Former NIGHTWISH Singer ANETTE OLZON Featured On SAPPHIRE EYES Debut
SAPPHIRE EYES — featuring ALYSON AVENUE's Niclas Olsson and lead singer Thomas Bursell — will release its self-titled debut album on November 30 via Avenue Of Allies.
Niclas and Thomas, who recorded the vocals for seven album tracks, are joined by two other male Swedish singers: Mikael Erlandsson (LAST AUTUMN'S DREAM, SALUTE), who sings lead vocals on two songs; and Mike Andersson (CLOUDSCAPE), who handles the vocal duties on one track. Also guesting of the album is Anette Olzon (ex-NIGHTWISH) and Arabella Vitanc, recording backing vocals for two songs each.
Guitar contributions on "Sapphire Eyes" come from Sven Larsson (STREET TALK, LIONVILLE), Rik Priem (FROZEN RAIN), Emil Knabe and Christopher Dahlmann. Mikey K Nilsson (NASTY IDOLS) also performs guitars and Göran Forssén does the bass.
The recording lineup is completed by bassists Thomas Löyskä and Mats Ståhl as well as Francesco Jovino (U.D.O., HARDLINE) on drums.
The album was produced by Niclas Olsson. It was mixed and mastered by Anders "Theo" Theander at RoastingHouse Studios in Malmö, Sweden. All drums were recorded by Alessandro Del Vecchio at Ivorytears Music Works in Somma Lombardo, Italy. Executive producer was Gregor Klee.
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