Swedish/Finnish progressive metal "supergroup" SOLUTION.45, which features in its ranks former SCAR SYMMETRY vocalist Christian Älvestam, Mikko Härkin (ex-SONATA ARCTICA, KOTIPELTO) and Jani Stefanovic (MISERATION, ESSENCE OF SORROW), has inked a deal with Marquee/Avalon for the Japanese release of the band's forthcoming debut album, tentatively due in early 2010. The CD will be issued in Europe via AFM Records.
SOLUTION.45 will enter Panic Room studios in September with producer Tomas "Plec" Johansson to begin recording the CD, which will feature lyrics written entirely by Mikael Stanne of DARK TRANQUILLITY.
Älvestam previously stated about SOLUTION.45: "For all of you who like my multi-vocal stuff in SCAR SYMMETRY, I'd like to introduce a somewhat new band I've got going since the late fall of 2007 called SOLUTION.45. Since I'm responsible for introducing the multi-vocal style in SCAR SYMMETRY, as well as writing like 75% of all the vocal-melodies and 90% of all the growled parts, you will most likely recognize the style and hooks in SOLUTION.45. I've been writing and doing these multi-vocals since the early '90s in several bands (such as UNMOORED, SOLAR DAWN and SCAR SYMMETRY, to name a few) and since this style very much reflects who I am, musically, I have no plans abandoning it any time soon! All the aforementioned bands have vocally been a lengthening of my urge to write and experiment with these different vocal-styles and hooks and SOLUTION.45 feels very much like the next natural step, in this 15-year long journey, starting back in 1993 with the birth of UNMOORED! It's been a while since it felt this inspiring and rewarding though!"
Christian Älvestam (SCAR SYMMETRY) - Vocals
Mikko Härkin (SONATA ARCTICA, KOTIPELTO) - Keyboards
Jani Stefanovic (MISERATION, ESSENCE OF SORROW) - Guitar
Tom Gardiner (HATEFORM) - Guitar
Anders Edlund (ANGEL BLAKE) - Bass
Rolf Pilve (MISERATION, ESSENCE OF SORROW) - Drums