Well, well, well…Finally we have our brand new website up and running. Hope You like it, folks.
The band has signed to E-Management and Booking for live shows in Scandinavia. If You´re a promotor, festival organizer, club owner etc and want to book the band, check out the links and info at THE CONTACTS
In addition to preparing for live shows the guys have started writing for album no.2.
It´s very early days yet, but here are a couple of teasers for some possible new song titles.
HEART OF A LION
Nice interview in the FIREWORKS Magazine.
Read it - click the cover ->
B.J talks to Smudge at Powerplay
Click the the pic below.
Rock the house/Backstage, Varberg [special guest to ART NATION]
Pub Anchor, Stockholm
Falkenberg [special guest to Dan Reed Network] [pics]
Sticky Fingers, Gothenburg [special guest to Magnum] [pics]
Zaragon, Jonkoping [pics]
Musikens hus, Gothenburg [releaseparty for "ROOTS & WINGS"] [pics]
PLEASE, CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW
The new Swedish classic hard rock band MAJOR INSTINCT is the brainchild of M.ILL.ION founder, main songwriter and bass guitarist B.J Laneby. After 25 years, seven highly critically acclaimed albums with six figure sales and international touring, he decided to put M.ILL.ION to rest and start something new. This decision came after B.J became very ill and actually nearly died at the end of their last UK-tour (June/July 2014). Several months of intensive care both in the UK and in Sweden followed and once conscious and recovering, he had a lot of time to think. Said and done, the best musicians and the coolest guys available in Sweden were picked and in late December 2014 MAJOR INSTINCT was formed in Gothenburg. A BAND, not a project! The line-up soon was completed with Stefano Marchesini (lead vocals, ex HUMAN RACE), Magnus Mild (guitars), Johan Häll (drums, ex- M.ILL.ION) and 22-year old newcomer Gabriel Glamheden (Hammond & keys).
The songwriting took place in the first part of 2015 and carries on the vibe of bands like Thin Lizzy, Rainbow, Whitesnake, KISS and Deep Purple. The major part of the lyrics, all written by B.J Laneby, reflects on the rollercoaster ride called life. A couple of rough recordings were sent out to some contacts in the business and very soon there were offers on the table. In May 2015, the band decided to go with Metal Heaven and MAJOR INSTINCT signed a deal with them for Europe.
With a deal and a budget in place, July 2015 was spent in the Rabbit Hole Studios in Gothenburg Sweden. Guitarist Magnus Mild was the engineer, Victor Olsson took care of the mix and Martin Kronlund of JM Studio mastered the album.
“High Five”, a straight catchy rock´n roll song with a positive message, was chosen as the first single and video clip: "We can do it together!" Be it the team, the band or the couple. The release date for both was on September 30th, 2015. The video for this track was directed by the video producer & photographer, the talented Mr Alex Kristoffersson.
Roots & Wings” is the name of the album which finally saw the light of day for Europe on AOR Heaven on November 27th, 2015. On the same day the band made their first ever live appearance at the launch party/release at Musikens Hus, in Gothenburg Sweden in front of a very enthusiasic hometown audience.
The reactions to the album has since been totally overwhelming! Major media around the world has given Major Instinct a fantastic welcome. Following,the band has been invited as Special Guests to the likes of MAGNUM and DAN REED NETWORK as well as headlining prestigious venues of themselves. Again the reviews have been fantastic. For example Sweden Rock Magazine named the band “the most sweaty, melodic, 70`s rock You could ever imagine!”
The second video from the album is called I NEED A DRINK, filmed at a show in the late spring of 2016 – released on the 27:th of May.
The band is now gearing up for more lives shows/touring and have recently signed to the Scandinavian Booking Agency E-Management. In addition to that, the songwriting for album no.2 has begun.
One thing is for sure: MAJOR INSTINCT is the real deal and are more than ready to take on the legacy of classic melodic hard rock!
Pics and noise
It might be wrong
and a tried out cliche
But I couldn´t care less
need to get away!
I NEED A DRINK
HERE WE GO AGAIN
ON THIS JOURNEY OF POWER
LET ́S ROCK THE GAME TONIGHT REACHING EVEN HIGHER
Listen to the album
"ROOTS AND WINGS"
LET'S TALK ABOUT IT
RESPECTABLE ARTISTS MANAGEMENT, USA
President, Geoff Eaton
c: + 1 (815) 713-9200
E-MANAGEMENT AND BOOKING, Sweden
m: +46 705652493
You need roots and wings
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