AUDIOVISION, the new solo project from NARNIA frontman Christian Rivel, will release their debut album, "The Calling", in Japan on December 22 via King Records. A European release date has yet to be confirmed.
"The Calling" features contributions from some of the best musicians in melodic hard rock and heavy metal. Confirmed guests include:
Jeff Scott Soto (TALISMAN, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN)
Bruce Kulick (ex-KISS, GRAND FUNK RAILROAD)
Tony Franklin (WHITESNAKE, BLUE MURDER, FIRM)
Mats Levén (KRUX, AT VANCE ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN)
Mic Michaeli (EUROPE)
Mattias "IA" Eklundh (FREAK KITCHEN)
Eric Clayton (SAVIOUR MACHINE)
Michael Höglund (PUNCHLINE, ex-THUNDER, GREAT KING RAT)
Thomas Broman (HUGHES & TURNER, GLENN HUGHES BAND, ex-ELECTRIC BOYS)
Thomas Vikström (BRAZEN ABBOT, ex-CANDLEMASS, TALISMAN)
Lars Chriss (LION'S SHARE)
Tommy Denander (RADIOACTIVE)
Carl Johan Grimmark (NARNIA)
Andreas Lindahl (PLATITUDE)
Jörgen Schelander (MERCURY FANG)
Michael Andersson (CLOUDSCAPE)
According to an official press release, the vision for the project was "to create good heavy metal with strong melodies and lots of harmony vocals like QUEEN & THE SWEET. Everything will be packed in a superb production by producer and guitarist Lars Chriss from LION'S SHARE," who has co-written most of the songs together with Christian Rivel. Several MP3 clips are currently available for download from the following locations: "The Calling" (mp3), "The King Is Alive" (mp3) and "Show Me the Way" (mp3).
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