Tag Archives: Erik Martensson

Album review: W.E.T.- Earthrage

W.E.T.- Earthrage

Frontiers [Release date 23.03.18] In the extensive world of melodic rock collaborations, W.E.T. can be seen as the nearest to a supergroup, bringing together the talents of prolific vocalist Jeff Scott Soto, Eclipse’s main man Erik Martensson and Work of … Continue reading

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Album review: AMMUNITION- S/T

Release Date 26.01.18 Ammunition are something of a supergroup among the thriving Scandinavian melodic rock scene, with their members having pedigree with various bands, notably main songwriters Age Sten Nielsen, former singer with WigWam who were early standard bearers for … Continue reading

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Gig review: ECLIPSE – The Borderline, London, 22 April 2017

ECLIPSE- The Borderline, London, 22 April 2017

With each album Eclipse’s reputation is finally spreading beyond the confines of the small but loyal melodic rock community. There was a significantly higher crowd to see them at a packed  Borderline than on their previous visits, and yet what … Continue reading

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Album review: ONE DESIRE- s/t

One Desire

Frontiers Records [Release Date 24.03.17] The latest in a seemingly endless line of melodic rock talent from Scandinavia, a real buzz is building around One Desire, a new name but boasting former Sturm and Drang singer and guitarist Andre Linman. … Continue reading

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Album review: ECLIPSE- Monumentum

ECLIPSE- Monumentum

Frontiers [Release Date 24.03.17] He may be the most prolific, in demand writer and producer on the melodic rock scene, but no-one could accuse Erik Martensson of neglecting his day job as lead singer and guitarist with Eclipse. Two years … Continue reading

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Album review: NORDIC UNION

Nordic Union

Frontiers Records [Release date 29.01.16] Lead singer of Eclipse, whose ‘Armageddonize’ album was GRTR!’s second best melodic rock album of 2015, Erik Martensson is one of the most prolific, not to say talented, figures in his field. The latest in … Continue reading

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Album review: ECLIPSE – Armageddonize

ECLIPSE - Armageddonize

Frontiers Records [Release Date 20.02.15] In the crowded field of Scandinavian melodic rock hopefuls, Eclipse took a massive step forward with their fourth album in 2012, ‘Bleed And Scream’ which topped many end year best ofs. It was another triumph … Continue reading

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Album review: AMMUNITION – Shanghaied

Ammunition Shanghaied

AOR Heaven [Released 26.01.15] Wig Wam may sadly be no more, but the band’s ex-members are certainly busy with guitarist Trond Holter teaming up with Jorn Lande on their rather good ‘Dracula’ themed album and now vocalist Åge Sten Nilsen … Continue reading

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Gig Review: ECLIPSE – Camden Underworld, London, 14 May 2014

ECLIPSE, Camden Underworld, 14 May 2014

Having built quite a reputation with their critically acclaimed last two albums, Are You Ready To Rock in 2008 and 2012’s Bleed And Scream, it is perhaps surprising that this was Eclipse’s first headline UK show, a sole date squeezed … Continue reading

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Album review: W.E.T. – Live In Stockholm

W.E.T. - Live In Stockholm

Frontiers Records [Release date 21.02.14] The nearest to a supergroup in the current melodic rock world, W.E.T. have within a short space of time become one of the darlings of the genre. So hot on the heels of last year’s excellent … Continue reading

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Album review: EDENBRIDGE – The Bonding

SPV There are a lot of female fronted symphonic and progressive metal bands out there now, possibly too many and it takes something a bit special to make the listener sit up and take notice. Luckily Edenbridge are one such … Continue reading

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JIMI JAMISON – Never Too Late

Frontiers www.frontiers.it Following on the heels of his last solo album, the wonderful “Crossroads Moment” (and “Extra Moments”) which was mostly co-written with ex-Survivor colleague Jim Peterik, comes “Never Too Late”. The Survivor writing connection has been severed for this … Continue reading

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