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Last Autumn's Dream

Wed
14
Dec

LAST AUTUMN'S DREAM 'In Disguise' For Next Release

Categories: 
 
Coming on Escape Music - Last Autumn's Dream new album "In Disguise", their 13th album on 20th January. This is the band's favourite songs and influences of all time!
 
Last Autumn's Dream is:
Mikael Erlandsson: Lead vocals, backing vocals, keyboards & guitar
Peter Pac Soderstrom: Lead and rhythm guitars
Jamie Borger: Drums, percussion and backing vocals
Nalle Pahlsson: Electric bass guitar, lead and backing vocals
Ulf Wahlberg: Keyboards, backing vocals and 'The Big Knob' as usual
 
Track listening:
 1. If Love Should Go: 4:33                         
    Music & Lyrics: Slamer/Walsh
  2. Jet Airliner     Time: 4:10
    Music & Lyrics: P. Pen
 3. Working For The Weekend 3:48
     Music & Lyrics: M. Frenette/P. Dean
 4. Wig Wam Bam: 3:16
     Music & Lyrics: M. Chapman/N. Chinn
 5. Slow Down: 3:32
     Music & Lyrics: Miles/Marshall
 6. Need A Little Loving: 4:06
     Music & Lyrics: Slamer/Ward
 7. I´ll Bring The Whole World To Your Door: 3:23
     Music & Lyrics: Meadows, DiMino, Leonetti
 8. Just One More Time: 5:11
    Music & Lyrics: B. Macleod/D. Mills
 9.  When I Kissed The Teacher: 3:21
      Music & Lyrics: B. Ulvaeus/B. Andersson
10. All The Way: 3:22
       Music & Lyrics: G. Simmons  
11. Hey You     Time: 4:07
       Music & Lyrics: C. Turner/R. Bachman/R. Bachman
 
 
Wed
10
Feb

LAST AUTUMN'S DREAM - Paintings (Showcase)

Friday, February 26, 2016
Paintings
Produced By: 
Ulf Wahlberg
Running Time: 
48
Release Date: 
February 26
Released: 
Europe
Genre: 
Melodic Rock
Categories: 
 
Mikael Erlandsson from Gothenburg is one of the best singers/ songwriters in Sweden today. Beside LAD he has since 2006 been the front man in the Swedish super group Secret Service on live tours all over the world.
He has recorded four successful solo albums and his Japanese record company together with XTC Productions came up with the idea of putting him together with the fantastic guitar player Andy Malecek from the successful German hard rock band Fair Warning for an album project.
 
Mikael and Andy were both hooked by the idea and a plan for the album began to grow. Ian Haugland, Mic Michaeli and John Leven of Europe-fame were asked if they were interested to join - which they did, and the band LAST AUTUMN'S DREAM was born in 2003!
Their self titled debut album resembled the best Scandinavian melodic rock heritage, but also added a distinctive Fair Warning influence coming from Malecek’s guitar playing.
The band lost 3/5's of their members due to the comeback of Europe. After the release of their second album bassist Marcel Jacob (Talisman) tragically died and was replaced by Nalley Påhlsson (Treat, Therion), and finally drummer Jamie Borger (Talisman, Treat, Secret Service) joined the band.
 
Andy Malecek unfortunately decided to leave the band in 2014 because of personal reasons and was replaced by Peter “Pac” Söderström, a genius guitar player that earlier used to add rhythm guitars to the band’s previous albums. Producer Ulf Wahlberg in the meantime had joined the band as keyboard player.
 
LAST AUTMN’S DREAM’s 12th album “Paintings” will be released in Europe in February 2015 and proposes as usual the combination of classic rock references with a modern sound. In October 2015 the band also made a successful performance at Rock City Festival in Nottingham.
 
 
Mikael Erlandsson – Lead vocals, Backing Vocals, Keyboards & Guitar
Peter Pac Söderström – Lead & Rhythm Guitars
Jamie Borger – Drums, Percussion & Backing Vocals
Nalley Påhlsson - Electric Bass guitar & Backing Vocals
Ulf Wahlberg – Keyboards
 
 
 
 
Tue
22
Dec

AOR Heaven January 26 Releases LAST AUTUMN'S DREAM & THEANDER EXPRESSION

Friday, February 26, 2016
Categories: 

AOR Heaven’s upcoming February 26 releases are from LAST AUTUMN’S DREAM and THEANDER EXPRESSION.

Last Autumn’s Dream - Paintings
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9VwB021b8U

 
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Mikael Erlandsson from Gothenburg is one of the best singers/ songwriters in Sweden today. Beside LAD he has since 2006 been the front man in the Swedish super group Secret Service on live tours all over the world.

