Magnus Karlsson's Free Fall - the all star project of Primal Fear/Kiske-Sommerville guitarist Magnus Karlsson - released a preview clip for the upcoming new album "Kingdom of Rock." The album is set to drop via Fronters Records srl on November 6th.
For the new release, Karlsson has enlisted an impressive vocal guest lineup including: Jorn Lande (ex-MasterPlan/Allen-Lande), Jakob Samuel (The Poodles), Tony Harnell (ex-TNT/Skid Row), Rick Altzi (MasterPlan/At Vance), David Readman (Pink Cream 69/Voodoo Circle), Joe Lynn Turner (ex-Rainbow), Tony Martin (ex-Black Sabbath), Harry Hess (Harem Scarem) and Rebecca De La Motte.
1. Kingdom of Rock 2. Out of the Dark 3. No Control 4. When the Sky Falls 5. Angel of the Night 6. I Am Coming for You 7. Another Life 8. Never Look Away 9. A Heart So Cold 10. The Right Moment 11. Walk This Road Alone
Magnus Karlsson's Free Fall - the star studded project of Primal Fear/Kiske-Sommerville guitarist Magnus Karlsson - is streaming a third new track "I am Coming For You" in the player below. The song appears on the new album "Kingdom of Rock," which drops via Fronters Records srl on November 6th.
The album includes vocals guest appearances from: Jorn Lande (ex-MasterPlan/Allen-Lande), joe Lynn Turner (ex-Rainbow), Jakob Samuel (The Poodles), Tony Harnell (ex-TNT/Skid Row), Rick Altzi (MasterPlan/At Vance), David Readman (Pink Cream 69/Voodoo Circle), Tony Martin (ex-Black Sabbath), Harry Hess (Harem Scarem) and Rebecca De La Motte.
The track list is:
1. Kingdom of Rock (song streaming here) 2. Out of the Dark 3. No Control (song streaming here) 4. When the Sky Falls 5. Angel of the Night 6. I Am Coming for You 7. Another Life 8. Never Look Away 9. A Heart So Cold 10. The Right Moment 11. Walk This Road Alone
MAGNUS KARLSSON'S FREE FALL will release a new album, "We Are The Night", on May 8 via Frontiers Music Srl. The first single, "Hold Your Fire", featuring TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA and ANIMAL DRIVE vocalist Dino Jelusick, can be streamed below.
Aside from Dino, other guest vocalists on the album include Frontiers' newest vocal sensation Renan Zonta of ELECTRIC MOB, Noora Louhimo of BATTLE BEAST, Ronnie Romero of RAINBOW, Mike Andersson of CLOUDSCAPE, and former BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin.
On making the album, Magnus says: "After all hours of songwriting and recording, I sat back and listened to the final mixes and wondered, 'How can I ever top this album?' It has the sound and vibe I've always been searching for. Old and new friends that I admire are singing their hearts out and making the songs better than I ever could have dreamed of! Well, the third FREE FALL album is something really special to me and I hope it will be that for you too!"
Of Jelusick, Magnus shares: "I first heard/saw Dino on YouTube and then checked out his band ANIMAL DRIVE. I was totally knocked out by his amazing voice! He's got a voice that can be compared with many of the singing legends we adore, but he's got his own style filled with heart, soul, and tons of power! Crank up 'Hold Your Fire' and get ready to get blown away by the awesome Dino Jelusick!"
Karlsson is well known as the mastermind behind several Frontiers productions, including the successful initial ALLEN/LANDE trilogy and the recent spin-off album, ALLEN/OLZON, as well as releases by STARBREAKER (with Tony Harnell), Bob Catley, and KISKE/SOMERVILLE. In 2008, he joined German heavy metal icons PRIMAL FEAR and with them has toured the world and recorded several successful albums which charted in multiple countries around the globe.
In 2013, he launched his solo project FREE FALL, which was warmly received by the numerous fans of the Swedish mastermind and showcased Magnus's songwriting and production skills with lead vocals provided by a varied cast of some the finest singers of the genre.
For this new album, "We Are The Night", Magnus again enlisted a dream team featuring some of the strongest melodic singers in metal and hard rock. Rounding out the lineup on the album is Anders Kollerfors on drums with mixing by Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, PRIMAL FEAR, AMARANTHE, PRETTY MAIDS).
Frontiers Music Srl have released Worlds Apart, the debut album from the new project Allen/Olzon. Listen to the song "What If I Live" below, and order the album here.
Inimitable singer Russell Allen (Symphony X, Adrenaline Mob) and acclaimed Swedish guitarist, songwriter, and producer Magnus Karlsson (Primal Fear, Magnus Karlsson’s Free Fall) have collaborated successfully on three critically acclaimed albums where Russell dueted with Norwegian singer, Jorn Lande. After a break in their collaboration on said albums, where Timo Tolkki stepped in and oversaw an album, Magnus has returned to the fold, but with an exciting new twist to the formula. This time, Russell and Magnus welcome none other than the amazingly talented Anette Olzon (ex-Nightwish, The Dark Element) to the fold as Allen’s vocal partner and offer up an unbelievable new duets album.
If you love Allen/Lande’s first three albums, but also Delain, Within Temptation, Nightwish, and the like (but with a slightly heavier edge), then this is simply an album you must hear.
"Never Die" "Worlds Apart" "I’ll Never Leave You" "What If I Live" "Lost Soul" "No Sign Of Life" "One More Chance" "My Enemy" "Who You Really Are" "Cold Inside" "Who’s Gonna Stop Me Now"
Noted progressive metal vocalists Russell Allen (SYMPHONY X, ADRENALINE MOB) and Anette Olzon (THE DARK ELEMENT, ex-NIGHTWISH) will release a collaborative album titled "Worlds Apart" on March 6 via Frontiers Music Srl. The project will be issued under the moniker ALLEN/OLZON.
Allen and acclaimed Swedish guitarist, songwriter and producer Magnus Karlsson (PRIMAL FEAR, MAGNUS KARLSSON'S FREE FALL) collaborated successfully on three critically acclaimed albums where Russell dueted with Norwegian singer Jorn Lande. After a break in their collaboration on said albums, where former STRATOVARIUS guitarist Timo Tolkki stepped in and oversaw an album, Magnus has returned to the fold, but with an exciting new twist to the formula. This time, Russell and Magnus welcome none other than the amazingly talented Olzon as Allen's vocal partner and offer up an unbelievable new duets album.
The song "Never Die", taken from "Worlds Apart", can be streamed below.
"Worlds Apart" track listing:
01. Never Die 02. Worlds Apart 03. I'll Never Leave You 04. What If I Live 05. Lost Soul 06. No Sign Of Life 07. One More Chance 08. My Enemy 09. Who You Really Are 10. Cold Inside 11. Who's Gonna Stop Me Now
Vocals - Russell Allen, Anette Olzon Guitars, bass and keyboards - Magnus Karlsson Drums - Anders Köllerfors
Since the end of her five-year stint with NIGHTWISH in 2012, Olzon released a solo album, 2014's "Shine", and formed THE DARK ELEMENT with former SONATA ARCTICA guitarist Jani Liimatainen. The group's self-titled debut album was released in 2017; a follow-up, "Songs The Night Sings", was released in November.
Over the past 14 years, Allen — best known as the frontman of long-running progressive metal group SYMPHONY X — has released four acclaimed collaborative albums with Norwegian singer Jørn Lande (MASTERPLAN, AVANTASIA, JORN). The first three ALLEN/LANDE releases were produced and written by Karlsson, with the fourth and most recent — 2014's "The Great Divide" — produced and written by Tolkki.