Biography

In early 2013 Carl Berglund and his old bandmate Jan Skärming decided to fulfill their musical dream, write songs shaped at its very core by 80’s rock giants. These were songs with emotional harmonies from pure British AOR, with the power of American hard rock, sprinkled with hooks from the new era of Swedish melodic rock. Joining them in the songwriting came Lars Nygren in spring -14(vocals), a friend of Carls since high school. When equipped with a ton of hard hitting melodic rock songs written, the missing pieces of the puzzle joined forces. They turned out to be Jonas Nordquist (lead guitar), drummer Michael Sjöö (replaced by Peppe Vikman in August-18) and Jens Rüttgeroth on keyboards (member since oct. -17).


In May 2016 they picked 4 songs and published them onto Spotify, iTunes, and a few other places with amazing reviews and response. In august 2016, the band signed a deal with AOR Heaven for a February 2017 release, and also later on a deal with Rubicon Music for a Japan release. The album was recorded in Studio Thinner, the band's own studio, in the spring of 2016. The studio is located in the band's hometown of Vasteras, Sweden. The album is also produced by AGE OF REFLECTION but the mixing and mastering is done by Erik Mårtensson, Blowout Productions (Eclipse, WET a.o).

After the summer 2018, AoR started writing new music for their next album.


They tried one of the new songs, live at the Rockingham Live festival, and the response was great! They went back into the studio and have now finished all the recordings. Yet again Erik Mårtensson (Massdestruction Production, former Blowout Productions) did the final magic on the album and the release was set to September 27:th 2019 on AOR Heaven, the album was also released in Japan October 2:nd 2019 on Rubicon Music Group.


In November 2019, AoR did their first tour in England. Supported by both A’priori and Atlas UK, then followed by the H.E.A.T Festival in Germany. One of highlights in 2020, so far, is the HRH AOR festival in march.


 

 

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