He has recorded four successful solo albums and his Japanese record company together with XTC Productions came up with the idea of putting him together with the fantastic guitar player Andy Malecek from the successful German hard rock band Fair Warning for an album project.

Mikael and Andy were both hooked by the idea and a plan for the album began to grow. Ian Haugland, Mic Michaeli and John Leven of Europe-fame were asked if they were interested to join - which they did, and the band LAST AUTUMN'S DREAM was born in 2003!

Their self titled debut album resembled the best Scandinavian melodic rock heritage, but also added a distinctive Fair Warning influence coming from Malecek’s guitar playing.

The band lost 3/5's of their members due to the comeback of Europe. After the release of their second album bassist Marcel Jacob (Talisman) tragically died and was replaced by Nalley Påhlsson (Treat, Therion), and finally drummer Jamie Borger (Talisman, Treat, Secret Service) joined the band.

Andy Malecek unfortunately decided to leave the band in 2014 because of personal reasons and was replaced by Peter “Pac” Söderström, a genius guitar player that earlier used to add rhythm guitars to the band’s previous albums. Producer Ulf Wahlberg in the meantime had joined the band as keyboard player.

LAST AUTMN’S DREAM’s 12

th album “Paintings” will be released in Europe in February 2015 and proposes as usual the combination of classic rock references with a modern sound. In October 2015 the band also made a successful performance at Rock City Festival in Nottingham.

https://www.facebook.com/Last-Autumns-Dream-176266069085019

Sound clips in advance:

Bring Out The Heroes (Edit)
My Mistake To Make (Edit)
Run Out Of Love (Edit)



Theander Expression - Wonderful Anticiptation

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjyhqipBZZ8
 

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Theander Expression is the AOR project by Swedish guitar player Andrée Theander, who started to work with the first album in 2012 and released it one year later. It was called ”Strange Nostalgia” after one of the songs and got critically acclaimed around the world of melodic rock in 2013.

Just over two years later the follow-up is finally here and it carries the title ”Wonderful Anticipation”, as a kind of an antonym to the frequently misinterpreted debut title.

Andrée has been producing and recording most of the album at the Theander studio, playing all the guitars and handles also most of the bass and keyboards, some percussion, drum programming and vocals.

Other musicians featured on the album are Herman Furin (Work of Art), Bengan Andersson (NIVA, Johan Randén), Kristofer von Wachenfeldt (Care of Night), Björn Lundqvist (Sunstrike, Twilight Force), Christian Eriksson (Sunstrike, Twilight Force), Erik Martensson (Eclipse, W.E.T), Sebastian Freij and Christoffer ”Foffe” Särnefält.

The record was mixed and mastered by Thomas ”Plec” Johansson at Panic Room Studios in the end of 2015 and the result is another high class rock record with classic melodies and a modern production, ready to hit the market in 2016.

https://www.facebook.com/thetheanderexpression/

Sound clips in advance:
Mrs. Trendy (Edit)
Never Surrender (Edit)
You Always Ran Away (Edit)

www.metalheaven.net

 
Mon
14
Dec

LAST AUTUMN'S DREAM Canvas Next Album 'Paintings'

Friday, February 26, 2016
Categories: 
 
LAST AUTUMN'S DREAM will release their next studio album this week in Japan, and across Europe via AOR Heaven February 26.
 
Line up for the album 'Paintings':
 
Mikael Erlandsson - Vocals
Jamie Borger - Drums
Nalley Pâhlsson - Bass
Peter Pac Söderström - Guitars
Ulf Wahlberg - Keyboards
 
 1. My Mistake To Make
 2. Bring Out The Heroes
 3. Out Of Love
 4. Too Late
 5. Take It On The Run
 6. Won'tcha Stay The Night
 7. An Eye For An Eye
 8. Bitter Blue
 9. In Case Of Landing On Water
 10. Rock Star Crazy
 11. Even When I Hate You *  Bonus Track Japan
 

 
Fri
21
Aug

Nalle Påhlsson's ROYAL MESS - Royal Mess (Showcase)

Artist: 
Release Year: 
2015
Friday, September 25, 2015
Royal Mess
Produced By: 
Nalle Pahlsson
Release Date: 
September 25
Released: 
Worldwide
Genre: 
Melodic Hard Rock
Categories: 
 

OUT NOW
 

 
Nalle Påhlsson's ROYAL MESS is designed to kick some ass – a little Steve Stevens Atomic Playboys meets Kiss, meets Swedish melodic rock class.
 
