NERGARD‘s new album “A Bit Closer To Heaven” is in the finishing stages right now, after four years of songwriting and recording. This is an album that have been rewritten three times and the mastermind behind the project, Andreas Nergård, have probably ditched 120 minutes of music to end up with the remaining 11 songs which he believe is high quality Melodic Metal.
“A Bit Closer To Heaven” is the second and last act of the Memorial for a Wish musical. The first act was released last year and received great reviews from all over the world. Nergård is aiming for mixing/mastering in the beginning of October and hopes for a spring release in 2015.
This album features guest performances from well known artists:
Elize Ryd (Amaranthe)
Tony Mills (Shy, ex TNT)
Nils K. Rue (Pagan’s Mind)
Andi Kravljaca (Aeon Zen, Silent Call)
Thomas Løseth (Tempo)
More guests will be announced throughout this fall
More information at https://www.facebook.com/nergardmusic – https://www.youtube.com/user/NergardMusic
The Norwegian Melodic Metal-outfit NERGARD releases yet another video “An Everlasting Dreamscape” from the concept album “Memorial for a Wish” which is also their debut album. The video features the Swedish Progressive Metal extraordinaire Andi Kravljaca (Aeon Zen, Silent Call) on vocals and was filmed on an icy lake in Norway in April of 2013. Check out the video below:
NERGARD’s “Memorial for a Wish” was released through Battlegod Productions in April 2013 and features a string of well-known names from the rock/metalscene:
Åge Sten Nilsen (Wig Wam) Göran Edman (ex Yngwie Malmsteen, ex John Norum) Mike Vescera (ex Yngwie Malmsteen, ex Loudness) Tony Mills (ex TNT, ex Shy) Nils K. Rue (Pagan’s Mind) Andi Kravljaca (Aeon Zen, Silent Call) David Reece (Bangaloir Choir, ex Accept) Michele Luppi (Secret’s Sphere) Helge Engelke (Fair Warning) Stig Nergård (Tellus Requiem)
The video for “A Question Of God” feat Tony Mills (ex TNT, ex Shy) was released in February:
Memorial for a Wish” can be found on Spotify, Wimp, Itunes, Amazone and many more places.
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The Norwegian all-star Melodic Metal-project NERGARD released the debutalbum Memorial for A Wish through Australian Battlegod Productions on April 17th. Memorial for A Wish is the first album of a two act Metal Opera and features a string of well-known names from the rock/metal industry:
– ANDREAS NERGÅRD (Rudhira) – composer/drums/bass/keyboards
– ÅGE STEN NILSEN (Wig Wam) – vocals
– RALF SCHEEPERS (Primal Fear, ex Gamma Ray) – vocals
– GÖRAN EDMAN (ex Yngwie Malmsteen) – vocals
– MIKE VESCERA (ex Yngwie Malmsteen) – vocals
– NILS K. RUE (Pagan’s Mind) – vocals
– MICHELE LUPPI (Secrets Sphere) – vocals
– ANDI KRAVLJACA (Silent Call, Aeon Zen) – vocals
– DAVID REECE (Power World, ex Accept) – vocals
– TONY MILLS (TNT, ex Shy) – vocals
– HELGE ENGELKE (Fair Warning) – guitarsolos
– STIG NERGÅRD (Tellus Requiem) – guitarsolos
– OLE MARTIN MOE THORNÆS (Rudhira) – vocals
– SUNNIVA UNSGÅRD – vocals
The album has been in the making since 2010 and is the very debut of the young composer Andreas Nergard (24). The musicvideo for the leadsingel “A Question of God” feat Tony Mills was released in February 2013 and gained alot of attention from world-wide media. The video can be seen below:
The musicvideo for “An Everlasting Dreamscape” has just been recorded on an icy lake in Norway and featured the great Andi Kravljaca (Aeon Zen, Silent Call). It will be released in late August.
The follow-up album is being recorded right now and will most likely see its release sometime during 2014. It will be a darker and heavier album but it will still provide a lot of melodies. A lot of wellknown guestsingers will appear this time as well, stay tuned on NERGARD’S facebookpage for updates: https://www.facebook.com/nergardmusic
Memorial for a Wish is also available on Spotify/Wimp/Itunes/Amazone and many other places.
In 2010 Norwegian composer/drummer Andreas Nergård begun to write his debutalbum Memorial for a Wish featuring a string of wellknown names from the melodic metal-world. Today the first singel and musicvideo “A Question of God” is released. The song was written by Andreas and the legendary british singer Tony Mills (TNT, ex Shy). Tony also appear in the video. Watch the video below.
The album will be out this spring on the Australian label Battlegod Productions.
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To read Metal Shock Finland’s interview with Andreas Nergård, please go HERE.
Norwegian multi-talented Andreas Nergård debut album “Memorial For A Wish” sample video has been posted online, check it out below. The debut album will be released the coming spring 2013, and the leadsingel will come out before Christmas along with the highclass musicvideo featuring Tony Mills (TNT).
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Norwegian musician and composer Andreas Nergård has spent the past year writing material for a metal musical entitled “Memorial For A Wish”. The musical is currently being recorded at the Trondheim Studio in Trondheim, Norway with producer Conor Patrick for release as two separate albums (“Act 1” and “Act 2”) during 2011-2012. A promo EP entitled “In The Beginning” will be released on May 30 containing three tracks from the musical, with special guest appearances by Ralf Scheepers (PRIMAL FEAR, GAMMA RAY), Tony Mills (TNT, SHY), Mike Vescera (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, LOUDNESS).
The story of “Memorial For A Wish” is set in Dublin, Ireland, in 1890: A young man by the name of Peter O’Donnell is arrested and wrongfully accused of a burglary which he did not commit. After a short trial, he is sentenced to prison for twenty years. In desperation he is forced to leave his pregnant wife behind and live in solitude behind the prison walls. Twenty long years pass by and Peter is released from jail, only to find out that his beloved wife died many years ago while giving birth to their daughter. The friends he once had turn their backs on him and let him face the grief all alone. This eventually tears him apart. As the sorrow and despair become too much to handle, he ends up committing suicide.
“Memorial For A Wish” recording lineup:
* Ralf Scheepers (PRIMAL FEAR, GAMMA RAY)
* Tony Mills (TNT, SHY)
* Mike Vescera (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, LOUDNESS)
* Åge Sten Nilsen (WIG WAM)
* Göran Edman (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, JOHN NORUM)
* Helge Engelke (FAIR WARNING)
* David Reece (BANGALORE CHOIR, ACCEPT)
More singers will be confirmed during May and June.
For more information, visit www.facebook.com/memorialforawish. Source: Blabbermouth.net