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Art Nation återförenas och signar med Frontiers Records

Svenska Art Nation är tillbaka, återförenade med gamla bandmedlemmar och med nytt skivkontrakt på Frontiers Records.

Svenska Art Nation är tillbaka, återförenade med gamla bandmedlemmar och med nytt skivkontrakt på Frontiers Records.

Bandet släppte sitt debutalbum “Revolution” 2015 och tog alla med storm, skivan blev en given succé. Men stora framgångar kommer sällan utan konsekvenser och 2017 lämnade tre medlemmar bandet, bl.a. gitarristen Christoffer Borg som också var med och bildade bandet 2014.

Nu meddelar Art Nation att de är tillbaka i rampljuset men nygammal line-up. De har dessutom skrivit på kontrakt för ett kommande album med Frontiers Records och spelar på kommande upplagan av Sweden Rock Festival.

Nedan följer meddelandet bandet gick ut med på sociala medier:

When we released our debut album Revolution in 2015, everything went extremely fast. Suddenly we were on tour, doing shows on some of the biggest stages in Sweden and walking the red carpet of the Grammy Awards.

At the same time trying to understand the difficulties of being a bunch of kids, playing in a band where no one had any experience of doing all the things that we were expected to do.
I was totally broken and overwhelmed by all the anxiety that had built up from the pressure of trying too hard. After the release of Liberation in 2017 I could barely be on stage anymore without pain in my chest and I was so frustrated with being ill.

During this period I did things to my friends in the band that I deeply regret today. Even if I told myself that it was okay because of my health, it’s never okay to treat your friends badly. I need to live with that for the rest of my life and I’ll try to do better from now on.

I lost my friends in 2017 and the band was never the same after that. We tried really hard to continue the journey but it never felt like Art Nation without Christoffer, who started the band with me back in 2014. The musical spirit was gone along with the strong friendship.

After the release of Transition in 2019 the pandemic forced me to cancel all future plans and everything went upside down. I tried to see it all as a sign to just focus on myself and try to repair all the damage I had done during the years.

This break was necessary because I needed to heal myself and today I’m feeling stronger than ever and much thanks to my family and friends.
Christoffer and I are back together with Richard & Alex and we couldn’t be more happy to tell you guys that we have signed a world wide record deal with Frontiers Records. We are now in the making of our fourth album which is planned to be released in 2023.

We will do our first show in 3 years at Sweden Rock Festival’s ”Sweden Stage” on the 8th of June. We couldn’t be more thrilled to be back on the road and meet all of you guys again!
We’re here to stay this time and from the bottom of my heart, I’m so thankful for all the support during the band’s existence. Let’s make this next chapter of Art Nation the best ever!

/Alexander Strandell

Art Nation är:
Alexander Strandell – sång
Christoffer Borg – gitarr
Rickard Swärd – bas
Alexander Lundgren – trummor

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