Frontiers Music Srl presents on September 16 the second release of Swedish Fans Of The Dark, Suburbia. These Swedish newcomers are releasing a well-received debut album, which has seen them seamlessly fuse melodic rock with their 80s hard rock and metal influences. Suburbia sees them further perfecting this most enjoyable formula with stunning results.
Listen to the single “Fans Of The Dark” below and pre-order/save Suburbia here.
Suburbia is something of a sequel to the band’s self-titled debut, following similar themes, both musically and lyrically and even with the theme of the artwork, while seeing the band continue to evolve. Drummer Freddie Allen’s vision for the band is to do like the great hard rock and metal bands of the 70s and 80s, which is to constantly work on their craft and release new music with regularity. . In line with this vision, the group set to work on their second album soon after the release of their self-titled debut album. Suburbia follows more or less exactly a year after that debut, released in fall 2021.
“It’s pretty much a sibling to the first album, with similar themes and ideas, but this time we’re going deeper into the world where most of us grew up, and where we have to live. first came into contact with hard rock music, horror films on VHS, 80s teen culture and everything that shaped us – the suburbs”, explains Freddie Allen, principal songwriter and founder of the group, of Suburbia.
For this new album, Allen and vocalist Alex Falk are once again joined by guitarist Oscar Bromvall and new bassist Rickard Gramfors. The album spans eight tracks (another reference to those glory days of the 70s and 80s), including two epic songs, “The Pirates Of Maine” and “Restless Soul,” around the eight-minute mark. Fans of the band’s debut will be captivated by the band’s second offering. Fans of melodic hard rock looking for genre innovation and a break from “the norm” will definitely be wise to check out this striking breath of fresh air in the scene.
Suburbia was produced and mixed by multi-talented musician and producer Lars Fredrik Swahn (Dungen, The Amazing) and co-produced by Allen.
Fans of the Dark are an exciting new band formed in the summer of 2020 by lead drummer and songwriter Freddie Allen and lead vocalist Alex Falk. The duo went to high school together in Stockholm and, after a few years, reconnected recently with the vision of creating a band that would mix the melodies and approach of classic, melodic rock with elements of the great metal music of the 1960s. 80. Their musical output over their first two albums is one of the most exciting things you’ll hear emerge from successful melodic rock in Sweden, showcasing a tight and inventive musical approach with exceptional vocals.
List of tracks in the suburbs:
“Night of the Living Dead”
“The Pirates of Maine”
” Sick ! Sick Sick!
“Fans of Black”
“The Goblin King”
Video “Night of the Living Dead”:
Alex Falk – vocals
Oscar Bromvall – guitars
Rickard Gramfors – bass
Freddie Allen – drums