In 2019 the Swedish power metal heroes MAJESTICA released their debut album “Above The Sky” and it became a huge success within the metal community. Now in 2020 they are back with not only a new album, but a special treat for their fans: a Christmas musical power metal album entitled “A Christmas Carol”. It’s pure symphonic power metal in the true MAJESTICA spirit along with elements inspired by the likes of TWILIGHT FORCE, RHAPSODY, ALAN SILVESTRI, DANNY ELFMAN and JOHN WILLIAMS.
Today, the band announces another gift for everyone: a calendar with one minute episodes coming every day between the 1st and the 24th of December on all MAJESTICA social medias. Running through the story from start to finish in a theatrical way similar like the music video of ‘Ghost of Marley’. Some episodes are just orchestral with vocals and some is running full on power metal!
Watch the announcement trailer here: https://youtu.be/AA5YDSfK9hA
Tommy Johansson comments: ”This year we will present for you our very first Christmas calender! Everyday we will, like the tradition requires; open a box from our special made MAJESTICA-Calender wich contains new suprises every day. Since our upcoming album ”A Christmas Carol” is a Symphonic Power Metal Musical Christmas album we put up the entire story of Ebenezer Scrooge to a musical based upon our songs, feat. lots of actors on stage to really provide the true musical feeling. The music will sometimes differ from the original versions to make it even more special! We will also provide you clips from how the album was recorded, behind the scenes of making the musical and the music videos. And to top it all off – we will every now and then have some MAJESTICA Christmas give aways. How can be more Power Metal Christmas than this? Maybe it can’t?
We hope everyone will enjoy it and that everyone can get the same Christmas feeling from day 1 like we have had since July. So Merry Christmas from MAJESTICA and we give you: A Christmas Carol – The Symphonic Power Metal Christmas Musical!”
Also watch the video for their recently released single ‘Ghost Of Marley’ here: https://youtu.be/B_RKRbA9gRY
Get the single digitally here: http://nblast.de/Majestica-XmasCarol
Listen in NB New Releases playlist: http://nblast.de/SpotifyNewReleases / http://nblast.de/AppleMusicNewReleases
1. A Christmas Carol
2. Christmas Story
3. Ghost of Marley
4. Ghost of Christmas Past
5. The Joy of Christmas
6. Ghost of Christmas Present
7. Ghost of Christmas to Come
8. A Christmas Has Come
9. A Majestic Christmas Theme
What makes this a unique Christmas album is not just the inclusion of plenty of well‐known Christmas songs, but also because the theme is the well‐known story of Ebenezer Scrooge from the Charles Dickens novel “A Christmas Carol”. With many different voices for the many characters in the story alongside fitting music, people will not only hear a newly well‐written power metal album, but also a power metal musical that gives you a unique Christmas feeling.
The vocals are once again in the vein of Michael Kiske, Tobias Sammet and Sebastian Bach, but this time together with guest singers from such bands as VEONITY, HOT BEEF INJECTION and all the members from MAJESTICA doing lead vocals. The artwork is made by underground artist Madeleine Andersson.
On the previous album “Above The Sky” people can hear the legendary drummer Uli Kusch (ex‐HELLOWEEN, ex‐GAMMA RAY, Ex‐MASTERPLAN). On this album MAJESTICA have the great drummer Joel Kollberg (VEONITY) who doesn’t only plays the drums like he was born to do it, he also loves power metal and knows exactly what is needed. The music was written, recorded and produced by MAJESTICA at Nygård, Ekshärad during the summer of 2020. Mixing and mastering of this album was made by Jonas Kjellgren (SCAR SYMMETRY, RAUBTIER) at Black Lounge Studios.
Tommy Johansson | guitars, vocals
Alex Oriz | guitars
Chris David | bass
Joel Kollberg | drums