NEW HORIZON - "Gate Of The Gods"
Vocalist Erik Gronwall and songwriter/producer/multi-multi-instrumentalist Jona Tee, former bandmates in H.E.A.T., are continuing their musical partnership by unleashing New Horizon, their new power metal brainchild!
The seeds of NEW HORIZON were planted in Jona’s youth given that he grew up listening to (and still loves) Iron Maiden, Helloween, Hammerfall, Manowar, Edguy, and the like. Heavy metal is in his blood and New Horizon is something that is flowing through his veins and extremely close to his heart. He always dreamed of releasing his own power metal anthems one day. When asked about the sound of New Horizon, Jona Tee describes it as „a mix between classic power and heavy metal, with a touch of 2021.” The initial idea for New Horizon, at first, was to have several lead vocalists perform on the album; however, that changed when Erik Gronwall came to the studio to record two songs for the album. Despite Erik having recently departed H.E.A.T, both guys felt the need to continue working together. The songs Jona had written for the debut New Horizon album were ‘a match made in hell’ for Erik’s voice. Since he is an insanely versatile singer who could give the project a more band-like feel, Jona knew he was the man for the job. Sharing Jona’s passions for the genre, Erik gladly joined NEW HORIZON and delivered the vocal beast that lay inside him to bring Jona’s power metal vision to life. With the recording of those two initial songs, they started brainstorming and visualizing a future together under the banner of New Horizon…and they liked what they heard and saw.
After a few months of secretive work in the studio, the reunion of Gronwall and Tee brings us a true heavy metal record which will leave an unexpected imprint on the power metal scene. The general theme of the album and the songs is epic and powerful, but they maintain some truly infectious melodies while keeping the heavy metal foundation intact. Robban Bäck (Mustasch), Sam Totman (DragonForce), Love Magnusson (Dynazty), Dave Dalone (H.E.A.T), Niko Vuorela (Temple Balls), and Laucha Figueroa are all guest musicians/contributors to the self-titled debut album from New Horizon which will be released via Frontiers Music Srl.
If you like power metal, then this is simply going to be one of the contenders for your album of the year!
Erik “Power” Grönwall – Lead Vocals
Jona Tee – Bass, Guitars, Keyboards, Backing Vocals