01. Time's Up.
02. Hold Your Fire.
03. Right Between The Eyes.
05. Little By Little.
07. Don't Let Go.
08. House Of Love.
10. 2 AM.
11. It's Too Late.
Torben Lysholm - Vocal and Guitar.
Jan Engstrøm - Bass.
Tony Olsen - Drums and Percussion.
Backing vocals - Jan Eliasson, Knud Lindhart,
Lene Riebau, Jan Engstrøm, Tony Olsen and
Bass on "It's Too Late" - Christian Rajkai
Recorded at Hot Sound. Recording Studio and
Mixed by Torben L at Tune Town.
Mastered - PickYourPriceMastering.com
Produced by Torben L.
Co-produced by Tony Olsen.
Engineered by Torben L.
Additional engineering by Richard Jensen.
are a melodic hard rock band that should be a
household name, as it stands the band are
highly respected on the underground scene
thanks to two albums released in the mid
1990’s. “Retrospectacular” marks the
release of the bands long thought lost third
album with quite a story behind it.
Pangea, have existed as
a band in its trio formation of Torben Lysholm
(Vocal and Guitar), Jan Engstrøm (Bass) and
Tony Olsen (Drums and Percussion) since 1991.
In 1992 the band entered a production deal
with a producer and studio owner and their
debut album “The First” was released in Japan
and Southeast Asia in '95. Once the and was
ready to release their second album “Manchild”
in the spring of '97 a couple of European
labels found interest and both albums were
released in Europe late in '97. Having high
hopes for their third album the band took a
big risk and made an expensive album only to
discover that the economic market in Japan
collapsed resulting in no label willing to pay
anywhere near the asking license price.
This however turned into
a crisis for the band on a larger scale with
the studio where the album was being recorded
suddenly closed down. Only drums, percussion
and vocals were saved from revivable backups,
the rest was gone. The band went through
several phases of “what do we do now?” which
ultimately resulted in Torben Lysholm leaving
the band in 2004 going on to produce and mix
for acts such as Acacia Avenue, Section A etc.
Jan and Tony auditioned several musicians to
replace Torben but no replacement was found
and the band finally called it quits in 2008.
However, the trio regrouped a little while
later and decided to finally finish their
third album and see where it takes them.
Torben Lysholm comments,
“We decided to redo the whole thing and oddly
it was not too difficult. We had worked so
much on the previous production of it that it
was all still in our backbones even all these
years later. We've changed stuff here and
there which appeared to need it after
reviewing the album ourselves for several
years. Lyrically I teamed up with Martie Kolbl.
I heard some stuff she had written and I
really liked her style of writing. Odd twists
and stuff I'd never come up with myself. She
wrote the lyrics for 5 songs and I am happy
that she's finally going to see the fruit of
her labour after all this time”.
classic Pangea, led by the punchy and
expressive guitar work and vocals of Lysholm,
the band peddle a similar vein of rock to
early Extreme with the guitar skill to match
their late 80’s/early 90’s contemporaries. The
album will also please fans of the bands first
two releases as the classic Pangea sound is
continued here in fine style.
It may have taken over a
decade to be finished but “Retrospectacular”
finally sees release on May 21st 2010 on Lion
• Long lost third album finally sees release.
• Strong melodic hard rock release with the
excellent vocal melodies and guitar work.
• Reviews in all leading rock/metal
• Pangea are available for interview, and for
radio station ID’s. Please send your requests