This summer – June 18, 2021 – seen Anders “LA” Rönnblom, best known as the founder / songwriter for Killer Bee, X-Romance and a member of Wolfpakk, introduce his new solo- project SOCIAL DISORDER with the release of its critically acclaimed debut, Love 2 Be Hated, through AFM Records.
Call it a labour of love, as on the album Rönnblom has opened up his heart and soul: Love 2 Be Hated takes the listener on a journey through his life, a battle with alcoholism, personal demons, and his way out of it, all set to a backdrop of music inspired by his earliest influences.
But Rönnblom didn’t take this journey 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 (Guns ‘n’ Roses, 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!
In support of Love 2 Be Hated, which was lauded by both fans and the international music press alike, today SOCIAL DISORDER shared a brand new lyric video for “Raise A Glass”! Says Rönnblom: “A celebration to life.. a salute to your loved ones so RAISE A GLASS and live your life to the fullest!”
Add the song to your playlists via your favorite digital platform at THIS LOCATION – and Raise A Glass while checking out the new video clip right here:
Love 2 Be Hated was produced by Anders LA Rönnblom and mixed by Mårten Eriksson at Fanclub Production in Stockholm, Sweden. The album was mastered by Svante Forsbäck at Chartmakers Audio Mastering in Finland (Rammstein, Entombed, Volbeat, Amaranthe).
According to Rönnblom, SOCIAL DISORDER was never planned to be what it turned out to be. As he got deeper into the songwriting he contacted Tracii Guns, Rudy Sarzo and Killer Bee bandmate Shawn Duncan about taking part in the recordings. Even though they are his songs and it’s his story, Love 2 Be Hated is a team effort, with everyone involved adding their own touch and spice to the songs. In fact, it was important for Rönnblom that everyone involved put themselves into each song.
While Rönnblom also wrote the lyrics to capture the events of his life in music, Love 2 Be Hated is not and should not be regarded as a concept album. The goal was to have his story touch people and give the listener something they can relate to.
“The lyrics are open to interpretation,” Rönnblom recently stated. “This is my story, sure, but if that story draws people in and makes them say ‘Hey, this could be me…’ and they take away something inspirational or positive from these songs I couldn’t be happier.”
Love 2 Be Hated is out on AFM Records, and belongs into every well-sorted classic and hard rock record collection, get your album copy at THIS LOCATION!
- Windy Road
- Love 2 Be Hated
- Raise a Glass
- Sail Away
- Down On My Knees
- Out Of Love
- The One
- Wings of Serenity
Anders LA Rönnblom – Bass & Rhythm Guitar (Killer Bee, X-Romance, Wolfpakk)
Thomas Nordin – Vocals
Tracii Guns – Lead & Rhythm Guitar (Guns N’ Roses, L.A. Guns)
Shawn Duncan – Drums (DC4, Odin)
Rudy Sarzo – Bass Guitar (Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake)
Jeff Duncan – Lead & Rhythm Guitar (Armored Saint, Odin)
Snowy Shaw – Drums (King Diamond, Dream Evil, Mercyful Fate)
Dave Stone – Keyboard (Rainbow, Max Webster)
Leif Ehlin – Keyboard (Perfect Plan)
Johan Niskanen – Lead & Rhythm Guitar (Dust)
Fredrik Tjerneld – Lead Guitar (X-Romance)
Thomas Widmark – Keyboard (X-Romance)
Kenta Karlbom – Drums (X-Romance, Goatess)