SHADOWSIDE Bassist MAGNUS ROSÉN - "I Have Written Some Music With KING DIAMOND Guitarist ANDY LaROCQUE; Maybe It Will Have Influences For The Upcoming Album"
December 2, 2015, 3 years ago
Brazilian bashers Shadowside recently spoke with Slovakia's Hellmagazine and discussed bringing former HammerFall bassist Magnus Rosén on board, as well as plans for their new studio album. An excerpt is available below.
Q: What should we expect from new album? What can you tell us about your previous piece – Inner Monster Out?
Dani: "The Inner Monster Out album was our most successful album up to date. It was released in 2012 worldwide and it took us much further than we thought it would. It hit BURRN’s best selling album charts, the rock and metal radio charts in USA. It’s a heavy, straightforward album, and we tried to keep the balance between intensity, melody, aggressiveness, since we all like so many different things in the band and we embrace those different musical tastes we all have. So now we are working on the evolution of the Inner Monster Out… we’re keeping it very heavy, working on catchy melodies and aiming to make it interesting, yet simple so we all can headbang (laughs)."
Magnus: "What I hope and believe so will our different backgrounds to give new color to the music. Then I never got the chance write music in Hammerfall, it gives me a great pleasure that the door is open to influence the music. I have written some music with the King Diamond guitarist Andy LaRocque, and maybe Shadowside will be inserting them and have influences for the upcoming album."
Dani: "We actually just got off a Skype session with the entire band to talk and show some tunes. The music that Magnus showed us, that he wrote with Andy LaRocque sounded awesome! So many bands break up because of the so called musical differences and backgrounds… we actually want them. We like them. Like Magnus said, it keep things fresh."
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Shadowside was formed by singer Dani Nolden, Raphael Mattos on guitars and Fabio Buitvidas on drums and now with Magnus Rosén (ex-HammerFall) on bass. Magnus was part of Hammerfall from 1997 to 2007, did several world tours and recorded several albums, being awarded golden records and a Grammy nomination with Hammerfall. He also recorded albums with Jorn Lande, Tony Martin (ex-Black Sabbath) and has just released his 10th solo album titled "The World Changes" with musicians who played with Hammerfall, Black Sabbath, ABBA, Yngwie Malmsteen and others.
Magnus Rosén sent a message to the fans: "I've been away from the metal stage for more than 8 years! Metal has a very nice energy that I miss and love, and I think Shadowside has just that kind of nice metal that fits my style! And at the same time I always liked Brazil/South America. After 9 times with mixed HammerFall tours and solo bass tours in this part of world, I know for sure of my feelings and I am looking forward to join the band Shadowside. So when I was asked to join and play with Shadowside, so was the desire great to once again set a high volume, smoke, light, and good metal music. The band have nice feelings in the metal music that I like. I got few new song ideas from the band and I think these songs and music are powerful and will be loved by the people out there. So I can't wait to get the wheels moving forward with the band."
Shadowside's singer Dani Nolden also commented on why they invited Magnus and what this means for the band: "Magnus is someone we admire greatly and it is an honor to work with him, not only because of his great skills as a bass player but also because he has an incredible experience with many different and special projects. We felt he would be a perfect match for us and we're thrilled that he accepted our invitation to join Shadowside. Now we can't wait to start the recordings and get this show on the road. It's going to be amazing!"
Magnus Rosén is already participating in the songwriting process of the new album with Shadowside, which is set to be recorded between June and August 2016 in Gothenburg, Sweden. Once again, Fredrik Nordström (At The Gates, In Flames, Arch Enemy, Soilwork, Dark Tranquillity) will be in charge of the album production.