CONFIDENTIAL a Norwegian symphonic metal band, fronted by founder and songwriter Astrid K Mjøen.All songs on this album are of a very personal character and tell stories from her life in the last few years. It’s been quite a bumpy road for her, which is reflected in some very emotional and beautiful songs.There are fast-paced symphonic tracks as well as slower and heartfelt songs, which sum up all facets of the human mind. “Devil Inside” is Astrid’s diary.
CONFIDENTIAL blends haunting melodies with intricate and bombastic symphonic arrangements, topped with heavy guitar work.
The album is mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen at Hansen Studios, and features guests like Jake E (CyHra, ex Amaranthe), Jonah Weingarten (Catalyst Crime, Pyramaze), Madeleine Liljestam and Rikard Ekberg (both Eleine) as well as Morten Gade Sørensen (Pyramaze).
Jake E (CyHra, ex-Amaranthe): Guest vocals on “Salvation”. Madeleine Liljestam (Eleine): Guest vocals on “Black Angel”, Jonah Weingarten (Catalyst Crime, Pyramaze): Orchestration, co-songwriting, Rikard Edberg (Eleine): Lead guitar on “Black Angel” and spoken words on “My Kiss Of Death”, Morten Gade Sørensen (Pyramaze): Drums on “My Kiss Of Death”
The debut album of the Norwegian epic symphonic metal band CONFIDENTIAL – available as CD Digipak, limited edition vinyl LP as well as in digital formats.
Produced by Frode Hovd, Astrid Klara Mjøen, Jacob Hansen at ALDARIA Studios.
Mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen at Hansen Studios.
Cover artwork by Federico Bossinga / Abstract Chaos Design.
01 – Prelude To Resurrection
02 – Devil Inside
03 – Salvation (Feat. Jake E)
04 – Forever Angel
05 – Release My Symphony
06 – Historia
07 – Queen Of The Dark
08 – Brother Of My Soul
09 – Prophecies
10 – My Evermore (Bonus Track)
11 – My Kiss Of Death
12 – Black Angel (Feat. Madeleine Liljestam)
– Astrid K Mjøen – Vocals
– David Hovde – Lead Guitars
– Frode Hovd – Rhythm Guitars
– Charlotte Stav – Synth, Piano, Backing Vocals
– Jacob Hansen – Bass
– Robert Myrhaug – Drums