01. The Awakening.
02. Still Alive.
03. Afraid of the Dark.
04. Sword of Sorrow.
06. Moment of Truth.
07. Revenge Will Come.
08. Watch Me Run.
09. Walk Away.
10. King's Call.
11. Who I Am.
Bjorn Jansson - Lead Vocals
Benny Jansson - Guitar, vocals
Daniel Flores - Drums
Johan Nieman - Bass
Produced, engineered and mixed by Benny
Jansson in Sheep valley studio and Zinkens
Vocal recorded by Björn in Backbone
The band started out as a duo in the early
90's. Consisting Benny Jansson and singer
brother Björn Jansson, one of Sweden's best
Back then calling themselves Mindcrime, both
well hired studio musicians in Sweden at
that time. They did producing, engineering
and playing for many artists through the
80's until the mid 90's, working for one of
Sweden's best selling labels LIONHEART
The idea of Tears of Anger began when the
brothers wanted to mix AoR and Metal
together, to create something dark yet so
melodic no one could resist their music.
During the 90's they signed a deal with
Montezuma records licensed by Black Mark,
but for some reasons yet unknown the album
which had Anders Johansson (Ynwie Malmsteen,
Hammerfall) handling the drums, never saw
the light of the day. Affected by this, the
brothers stopped working together in the
late 90's realizing a Tears of Anger album
was too much hard work to realize at that
Björn worked with some bands around Europe,
finally deciding after working as a session
singer around Stockholm doing vocals for
Erika, Two Rocks and as lead singer for band
Snake's in Paradise, he wanted to do a solo
album, again this time writing songs with
he's left wing commander Benny.
Björn searched for musicians all over Sweden
but without much luck, he worked with names
such as Jan Granwick (Glory) and so on. The
album was never really recorded so Benny
used the songs for he's next project Two
Rocks, an album released by LIONHEART
records. The album was well received in the
Swedish press. The guys had now much success
and was invited by suggestion from LIONHEART
to make two songs for the big budget film
called "Sökarna". The film was a big box
office success by Swedish standards and both
Benny and Björn received allot of credit for
Time passed by and now Benny who had been
working parallel with The Johansson
brothers, Talisman and Svullo, just to name
a few, now wanted to go solo.
He recorded two solo albums for Heptagon
Records "Virtual Humanity", "Flumride" and
one album later for Lion Music "Save The
World", receiving much success and
recognition for his true craftsmanship as an
arranger, engineer, producer and solo
After having such great chemistry and
partnership with drummer Daniel Flores
(Mind's Eye, Faro) from he's last solo
album, Benny asked Daniel to join him and
Björn in Tears Of Anger, he of course
agreed, loving all the demos they had
recorded in Sheepvalley studios trough the
years while Daniel being in Mind's Eye. The
band was almost completed and the only thing
left was the bass player.
The band searched around for a steady but
skilled bass player. The songs demanded a
certain kind of technique and Daniel thought
right away of he's band mate Johan Niemann (Therion,
Mind's Eye). A perfect match for Tears Of
Anger as it also turns out that Johan was
also a big fan of Benny and Björn's early
recordings in Sheepvalley studios as
Finally with a great lineup and even greater
confidence Benny, Björn, Johan and Daniel
began to record their debut album called
"Still Alive", which was produced and mixed
by Benny Jansson. Recorded in Sheepvalley
Studios, Zinken Studios and Backbone
Studios, the band landed a deal with
Swedish/Finnish label Lion Music. Now "Still
Alive" will be released mid March 2004
worldwide. This is Melodic Metal like you
never heard before.