It's been two years since we last heard a new full length album from Swedish hard rockers Eclipse. Two years that has seen the band play to audiences in Australia, Japan, America and Europe, not to mention the three and a half million viewers who saw Eclipse's debut on Swedish national television at Melodifestivalen 2016.
With the development shown in their last two albums "Bleed and Scream" and "Armageddonize" the picture was clear, these guys were destined for greatness, and now greatness has been delivered in the shape of their new album MONUMENTUM.
After touring extensively for two years with their previous album, Eclipse's main songwriters Erik Mårtensson and Magnus Henriksson reconvened in Erik's new studio in the Swedish countryside and started writing songs. The intention was to write and record an album with no compromise of either song quality or performance from the band.
We know saying your latest album is the best you've done is the oldest cliché in rock, and so instead of taking our word for it, tune in and listen to the killer opening track “Vertigo”. It's melodic rock that's respectful of its history but with sights set on the future. Fans of the band will not be disappointed and new acquaintances can look forward to hard rocking tunes with massive hooks from the first to the final track.
As Erik puts it: "When I go and see a band I just want to hear songs that make me wanna put my fist in the air and scream along, and I want everyone around me to do the same. Well, Monumentum is one giant fist waiting for a chanting crowd of rockers. We can't wait for the people to hear it!"
Better be ready: ECLIPSE are coming to kick your butt!
Erik Mårtensson – lead vocals, guitars
Magnus Henriksson - guitars
Philip Crusner - drums
Magnus Ulfstedt - bass