Andreas Tyrone Svensson alias Dregen, Swedish star guitarist and guiding light of the Scandinavian rock scene, will release his solo debut album in september this year. That of Dregen and Pär Wiksten (The Wannadies) produced work includes completely new material.
On 10 songs simply with "Dregen" titled new album can happen an era Revue, in which rock music was bursting decadence and glamor. A time when commercial and credibility were still on good terms with each other. As albums great were for 35 minutes, spread over the two sides of a vinyl LP. As background singers Feather Boas contributed; "High" were as paragraphs and musicians Usually, emotion and entertainment were the driving forces and rock'n'roll - Lifestyle prevailed ...
Dregen is the first solo project of his 25-year career in which he was an integral part of internationally acclaimed bands like Backyard Babies and Hellacopters. Moreover Dregen presented his guitarist-skill variety available to other projects: listed here are Infinite Mass (Sleaze radio with a penchant for "Scarface" and `70s), Supershit666 (oblique, spontaneous Euro-rock'n'roll supergroup, reinforced by various members of the Wildhearts and Hellacopters) and Michael Monroe's band. The cover artwork fOr Monroes pending "Horns And Halos" album designed the comic book fan Dregen the bargain. Therefore, no wonder that his vorliegendes solo debut album draws as varied from punk, rock, jazz and blues elements. On "Dregen" Stockholm guitarist has its sprawling music collection distilled, so to speak.
"That was the hardest part"Dregen remembers."For a year I stared at my plate, thinking: `How the hell can I get the" vibe "of KISS, Slayer, the Beastie Boys and Miles Davis in one album? But I've got it, and it sounds very much like myself. "Dregen" is an energetic rock'n'roll album with the best songs I've ever written and recorded. "
On Dregens solo debut his old companion Nicke Andersson plays (ex-frontman of Entombed, co-founder of the Hellacopters and now the driving force of Imperial State Electric) drums, bass and rhythm guitar with three tracks, which he also co-wrote. Other co-musicians on the album are Karl rockfist (Michael Monroe, Danzig), the bassist Sami Yaffa (Hanoi Rocks, New York Dolls, Joan Jett, Michael Monroe) and John Calabrese (Danko Jones). Dregen wrote all the lead vocals and guitar parts and was locally supported vocally by Danko Jones and the Swedish singer Titiyo.
It is clear that the reunification of the dream teams Dregen and Nicke have rock fans waiting. this happened now finally on this album.
"undoubtedly"Affirms Dregen"when we play and write together, almost always something magical arises. I do not know exactly what it is, but there is definitely a special chemistry. Nicke is one of my most esteemed drummers of all time, and we have been working since the early Hellacopters times no longer so closely."
"Dregen" was mainly recorded in Pär Wikstens "Hospital1" studio in Stockholm and then mixed in the legendary Berlin Hansa Studios by Michael Ilbert.
From hard-hitting, bluesy "Flat Tyre On a Muddy Road" About the sinewy meandering radio of "6-10", to the rocking swaggering inspired by KISS "Mojo's Gone", embrace the new songs is considerable variation of tones, moods and textures.
Just as the man Dregen can also be the album do nothing "Dregen" to a simple formula. Here are complex songs that come directly from the heart. Songs full of retro chic and glam-rock splendor paired with musical forms and sounds that are modern, without a trend to run after.
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