Lindbloom releases new EP album ‘Back Tracks’

The songwriter and producer of hard rock known as Lindbloom has released his latest official EP album, “Back Tracks.” The EP album contains three never-before-released Lindbloom tracks for an approximate listening time of 10 minutes. Part metal, part classic rock and all octane, “Back Tracks” showcases Lindbloom as one of the most intriguing rock music artists of the year so far and promises that he has plenty more where that came from.

For this post-facto release of “Back Tracks,” Sweden’s Lindbloom cites as main artistic influences Deep Purple, Yngwie Malmsteen, Symphony X, Soundgarden, Ozzy Osbourne, Allan Holdsworth, and John Scofield. With an emphasis on Lindbloom’s signature guitar and howling vocal work by Erik Mårtensson (Eclipse), “Back Tracks” by Lindbloom has a little something for every fan of the original metal sound.

Asked to describe the overall meaning of “Back Tracks,” Lindbloom writes, “In early 2006, Eclipse singer Erik Mårtensson and I recorded several demos together. ‘Back Tracks’ contains my personal favorites from that session. I wrote the music and lyrics (lyrics together with Jerry R. Steele Jr. on ‘Thank You’) towards the end of 2005, and I think they deserve to see the light of day.”

The artist goes on to note that, as has proven true for many independent recordings, technological progress may be thanked for the release of these songs.

I didn’t release them back then because these were demos,” Lindbloom writes, “and internet publishing possibilities were much more limited than today. The songs gained the attention of a couple of record companies, but other things were going on in my life at that time and for various reasons I lost interest in signing a deal.”

Fans of Lindbloom will note a different direction from the more progressive material on his recent “Lady Opium” record.

Lindbloom says of “Back Tracks,” “These tunes are bursting with energy. At the time of recording, I was mostly playing metal, and that kind of energy is still very close to my heart, although these days I combine it with jazz/fusion/funk etc., as you can hear on, ‘Lady Opium.’ But my love for metal remains the same, and I thought it would be fun to release these tracks, too.”

Magnus Lindbloom has toured and played with such heavy-hitters as Morgan Ågren (Frank Zappa) and Göran Edman (Yngwie Malmsteen). His guitar techniques and performances have been lauded by famed virtuoso Greg Howe. “Back Track” features singing by renowned lead vocalist Erik Mårtensson of Eclipse as Lindbloom and Mårtensson were closely working together at the time these demos were recorded.

Back Tracks” by Lindbloom is available from over 600 quality digital music stores online worldwide now. Get in early, prog rock fans.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

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