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Angeline

Country Sweden
WEB www.angelinetheband.se

The swedish band “Angeline” already looks back on more than two decades in their vivid band history. After the bands foundation back in 1987 when most of the boys were still in their teens, they played their first gigs together, recorded a couple of demo songs and participated sucessfully in some musical contests. The position of the vocalist however was an ill-fated one due to original singer Jörgen “Sigge” Sigvardsson’s bad heart condition from which he suffered his entire life and which caused  complications during his recovery after undergoing surgery leading to his untimely passing in 1995. During the years before “Sigge’s” death the band celebrated some decent success with their live performances, which even lead to a couple of short concert trips to Italy. They also released some of their songs on the Mini-LP “Don’t Settle For Second Best” (1990) and the CD Single “Rain” (1994). However a full album was denied the band during their early years.

Also the approach to try out a different singer didn’t lead to the success they had hoped for, so guitar player Jocke Nilsson took over the lead vocals and the band decided to become a full blown cover band which seemed to be the best choice, at least from a financial point of view. In 1997 they even recorded an album of cover versions, which was produced by Mats Lindfors (Europe, The Poodles, H.E.A.T.), who had already overseen the recordings of an unreleased 3-track demo a couple of years earlier. Besides Jocke the 1997 version of the band included guitar player Janne Arkegren and drummer Tobbe Jonsson from the current Angeline line-up, after bassist Uffe Nilsson had temporarily left “Angeline” by the end of 1995.

The transitional stage as a cover band lasted until 2001 when the formation eventually disbanded. The contact among the band members still remained, also because of the bi-annual Family day that was held since 1997 in memory of the late vocalist Jörgen “Sigge” Sigvardsson. In 2007 the former members of “Angeline” decided to perform a one-off show on this special day to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the band. Much to their surprise they realised that a new generation of Angeline fans  had grown. Based on this pleasant surprise the four began to write and record new songs which ultimately led to the release of their first full length album of all original new material in more than twenty years.  

“Confessions” sees the boys very cleverly combine the musical elements of the Melodic Rock, that was popular when they first started out, with supercatchy hooklines, multi layered harmonies and modern Rock sounds.

The production of Jocke Nilsson sounds very big and powerful, which suits the guitar sound of the songs of “Angeline” extremely well. Both the vast number of riff oriented Rockers like “Pray!”, “Rock Of Ages”, ”Another Night”, “Blackout”, “Part Of Evolution”, “Good Is Getting Better” and “Someday Somehow” and “Love & Affection” and “Fuel To Your Fire” with its funky licks lead to catchy  choruses bringing back great memories of the of the best days of Harem Scarem, the British band Gun and the Electric Boys, while adding the needed little extra to stand out from the crowd. And of course an outstanding Melodic Rock album like “Confessions” needs a larger-than-life ballad to be complete and “Miracles” is just that

 

Inspired by the unexpected success of “Confessions”, their first full length album of all original new material, the Swedish band Angeline now delivers the much anticipated follow-up “Disconnected”.

Angeline looks back on a vivid band history of more than two decades. After the band’s foundation back in 1987, when most of the boys were still in their teens, they played their first gigs together. In the years to come they recorded a couple of demo songs with original singer Jörgen “Sigge” Sigvardsson and eventually released the Mini-LP “Don’t Settle For Second Best” (1990) and the CD Single “Rain” (1994). Fate hit the band very hard when “Sigge” passed away in 1995 due to complications caused by a bad heart condition he had to live with all his life.

Sivardsson, it was in 2007 when the former members of Angeline decided to perform a one-off show on this special day to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the band.
Much to their surprise they realised that a new generation of Angeline fans had grown. Based on this pleasant surprise the four began to write and record new songs which ultimately led to the release of “Confessions” in the spring of 2010, their first full length album of all original new material in more than twenty years.

“Disconnected” now picks up where “Confessions” left off and with only two albums under their belt the band has managed to create it’s very own sound. It’s a unique combination of Melodic Rock, a genre that was popular when Angeline first started out more than twenty years ago, with super catchy hooklines, multi layered harmonies in Harem Scarem fashion and a healthy dose of Modern Rock, which shows their wide range of influences from bands such as Daughtry, 3 Doors Down and the recent Bon Jovi albums and for good measure a bit of the Retro Hard Rock sound à la Airbourne and Bullet is added.

The album features a crisp and powerful production by the band’s guitarist Jocke Nilsson and a state-of-the-art mastering by Björn Engelmann (Stage Dolls, Wig Wam, Within Temptation, Friestedt-Williams).

The band members are very proud of this Rock solid record and they are looking forward to present their new songs as part of their energetic live shows.

 

 

 

Albums (2)
Songs (24)
# SONG Album
1 Pray! Confessions
2 Another Night (Without You) Confessions
3 Fuel To Your Fire Confessions
4 Confessions Confessions
5 Blackout Confessions
6 Good Is Getting Better Confessions
7 Love & Affection Confessions
8 Rock Of Ages Confessions
9 Part Of Evolution Confessions
10 Miracles Confessions
11 Someday Somehow Confessions
12 Running On Empty Confessions
13 When The Lights Go Down Disconnected
14 Falling Into You Disconnected
15 Take A Little Time Disconnected
16 I Had Enough Disconnected
17 Run Run Run Disconnected
18 Found Disconnected
19 Disconnected Disconnected
20 In Times Like These Disconnected

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