Baltimoore is a Swedish rock band, led by Swedish singer Björn Lodin. Lodin was originally approached by Elektra Records in 1987 to record a solo album, but Lodin opted to use the moniker Baltimoore rather than his own name. In 1992, Lodin relocated to Åland, Finland, where he met Bulgarian-born guitarist Nikolo Kotzev. They joined forces for two Baltimoore albums, Double Density and Thought for Food. Due to personal and musical differences, Kotzev left the band in 1994 to start his own project, Brazen Abbot.
After the amazing worldwide success of the last album "Bleed & Scream", Erik Martensson, vocals and main songwriter of the Eclipse band, has decided to remaster the previous disc, "Are You Ready to Rock", this time with the insignia "MMXIV" (2014), with a formidable renewed sound and a new cover art. In this third disc, after four years without composing, they found this formula, the formula "Eclipse".
In 2008, Eclipse returns after a lengthy absence, with 'Are You Ready To Rock'. Eclipse has moved into a new era with this more contemporary sound, but they never once abandon the melodic base they created on the first two albums. This is also heavier and more focused than ever before. This is a classic European style melodic hard rock album with a monster sound and a old-school melodic edge thanks to vocalist Erik Mårtensson.
"Lethal Illusion", the 1997 release from the long running Swedish hard rock/heavy metal band 220 Volt, was the band's fifth overall album and their first release in nearly a decade. There are elements to the band's sound that remind at times of Treat, Baltimoore, Legs Diamond, and even Warrant. A pair of early 220 Volt demos from 1982 are tacked on to the end of Lethal Illusion. These demos ("Prisoner of War" and "Sauron"), are very rough, very metal, and would have made for a great Neat Records 7" during the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) scene.
Bet you didn’t see that coming, but 25 years after their sensational debut album “Scratch and Bite”, Swedish melodic rock legends TREAT are out to get you on the run again! “Coup de Grace” is simply the album that every melodic rock fan hoped for but never dared to dream of: a classic rock masterpiece with thunderous guitars, powerful yet seductive melodies and hook-laden songs, all wrapped up in a production that combines the best of “now” and “then”!