Gathering Of Kings drop new album ”Enigmatic” on July 29th.

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Swedish melodic hard rockers Gathering Of Kings third studio album ”Enigmatic” will be released on July 29th via RN Records.

The album was mixed and mastered by award-winning producer Thomas ”Plec” Johansson in Skövde, Sweden with Ron Dahlgren, Nina Dahlgren and Victor Olsson as executive producers. The songs was written and produced by Victor Olsson. Drums were recorded at Nordic Sound Lab in Skara by Mikko Viitala and Victor Olsson. The cover artwork was created by Markus Vesper, who also handled the art on the previous two albums.

The album features a guest appearance from the Swedish pop group One More Time (Official). Its members are the singers Nanne Grönvall – Official, one of the most beloved and popular artists in Sweden, Maria Rådsten and Peter Grönvall, the son of ABBA’s Benny Andersson, on keyboards.

Their first single Highland, 1992, hit the charts all around in Europe. In 1995 they composed a song for the Swedish Melodifestivalen, ”Det Vackraste” that won a grammy for best song of the year, and in 1996 they won the Swedish Melodifestivalen and represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest with their song ”Den Vilda”, which ended in 3rd place.

Gathering Of Kings are the successful project built by Ron & Nina Dahlgren, bringing together top musicians from the current hard rock scene in Sweden. The idea was to create an AOR/Melodic Hard Rock project/band like Tom Galley’s Phenomena or even Tobias Sammet’s Avantasia, with multiple vocalists and instrumentalists. Victor Olsson quickly became the main songwriter.

The superlatives have hailed over Gathering Of Kings, which takes you straight back to the golden age of 80’s melodic hard rock and it is without a doubt one of the hottest acts in Sweden, now with two critically acclaimed records in the bag and the third album, ”Enigmatic”, will be released in July.

After the debut album ”First Mission”, Ron & Nina remodelled Gathering Of Kings from being a project to becoming a band with permanent members.

”Enigmatic” Track listing:

  1. Galacticus
  2. Vagabond Rise
  3. Here Be Dragons
  4. Firefly
  5. How The Mighty Have Fallen
  6. A Rainbow And A Star
  7. The Prophecy
  8. Feed You My Love (feat. One More Time)
  9. Clone Trooper
  10. Long Kiss Goodnight
  11. New Life
  12. Lionheart
  13. Fool’s Cabaret (CD Bonus Track)

Gathering Of Kings:

Photo Credit: Effie Trikili

Jonny Lindkvist – Vocals
Rick Altzi – Vocals
Apollo Papathanasio – Vocals
Tobias Jansson – Vocals
Alexander Frisborg – Vocals
Victor Olsson – Guitar
Magnus Mild – Guitar
Mikael Planefeldt – Bass
Jonas Källsbäck – Drums
Efraim Larsson – Drums
Joel Selsfors – Keyboards

Special Guests:

ONE MORE TIME

Photo Credit: Karin Thörnblom


Nanne Grönvall – Vocals on Feed You My Love
Maria Rådsten – Vocals on Feed You My Love
Peter Grönvall – Keyboards on Feed You My Love

Additional backing vocals:

Theresia Svensson

GATHERING OF KINGS – UPCOMING SHOWS:

28/7 Skogsröjet Festival, Rejmyre, Sweden (Acoustic Set)
29/7 Skogsröjet Festival, Rejmyre, Sweden (Electric Set)
5/8 Time To Rock Festival, Knislinge, Sweden
4/9 Indoor Summer, Hamburg, Germany

MORE TOUR DATES TBA SOON!

ALL CONTACTS, ENQUIRIES & BOOKING:
Ron & Nina Dahlgren – gatheringofkingssweden@gmail.com

DETAILED TRACK LISTING:

  1. GALACTICUS (INTRO)
    Music: Victor Olsson

All Instruments: Victor Olsson

  1. VAGABOND RISE
    Music: Victor Olsson – Lyrics: Victor Olsson, Alex Frisborg

Lead vocals: Jonny Lindkvist
Lead guitar: Victor Olsson
Rhtythm guitar: Magnus Mild
Bass: Mikael Planefeldt
Drums: Jonas Källsbäck
Keyboards: Joel Selsfors
Backing vocals: Victor Olsson, Rick Altzi, Alexander Frisborg, Theresia Svensson

