Official press release:
After recording more than 50 albums, Mats Leven is one of today’s most sought-after vocalists in the hard rock and metal world. Now he teamed up with Napalm Records to release his very first solo album under the name Skyblood!
From his beginnings with a small tour with Swedish Erotica in 1989 to Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s massive US tour in 2018, Mats has been delivering the goods around the globe with acts such as YngwieMalmsteen, Therion, Candlemass, Gus G, Treat, Adagio, Krux, Firewind, At Vance and many more.
2019 marks the 30th year for Mats as a recording artist – Napalm Records is proud to release the legend’s very first solo album this year.
Mats Leven on the signing:
“A few days after the split with Candlemass in September 2018, I was contacted by Napalm Records regarding my solo material. The timing was perfect and today I’m thrilled to announce our partnership and the release of Skyblood in the fall of 2019! Skyblood is who I am and where I’m at after 30 years in this weird business. A special thanks to Sebastian Münch at Napalm – let’s do this!”
Sebastian Muench, A&R Napalm Records, states:
“With absolute pleasure and honor Napalm Records would like to announce the signing of MatsLeven’s Skyblood. Over the years, Mats distinguished vocal works have created various masterpieces; in particular for Candlemass, Krux and Therion! The new songs from the Skyblood debut sound amazing and we are looking forward to a very successful album release. Mats, welcome to the Napalm family!”