Bulletrain Release First Video From ‘Start Talking’ Album
September 2, 2014
On October 24th Bulletrain will release their new album ‘Start Talking’, and to gear up for it the Swedish rockers have launched a video for the single “Out Of Control”.
Bulletrain was founded back in 2006 by guitarist Mattias Persson and drummer Jonas Tillheden in the suburbs of Helsingborg, Sweden. Led by their dreams they found like-minded people with singer Robert Lindell, bassist Tim Svalo and guitarist Adam Borvall who later was replaced by the guitarist Robin Bengtsson. Bulletrain released their first EP ‘Johnny Gonebad’ on their own in 2007. The record was produced by Klas Ideberg, the guitarist of the Swedish thrash metal band Darkane. ‘Johnny Gonebad’ was well received and the band expanded its fan base by playing along with bands such as Crashdiet, Bullet and Crazy Lixx.
Dedicated to achieve their dreams, Bulletrain entered the studio again to record their second EP; this time again with Klas Ideberg behind the mixing board. ‘Turn It Up!’ was the result and the album was released in the early autumn of 2009. ‘Turn It Up!’ gave the group plenty of speed and gigs followed one another. Influential webzine Sleaze Roxx gave the album a big thumbs up. In 2010, having made it through their first real setback due to Tim Svalo’s departure and replacement by Emil Lundberg, the band played at the Rest In Sleaze Festival — a one-day event in memory of the late CrashDiet singer Dave Lepard.
That show caused many ripples including a tour in Italy in the autumn of the same year and a very encouraging email by the “godfather” of Swedish sleaze, Chris Laney. Laney had heard of the group, as he is a Helsingborg native, and wanted to take the band under his wings and offered to produce their debut single. Of course the band accepted his offer and they recorded the single “Even With My Eyes Closed” with the b-side “Take Me To The Sun” at Polar Studios in Stockholm.
Bass player on the recordings was Nalle PAhlsson from the Swedish band Therion, since Emil Lundberg sadly chose to leave the group the day before departing to Stockholm. The single “Even With My Eyes Closed” caught the interest of Georg Siegl at the record company AOR Heaven who offered to sign the group and release their debut album which also was supposed to be produced by Chris Laney. Several years out of hard work finally started to pay off. Just when the band was about to sign the record contract and have their dream to come true, singer Robet Lindell chose to leave the band. There and then they tumbled at the finish line. The record deal was lost and the album recording never happened. A few tough years came for the group and for a short time, they had the talented Mike Palace from Stockholm as frontman. Unfortunately, the distance that they had, led to end the collaboration.
Bulletrain began to work on their debut album which they decided to produce themselves. While they recorded they were looking for a singer and finally found him in the Vaxjo native Sebastian Sundberg. In June 2013, the band played their first gig in over a year which also was the debut gig with Sebastian. The venue was The Tivoli in Helsingborg which the group sees like home. Also that night Niklas Mansson played his first show as the new bass player in Bulletrain.
In December 2013 the band went to Stockholm to record the vocals for their debut with the producer duo RamPac, who have produced CrashDiet’s ‘Generation Wild’ and worked with Motley Crue’s Mick Mars among others. The result was better than what they hoped for and was also a start for a collaboration. The album was ready to be mixed by Buster Odeholm from the extreme metal band Humanity’s Last Breath. In the summer of 2014 Georg Siegl at AOR Heaven decided to give the group a second chance and offered to release their debut album, ‘Start Talking’.
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