02. Alley Cat.
03. The Angelmaker.
04. King of Whitewater.
05. Long Way Home.
06. Move on Through.
07. The Great Escape.
Andreas Blomqvist – Bass
Johan Liefvendahl – Guitar
Tommy Karevik – Vocals
Andreas Söderin – Keyboards
Johnny Sandin - Drums
arrangements by Seventh Wonder.
Lyrics by Blomqvist / Karevik.
Recorded by Seventh Wonder and Johan
Mixed and mastered by Erik Mårtensson. [www.blowoutproductions.com]
Artwork and concept by Johan Larsson [www.johanart.se].
Additional vocals by Jenny Karevik and
Violin on ‘King of Whitewater’ by Arto
One of the most anticipated
releases in the progressive metal genre is
released on December 3rd 2010.
Having built a reputation as one of the most
exciting, skilled and enthralling metal acts
currently on the scene as well as making a
name for themselves with potent live
performances Sweden Rock Festival and two
shows at the prestigious ProgPower USA,
Swedish progressive metal masters Seventh
Wonder have raised the bar even further with
“The Great Escape”.
This spectacular new album is a continuation
of where the band left us last with 2008’s
“Mercy Falls”. The band’s trademark first
class melodies and great choruses are still
in focus along with astonishing lead work
from all musicians throughout the CD. Yet
there is for the first time in Seventh
Wonder history a really epic track on the
album with the adventurous title track that
clocks in at 30 minutes.
The story of this track is based on the epic
space saga Aniara, written in 1956 by
Swedish Nobel Prize winner Harry Martinson.
The band even obtained written permission
from the author’s daughter who holds the
copyright, to use phrases from the original
book after hearing a few Seventh Wonder
tracks and liked them. The rest of the
lyrics on the album sees the bands usual
wide variety of topics dealing with everyday
life and challenges in our modern society,
as well as more fictional stories and
historical themes. Some other novel musical
excursions also appear on the album, while
staying true to the Seventh Wonder formula
of writing music.
Sonically the new album is somewhat drier
than its predecessor “Mercy Falls” and in
that sense more reminiscent of the sound on
“Waiting In The Wings”, a more guitar driven
sound. The sound is still very clear such
that all instruments are clearly audible, as
we have come to expect from Seventh Wonder
releases with the album being a great
reflection of the power the band possess in
the live arena.
Never an act to stand still the band wanted
to try something new this time. The new
stuff constitutes about half of the albums
playing time and is made up of the
aforementioned epic title track on one hand
and the slow, almost poppy song “Long Way
Home” on the other, featuring Jenny Karevik
on additional vocals and Andreas Blomqvist
playing fretless bass, adding to the
different feel of the track. If these two
tracks represent the new flavour, then the
rest of the songs are exactly what you would
expect from Seventh Wonder, only newer and
In the build up to release the band made
their first promotional video for the song
“Alley Cat” which scored over 20,000 hits on
YouTube within 14 days of upload and at the
time of writing has had over 35,000 hits.
A clear sign the band are ready to move to
the next level in terms of popularity.
“The Great Escape” features some new
flavours for the Seventh Wonder fans indeed,
but always staying true to the formula that
have gained them thousands of fans around
the globe; -technically advanced progressive
metal with hooks and melodies to die for.
• Eagerly awaited fourth album from one of
Progressive Metal's premiere bands.
• Alley Cat promo video has received
over 35,000 hits prior to release.
• The band recently played a hugely
successful gig at ProgPower USA.
• Seventh Wonder are available for interview, and
for radio station ID’s. Please send your