Origin: Sweden
Genres: Power Metal
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This project is the brainchild of bassist Magnus RosÚn (recently of HammerFall) and his drummer pal Big Swede, with their aim being to play Euro power metal with a futuristic image and style (so, that means occasional spacey effects in the music and sci-fi lyrics). Along for the ride are two big Euro metal names in Andy LaRocque (King Diamond and others) and Pagan's Mind vocalist Nils K. Rue, further heightening interest in the band. They've debuted in 2008 with New Universal Order, and the processed vocals and various sound effects are sure to generate some controversy -- Euro power metal bands are well known to play it safe by the rules, and one could imagine that some hardcore fans might not like all the bells and whistles. On the other hand, this is definitely a bit different for the genre, even though without the extras the songs are really pretty traditional power metal in nature. The musicianship and production values are top-notch as expected, so that's a plus. New Universal Order is a decent first effort from this project, but it's probably too soon to tell where this band ultimately ends up, as the sci-fi angle can certainly be explored further.

Current Members

Nils K. Rue

vocals (ex-Eidolon, Pagan's Mind)

Reeves Gabrels


Andy LaRocque (Anders Allhage)

guitars (ex-Death, ex-EF Band, ex-Illwill, King Diamond)

Magnus RosÚn

bass (ex-HammerFall, ex-Jorn, ex-Keegan, ex-Revolution Renaissance)

Big Swede (Stefan Svensson)



New Universal Order 
2008 AFM
  1. CyberChrist
  2. Man Machine
  3. Charge To War
  4. Stand Up
  5. A Cryptic Message
  6. Crooked Cross
  7. Lunar Voyage
  8. Argonaut
  9. New Eden
  • Nils K. Rue
  • Reeves Gabrels
  • Andy LaRocque
  • Magnus RosÚn
  • Big Swede

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility 


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