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New album set for release in July. The new single 'Vagabond Rise' out January 2.

From facebook:

Gathering Of Kings To Release New Single "Vagabond Rise" In January

Gathering Of Kings will release a new song, "Vagabond Rise", on Sunday, January 2. The track is the first single from the band's upcoming yet untitled 3rd studio album, set for release in may 2022 via RN Records.

"Vagabond Rise" was produced by Thomas "Plec" Johansson at The Panic Room in Skövde with Ron Dahlgren, Nina Dahlgren & Victor Olsson as executive producers.

The track was written by Victor Olsson and the lyrics were written by Victor and Alexander Frisborg. Drums were recorded at Nordic Sound Lab by Mikko Viitala and Victor Olsson.

The cover artwork for the single was created by Markus Vesper Art.

Guitarist and songwriter Victor Olsson commented on the new single:

"The song itself is a story of empowerment, domestic abuse and taking matters into your own hands, despite leaving yourself vulnerable and homeless. A story that came to me after watching the NETFLIX show "Maid", I felt very strongly about the subject and wanted to put it in an empowering 80s rock costume! Hopefully you'll all sense the vibe and feel what we feel."

Gathering Of Kings was created and is supervised by Ron Dahlgren and 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 is the main songwriter, with Alexander Frisborg co-writing the lyrics.

 

Line-Up on "Vagabond Rise":

Jonny Lindkvist - Lead Vocals

Victor Olsson - Lead Guitar and Backing Vocals

Magnus Mild - Rhythm Guitar

Mikael Planefeldt - Bass

Joel Selsfors - Keyboards

Jonas Källsbäck - Drums

Rick Altzi - Backing Vocals

Alexander Frisborg - Backing Vocals

Special Appearance:

Theresia Svensson - Backing Vocals

 

Gathering Of Kings began work on the third album a couple of months ago and continues their creative relationship with producer Thomas "Plec" Johansson, who has previously worked with Soilwork, Nocturnal Rites, Dynazty, Hank von Hell, The Night Flight Orchestra, Thundermother, Saffire and Eleine among many others.

Gathering Of Kings are now booking shows for 2022 and 2023 to support the band's third studio album. Interested parties should contact Ron Dahlgren & Nina Dahlgren via gatheringofkingssweden@gmail.com

 

Gathering Of Kings are:

Jonny Lindkvist (Nocturnal Rites) - Lead Vocals

Rick Altzi (Masterplan, Herman Frank) - Lead Vocals

Apollo Papathanasio (Spiritual Beggars, ex-Firewind) - Lead Vocals

Tobias Jansson (Saffire) - Lead Vocals

Alexander Frisborg (Karess, Helldog) - Lead Vocals

Victor Olsson (Saffire) - Guitar

Magnus Mild (Perpetual Etude, Air Raid) - Guitar

Mikael Planefeldt (NorthTale) - Bass

Joel Selsfors (Creye) - Keyboards

Jonas Källsbäck (The Night Flight Orchestra) - Drums

Efraim Larsson (Saffire) - Drums

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First album is really good and the follow up isn't bad.

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