· Produced By: David Castillo & Captain Black Beard
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· Release Date: Out Now
· Genre: Hard Rock
· ArtistLink: www.captainblackbeard.net
Captain Black Beard made it's live debut on the 31st of October 2009 and has since been playing most of the clubs in Stockholm. At the end of 2010 the band decided to pick it up a notch and record a full length album.
Having been in talks with the biggest rock producers in Sweden - Chips Kiesby (Sator, The Hellacopters), Tobias Lindell (Europe, Mustasch), Patrik Frisk (Takida, Corroded) - the band chose to work with David Castillo (Opeth, Katatonia) who had already shown himself capable when working on the bands single "Rock Is My Life".
The completion of the CD was celebrated together with hundreds of friends and fans at Gota Kallare in Stockholm on the 28th of May, 2011. In the fall the band made their first concerts abroad as they did a short tour of the U.S.
Captain Black Beard's debut CD has been hailed in the press with tons of great reviews all over the world, from Australia to Brazil, in magazines such as Classic Rock, Classic Rock AOR, Sweden Rock, Fireworks, Black Velvet and Red Hot Rock.
2012 will see the band playing in the U.K. for the first time, and gearing up for the next album among other things.
Captain Black Beard:
Sakaria Bjorklund - vocals, lead & rhythm guitar
Victor Hagberg - drums & percussions
Robert Majd - bass & back-up vocals
Fredrik Svensson - lead & rhythm guitar
"Each of the 11 songs on their self-titled debut is mightily memorable..." Geoff Barton, Classic Rock
"I predict a bright future for Captain Black Beard..." Xavier Russell, Classic Rock AOR
"...this is a melodic hard rock/pop rock gem, with eleven strong songs, performed with verve, enthusiasm and confidence. If Captain Black Beard remain unsigned for long, I will be astounded!"
"Their self-titled album is a glorious amalgam of straight-ahead guitar-driven melodic rock combined with vocals from Bjorklund that have a warmth and clarity that makes this album an utter joy to listen to from beginning to end."
"But there are just so many strong songs here, and nothing that comes even close to being a makeweight. The up-tempo goodtime anthems (Hey Man and Don't Turn Your Back On Love) that open the album are immediate attention grabbers: and provide a lesson on how to kick an album off in grand style. Others should listen and learn!" Paul Smith, Fireworks Magazine
All music written & arranged by Captain Black Beard
Produced By: David Castillo
Genre: Melodic Kick Ass Rock