Thomas Carlsen’s Transmission, one of Norway’s up and coming powerhouses of Melodic/Progressive Power Metal, has inked a worldwide deal with RFL Records.
Transmission is a solo project by Norwegian multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Thomas Carlsen. Inspired by bands such as Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and Dokken, his music is rooted in the 80’s style of hard rock and heavy metal. Carlsen is the sole songwriter and performs all instruments on the Transmission project. The kick-off single,’Fallen From Grace‘, combines Euro Power Metal with the Melodicism of the 80’s and Early 90’s hard rock played with drive and conviction.
Jon Marchewka (Marhefka) RFL Records CEO about the signing:
“Thomas Carlsen is a mega-talented young artist that brings a passion for music like I’ve never seen. He is committed to his art and his drive is infectious. I am looking forward to the future with Thomas and to hear what is next; I can assure everyone that it’s going to be amazing!”
‘Redemption‘ is the debut EP, which initially was released independently and now being reissued by RFL Records with a few new surprises for the fans.
Carlsen offers details about the EP:
“It contains four original tunes, written over an eight-year period of time, and recorded in my home studio. Some of the music dates back to when I was only fifteen years old. It really is like a love letter to the 80s heavy music scene. While my own style shines through on the EP, my biggest musical influences – particularly Iron Maiden and Judas Priest – are also apparent in the music. I even recorded a cover version of Iron Maiden’s 1983 classic “Still Life” for it. My fellow Norwegian and metal artist Marius Danielsen (Legend Of Valley Doom, Darkest Sins) performs the amazing vocals on the EP. The reissue of Redemption will also contain a new track which will offer a glimpse of what the future holds. I guess you’ll just have to wait and see!”
The ‘Redemption‘ EP was independently released by Carlsen in 2021 and will now get a full-blown label push that will cover all digital providers as well as full-scale physical distribution across North America, South America, Europe, Japan and Australia.
Carlsen Expresses Excitement with signing with RFL:
“I am thrilled to be taking this huge step with RFL Records, with whom I share a profound passion for heavy music. It feels unreal to be joining their incredible roster and working with a team of such talented people!”
The EP release is slated for May 13th and will be followed up by a new, full-length album.