FRONTIERS MUSIC SRL SIGNS WILDNESS
BAND CURRENTLY WORKING ON NEW STUDIO ALBUM
ANTICIPATED FOR RELEASE IN 2022
Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to welcome Sweden's Wildness to the label's roster of melodic hard rock talent! The band are currently working on their label debut, and third album overall, for release some time in 2022. The band's sound harkens back to classic hard rock with a focus on melodies and hooks, with their main influences being bands like Dokken, Whitesnake, DIO, FM, Extreme, Journey, and other diverse sounding artists under the rock umbrella. Crazy Lixx frontman Danny Rexon recently placed Wildness' last album, "Ultimate Demise" on his "10 Awesome 21st Century Hair Metal Albums" list that he did for Loudwire. He described them thusly: "Wildness are one of the new generation bands, probably taking inspiration from numerous previous bands on this list and combining it with more melodic metal, keyboards and, at times, even synthwave elements. Is this the future sound of the "Hair Metal" genre? You tell me! But if it is, I sure won’t be complaining."
For a sample of what the band sounds like, enjoy 'Cold Words' from their 2020 album, "Ultimate Demise". https://youtu.be/RtKNZdudPxU
Wildness was originally intended to be a studio project, but during 2014 developed into a traditional band. Soon after, they started rehearsing and performing live diligently and in September 2015 and January 2016 the self-produced singles "Collide" and "Turning The Pages," respectively were released. The band recorded their debut album in 2016/17 and subsequently released their self-titled debut in late 2017.
In 2018, the band performed at a number of different festivals internationally and shared stages with Dokken, H.E.A.T, Dee Snider, Crashdïet, Dragonforce, Arch Enemy, Warrant, Vixen, and many more. They also had the honor to open for Pretty Maids and others during the course of the year. In 2019, the band began working on the follow-up to their well received self-titled debut. However, this work never came to fruition as vocalist Gabriel Lindmark left the band in the autumn of 2019 over musical disagreements.
In the spring of 2020, the band finally found the right replacement for their vacant vocal spot in Erik Forsberg (ex-Blazon Stone). Their second album, which was produced entirely by drummer Erik Modin, was named "Ultimate Demise" and released in October 2020. The efford garnered the band some international attention within the melodic hard rock scene and showed continued growth musically. Wildness was also in 2021 featured in the international charity project "Save The Noize" (where the soundtrack tune under the same name was written by the band's main songwriter Erik Modin), along with Frontiers Srl-associated artists like Johnny Gioeli (Hardline), Åge Sten Nielsen (Ammunition, Wig Wam), Danny Rexon (Crazy Lixx), Michael Blanc (degreed) and many others.
The band eventually came to the attention of Frontiers Music Srl, arguably THE premiere label for melodic hard rock signings, who wished to have the band join their roster. Wildness are currently working on their third album, anticipated for release in 2022.
Erik Forsberg - Lead vocals
Marcus Sjösund - Bass
Adam Holmström - Guitars
Pontus Sköld - Guitars
Erik Modin - Drums