  1. HERE BE DRAGONS
    Music: Victor Olsson – Lyrics: Victor Olsson, Alex Frisborg

Lead vocals: Alexander Frisborg
Lead & Rhythm guitar: Victor Olsson
Bass: Mikael Planefeldt
Drums: Efraim Larsson
Keyboards: Joel Selsfors
Backing vocals: Victor Olsson, Apollo Papathanasio, Rick Altzi

  1. FIREFLY
    Music: Victor Olsson – Lyrics: Alexander Frisborg

Lead vocals: Apollo Papathanasio
Lead & Rhythm guitar: Magnus Mild
Bass: Mikael Planefeldt
Drums: Jonas Källsbäck
Keyboards: Joel Selsfors
Backing vocals: Victor Olsson, Apollo Papathanasio, Tobias Jansson

  1. HOW THE MIGHTY HAVE FALLEN
    Music: Victor Olsson – Lyrics: Victor Olsson

Lead vocals: Rick Altzi
Lead guitar: Victor Olsson
Rhythm guitar: Magnus Mild
Bass: Mikael Planefeldt
Drums: Jonas Källsbäck
Keyboards: Joel Selsfors
Backing vocals: Victor Olsson, Rick Altzi

  1. A RAINBOW AND A STAR
    Music: Victor Olsson – Lyrics: Victor Olsson

Lead vocals: Jonny Lindkvist
Lead & Rhythm guitar: Victor Olsson
Bass: Mikael Planefeldt
Drums: Efraim Larsson
Keyboards: Joel Selsfors
Backing vocals: Victor Olsson, Theresia Svensson

  1. THE PROPHECY
    Music: Victor Olsson – Lyrics: Victor Olsson

Lead vocals: Tobias Jansson
Lead & Rhythm guitar: Victor Olsson
Bass: Mikael Planefeldt
Drums: Jonas Källsbäck
Keyboards: Joel Selsfors
Backing vocals: Victor Olsson, Rick Altzi, Apollo Papathanasio

  1. FEED YOU MY LOVE (FEAT. ONE MORE TIME)
    Music: Victor Olsson – Lyrics: Victor Olsson, Theresia Svensson

Lead vocals: Jonny Lindkvist, Nanne Grönvall, Maria Rådsten
Lead & Rhythm guitar: Victor Olsson
Bass: Mikael Planefeldt
Drums: Efraim Larsson
Keyboards: Peter Grönvall
Backing vocals: Victor Olsson, Maria Rådsten

  1. CLONE TROOPER
    Music: Victor Olsson – Lyrics: Victor Olsson, Theresia Svensson

Lead vocals: Apollo Papathanasio
Lead & Rhythm guitar: Victor Olsson
Bass: Mikael Planefeldt
Drums: Efraim Larsson
Keyboards: Joel Selsfors
Backing vocals: Victor Olsson, Apollo Papathanasio

  1. LONG KISS GOODNIGHT
    Music: Victor Olsson – Lyrics: Victor Olsson

Lead vocals: Rick Altzi
Lead guitar: Victor Olsson
Rhythm guitar: Magnus Mild
Bass: Mikael Planefeldt
Drums: Efraim Larsson
Keyboards: Joel Selsfors
Backing vocals: Victor Olsson, Rick Altzi, Tobias Jansson

  1. NEW LIFE
    Music: Victor Olsson – Lyrics: Victor Olsson

Lead vocals: Tobias Jansson
Lead & Rhythm guitar: Victor Olsson
Bass: Mikael Planefeldt
Drums: Efraim Larsson
Keyboards: Joel Selsfors
Backing vocals: Victor Olsson, Theresia Svensson, Tobias Jansson

  1. LIONHEART
    Music: Victor Olsson – Lyrics: Victor Olsson

Lead vocals: Alexander Frisborg
Lead & Rhythm guitar: Victor Olsson
Bass: Mikael Planefeldt
Drums: Jonas Källsbäck
Keyboards: Joel Selsfors
Backing vocals: Victor Olsson, Apollo Papathanasio, Rick Altzi

  1. FOOL’S CABARET (CD BONUS TRACK)
    Music: Victor Olsson, Magnus Mild – Lyrics: Victor Olsson, Alexander Frisborg, Apollo Papathanasio

Lead vocals: Tobias Jansson, Apollo Papathanasio
Lead guitar: Victor Olsson, Magnus Mild
Rhythm guitar: Victor Olsson
Bass: Mikael Planefeldt
Drums: Jonas Källsbäck
Keyboards: Joel Selsfors
Backing vocals: Victor Olsson

Album Artwork: Markus Vesper

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