The Swedish supergroup GATHERING OF KINGS have released the new single “Heaven On The Run”. The song is taken from the upcoming second album “Discovery” tentatively due early 2020.
A limited-edition seven-inch vinyl single featuring “Heaven On The Run” with “Battle Cry” on the B-side will be made available at the band’s first-ever live appearance at Sweden Rock Festival June 5th 2019 and will only be sold at the festival.
“Heaven On The Run” is written by Victor Olsson. It’s a melodic hard rock gem that completely sticks to your head! Once again it’s an outstanding production by Thomas “Plec” Johansson at The Panic Room, Skövde. Executive producers: Ron Dahlgren, Nina Dahlgren & Victor Olsson. Drums was recorded at Nordic Sound Lab by Thomas “Plec” Johansson, Bengan Andersson and Victor Olsson. Artwork and logo by Markus Vesper.
GATHERING OF KINGS began work on the second album “Discovery” a couple of months ago and continues their creative relationship with producer Thomas “Plec” Johansson (SOILWORK, NOCTURNAL RITES, DYNAZTY, THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA).
The debut album “First Mission”, was released in January 2019 via RN Records. The album reached #2 on the Swedish charts for physical album sales and #1 on the Hard Rock chart and #1 on the Vinyl chart.“First Mission” feat. Rick Altzi – Vocals (MASTERPLAN, HERMAN FRANK, AT VANCE), Björn Strid – Vocals (SOILWORK, THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA), Apollo Papathanasio Vocals (SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, ex-FIREWIND), Tobias Jansson – Vocals (SAFFIRE), Jens Westin – Vocals (CORRODED) and Alexander Frisborg – Vocals (HELLDOG), Nalle Påhlsson – Bass(EASY ACTION, THERION, ex-TREAT), Victor Olsson – Guitar & Keyboards (SAFFIRE), Stefan Helleblad – Guitar (WITHIN TEMPTATION), Erik Mårtensson – Guitar (ECLIPSE, W.E.T., NORDIC UNION), Martin Sweet – Guitar (CRASHDIET) Chris Laney – Keyboards (PRETTY MAIDS), Erik Wiss – Keyboards (CAP OUTRUN), Richard Larsson – Keyboards (THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA) Jonas Källsbäck – Drums (THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA), Efraim Larsson – Drums (STREAMLINE, RYDELL & QUICK, ex-DIAMOND DAWN), Robban Bäck – Drums (MUSTASCH, ex-ECLIPSE, ex-SABATON), Henrik Sethsson – Backing Vocals (CASANOVAS).
The project is supervised by Ron Dahlgren and Nina Dahlgren, bringing together top musicians from the current hard rock scene in Sweden. Victor Olsson is the main songwriter, with Alexander Frisborg co-writing lyrics on some of them.
The idea was to create something like Tom Galley’s Phenomena or even Tobias Sammet’s Avantasia, with multiple vocalists and instrumentalists.
“Heaven On The Run” Lineup:
Rick Altzi (MASTERPLAN, HERMAN FRANK, AT VANCE) – Lead Vocals
Victor Olsson (SAFFIRE) – Guitars, Keyboards & Backing Vocals
Nalle Påhlsson (EASY ACTION, THERION, ex-TREAT) – Bass
Efraim Larsson (STREAMLINE, RYDELL & QUICK), ex-DIAMOND DAWN – Drums
Tobias Jansson (SAFFIRE) – Backing Vocals
Musicians during GATHERING OF KINGS performance at Sweden Rock Festival will include:
Rick Altzi (Masterplan, Herman Frank, At Vance)
Björn Strid (The Night Flight Orchestra, Soilwork)
Apollo Papathanasio Official (Spiritual Beggars, ex-Firewind)
Tobias Jansson (Saffire)
Jens Westin (Corroded)
Alexander Frisborg (Helldog)
Victor Olsson (Saffire)
Chris Laney (Pretty Maids)
Magnus Mild (Air Raid)
Nalle Påhlsson (Therion, Easy Action, ex-Treat)
Erik Wiss (Cap Outrun)
Joel Selsfors (Creye)
Jonas Källsbäck (The Night Flight Orchestra)
Efraim Larsson (Streamline, Rydell & Quick, ex-Diamond Dawn)