LION'S SHARE bassist Sampo Axelsson will perform at the Polar Music Prize gala in Stockholm, Sweden on May 22. Guests include LED ZEPPELIN members John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, plus His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden. ZEPPELIN will receive the prestigious award at the event, which will be broadcast on Sweden's TV4. Zoe Bonham will be on hand to accept the award on behalf of her father, late ZEPPELIN drummer John Bonham.

Axelsson and the rest of the current LION'S SHARE lineup — which includes guitarist/mainman Lars Chriss and vocalist Patrik Johansson (also in ASTRAL DOORS) — are currently writing material for a fifth album to be released late 2006/early 2007. The songs written so far are being described as "heavier and more straight-ahead with tons of energy and attitude." Johansson spent time at a Stockholm studio in February recording the vocals for three new songs: "Cult of Denial", "The Edge of the Razor" and "Hatred's My Fuel".


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