When guitarist Lars Chriss
(Lionís Share) and bassist Sampo Axelsson
(Lionís Share, Glenn Hughes) started working together in Lionís Share in the year 2005, some of the ideas they came up with, didnít fit the Heavy Metal style LS was going after for the new album.
Since the stuff they wrote was way to good to just be scrapped, Sampo came up with the idea of doing a full album worth of songs in the style of classic Hardrock bands like Rainbow, Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath etc. These were bands that both Chriss and Axelsson grew up listening to, so it felt very natural to do this as a tribute or celebration to what got them picking up an instrument in the first place.
When the music for all songs were written, Thomas Broman
, Electric Boys, Glenn Hughes, Audiovision, Hughes Turner Project, John Norum etc.), was approached to put down the real drums for the album. After the basic tracks were recorded in Chrissí and Axelssonís studio in August 2006, the guys got in contact with Matti Alfonzetti
, Skintrade, Jagged Edge, Alfonzetti), with an offer to join the group and to help finish writing the songs. Alfonzetti recorded his vocal parts at his studio and the album was mixed during Summer 2007.
Road To Ruin transports the Classic Rock of the 70ís and early 80ís into our time. Their sound is fresh, exciting and offers skilled musicanship which truly stands out with a top notch production added. The guitar playing clearly reflects Chrissí passion for the band Black Sabbath and adds an unpredictable groove to the album. ďRoad To RuinĒ is a debut album that shouldnít be missed by any fan of the classic hard rock genre!
Lars Chriss - Axe Master
Sampo Axelsson - Bass Master
Thomas Broman - Drums Master myspace page
Matti Alfonzetti - Singer
On their Road To Ruin 's myspace page you can hear a couple of tracks from the album RIIR.
01 Only the One (Terrific
02 Pale Rider
03 Face of an Angel
04 Pleasure and Pain
05 For your Soul
06 Walk the Line
07 Thorn in my Side
09 Until I See the Sun