On May 14, Rambo/Gain will release the debut album from THE SUMMIT.
THE SUMMIT is a new collaboration between old friends, among them members of classic Swedish rock bands 220 VOLT and EASY ACTION.
THE SUMMIT's first CD is described as a nod to the members own musical references and influences, mainly from the '70s.
A first single will be released mid-April, but before that, the band will release at least two videos. The first was shot during the recording of the album and can be seen below.
In October 2011, Björn "B" Höglund (drummer of EASY ACTION and HOVEN DROVEN) placed a call to Mats Karlsson (220 VOLT) and explained what he had in mind — for him, a dream team consisting of Mats, singer and childhood friend Michael Klemmé (MARMALADE SOULS) and bass player Lars Ericsson.
Tired of being tied up in several album projects, years in the making, Björn wanted to write and record quickly, just like many of his favorite albums were made in the '70s, and the music had to fit the same idea.
Within hours, everyone was on board.
Stepping up to the challenge, the boys began writing in January. Out of some 16 songs written, recording began in April and eleven songs were completed during the fall of 2012.
The result; a modern-sounding '70s rock album with several nods to the all the bands that shaped Mats, Björn, Michael and Lars musically, without ripping any of them off.