View album teaser #3 now:
 
 
 
 ROYAL MESS Special Edition $15 + $5 Shipping Worldwide
 
 DEAL! ROYAL MESS & THE RADIO SUN Special Editions $30 + $2 Shipping Worldwide
 
 
Nalle’s name should be very familiar to fans of Scandinavian rock – just check the credits for such great acts as Treat, Last Autumn's Dream, Vindictiv and Therion.
 
After so many years helping others sound great, MRR is proud to bring Nalle’s debut album to fans.
 
Produced by Nalle Påhlsson and Mixed by Chris Laney
 
The self-titled Nalle Påhlsson's ROYAL MESS album IS OUT NOW in two configurations – regular and a direct pre-order limited Special Edition that will feature one bonus track.
 
Track Listing:
 
01. Aces High (Påhlsson/Lundquist) 4:00
02. Hell City (Påhlsson/Lundquist) 3:44
03. Mr Freedom (Påhlsson) 4:22
04. Gold Digger (Påhlsson) 3:22
05. Breakout (Påhlsson) 3:50
06. Higher Than Seventh Heaven (Påhlsson/Lundquist-Nerge) 4:09
07. The Pieces Of My Heart (Påhlsson/Lundquist) 3:45
08. To Hell And Back (Påhlsson/Lundquist-Zan) 3:29
09. Trip (Påhlsson/Lundquist) 3:28
10. From Rise To Fall (Påhlsson/Lundquist) 3:05
11. Loaded Gun (Påhlsson/Lundquist) 4:18
 
Special Edition Exclusive Bonus Track:
12. See You In My Dreams (Påhlsson/Nilsson-Geli) 4:52
 
And check out the list of special guests on ROYAL MESS!
 
Kee Marcello (ex Europe)
Ian Haugland (Europe)
Mats Olausson (Yngwie Malmsteen)
Jamie Borger (Treat, L.A.D.)
Danne McKentzie (Mustasch)
Mats Levén (Candlemass, Therion)
Snowy Shaw (Therion)
Linnéa Vikström (Therion)
Johan Koleberg (Therion)
Pontus Norgren (Hammerfall)
Patrick Appelgren (Treat)
Kristian Niemann (ex Therion)
Zinny Zan (Easy Action, Shotgun Messiah)
Stefan Bergström (Skintrade)
Christian Vidal (Therion)
Micke Hujanen
Igna Jover (Antalgia)
Nicci Notini
Love Magnusson (Dynazty)
Stefan Lindholm (Vindictiv)
Max Lorentz
Henrik Bergqvist (The Poodles)
Mikael Erlandsson (L.A.D)
Lasse Andersson (producer, songwriter)
Pontus Larsson (Vindictiv)
 
 
 
For more than three decades, Nalle Påhlsson has been one of Sweden's leading rock bassists, providing reliable backing vocals along the way. September sees the release of Nalle Påhlsson's Royal Mess. An album where Nalle finally steps out as a lead singer, songwriter and versatile musician (providing rhythm guitars and keyboards, as well as bass).
 
Inspired by his oldest brother's record collection, Nalle started playing guitar at an early age. At 10, he joined his first band, switching to bass guitar the following year.
 
"Playing the bass reflects my personality. If I was a housebuilder I'd be into cement, working on the foundation. I feel just as at home playing the rhythm guitar, which has a similar role", Nalle smiles.
 
His early influences – Deep Purple, Kiss, The Sweet, Kansas – instilled the rock'n'roll dream, and the success of the band Europe proved that it was possible for Swedes his own age to make it.
Soon, Nalle was a sought-after bass player, touring and/or recording with some of Scandinavia's biggest names (Mikael Rickfors, Mats Ronander, Pugh Rogefeldt, Sanne Salomonsen, Easy Action and many others). He also formed what may have been Sweden's first tribute band, AB/CD. Not only did they play impeccable AC/DC covers; Nalle (who, being the rhythm guitarist, naturally called himself Nalcolm) also wrote new material in the style of the Australian rockers. AB/CD released one EP and two albums. The first album shifted 30,000 units, outselling some of Sweden's most hyped rock bands in the process.
 
Nalle continued to work as a freelance musician, as well as being a member of bands like Treat, Last Autumn's Dream, Vindictiv and Therion.
 
"I always tried to create bass lines that added something to the music, and made it more interesting and varied".
 
His efforts did not go unnoticed: in 2010, he was voted Bass Player of the Year on MelodicRock.com
 
But there was always a sense of unfinished business. He had his own album to make. And now it's finally here.
 
Royal Mess reflects a big part of Nalle's musical tastes. Crunchy riffs, high energy playing, and catchy melodies. Timeless and melodic hard rock/AOR, as opposed to metal. Elements of prog can be detected, too, but he has chosen to save most of that side for another time.
 
