King Of Sweden is a Finnish Progressive Rock band, founded in late 2019 by guitarist and singer Sampsa Nelimarkka, drummer Janne Savela and bass player Erkka Heinilä. They will release their debut album “The Training” digitally via Crusader Records on the October 1, 2021.
King Of Sweden’s debut album combines deeply rooted Prog Rock with fresh energy and attitude.”The Training” is a strong combination of a vintage and modern sound, containing skilful riffs and energetic guitar playing, as well as smooth prog ballads. The result is an irresistible journey through dreamy visions and magical atmospheres.
Listen to the epic track “Help Arrives” through the YouTube player below:
King Of Sweden are heavily influenced by the 70’s Prog Rock glory days, but also bring a modern day Prog feel to their craft, creating an interesting and intricate tapestry.
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The Training Track By Track:
Dreaming About the Emerald
‘Dreaming About the Emerald’ is the first single by King of Sweden. It’s the first peek into the 6-track album The Training, and it paints both a dreamy and energetic musical landscape.
‘Two Thieves’ is a progressive rock song by King of Sweden. It leads the listener to a journey through groovy riffs and dreamy landscapes.
In the House of a Witch
‘In the House of a Witch’ is an instrumental song by this progressive rock band, capturing an edgy and atmospheric image of a visitation in a house of a witch.
‘The Imprisonment’ is a prog rock ballad by the band. The song consists of soft guitar playing and strong vocals that are crowned with a smooth saxophone sound.
‘Help Arrives’ is another single by these prog rockers, combining energetic guitar riffs, technically skilful playing and varying time signatures. The song consists of three different parts: A) God Uses a Hammer B) Helps Arrives and C) Butterfly Hatches.
And the Last Enemy to Be Destroyed is Mathematics
‘And the Last Enemy to Be Destroyed is Mathematics’ is the final track for King of Sweden, diving into the subject of infinity by means of delirious guitar patterns, hypnotic bass lines, and frenzied drumming
ABOUT King Of Sweden:
King of Sweden is a Finnish progressive rock band, founded in late 2019 by guitarist and singer Sampsa Nelimarkka, drummer Janne Savela and bass player Erkka Heinilä. The trio had played together in the past, with Sampsa Nelimarkka playing the bass and Erkka Heinilä playing the guitar. This time, they decided to switch instruments with each other and immediately found their sound.
Combining a vintage and modern sound, King of Sweden plays honest Progressive Rock. They are deeply rooted in the old and classic Progressive Rock, however, they add to it a proper dose of fresh energy and some groovy, irresistible Hard Rock vibes. Jamming and improvisation remains an important part of their music, as well as talented compositions.
King of Sweden recorded their debut album “The Training” in December 2019, with their new music out in October of 2021 on Crusader Records.