RELEASE DATE: 24/06/2016
Featherstone - Northern Rumble
Swedish melodic rock act Featherstone was founded by songwriter, multiinstrumentalist & producer Rikard Quist in 2012. After writing for and playing with bands like Gypsy Rose, Don Patrol, Last Autumn's Dream, White Wolf and Bangalore Choir for several years, he decided to focus his efforts on creating a masterpiece he could call his own. Collaborating with friend and talented singer Lars Boden (Appearance), and with the addition of heavy drummer Niklas Österlund (Headplate), Rikard found the melody and power needed and Featherstone quickly found its feet. More importantly it found its sound and, with the addition of British lyricist Jon Wilde (with whom Rikard had previously written), the songs found their words. The "Northern Rumble" album was written, recorded and produced by Rikard Quist in his own studio Eastern Palette Studio in Gothenburg. Niklas and his thunderous drums were added thanks to the recording talents of Daniel Granstedt at Don Graniolo Sound Studio. The final mix and incredible mastering work was made by renowned and skilled engineer Martin Kronlund at JM Recording Studio. The debut album contains ten strong and timeless melodic rock songs filled with epic choruses, soaring melodies and ample overdriven power to keep you coming back again and again. It's a musical journey from the 70s, the 80s, through the 90s right up until today.