It would be hard to pick out specific highlights from such a strong collection of quality songs. Most of them convey a life-affirming feeling. Nalle has had his share of bad relationships and self-destructive behaviour. Four years sober, he has used his time well, playing sessions and touring the world as Therion's bass player, while making this album.
 
"I have spent a lot of time being drunk or hungover in my day. The drinking increased around 2008, and one day I had just had enough. I realized that not only did I hurt myself, but also the ones I care about the most: my kids, my mother, my brothers and my friends. I decided to look for help. Ever since then, my whole life has become more enjoyable".
Most of the album's lyrics describe this journey.
"I hope that the songs inspire others who find themselves in similar situations to make a change, and take control of their own destiny. It's never too late."
 
The album was produced and arranged by Nalle himself, and mixed by renowned producer/musician/songwriter/artist, Chris Laney, who provided the already big and bold material with his trademark "in your face" attitude, and a slightly more modern twist.
 
The list of musicians credited on the album reads like a who's who of the Swedish hard rock community. How about Kee Marcello (Easy Action/Europe), Love Magnusson (Dynazty), Pontus Norgren (Hammerfall), Micke Hujanen (AB/CD), Stefan Lindholm (Vindictiv), Henrik Bergqvist (The Poodles), and Kristian Niemann (Therion) – and that's just the solo guitarists. It seems that everyone who knows Nalle wanted to help put him in the spotlight by lending their talents to the album. However, it's Nalle's vocals, rhythm guitar, bass and songwriting that is the core of the album's sound and style. The question remains: Why on earth hasn't he sung lead before?
 
"A lot of people who have heard the album have wondered why I have waited so long to do it. I guess it's a question of self confidence. People also seem to find it refreshing that I have made a classic hard rock album that reminds them of the Seventies and Eighties. But this is quite simply the kind of music I grew up listening to. I guess the only target group I had in mind was me!" Nalle laughs.
 
Nalle Påhlsson's Royal Mess is a personal and musical victory. 
Put it on, crank it up, and you will soon know why.

 

 
Sat
08
Aug

Nalle Påhlsson's ROYAL MESS Special Edition Pre-Orders Open

Artist: 
Release Year: 
2015
Friday, September 25, 2015
Categories: 
 
Its time for pre-orders to be available for ROYAL MESS - out on MelodicRock Records September 25 - the same date as THE RADIO SUN sophmore release, which you can also pre-order now as part of a MRR September Package deal.
 
Nalle Påhlsson's ROYAL MESS is designed to kick some ass – a little Steve Stevens Atomic Playboys meets Kiss, meets Swedish melodic rock class.
 
View album teaser #3 now:
 
 
 
 ROYAL MESS Special Edition $15 + $5 Shipping Worldwide
 
 DEAL! ROYAL MESS & THE RADIO SUN Special Editions $30 + $2 Shipping Worldwide
 
 
Nalle’s name should be very familiar to fans of Scandinavian rock – just check the credits for such great acts as Treat, Last Autumn's Dream, Vindictiv and Therion.
 
After so many years helping others sound great, MRR is proud to bring Nalle’s debut album to fans.
 
Produced by Nalle Påhlsson and Mixed by Chris Laney
 
The self-titled Nalle Påhlsson's ROYAL MESS album will be released September 25 in two configurations – regular and a direct pre-order limited Special Edition that will feature one bonus track.
 
Track Listing:
 
01. Aces High (Påhlsson/Lundquist) 4:00
02. Hell City (Påhlsson/Lundquist) 3:44
03. Mr Freedom (Påhlsson) 4:22
04. Gold Digger (Påhlsson) 3:22
05. Breakout (Påhlsson) 3:50
06. Higher Than Seventh Heaven (Påhlsson/Lundquist-Nerge) 4:09
07. The Pieces Of My Heart (Påhlsson/Lundquist) 3:45
08. To Hell And Back (Påhlsson/Lundquist-Zan) 3:29
09. Trip (Påhlsson/Lundquist) 3:28
10. From Rise To Fall (Påhlsson/Lundquist) 3:05
11. Loaded Gun (Påhlsson/Lundquist) 4:18
 
Special Edition Exclusive Bonus Track:
12. See You In My Dreams (Påhlsson/Nilsson-Geli) 4:52
 
And check out the list of special guests on ROYAL MESS!
 
