M.ILL.ION - Former Guitarist Back In The Band
April 3, 2006, 12 years ago
Swedish rockers M.ILL.ION have announce that guitarist Jonas Hermansson is back in the band. Founder member B.J Laneby (bass) comments: "It took only one rehearsal to understand that we belong together. All five of us in the same room create that special chemistry you can´t explain or buy for money. Jonas has been away in Australia for some time and we've been looking for a high standard replacement since then, failing to find the right guy. Believe me, many great guitarists have applied for the job, but something was always missing. Back in Sweden we initially asked him to do a gig with us planned in April. This five piece hasn't played together for six-seven months, but as soon as we did that first rehearsal together it felt like yesterday. Jonas is a phenomenal guitar player, rock n' roller and overall great guy so it feels extremely right to ask him back as a member. We recently had a meeting about the situation and the result is that this rock n' roll family called M.ill.ion is complete again. We can promise all the fans that we intend to kick some serious ass with a new album and electrifying shows, just you wait!”
A brand new photo of the reunited band at rehearsals can be viewed here.
According to the band's website: "The Swedish fans can expect a high energy one-off gig in Växjö at Folkets Park on 13th April and then M.ill.ion will now go full steam ahead finishing the song-writing for the new album. Easing the wait for the new album and celebrating 15 years since the recording of M.ill.ion's debut , Majestic Rock will release a compilation album called M.ill.ion 1991-2006 ... The Best So Far. The album includes songs from the first five M.ill.ion albums plus some previously unreleased material: 'Evil Inside' is taken from the Kingsize recordings; 'Candyman' live in England was recorded at the successful Firefest gig in Bradford 2005 and the video of 'Backdoor Queen' was filmed at the launch party show for Kingsize in the boys hometown of Gothenburg in Sweden. The artwork will be done by none other than UK artist Hugh Gilmour. Hugh has of course a major portfolio including album covers for IRON MAIDEN, BLACK SABBATH and MOTÖRHEAD etc. Stay tuned for the release date and more info."