05. I - The Gathering.
06. II - Rendition.
07. III - Defender & Believers.
11. U Playin On My Drum.
13. Allegro Vivace.
17. Tokeri 1.
18. Tokeri 2.
Mats Hedberg - Guitars, Sitar & Ebow.
Morgan Ågren - Drums & Percussion.
Björn Jansson - Vocals.
- Percussion & Animal Voices.
Hans Lundin - Organ & Nord Lead.
Alessandro Gwis - Keyboards & Laptop
Fabrizio Sciannameo - Bass. Lorenzo
Feliciati - Bass.
Marco Caudai - Bass.
Lars Eric Mattsson - Guitar solos 1,3,
5 and 7 on track 7.
Music are proud to introduce the debut
release "ProgXpriMetal" from Vargton Projekt,
a new band based around some of the finest
musical talents to have emerged in recent
years from Sweden in guitarist Mats Hedberg,
Grammy winning drummer Morgan Ågren and
vocalist Björn Jansson.
as the title may
suggest is a varied and special release that
will satisfy the extremist metal and hard
rock fan and Zappa freaks too with its wide
The seeds for what
would become Vargton Projekt started
2006 when Mats Hedberg (BFH)
contacted Morgan Ågren (Frank
Zappa/Mats Morgan band) to collaborate
together after hearing his drumming on a
Fredrik Thordendal (Meshuggah) album. Mats
sent some rough demos which caught Morgan’s
ear and the pair decided to collaborate on
an album together.
2007 in May at Morgan’s "Studio Annanstans"
(Stockholm/Sweden) where all drums and basic
guitar tracks where recorded. The sessions
continued on five other occasions throughout
2008-2010 by the end of which the recordings
where ready to be mixed in September 2010 at
OSD studios (Bologna/Italy) by Nicola
Venieri, and was mastered in march 2011 by
Claes Persson at CRP studios
The original thought
for the album was to be an instrumental CD
but Mats had an idea to ask one of Sweden’s
finest metal vocalists Björn Jansson
(Tears Of Anger / Ride The Sky) to put some
vocals on selected tracks with the result in
Mats’s own words being "Amazing!".
Keyboardist Hans Lundin (Kaipa)
was asked to play on 3 tracks and
another important element for the sound came
from the animal voice of Percussionist
Giovanni Imparato (Paco de Lucia) from
Naples. Alessandro Gwis contributed
additional basic keyboard parts and some
electronical stuff which added a further
dimension to the music whilst Lars Eric
Mattsson performs some guest guitar solo
duels with Mats on track 7.
is high output heavy guitar and drum
oriented music with modern nods to the likes
of King Crimson and Mahavishnu Orchestra.
Yet there are also deft moments of subtlety
and atmospheric passages all of which
manages to sound open and inviting to the
have produced an
intoxicating blend of progressive thinking
and intelligent design and make "ProgXpriMetal"
not only one of the most original
releases you will hear in 2011 but one of
the most musically satisfying.
• Debut release of exceptional quality from
some of Sweden’s best musicians.
• Mats Hedberg and Morgan Ågren are
available for interview via email, phone or
skype, Requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Reviews in all leading rock/metal press.
• Adverts and web banners at selected chosen
magazines and websites.