Swedish singer/songwriter Chris Antblad's long awaited debut solo album "Century",is now available for pre-order and was released officially September 30 via MelodicRock Records/Analogue Baby Studios.
Chris Antblad was a big part of the songwriting and vocal talent behind the acclaimed Spin Gallery release "Standing Tal"l, which came out on Atenzia Records in 2004. Chris has spent the better part of his adult life as a musician and primarily as a songwriter. A mix of versatility and exceptional lyricism, has led to many interesting collaborations over the years. Primarily, the songwriting has been concentrated on adult oriented rock music and country. Two styles of music that both are reliant on advanced vocal-parts and arrangements. After a few years of songwriting, the necessity for good demos fostered a vocal ability that in later years led to more and more vocal work.
The songwriting led to Nashville and collaborations with some of his heroes like John Bettis, Gary Baker, Eric Martin, Paul Carrack, Michael Jay, Joe Lynn Turner, John Capek, Randy Goodrum, Jay Graydon, Brett James and Wayne Kirkpatrick. His interest for AOR always lingered as a result of growing up in the 80-ies and has led to a long time collaboration with Joe Lynn Turner and a few noted appearances, one of which was the noted one-off Spin Gallery project.
Andrew McNeice (Melodicrock.com)says: "I have been waiting forever to get this album out to fans of AOR and melodic rock. The quality of the songwriting and Chris' choice for a more AOR approach had me hooked from the start. He underestimates himself as a vocalist - I think he is superb and a total original. He has one of those voices that just demands your attention."