If you love bands like NARNIA, EUROPE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, IMPELLITTERI, ROB ROCK & ReinXeed, GOLDEN RESURRECTION is a must to have this album in your music collection.
In 2008 Tommy Johansson composer, guitarist and vocalist in melodic power metal band ReinXeed & Christian Liljegren vocalist and founder of DIVINEFIRE, NARNIA & AUDIOVISION started to write songs together as GOLDEN RESURRECTION as they both have huge passion for melodic neoclassical metal.
Together with bassplayer Stefan Käck, drummer Rickard Gustafsson (Pantokrator) & Olov Andersson (Audiovision & Grand Stand) GOLDEN RESURRECTION was born.
These days we don’t hear neoclassical metal so often but Christian & Tommy has built up a strong fanbase in ASIA ,SOUTH AMERICA and EUROPE and even USA, they are really excited to show the world the NEW SWEDISH Neoclassical Metal Explosion with GOLDEN RESURRECTION.
Christian Liljegren – Lead & backing vocals & main composer in GOLDEN RESURRECTION has reached good success in the past with the bands like NARNIA, DIVINEFIRE & AUDIOVISION and sold over hundred of thousands of albums all over the world. Done tours in Japan, Mexico, Europe, Israel to name a few. Toured with big bands like DIO, STRYPER, SONATA ARCTICA & STRATOVARIUS and many more during the years.
The promotional trip to JAPAN in October 1998 to push the NARNIA – LONG LIVE THE KING album and the Japanese tour in October 2005 with DIVINEFIRE together with VISION DIVINE & SKY LARK is very special moments in Christian Liljegren musical career and he hope to return back to JAPAN with GOLDEN RESURRECTION as his partner Tommy Johansson’s band ReinXeed are popular among the metal fans in JAPAN. Christian Liljegrens passion for neoclassical hardrock and metal is huge and have released many great metal albums with NARNIA & DIVINEFIRE with neoclassical elements. EUROPE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, MADISON, GLORY, ROYAL HUNT (DC COOPER ERA) IMPELLITTERI, are musical influences for GOLDEN RESURRECTION. The GOLDEN REXURRECTION debut album is produced and mixed by MELODIC MASTERMIND Erik Mårtensson [W.E.T., Eclipse] as well as the crystal clear mastering made by Micke Lind [DIO, Poodles, Candlemass, Talisman] Lots of fans all over the world have been following the singer and composer Christian Liljegren (DIVINEFIRE, AUDIOVISION & NARNIA) and guitarist, singer & composer TOMMY JOHANSSON (ReinXeed) and Tommy Johansson – Guitars, keyboards & vocals. 22 years old and a young new shining star and GUITARHERO with a fantastic guitar & keyboard playing and a wonderful voice.
A new Swedish guitar hero is born and following the good tradition of great guitar heroes like Gus G, Yngwie Malmsteen, Chris Impellitteri, John Sykes, Jake E Lee, John Norum, Carljohan Grimmark & Gary Moore. Add Tommy Johansson to that list of fantastic guitar heroes, Many new and young guitarists will look up to Tommy Johansson and wants to learn his exceptionell technique how to play shredding guitar with a fast and heavy style with a great melodic tone and lots of feelings into his guitar playing and to composing songs. He has a cool look with long blond hair like John Sykes (BLUE MURDER & WHITESNAKE) Tommy Johansson is also vocalist, guitarist & bandleader for Swedish melodic metal band ReinXeed and the band has built up a strong fanbase especially in JAPAN and their latest and 3rd album release MAJESTIC was praised in BURRN! MAGAZINE and went into the metal charts in JAPAN.
In late May ReinXeed’s 5th studio album will see the light called Swedish Super Hits Going Metal !!! You will hear fantastic versions by ReinXeed doing major super hits by Swedish bands into great metal versions. Songs you will hear are The Look, Mamma Mia, The Sign, The Winner Takes It All, It Must Have Been Love and many more super hits original performed by ABBA, ROXETTE & ACE OF BACE. A tour is planned as well next summer 2011. This album will caught alot of attention as these three famous Swedish bands are known for great songs and topped the charts all over the world during 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and even the first decade of the new millenium.
ERIK MÅRTENSSON & vocalist CHRISTIAN LILJEGREN worked out all the vocal & choir arrangements into really catchy tunes on GLORY TO MY KING that will work out great live as well. Listen to SEE MY COMMANDS, BEST FOR ME & PROUD TO WEAR THE HOLY CROSS to really see the potential and quality of the songs. These three songs have been filmed for promotional videos to push the album directed by Ronny Hemlin (STEEL ATTACK) at Providfilm in Sweden.
THE NEW SWEDISH MELODIC NEOCLASSICAL METAL IS SPELLED GOLDEN RESURRECTION!!!
01. SEE MY COMMANDS
02. BEST FOR ME
03. GLORY TO MY KING
04. NEVER LOOK BACK
05. THE FINAL DAY
06. PROUD TO WEAR THE HOLY CROSS
07. GOLDEN FLAMES
08. GOD’S GRAND HOTEL
09. MY CREATION
Specials: Feat. Christian Liljegren [ex- Narnia, Divinefire, Audiovision], Tommy Johansson [ReinXeed], Olov Andersson (Grand Stand & Audiovision), Album is produced and mixed by Erik Mårtensson [W.E.T., Eclipse]
Christian Liljegren [Founder of Narnia,Divinefire,Audiovision] – Vocals
Tommy Johansson [ReinXeed] – Guitars, keyboards & backing vocals
Stefan Käck – Bass
Rickard Gustafsson [Pantokrator] – Drums
Olov Andersson (Grand Stand & Audiovision) – Keyboards & Backing vocals