After lending his distinctive voice to bands like Candlemass, Therion, Krux, Yngwie Malmsteen and At Vance for decades, Swedish heavy metal icon Mats Leven will release his first solo-album ever! Under the name of Skyblood, the self-titled debut album will be seeing the light of day on November 22nd via Napalm Records.
Skyblood just recently debuted a first single and lyric video for ‘The Voice‘, and today, Leven is sharing another epic track from Skyblood‘s debut, ‘The Not Forgotten‘ which he calls, “A very personal song that required a personal video to go with it.”
Skyblood takes us on an exotic trip through emotional soundspheres, filled with dark and hypnotic anthems, that triumph in musical finesse and timeless elegance. This debut is an unchained and exciting affair feeding off epic and classic metal to melodic hard rock – an unpredictable mixture soaring to glorious height!
Mats has been working on his solo-project for several years. Aside from additional guest musicians, most instruments were recorded by Mats himself at his own studio, the Uzi G Studio in Stockholm. According to Mats, Skyblood is, “who I am. This is Skyblood. Skyblood equals pride, empathy and rage.”
1. Skyblood Manifesto
2. The Voice
3. The Not Forgotten
4. Wake Up to the Truth
5. Once Invisible
6. One Eye For An Eye
7. Out of the Hollow
8. For or Against
9. Le Venimeux
Skyblood will be coming on Vinyl, CD and in Digital formats November 22nd via Napalm Records, a definite MUST-HAVE that will belong in every well- sorted Classic, Heavy and Doom Metal record collection.