His name belongs to the most influential and illustrious ones in Swedish metal. Mats Leven’s distinctive and colorful voice has graced albums by Candlemass, Therion, Krux, Yngwie Malmsteen and At Vance – now, after lending his voice to others for decades, fans can finally witness the charismatic singer’s solo album! Under the new flag of Skyblood, it will be seeing the light of day on November 22, 2019 via Napalm Records.
Dark and hypnotic anthems meet exotic trips into emotional soundspheres, tracks such as ‘The Voice’ triumph in musical finesse and timeless elegance. This debut is an unchained and exciting affair feeding off of epic and classic metal influences, doom and melodic hard rock – an unpredictable mixture soaring to glorious height! Mats has been working on his solo-project for several years, aside additional guest musicians, most instruments were recorded by Mats himself at his own studio, the Uzi G Studio in Stockholm. According to Mats, Skyblood is “who I am. This is Skyblood. Skyblood equals pride, empathy and rage. ’The Voice’ carries that flag. A fight for the cause of truth.“
Dive into Skyblood’s haunting, first single and watch the lyric video to ‘The Voice’ HERE!