220 Volt Returning With New Line-Up And New Music
February 18, 2013
Legendary Swedish rockers 220 Volt are returning to the scene with a new vocalist. Anders Engberg (ex-Therion and ex-Lions Share) is the new vocie of the band, joining founding guitarists Thomas Drevin and Mats Karlsson. Drummer Peter Hermansson reunites with the band and the line-up also includes Mike Krusenberg on bass.
“The time is right,” the band says. “2013 will be great for us, cause now things are moving in the right direction again, forward that is.” “We’re also releasing a few samples of our new demos,” continues says Mats Karlsson. “We hope to be releasing a few new tracks in the next few months, but a full album will not be out until late this year.”
220 Volt was among the top hard rock acts in Scandinavia during the 80’s and released their first, self titled album on CBS in June 1983. The band then went on to release five albums between 1983 and 1988. The last one, recorded in the 80’s, was the album ‘Eye To Eye’ which is their best selling album internationally, and it was also on heavy rotation on many radio stations around the world.
220 Volt built their reputation on frequent album releases and energetic live shows. Besides performing their own headline shows, the band also toured as support for AC/DC and Nazareth among others. In 1985 the band performed in front of 80,000 people in Warsaw Poland. The show was broadcasted live on Polish TV, among the first ever TV shows in the eastern block to feature a hard rock band.
220 Volt split up in 1992, but did release the studio album ‘Lethal Illusion’ in 1997. 200 Volt reappeared for a while between 2002 and 2008 with members from an earlier line-up and produced two albums, ‘Volume 1’ and the live album ‘Made In Jamtland’. Songs like “Firefall”, “Love Is All You Need”, “It’s Nice To Be A King”, “Heavy X-mas” and “Power Games” still get airplay around the world… songs you’ll be likely to hear again in 2013.
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