Kee Marcello (ex Europe)
Ian Haugland (Europe)
Mats Olausson (Yngwie Malmsteen)
Jamie Borger (Treat, L.A.D.)
Danne McKentzie (Mustasch)
Mats Levén (Candlemass, Therion)
Snowy Shaw (Therion)
Linnéa Vikström (Therion)
Johan Koleberg (Therion)
Pontus Norgren (Hammerfall)
Patrick Appelgren (Treat)
Kristian Niemann (ex Therion)
Zinny Zan (Easy Action, Shotgun Messiah)
Stefan Bergström (Skintrade)
Christian Vidal (Therion)
Micke Hujanen
Igna Jover (Antalgia)
Nicci Notini
Love Magnusson (Dynazty)
Stefan Lindholm (Vindictiv)
Max Lorentz
Henrik Bergqvist (The Poodles)
Mikael Erlandsson (L.A.D)
Lasse Andersson (producer, songwriter)
Pontus Larsson (Vindictiv)
 
 
 
For more than three decades, Nalle Påhlsson has been one of Sweden's leading rock bassists, providing reliable backing vocals along the way. September sees the release of Nalle Påhlsson's Royal Mess. An album where Nalle finally steps out as a lead singer, songwriter and versatile musician (providing rhythm guitars and keyboards, as well as bass).
 
Inspired by his oldest brother's record collection, Nalle started playing guitar at an early age. At 10, he joined his first band, switching to bass guitar the following year.
 
"Playing the bass reflects my personality. If I was a housebuilder I'd be into cement, working on the foundation. I feel just as at home playing the rhythm guitar, which has a similar role", Nalle smiles.
 
His early influences – Deep Purple, Kiss, The Sweet, Kansas – instilled the rock'n'roll dream, and the success of the band Europe proved that it was possible for Swedes his own age to make it.
Soon, Nalle was a sought-after bass player, touring and/or recording with some of Scandinavia's biggest names (Mikael Rickfors, Mats Ronander, Pugh Rogefeldt, Sanne Salomonsen, Easy Action and many others). He also formed what may have been Sweden's first tribute band, AB/CD. Not only did they play impeccable AC/DC covers; Nalle (who, being the rhythm guitarist, naturally called himself Nalcolm) also wrote new material in the style of the Australian rockers. AB/CD released one EP and two albums. The first album shifted 30,000 units, outselling some of Sweden's most hyped rock bands in the process.
 
Nalle continued to work as a freelance musician, as well as being a member of bands like Treat, Last Autumn's Dream, Vindictiv and Therion.
 
"I always tried to create bass lines that added something to the music, and made it more interesting and varied".
 
His efforts did not go unnoticed: in 2010, he was voted Bass Player of the Year on MelodicRock.com
 
But there was always a sense of unfinished business. He had his own album to make. And now it's finally here.
 
Royal Mess reflects a big part of Nalle's musical tastes. Crunchy riffs, high energy playing, and catchy melodies. Timeless and melodic hard rock/AOR, as opposed to metal. Elements of prog can be detected, too, but he has chosen to save most of that side for another time.
 
It would be hard to pick out specific highlights from such a strong collection of quality songs. Most of them convey a life-affirming feeling. Nalle has had his share of bad relationships and self-destructive behaviour. Four years sober, he has used his time well, playing sessions and touring the world as Therion's bass player, while making this album.
 
"I have spent a lot of time being drunk or hungover in my day. The drinking increased around 2008, and one day I had just had enough. I realized that not only did I hurt myself, but also the ones I care about the most: my kids, my mother, my brothers and my friends. I decided to look for help. Ever since then, my whole life has become more enjoyable".
Most of the album's lyrics describe this journey.
"I hope that the songs inspire others who find themselves in similar situations to make a change, and take control of their own destiny. It's never too late."
 
The album was produced and arranged by Nalle himself, and mixed by renowned producer/musician/songwriter/artist, Chris Laney, who provided the already big and bold material with his trademark "in your face" attitude, and a slightly more modern twist.
 
The list of musicians credited on the album reads like a who's who of the Swedish hard rock community. How about Kee Marcello (Easy Action/Europe), Love Magnusson (Dynazty), Pontus Norgren (Hammerfall), Micke Hujanen (AB/CD), Stefan Lindholm (Vindictiv), Henrik Bergqvist (The Poodles), and Kristian Niemann (Therion) – and that's just the solo guitarists. It seems that everyone who knows Nalle wanted to help put him in the spotlight by lending their talents to the album. However, it's Nalle's vocals, rhythm guitar, bass and songwriting that is the core of the album's sound and style. The question remains: Why on earth hasn't he sung lead before?
 
"A lot of people who have heard the album have wondered why I have waited so long to do it. I guess it's a question of self confidence. People also seem to find it refreshing that I have made a classic hard rock album that reminds them of the Seventies and Eighties. But this is quite simply the kind of music I grew up listening to. I guess the only target group I had in mind was me!" Nalle laughs.
 
