Nuclear Blast Records has announced that they have signed Swedish symphonic power metal band, Majestica. Member Tommy Johansson who is known for his roles as a guitarist of Sabaton and and Reinxeed, is joined by bassist Chris David and guitarist Alex Oriz. The Reinxeed trio is now backs and have announced a new album, “Above The Sky” to go along with their new name. Tommy states:
It’s been many years since we last released an album, so we decided to ‘start over’ as a new band, MAJESTICA, instead. It’s not only a majestic and epic name for a power metal band from Sweden, it’s also a tribute to the album »Majestic« that we released with REINXEED in 2010. We came up with it and it sounded great, it felt perfect for this kind of music and just feels right.
About the new musical direction he says:
People can expect real power metal in the vein of HELLOWEEN, STRATOVARIUS and GAMMA RAY, but also great symphonic parts with catchy melodies and choruses with a lot of choral arrangements, guitar solos, beautiful inflections and of course – high pitched vocals like Michael Kiske, Timo Kotipelto and Sebastian Bach.
The band says that they will also be joined by Uli Kush (ex Helloween) on drums for the recording of their new album.
More details will be made available soon.