walls with multiple platinum and gold record awards as well as taking home three Swedish Grammy awards. The cover artwork was created by hugely talented Lizette Lannhammar.
 
Line-up on "Forever And A Day":
 
Bjorrn Strid - Lead Vocals (Soilwork, The Night Flight Orchestra)
Victor Olsson - Lead Guitar (Saffire, Apollo)
Erik Martensson - Rhythm Guitar, Background Vocals (Eclipse, Nordic Union, W.E.T, Ammunition)
Nalle Pahlsson - Bass (Therion, Treat)
Richard Larsson - Keyboards (The Night Flight Orchestra)
Robban Bäck - Drums (Mustasch, Eclipse, Sabaton, W.E.T, Ammunition)
 
The full-length album will also include following artists:
 
Rick Altzi - Vocals (Masterplan, At Vance, Herman Frank)
Apollo Papathanasio - Vocals (Spiritual Beggars, Apollo, Firewind)
Tobias Jansson - Vocals (Saffire)
Niclas Engelin - Guitar (In Flames, Engel)
Stefan Helleblad - Guitar (Within Temptation, Jono)
Martin Sweet - Guitar (Crashdiet, Sister)
Chris Laney - Keyboards, Guitar (Pretty Maids, Randy Piper's Animal)
Jonas Kallsback - Drums (The Night Flight Orchestra, Mean Streak)
 
 

 

 
Tue
06
Sep

GATHERING OF KINGS Full Lineup Revealed

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GATHERING OF KINGS is a Swedish melodic rock Phenomena/Avantasia-type-super project. Extremely inspired by the melodic hard rock scene of the 80's, 14 well selected world class musicians will take part on the upcoming debut album.
 
The yet untitled album will be produced, mixed and mastered by Thomas "Plec" Johansson (Watain, Onslaught, Scar Symmetry, Solution. 45, The Night Flight Orchestra) at The Panic Room in Skövde, Sweden.
"Plec" has managed to fill his studio walls with multiple platinum and gold record awards as well as taking home three Swedish Grammy awards.
 
The first single is ready to be released and it will include following artists:
 
Björn Strid - Lead Vocals (Soilwork, The Night Flight Orchestra)
Erik Mårtensson - Background Vocals, Rhythm Guitar (Eclipse, W.E.T, Nordic Union, Ammunition)
Victor Olsson - Lead Guitar (Saffire)
Nalle Påhlsson - Bass (Therion, Treat, Last Autumn's Dream)
Richard Larsson - Keyboards (The Night Flight Orchestra)
Robban Bäck - Drums (Mustasch, Eclipse, Sabaton, W.E.T, Ammunition)
 
The remaining Kings of the album:
 
Rick Altzi - Vocals (Masterplan, At Vance, Herman Frank)
Apollo Papathanasio - Vocals (Spiritual Beggars, Firewind)
Tobias Jansson - Vocals (Saffire)
Niclas Engelin - Guitar (In Flames, Engel)
Stefan Helleblad - Guitar (Within Temptation, Jono)
Martin Sweet - Guitar (Crashdiet, Sister)
Chris Laney - Guitar (Randy Piper's Animal, Laney's Legion)
Jonas Källsbäck - Drums (The Night Flight Orchestra, Mean Streak)
 
Stay tuned for more details!
 
 
Thu
24
Mar

ERIK MÅRTENSSON Joins Melodic Rock Project GATHERING OF KINGS

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It is with great pleasure that we can announce our twelfth king. As one of the singers, guitarists and songwriters, please welcome Mr. Erik Mårtensson!
 
Erik Martensson is most known as vocalist in Swedish Hard Rock band ECLIPSE and as guitarist in W.E.T. with Jeff Scott Soto on vocals. He is also famous as producer, mixing engineer, musician and songwriter working for bands and artists like Ronnie Atkins (Pretty Maids, Nordic Union), Giant, Jimi Jamison, Doug Aldrich, Primal Fear, Seventh Wonder, Ammunition, Unleashed and many, many more.
 
Gathering Of Kings can best be described as a swedish AOR/Melodic Rock Phenomena-type-project. The yet untitled debut album will be produced, mixed and mastered by Thomas ”Plec” Johansson (Watain, Onslaught, Scar Symmetry, Solution. 45, The Night Flight Orchestra).

Gathering Of Kings have now confirmed the following artists:

VOCALS:
* Björn Strid (Soilwork, The Night Flight Orchestra)
* Tobias Jansson (Saffire, Evil Masquerade)
* Rick Altzi (Masterplan, At Vance, Herman Frank)
* Apollo Papathanasio (Spiritual Beggars, Firewind, Evil Masquerade)
* Erik Mårtensson (Eclipse, W.E.T, Nordic Union)

GUITARS:
* Victor Olsson (Saffire)
* Chris Laney (Randy Piper’s Animal, Shotgun)
* Stefan Helleblad (Within Temptation, Jono)

BASS:
* Nalle Påhlsson (Therion, Treat, Last Autumn’s Dream)

KEYBOARDS:
* Richard Larsson (The Night Flight Orchestra)

DRUMS:
* Robban Bäck (Mustasch, Eclipse, Sabaton, W.E.T)
* Jonas Källsbäck (The Night Flight Orchestra, Mean Streak)

More members will be announced soon!!
Until that… don’t forget to spread the word. Make sure 2 follow GoK on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/gatheringofkingsswedenand on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gathering_of_kings/

Photo Credit: Annicka Nilsson (Rocknytt / Annicka Photography)

 
Fri
19
Feb

Introducing GATHERING OF KINGS Feat. Robban Back

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ROBBAN BÄCK (MUSTASCH, SABATON, ECLIPSE, W.E.T, AMMUNITION) TO JOIN THE NEW AOR/MELODIC ROCK PROJECT, GATHERING OF KINGS

Remember Phenomena? Well, here's something for you..

We are proud to finally let you know that a new Swedish AOR/Melodic Rock Phenomena-type-project called GATHERING OF KINGS is born!

And we know that you are very curious about the Kings. So... It is with great pleasure that we can announce our first king, please welcome, Mr. Robban Bäck!

Robban Bäck is the great drummer of the Swedish band Mustasch. Despite his young age he's had quite a long carreer including work with bands such as Sabaton, Eclipse, W.E.T and Ammunition.

Thank you for joining the GATHERING OF KINGS family, Robban Bäck.

More news and info about members, coming soon!! Until that... don't forget to spread the word.

Make sure 2 follow our official Instagram @gathering_of_kings https://www.instagram.com/gathering_of_kings/ and our official Facebook https://www.facebook.com/gatheringofkingssweden

 
 
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