Saturday, January 3, 2015

220 Volt - Through The Wastelands

220 Volt is a Swedish heavy metal band, formed in 1979 by guitar players Thomas Drevin and Mats Karlsson. The band released albums on the CBS Records and Epic Records labels.

220 Volt returns to the scene with a new vocalist. Anders Engberg (ex-Therion ex-Lions Share) is the new vocie of the band. Founding members Thomas Drevin and Mats Karlsson handles guitars, drummer Peter Hermansson reunites with the band.

220 Volt was among the top hardrock acts in Scandinavia during the 80's and released their first, self titled album on CBS in June 1983. The band then went on to release five albums between 1983-1988. The last one recorded in the 80's was the album Eye to Eye which is their best selling album internationally, and it was also on heavy rotation on MTV and many radiostations around the world.

The band built their reputation on frequent album releases and energetic live shows. Besides performing their own headline shows, the band also toured as support for AC/DC and Nazareth among others. In 1985 the band performed in front of 80.000 people in Warsaw Poland. The show was broadcasted live on Polish TV, among the first ever TV-shows in the eastern block to feature a hardrock band.

220 Volt split up in 1992, but did release the studio album Lethal Illusion in 1997. Volt appeared for a while 2002-2008 with members from an earlier line-up and produced 2 albums, Volume 1 and the live album Made in Jamtland. Songs like Firefall, Love Is All You Need, It's Nice To Be A King, Heavy X-mas and Power Games to name a few, still get airplay around the world... Songs you'll be likely to hear again in 2015.

The new album is brilliant an excellent melodic hard rock/ heavy metal album, well done 220 Volt.

Albums by 220 Volt so far:

220 Volt 1983
Power Games 1984
Mind over muscle 1985
Young and wild 1987
Eye To Eye 1988
Lethal Illusion 1997
Volume 1 2002
Made in Jamtland 2005
Heavy X-mas revisited 2009 (EP)
Walking In Starlight 2014

Todays tune "Through The Wastelands" is the second single/video from the new album "Walking In Starlight"

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