Nalle Påhlsson's Royal Mess is a personal and musical victory. 
Put it on, crank it up, and you will soon know why.

 

 
Sat
01
Aug

Nalle Påhlsson's ROYAL MESS To Debut September 25 on MRR

Artist: 
Friday, September 25, 2015
Categories: 
 
Its time to announce a second release scheduled for September on MelodicRock Records.
 
This one is designed to kick some ass – a little Steve Stevens Atomic Playboys meets Kiss, meets Swedish melodic rock class.
I’m talking about Nalle Påhlsson's ROYAL MESS.
 
Nalle’s name should be very familiar to fans of Scandinavian rock – just check the credits for such great acts as Treat, Last Autumn's Dream, Vindictiv and Therion.
 
After so many years helping others sound great, MRR is proud to bring Nalle’s debut album to fans.
 
The self-titled Nalle Påhlsson's ROYAL MESS album will be released September 25 in two configurations – regular and a direct pre-order limited Special Edition that will feature one bonus track.
 
Right now you can enjoy two teaser videos previewing several tracks from the album.
More information soon!
 
 
 
For more than three decades, Nalle Påhlsson has been one of Sweden's leading rock bassists, providing reliable backing vocals along the way. September sees the release of Nalle Påhlsson's Royal Mess. An album where Nalle finally steps out as a lead singer, songwriter and versatile musician (providing rhythm guitars and keyboards, as well as bass).
 
Inspired by his oldest brother's record collection, Nalle started playing guitar at an early age. At 10, he joined his first band, switching to bass guitar the following year.
 
"Playing the bass reflects my personality. If I was a housebuilder I'd be into cement, working on the foundation. I feel just as at home playing the rhythm guitar, which has a similar role", Nalle smiles.
 
His early influences – Deep Purple, Kiss, The Sweet, Kansas – instilled the rock'n'roll dream, and the success of the band Europe proved that it was possible for Swedes his own age to make it.
Soon, Nalle was a sought-after bass player, touring and/or recording with some of Scandinavia's biggest names (Mikael Rickfors, Mats Ronander, Pugh Rogefeldt, Sanne Salomonsen, Easy Action and many others). He also formed what may have been Sweden's first tribute band, AB/CD. Not only did they play impeccable AC/DC covers; Nalle (who, being the rhythm guitarist, naturally called himself Nalcolm) also wrote new material in the style of the Australian rockers. AB/CD released one EP and two albums. The first album shifted 30,000 units, outselling some of Sweden's most hyped rock bands in the process.
 
Nalle continued to work as a freelance musician, as well as being a member of bands like Treat, Last Autumn's Dream, Vindictiv and Therion.
 
"I always tried to create bass lines that added something to the music, and made it more interesting and varied".
 
His efforts did not go unnoticed: in 2010, he was voted Bass Player of the Year on MelodicRock.com
 
But there was always a sense of unfinished business. He had his own album to make. And now it's finally here.
 
Royal Mess reflects a big part of Nalle's musical tastes. Crunchy riffs, high energy playing, and catchy melodies. Timeless and melodic hard rock/AOR, as opposed to metal. Elements of prog can be detected, too, but he has chosen to save most of that side for another time.
 
It would be hard to pick out specific highlights from such a strong collection of quality songs. Most of them convey a life-affirming feeling. Nalle has had his share of bad relationships and self-destructive behaviour. Four years sober, he has used his time well, playing sessions and touring the world as Therion's bass player, while making this album.
 
"I have spent a lot of time being drunk or hungover in my day. The drinking increased around 2008, and one day I had just had enough. I realized that not only did I hurt myself, but also the ones I care about the most: my kids, my mother, my brothers and my friends. I decided to look for help. Ever since then, my whole life has become more enjoyable".
Most of the album's lyrics describe this journey.
"I hope that the songs inspire others who find themselves in similar situations to make a change, and take control of their own destiny. It's never too late."
 
The album was produced and arranged by Nalle himself, and mixed by renowned producer/musician/songwriter/artist, Chris Laney, who provided the already big and bold material with his trademark "in your face" attitude, and a slightly more modern twist.
 
The list of musicians credited on the album reads like a who's who of the Swedish hard rock community. How about Kee Marcello (Easy Action/Europe), Love Magnusson (Dynazty), Pontus Norgren (Hammerfall), Micke Hujanen (AB/CD), Stefan Lindholm (Vindictiv), Henrik Bergqvist (The Poodles), and Kristian Niemann (Therion) – and that's just the solo guitarists. It seems that everyone who knows Nalle wanted to help put him in the spotlight by lending their talents to the album. However, it's Nalle's vocals, rhythm guitar, bass and songwriting that is the core of the album's sound and style. The question remains: Why on earth hasn't he sung lead before?
 
