House Of Shakira återutger debutalbum + bonusspår i mars

Fredagen den 11:e mars återutger det melodiösa hårdrocksbandet House Of Shakira debutalbum ”Lint” som firar 25 års jubileum. Så här går att läsa i ett pressmeddelande angående den kommande skivan:

Reissue of Swedish rockers House Of Shakira’s debut album, ”Lint” to mark the album’s 25th Anniversary!

The reissue features a never-before released version of the full album featuring lead vocals by the band’s original singer, Mikael Eriksson. Eriksson recorded the album and then departed the band before it was released, so the band re-recorded ”Lint” with then new vocalist, Andreas Eklund. That version is what was released and what the public knows to be the band’s debut album, ”Lint”.

Originally called The Station, House Of Shakira is a Swedish melodic hard rock band originally formed in Stockholm in 1991. After deciding to change their name at the behest of a Swedish record label, ”The Record Station”, who thought the band’s name was too close to their own, their new moniker came about in an interesting way. A German magazine, that had reviewed their demo and noticed the band had no name, ran a contest to have their readers pick the band’s name. Geoff Noddings, a reader from England, entered the contest and suggested the name ”House Of Shakira”. In 1991, newspapers in England had written about a boutique store in London called ”The House of Shakira.” Using the sale of clothes in the boutique as a cover, the store actually offered and sold a very different commodity, as it was in fact a bordello. The band loved the name and thought then, and still today, that the name is a nice metaphor for something that is not what it seems to be. That certainly fits in with their music not being what one would normally expect of ‘melodic rock’.

House Of Shakira is known for having a unique sound that stands out amongst other bands in the genre. They create melodic rock of the highest quality by mixing hard rock with several other musical styles. The vocals soar, the melodies rise, and the guitars bring it all back together. All these components make listening to the band’s music a sensational experience. Because of the diversity of the music, House Of Shakira does not fall under your typical hard rock banner and in a world of musical clones, this is indeed a breath of fresh air. House Of Shakira are one of the most consistent and enjoyable melodic hard rock bands out there, as proved through their body of work over the decades.

CD 1:
Remastered
1. Morning Over Morocco
2. Lint
3. Method Of Madness
4. No. 8
5. Who’s Lying Now
6. Elephant Gun
7. Our Love Was Good
8. The Story The Same
9. Canned Laughter
10. Remember
11. Everything’s Fine

CD 2:
All tracks featuring lead vocals by Mikael Eriksson
1. Morning Over Morocco
2. Lint
3. Method Of Madness
4. No. 8
5. Who’s Lying Now
6. Elephant Gun
7. Our Love Was Good
8. The Story The Same
9. Canned Laughter
10. Remember
11. Everything’s Fine

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