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  • "The sweatiset, most melodic 70's rock
    You can imagine!
    SWEDEN ROCK MAGAZINE
  • "WORLDCLASS!"
    Powerplay Magazine (UK)
  • "MASTERPIECE!"
    HMV Tokyo (JAPAN)

 

LATEST NEWS

UPCOMING SHOWS

September 3, 2016

Vecka 50 (112-18 december), 2016

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
HIGH HORSES
RAINBOW COLOURS

Rockin' in MUSIKHJÄLPEN 2016

Read more here (swedish only):

Hårdrock för Musikhjälpen 2016

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EARLIER SHOWS

Jan/Feb 2016

Nice interview in the FIREWORKS Magazine.

Read it - click the cover ->

Dec/Jan 2015/16

B.J talks to Smudge at Powerplay

Click the the pic below.

November, 2016

Rock the house/Backstage, Varberg [special guest to ART NATION]

October 13, 2016

Pub Anchor, Stockholm

June 18, 2016

Backstage, Varberg

June 11, 2016

Falkenberg [special guest to Dan Reed Network] [pics]

April 20, 2016

Sticky Fingers, Gothenburg [special guest to Magnum] [pics]

Februari 17, 2016

Zaragon, Jonkoping [pics]

November 27, 2015

Musikens hus, Gothenburg [releaseparty for "ROOTS & WINGS"] [pics]

THE REVIEWS

Here are the reviews for the first album as well as for the LIVESHOWS.

Below you can also find some nice merchandiise to support us...

...use your INSTINCT and look MAJOR!

PLEASE, CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW

THE STORY

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!

THE MEDIA

Pics and noise

MEET THE BAND

In a real band, the skills of each member combined is the secret of their sound.

JOHAN HÄLL

DRUMS

Experienced drummer extraordinary and multi-instrumentalist hailing from Jönköping, Sweden. Played with B.J in M.ILL.ION on their final tours and was a no-brainer for the job in MAJOR INSTINCT.

B.J LANEBY

BASS

After 25 years with M.ILL.ION he went to hell and back before he formed MAJOR INSTINCT.
"A multitasking bassman, songwriter and producer of humble" with more than 4-strings at heart.

STEFANO  MARCHESINI

VOX

The Swedish-Italian with such powerful lungs that he's been compared to the likes of David Coverdale, Ronnie James Dio and Jeff Scott Soto.
BJ co-produced his old band Human Race and has had him in mind ever since.

GABRIEL GLAMHEDEN

HAMMOND

Only22 years old and already the master of the Hammond organ. We're talking the real thing here, not the digital fake organsounds.

They call him Jon Lord Jr for a reason.

Adds a bit of Glenn Hughes style singing as well.

MAGNUS MILD

GUITARS

Guitarist of the highest caliber and with skills as broad as his smile.

Don't tell his fiancee though, that he's about to buy ANOTHER guitar. He always promises this will be the last one, but it never is...

It might be wrong

and a tried out cliche

But I couldn´t care less

need to get away!

 

I NEED A DRINK
(B.J Laneby

HERE WE GO AGAIN
ON THIS JOURNEY OF POWER

LET ́S ROCK THE GAME TONIGHT REACHING EVEN HIGHER

 

HIGH 5

(B.J Laneby)

Listen to the album

"ROOTS AND WINGS"

on Spotify!

CONTACT US

LET'S TALK ABOUT IT

WORLDWIDE MANAGEMENT

 

RESPECTABLE ARTISTS MANAGEMENT, USA

President, Geoff Eaton

e: respectableamp@gmail.com

c: + 1 (815) 713-9200

w: www.respectableartists.com

BOOKING AGENCY

E-MANAGEMENT AND BOOKING, Sweden

Ewa Eckers

e: emanagementandbooking@gmail.com

​m: +46 705652493

w: www.e-managementandbooking.com

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