Swedish hard rockers IMPERA will release their sophomore studio album, "Pieces Of Eden", on October 18 via Escape Music. The CD was produced by Johan "Impera" Kihlberg and was mixed by Lars Chriss (LION'S SHARE), who also plays guest guitar on the song "Goodbye" a cover of the track that originally appeared on Paul Stanley's (KISS) 1978 album. "Goodbye" features an additional guest appearance by Bob Kulick, who was also the guitarist on the song's original version.
A release party and performance for "Pieces Of Eden" will be held on October 16 at ROQ on Gyldéngatan 2 in Stockholm, Sweden. The doors open at 18.00 (6:00 p.m.), and there is no entry fee.
"Pieces Of Eden" track listing:
01. Beast Within
02. These Chains
03. All Alone
04. Smalltown Blues
05. Since You've Been Gone
07. Easy Come
08. You And I
09. This Is War
10. Fire And The Flame
The song "Beast Within" can be streamed using the SoundCloud widget below.
* Tommy Denander (TOTO, PAUL STANLEY, MICHAEL JACKSON, ALICE COOPER) - Guitar
* Matti Alfonzetti (JAGGED EDGE, SCOTT GORHAM, SKINTRADE, ROAD TO RUIN, RED WHITE & BLUES) - Vocals
* J.K. Impera (BRUCE KULICK, GRAHAM BONNET, VINNIE VINCENT, JOHN CORABI, BRIAN ROBERTSON) - Drums
* Mats Vassfjord (VINNIE VINCENT, JOHN CORABI, SCAAR, GRAND DESIGN, LANEY'S LEGION) - Bass
IMPERA released its critically acclaimed debut album, "Legacy Of Life", last year through the U.K. label Escape Music.
IMPERA is described as "the perfect amalgamation of everything that makes rock roll with the punches. A guitar player who, seemingly effortlessly, delivers stunning solos and riffs of that classic, timeless grit you thought were killed off by grunge. Pounding bass that will put you through the wall. Blistering drumming that's as solid as it is technically challenging. And on top of all that, add a vocalist that sings circles around the competition."
IMPERA's style "lies firmly on a classic hard rock ground with a dose of strong melodies collected from the AOR world."