Treat to release new album ‘Ghost Of Graceland’ on Apr. 15, 2016
Swedish melodic rockers, Treat, will be releasing their new album entitled Ghost Of Graceland on April 15, 2016.
Sleaze Roxx stated the following in its review of Treat‘s last album Coup De Grace: “Clearly this is a band that didn’t need to get back together to make a fast buck, but simply because they wanted to. It’s exactly that spirit which shines throughout the entire disc, making Coup De Grace a stunning example of melodic rock done the right way.”
Freeman Promotions’ press release states (with slight edits):
“Frontiers Music Srl is truly excited to announce the return of the mighty Treat with their brand new, kick ass album entitled Ghost Of Graceland! It will be released on April 15th.
Building on the success of their last album Coup De Grace (2010), hailed by both fans and critics as a masterpiece, Treat is releasing an album packed with reflective, soul searching songs dressed in devilishly seductive yet hard hitting melodic rock.
“This is where we are today, as a band, as musicians, songwriters and individuals. It’s a statement: this is us in 2016”, says main songwriter and guitarist Anders Wikström.
Ghost Of Graceland, was produced by long time Treat fan and respected writer/producer Peter Mansson and co-produced by Anders Wikström, showcases a band with a thirty plus career, that are hungrier and more energetic than ever!
To achieve the organic, pure, bold, (somewhat) cocky, contemporary sound with melodies and choruses to die for that they were going for, the band took a step back. Says Anders Wikström: “It’s a musical as well as a personal soul searching. We traced us back to our roots, the music and the heroes that got us dreaming back in the 70’s: KISS, Van Halen, Sweet, Deep Purple and UFO. An era where music and musicianship really mattered and rock ‘n’ roll was a matter of life or death.” Treat got in the time machine and retrieved all that restless energy. But Ghost Of Graceland, with all it’s delicious, action packed and hook ladden melodic rock that could soundtrack a party, also sees a band that reflects on their personal lives.
Robert Ernlund (vocals), Anders Wikström (Guitars and backing vocals), Patrick Appelgren (keyboards, guitar and backing vocals), Jamie Borger (drums) and new bass player Pontus Egberg (King Diamond) are a powerhouse. Pontus replaces the band’s songwriting partner Fredrik Thomander who has also been performing live with the band since 2013. “When we started working on this album and in need of a permanent replacement on bass, Pontus was the only guy we had in mind. He´s a good friend of ours and a fantastic musician and live performer. He and Jamie just blow the roof off together on this new album!”
“We’re doing what we love. We’re proudly flying the flag for hard and melodic rock. Honestly, this is a very, very good Treat album”, says Anders Wikström. Treat are proud, confident and hungry for more!
Experience Treat live at Frontiers Rock Festival in Trezzo Sull’Adda (Milano) on April 23rd 2016.”
Track List for Ghost Of Graceland:
01. Ghost Of Graceland
02. I Don’t Miss The Misery
03. Better The Devil You Know
04. Do Your Own Stunts
07. Alien Earthlings
08. Nonstop Madness
09. Too Late To Die Young
10. House On Fire
11. Together Alone
12. Everything To Everyone
Live at The Firefest X – 2013