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Captain Black Beard - Sonic Forces


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New album out April 24.

From AOR Heaven:

CAPTAIN BLACK BEARD is:
Christian Ek – guitar, Martin Holsner – vocals, Robert Majd – bass, Vinnie Stromberg - drums

Captain Black Beard made their live debut in Stockholm, Sweden on the 31st October 2009 and released their self-titled album in May 2011. Hailed by the press all over the world, so much it was called one of the "albums of the year” by legendary journalist Geoff Barton of Classic Rock Magazine. After shows in America and the UK, most of 2013 was spent working on the second album "Before Plastic" which was released in May 2014. The band also made a return to the UK playing the Hard Rock Hell Festival and opening for Graham Bonnet (Rainbow, MSG). This album also got great reviews and featured a guest appearance by Bruce Kulick (KISS, Grand Funk Railroad). In February 2015, Captain Black Beard entered the studio with producer Chips Kiesbye (Hellacopters, Bonafide). They also toured Scandinavia as support act to Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow, Yngwie Malmsteen), Robin Beck and House Of Lords. “It's A Mouthful" was released in March 2016 and the tour started with a comeback to the Hard Rock Hell Festival as well as - again - supporting Joe Lynn Turner. By the end of the year the group amicably parted ways with singer Sakaria Björklund. In 2017 a "new" Captain Black Beard entered the studio to record with producer Jona Tee (keyboardist in H.e.a.t) and in April 2018, "Struck By Lightning" was released to rave reviews. This line-up would however be short-lived and tour dates following the release featured the amazing Linnea Vikström (Therion) as temporary lead vocalist. In early 2019 the band brought in singer Martin Holsner for a co-headlining tour with Osukaru throughout Germany and started to work on a new album with producer Dave Malone (guitarist in H.e.a.t) which led to the band completely reinventing themselves in time for their 10th anniversary. Following a bombastic start of 2020 supporting Geoff Tate on tour, Captain Black Beard are proud to bring out their “Sonic Forces” this coming April. The album was recorded at Yardstreet Studios in Stockholm, Sweden.

 

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1. Headlights
2. Lights & Shadows
3. Disco Volante
4. Tonight
5. Sonic Forces
6. Time To Deliver
7. Midnight Cruiser
8. Young Hearts
9. Gotham City
10. Emptiness

 

 

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My two favourite releases so far this year are H.E.A.T and Night Flight Orchestra....and this sounds like a blend of both. 
 

love the first two tracks

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Every now and then I'll open a thread which really meant nothing to me because I'd never heard of the abne before.
4 out of 5 times it will turn out to be some pop synthy stuff, but every now and then I discover something new.
I like this one, will check out the album and see if the first is on Spotify tonight :)

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Their last album wasn't too bad,but I wasn't a fan of the stuff before that...dunno if its the new singer(again) but for me this is far far better and I will grab this upon release :)

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5 hours ago, CureTheSane said:

 like this one, will check out the album and see if the first is on Spotify tonight :)

This is their 5th release if i'm correct,the previous release had a female vocalist...in fact they've had a few different singers overall...but this one for me just fits.

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10 hours ago, zacharyamelie said:

My two favourite releases so far this year are H.E.A.T and Night Flight Orchestra....and this sounds like a blend of both. 

Yeah Jona Tee was involved with them as producer the last time and this time its Dave Dalone  :drink:

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20 hours ago, lettard said:

This is their 5th release if i'm correct,the previous release had a female vocalist...in fact they've had a few different singers overall...but this one for me just fits.

Yeah, they've been going a long time and have an okay song every now and then but for the most part have been excessively underwhelming. This does sound pretty good but my immediate question would be the consistency on the album. Tread with care, newcomers. 

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5 hours ago, Geoff said:

Yeah, they've been going a long time and have an okay song every now and then but for the most part have been excessively underwhelming. This does sound pretty good but my immediate question would be the consistency on the album. Tread with care, newcomers. 

I've heard samples of all tracks and it sounds great up to track 8.

last 2 not too sure but you never tell with samples 

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15 hours ago, Geoff said:

So this is out? Must follow up. Another nice tune. 

Think its been delayed until 15th May,this Friday...according to my preorder anywho

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Just gave this one a quick spin on Spotify....brilliant release! 

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Up to track 8 at the moment.

This sucks. Worst album of the year.

Only joking, it's pretty damn good.
If you don't at least like this then you have a problem

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