Swedish-born Anders “LA” Rönnblom, best known as the founder / songwriter for Killer Bee and X-Romance, and a member of Wolfpakk, short ago has launched a new project dubbed SOCIAL DISORDER. Call it a labour of love, as it features Rönnblom opening up his heart and soul. The debut album, „Love 2 Be Hated“, takes the listener on a journey through his life including his battle with alcoholism, personal demons, and his way back, all set to a backdrop of music inspired by his earliest influences.
Today we celebrate the release of this stunning new record and its journey that Rönnblom didn’t take on his own , however, chosing to enlist the help of a who’s-who of rock and metal greats, many of whom he has a personal connection to including Tracii Guns (L.A. Guns), Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake), Jeff Duncan (Armored Saint), Dave Stone (Rainbow), Snowy Shaw (King Diamond, Dream Evil, Mercyful Fate), Shawn Duncan (DC4) and Leif Ehlin (Perfect Plan). Social Disorder’s voice is provided by Thomas Nordin, a previously undiscovered Swedish singer who delivers Rönnblom’s songs with power and grit that perfectly captures the era of classic no-nonsense rock.
“The first song we did was ‘Dreaming’ and he nailed it,” says Rönnblom. “Then he sent me ‘Sail Away’ and he wasn’t that comfortable with it in the beginning, but I told him to change what he needed to change to make it work for him. When I heard the backing vocals on the song I was blown away, Thomas he was afraid they sounded too gospel. I told him ‘No, I love it….” and we kept them. I’m so blown away by everybody that played on the album because they performed the songs the way I heard them in my head.”
A brand-new videoclip for „Dreaming“ has been released today. Watch it here: