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Wed
17
Jun

AMMUNITION - Shanghaied (Review)

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95%
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BEST TRACKS
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Silverback
Give Me A Sign
Shanghaied
Tie Me Down
Wild Card
Heart’s Not In It
Sucker For Anything 
Produced By: 
Erik Martensson
Running Time: 
47
Release Date: 
2015
Released: 
Europe
Musical Style: 
Melodic Hard Rock
Label: 
AOR Heaven
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Release Year: 
2015
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This will be a shorter review than what it should have been had I reviewed this album when it was originally released. But…it’s never too late to discover or to be reminded of great music and this IS great music!
This all-star Swedish band is fronted by former Wig Wam vocalist Age Sten Nilsen along with Erik Martensson on guitars and production plus his Eclipse band mate Robban Bäck on drums.
Hal Patino rounds out the group on bass plus Lasse Finbråthen from Wig Wam on keyboards.
 
Let’s not beat around the bush – if you own Eclipse, you need this. If you own any Wig Wam album, you need this. If you own anything by Erik Martensson, you need this.
This is big budget, big sounding, big melodic hard rock with guitars, keyboards and hooks everywhere you look.
Age puts a very positive step forward for his first release outside Wig Wam; in fact, he comes close to releasing the best thing he’s ever done and a long way clear of the last couple of Wig Wam albums.
 
Highlights are plentiful – the stomping hard driving Silverback; the anthemic glory of Give Me A Sign; the mid-tempo harmony filled Shanghaied; the swagger and attitude of the rocking Tie Me Down; and then there’s the entry for song of the year Wild Card. What a blazing anthemic slice of AOR heaven!
The big bluesy ballad Heart’s Not In It is another highlight and Strung Out closes the album with an energetic blast.
The bonus track for some territories is the anthemic Sucker For Anything – essential if you can find it – it’s one of the album’s best tracks!

If you didn’t already pick up on it – this album is BIG. It’s a big, loud, anthemic, dirty and melodic rock n roll record with a touch of AOR/melodic rock/hard rock and glam.
It’s Swedish, it’s good. You need this.

 

Score: 
95
 
Mon
12
Jan

One On One With Mitch Lafon - AMMUNITION

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Monday, January 12, 2015
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http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/one-on-one-83-ammunition

Former WIG WAM frontman, Age Sten Nilsen, joins Mitch in PART 1 of this episode of ONE ON ONE WITH MITCH LAFON to discuss his great new band AMMUNITION and their debut release, SHANGHAEID. During the chat, he also talks about the possibility of a Wig Wam reunion, recording with KISS' Bruce Kulick, working with ECLIPSE's ERIK MARTENSSON, Eurovision and more.

In Part 2 Sal Costa formerly of My Darkest Days, joins Mitch to talk about his new project SMASHING SATELLITES, their new EP SONICALUZION A-Side, his time with My Darkest Days, working with POISON's Bret Michaels, interviewing AEROSMITH's Joe Perry and much more.

For more about the AMMUNITION visit: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ammunition/1404489566506923 ; and www.ammunition.no

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Follow AMMUNITION on Twitter: @theAMMUNITION

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Mon
15
Dec

AMMUNITION - Shanghaied (Showcase)

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Monday, December 15, 2014
Shangheid
Produced By: 
Erik Martensson
Running Time: 
44
Release Date: 
January 23
Released: 
Europe
Genre: 
Melodic Hard Rock
Categories: 
 
Age Sten Nilsen is picking up where his former band Wigwam left off. Penning new rock anthems with Erik Mårtensson (Eclipse/W.E.T) in Stockholm since October 2013.  When Wigwam surprisingly decided to call it a day after 13 years, Age Sten soon formed his own band, recording the new songs in the vein of the new band effort Age Sten Nilsenʼs AMMUNITION.
 
The new material wears the same catchiness as Wigwam, yet offers a rougher and more subtle sound and arrangements than his former bandʼs latter productions. Produced by one of melodic rocks most esteemed producers Erik Mårtensson, Age Sten Nilsenʼs AMMUNITON is now on the verge of promoting their first album “SHANGHAIED” due for a release in January.
 
With a dream team of rock musicians in the line-up Age Sten Nilsenʼs AMMUNITION has already had great success in Norway, playing shows to more than 5000 rockers.
 
This release is available on AOR Heaven outside of Scandinavia.
 
AGE STEN NILSEN - vocals
HAL PATINO - bass (King Diamond/PRETTY MAIDS/Nordic Beast)
ROBBAN BÄCK - drums (Sabaton/Eclipse)
ERIK MÅRTENSSON - guitars (W.E.T / Eclipse)
LASSE FINBRÅTHEN - keyboards (Wigwam/Circus Maximus)
JON PETTERSEN - guitars (Ågeʼs Queen show/Bad Habits/Wild Willyʼs gang)
 
 
Thu
26
Jun

FORMER WIGWAM FRONTMAN AGE STEN NILSEN'S NEW BAND AMMUNITION RELEASE FIRST SONG

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Thursday, June 26, 2014
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Former Wigwam frontman Age Sten Nilsen's new band AMMUNITION release first song from forthcoming album

 

The very first taste of Åge Sten Nilsen's new band AMMUNITION will be released digitally world wide on Friday 27th of June.
 
The album track "Tie Me Down" is taken from AMMUNITION's forthcoming album "SHANGHAIED" and is written by Åge Sten Nilsen, Erik Mårtensson and Johann Becker. "Tie Me Down" will also be included in the german rock magazine Legacy Magazine's cd-sampler on the same day.
 
On Thursday 26th of June AMMUNITION's official facebook pages will exclusively give the followers a pre-listen to "Tie Me Down" and reveal the "SHANGHAIED" album cover, made by the swedish artist Anders Fästader.
 
Join the AMMUNITION OFFICIAL FACEBOOK PAGES
 
Ammunition is:
 
Åge Sten Nilsen - vocals (Wigwam / NORDIC BEAST)
 Hal Patino - bass (KING DIAMOND/PRETTY MAIDS/Nordic Beast)
 Robban Bäck - drums (SABATON/Eclipse)
 Erik Mårtensson - guitars (W.E.T / Eclipse)
 Lasse Finbråthen - keyboards (Wigwam / CIRCUS MAXIMUS)
 Jon Pettersen - guitars (Åge's Queen show/BAD HABITS)
 
 
 
 
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