"A lot of people who have heard the album have wondered why I have waited so long to do it. I guess it's a question of self confidence. People also seem to find it refreshing that I have made a classic hard rock album that reminds them of the Seventies and Eighties. But this is quite simply the kind of music I grew up listening to. I guess the only target group I had in mind was me!" Nalle laughs.
 
Nalle Påhlsson's Royal Mess is a personal and musical victory. 
Put it on, crank it up, and you will soon know why.
 
 
 
Wed
17
Jun

LAST AUTUMN'S DREAM - Level Eleven (Review)

information persons: 
content: 
90%
section name: 
BEST TRACKS
content: 
Kiss Me
Follow Your Heart
Star
I'll B There 4 U
Fight The World
Made Of Stone
Produced By: 
Last Autumn's Dream
Release Date: 
2015
Released: 
Europe
Musical Style: 
AOR
Label: 
AOR Heaven
Release Year: 
2015
Categories: 
 
Again, older title, but still necessary purchase if you’ve missed it up until now.
Last Autumn’s Dream have been regularly releasing records for a decade now. Amazing feat and even better that this – their 11th studio album is one of their best.
 
The sound and style from these guys never varies much and I’m good with that.
Songs is what counts, as the Scandi-AOR delivered by these guys is already on my list of favourites.
 
The soulful, high-ish vocals of Mikael Erlandsson and the kick ass band featuring Jamie Borger – drums, Nalle Pahlsson – bass and Peter Söderström – guitars just know how to deliver a good song.
Level Eleven features some of the strongest material in a while. There’s a little more emphasis on guitars, but even more focus on big hooks and memorable choruses.
And the pace is kept pretty pumped too.
 
The production could probably use a little work, but the songs are what make this album great.
There are no fillers whatsoever. Just track after track of catchy pure Scandi melodic rock/AOR.
Best for me – the uptempo AOR of Kiss Me, Follow Your Heart, Star, I'll B There 4 U and the ballads Fight The World and Made Of Stone.

LAD fans will have this already, but if you don’t…WHY NOT?!
Other AOR fans and those partial to some sweet Scandi melodic bliss, invest some time and money checking this out now.
Score: 
90
 
Wed
28
Jan

LAST AUTUMN'S DREAM - Level Eleven (Showcase)

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Level Eleven
Produced By: 
Last Autumn's Dream
Running Time: 
54.31
Release Date: 
February 20
Released: 
Europe
Genre: 
AOR
Categories: 
 
Mikael Erlandsson from Gothenburg is one of the best singers/ songwriters in Sweden today. Beside LAD he has since 2006 been the front man in the Swedish super group Secret Service on live tours all over the world.
He has recorded four successful solo albums and his Japanese record company together with XTC Productions came up with the idea of putting him together with the fantastic guitar player Andy Malecek from the successful German hard rock band Fair Warning for an album project.
 
Mikael and Andy were both hooked by the idea and a plan for the album began to grow. Ian Haugland, Mic Michaeli and John Leven of Europe-fame were asked if they were interested to join, which they did and the band LAST AUTUMN'S DREAM was born!
Their self titled debut album resembled the best Scandinavian melodic rock heritage, but also added a distinctive Fair Warning influence coming from Malecek’s guitar playing.
 
The band lost 3/5's of their members due to the comeback of Europe. So from their second album great musicians like bassist Marcel Jacob (Talisman) tragically died and was replaced by Nalley Påhlsson (Treat, Therion) and finally drummer Jamie Borger (Talisman, Treat, Secret Service) joined the band.
 
Andy Malecek unfortunately decided to leave the band in 2014 because of personal reasons and is now replaced by Peter “Pac” Söderström, a genius guitar player that earlier used to add rhythm guitars to the band’s previous albums.
Album number 11 “Level Eleven” will be released in Japan in December 2014 and in Europe in February 2015 and proposes as usual the combination of classic rock references with modern sound.
 
All albums recorded at XTC Studios in Stockholm.
Executive producer Ulf Wahlberg. (Secret Service)
 
 
Mikael Erlandsson – vocals
Jamie Borger – drums
Nalley Pahlsson – bass
Peter Söderström - guitars
 
 
Sat
20
Dec

LAST AUTUMN'S DREAM Announce 'Level Eleven' European Release

Friday, February 20, 2015
Categories: 
 
Last Autumn’s Dream - Level Eleven
 
Release Date: 20.02.2015

Label: AOR Heaven
       

 
Mikael Erlandsson from Gothenburg is one of the best singers/ songwriters in Sweden today. Beside LAD he has since 2006 been the front man in the Swedish super group Secret Service on live tours all over the world.
 

