Building on the success of their last album Coup de Grace (2010), hailed by both fans and critics as a masterpiece, TREAT is releasing an album packed with reflective, soul searching songs dressed in devilishly seductive yet hard hitting melodic rock.
“This is where we are today, as a band, as musicians, songwriters and individuals. It’s a statement: this is us in 2016”, says main songwriter and guitarist Anders Wikström.
Ghost of Graceland, was produced by long time TREAT fan and respected writer/producer Peter Mansson and co-produced by Anders Wikström, showcases a band with a thirty plus career, that are hungrier and more energetic than ever!
To achieve the organic, pure, bold, (somewhat) cocky, contemporary sound with melodies and choruses to die for that they were going for, the band took a step back. Says Anders Wikström: “It’s a musical as well as a personal soul searching. We traced us back to our roots, the music and the heroes that got us dreaming back in the 70’s: KISS, Van Halen, Sweet, Deep Purple and UFO. An era where music and musicianship really mattered and rock ‘n’ roll was a matter of life or death.” TREAT got in the time machine and retrieved all that restless energy. But Ghost of Graceland, with all it’s delicious, action packed and hook ladden melodic rock that could soundtrack a party, also sees a band that reflects on their personal lives.
Robert Ernlund (vocals), Anders Wikström (Guitars and backing vocals), Patrick Appelgren (keyboards, guitar and backing vocals), Jamie Borger (drums) and new bass player Pontus Egberg (King Diamond) are a powerhouse. Pontus replaces the band’s songwriting partner Fredrik Thomander who has also been performing live with the band since 2013. “When we started working on this album and in need of a permanent replacement on bass, Pontus was the only guy we had in mind. He´s a good friend of ours and a fantastic musician and live performer. He and Jamie just blow the roof off together on this new album!”
“We’re doing what we love. We’re proudly flying the flag for hard and melodic rock. Honestly, this is a very, very good TREAT album”, says Anders Wikström. TREAT are proud, confident and hungry for more!
Experience TREAT Live at Frontiers Rock Festival in Trezzo Sull’Adda (Milano) on April 23rd 2016.
Ghost of Graceland Track Listing:
- Ghost Of Graceland
- I Don’t Miss The Misery
- Better The Devil You Know
- Do Your Own Stunts
- Alien Earthlings
- Nonstop Madness
- Too Late To Die Young
- House On Fire
- Together Alone
- Everything To Everyone
– Robert Ernlund – lead vocals
– Anders Wikström – lead guitars and background vocals (lead vocals on “Together Alone”)
– Patrick Appelgren – keyboards, guitars and background vocals
– Pontus Egberg – bass guitar
– Jamie Borger – drums
Produced by Peter Mansson / Co-produced by Anders Wikström
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