He has recorded four successful solo albums and his Japanese record company together with XTC Productions came up with the idea of putting him together with the fantastic guitar player Andy Malecek from the successful German hard rock band Fair Warning for an album project.
 

Mikael and Andy were both hooked by the idea and a plan for the album began to grow. Ian Haugland, Mic Michaeli and John Leven of Europe-fame were asked if they were interested to join, which they did and the band LAST AUTUMN'S DREAM was born!

Their self titled debut album resembled the best Scandinavian melodic rock heritage, but also added a distinctive Fair Warning influence coming from Malecek’s guitar playing.
 

The band lost 3/5's of their members due to the comeback of Europe. So from their second album great musicians like bassist Marcel Jacob (Talisman) tragically died and was replaced by Nalley Påhlsson (Treat, Therion) and finally drummer Jamie Borger (Talisman, Treat, Secret Service) joined the band.

Andy Malecek unfortunately decided to leave the band in 2014 because of personal reasons and is now replaced by Peter “Pac” Söderström, a genius guitar player that earlier used to add rhythm guitars to the band’s previous albums.
 

Album number 11 “Level Eleven” will be released in Japan in December 2013 and in Europe in February 2013 and proposes as usual the combination of classic rock references with modern sound.
 

All albums recorded at XTC Studios in Stockholm. Executive producer Ulf Wahlberg (Secret Service).

Track list: 1. Kiss Me, 2. Follow Your Heart, 3. Fight The World, 4. I’ll B There 4 U, 5. Losing You, 6. Go Go Go - Get Ready For The Show, 7. Delirious, 8. Made Of Stone, 9. Stick Around, 10. Star, 11. PLZ (+ hidden track)

 
Line-up: Mikael Erlandsson - vocals, Jamie Borger - drums, Nalley Pahlsson on - bass, Peter Söderström -  guitars

 

Sound clips in advance:

 
 
Thu
20
Nov

AOR Heaven Announces AMMUNITION, CARE OF NIGHT & L.A.D

Artist: 
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Categories: 

::: German label AOR Heaven is proud to announce a couple of new signings for release in early 2015!:::

On January 23rd, 2015 the solo band from former WIG WAM front man Age Sten Nilson, AMMUNITION, will release their new album “Shanghaied” on AOR Heaven in Europe (excluding Scandinavia).
 

Age Sten Nilson's AMMUNITION

Ammunition


 

The video clip for the track “Tie Me Down” can be found in advance here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlqE7VYRJD0

In addition to this, Swedish AOR newcomers CARE OF NIGHT will release their stunning Melodic Rock debut album “Connected” on January 23rd, 2015 via AOR Heaven in Europe. This band features former  members from the groups WIGELIUS and SEVEN TEARS.
 

CARE OF NIGHT

CARE OF NIGHT


 

In further news, AOR Heaven also have picked up Melodic Rock/ AOR veterans LAST AUTUMN’S DREAM for the European release of their upcoming album “Level Eleven” for a late February release. Further news on this album will follow.
 

LAST AUTUMN'S DREAM

Last Autumn's Dream

 
Thu
30
Oct

Out Soon In Japan - AMMUNITION, TEN, LAST AUTUMN'S DREAM, WINGER Tour Edition

Artist: 
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Categories: 
 
A few interesting items coming up in Japan in the next month or so:
 
LAST AUTUMN'S DREAM are releasing their 11th studio album titled 'Leven Eleven' December 17. There is a regular 1CD version and a 2CD Limited Edition that features a bonus disc of acoustic versions of past tracks. Pre-order here: http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/aff/click.cgi/8U21aEwn3lw/514/A867157/music%2Fi...
 
TEN's new album 'Albion' will feature the bonus track 'Good God In Heaven What Hell Is This'. Pre-order: http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/aff/click.cgi/ZRcokempdVE/514/A867157/detailvie...
 
Avalon will release a Tour Edition of the WINGER album 'Better days Comin' that will feature 3 bonus tracks: 12. Better Days Comin' (Stoner Re-Mix)  13. Pull Me Under (Live)  14. Stone Cold Killer (Live). Pre-order: http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/aff/click.cgi/ZRcokempdVE/514/A867157/detailvie...
 
Åge Sten Nilsen's AMMUNITION debut will get an advance Japanese release October 29! The European release is November 21. Pre-order the Japanese release: http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/aff/click.cgi/ZRcokempdVE/514/A867157/detailvie...
 
 

 
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