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Formed: 1990
From: Gothenburg, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Lost Horizon News

Below is our complete Lost Horizon news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

Entire Against The Plagues Album Streaming Online

AGAINST THE PLAGUES, the alliance featuring Swedish/Polish/American members of LOST HORIZON, LUCIFERION, FOREST OF IMPALED, and DAMNATION, is streaming its entire debut album "Architecture of Oppression" on the band's official web site and MySpace page. "Architecture of Oppression" was recorded in Studio One, Racine WI with Chris Djuricic (Novembers Doom, Nachtmystium, Forest of Impaled, Disinter), mixed in Metal King Domain Studio in Gothenburg, Sweden by Wojtek Lisicki (Lost horizon?Luciferion) and mastered in Sounds Elevator, Gothenburg, Sweden with Daniel Fossum.

You can check brand new interview with Varyen, Wojtek and Adrian for Metal-Rules.com regarding Against the plagues upcoming plans and also their opinions and stories about past days, influences and current situation in music industry.

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Lost Horizon Begin Recording New Album

Swedish metallers LOST HORIZON have issued the following update:

"Almost five years have passed since the release of 'A Flame To The Ground Beneath' and after the turbulence the band experienced. The remaining members now realize this period was necessary to regain the energy, strength, motivation and inspiration needed to continue with the unearthly creations."

"Only, this time things will be done a lot different than before." More...

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Heed Post Another New Demo Song Online

HEED, the new Swedish band featuring former LOST HORIZON members Daniel Heiman (vocals) and Fredrik Olsson (guitar), has posted another new track, entitled "Running from the Shadows", on its MySpace page. Also available at the same location is the previously released 2007 track "Corona". Both cuts come off the group's recently completed four-song demo, which was recorded at Studiomega with Christian Silver and Johan Örhnborg at the helm. The tracks that were laid down are as follows:

01. Corona
02. Remembered
03. Running from the Shadows
04. Faith and Blood

HEED's debut album, "The Call", was released in Europe in June 2006 via Metal Heaven Records. Available in Japan since October 2005, "The Call" features a special guest appearance on backing vocals by former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN frontman Göran Edman.

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Luciferion, Lost Horizon Mastermind's New Project

A new death/black metal band has been born, consisting of Wojtek Lisicki (mastermind of the Swedish bands LUCIFERION and LOST HORIZON) and members of the bands FOREST OF IMPALED (USA) and DAMNATION (Poland).

"In the nearest future there will occur a mighty fusion between some members of LUCIFERION (SWE), FOREST OF IMPALED (USA) and (in a way) DAMNATION (POL). This is going to result in a totally new formation. There is no band name yet nor a web site, but the recording of the material is already in progress, partially in USA and partially in Sweden. Four songs are already finished and the promotional mix is sat on 28 of April 2005. Although, there is still NO vocalist established. So if You are the one then read the advertisement on the "NEWS" section on luciferion.com."

In other news, there will be a chat meeting with Wojtek Lisicki, the mastermind of LOST HORIZON and LUCIFERION, on Friday, April 29th, 2005, via the website of the Swedesh true/power metallers LOST HORIZON. LOST HORIZON are also looking for a suitable singer and are describing on their homepage how to apply.

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Chat With Lost Horizon Members This Friday

The following message has been posted on Lost Horizon's official website:

Due to the addition of the official live channel of LOST HORIZON, We announce there will be an inaugurational meeting this Friday 29th where The mighty Transcendental Protagonist (Wojtek Lisicki) and myself (Valgorth) would be there to interact with all warriors of the world!! The global hour for this meeting is at 5:00 PM GMT and for Swedish defenders it's at 7 PM.

You can synchronise Your local time by using this link www.timeanddate.com/worldclock
And here is the current local time in Stockholm (Sweden) as well.

So we are looking forward to meet You on the REDINTEGRATION hall. So go there and register your name title NOW! Spread the word to all those You know have balls and they are METAL ENOUGH!!!

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Lost Horizon Seeking Session Singer

Lost Horizon is looking for a session singer to perform on gigs and festivals around Europe this year. For more information on how to apply, visit the official Lost Horizon website.

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Destiny Completes "Beyond All Sense 2005"

Sweden's Destiny have posted this message on their official website:

It took a long time but "Beyond All Sense 2005" is finally completed.

This is not the new Destiny album or even the follow up to "Future Of The Past" released in 2004. This is a re-recorded version of Destiny's very first album "Beyond All Sense," released twenty years ago in March 1985. The original album was just released in Sweden in limited number of 2000 copies and only on vinyl.

The oldest piece of music, "Ode To You", is from 1983. However the lyrics for the same song are brand new, written by Kristoffer in December 2004 as a tribute to the late Dimebage Darrel. This song was never released on any album and is the first bonus track on this album. The Second bonus track, "No Way Out", is a song originally intended to be included on the debut album but was left out because of the time limit on vinyls. Once again Kristoffer wrote brand new lyrics for an older piece of music. This time it's about Ozzy Osbourne and his reality show.

This is the members of "Destiny 2004" interoperation of more than twenty year old songs by the members of "Destiny 1984". Hopefully you will enjoy the album for what it is even though the style of the album is quite different from the music that Destiny represents in 2005.

The final track listing of the album is as follows: More...

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Lost Horizon Seeks New Singer

As many have surely heard, the label Music For Nations no longer exists. This is an effect of the merger between Zomba, who owned MFN, and BMG. Consequently Lost Horizon has been released from their contract, and they are now free to negotiate with other labels.

In relation to this, vocalist Daniel Heiman and guitarist Fredrik Olsson announced their leave from Lost Horizon in order to pursue other projects. Since they have been pulling in a different direction than the rest of the band for some time, all six agree that this is the best solution.

The remainder of the band Wojtek Lisicki, who only just returned to Lost Horizon, Christian Nyquist, Attila Publik and Martin Furängen, will continue the magic voyage – back from where they started out in 1998. Work on the third Lost Horizon album is under way, and already more than half of the material has been completed.

If you who read this, know that you are the coming world-class singer of Lost Horizon, do not hesitate to send a sample of your work (either as mp3 or write to ask for an address).

Lost horizon has already received offers from several labels, and other interested parties are welcome to approach us.

A new era has begun!

And at last – Lost Horizon can savour the luxury of not being stressed!

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Lost Horizon Singer And Guitarist Leaves

Daniel Heiman (vocals) and Fredrik Olsson (guitars) have left Lost Horizon, apparently because of personal differences with Wojtek Lisicki (guitars), who just recently re-joined the band. Daniel has already joined the band Crystal Eyes as their new singer.

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Crystal Eyes Singer Leaves

Swedish power metal band Crystal Eyes have posted this press release on their official website:

After twelve years as the lead singer of Crystal Eyes Mikael Dahl will now hand over the job on the new album "Confessions Of The Maker" to former Lost Horizon vocalist Daniel Heiman. Daniel and Mikael have known each other since the early 90s when they played together in a cover band. Daniel sang the lead vocals on the song "The Wizard's Apprentice" on Crystal Eyes latest album "Vengeance Descending," and he agreed already several months ago to sing on one or two songs on the new album. A few weeks ago Mikael approached Daniel about singing on the entire album, which he thought was a great idea and accepted. Daniel IS one of the best singers in the world, and Mikael have at several occasions said that if he would let someone else handle the lead vocals in Crystal Eyes it would be Daniel. Everyone is really excited, and we truly believe that this will bring Crystal Eyes to a whole new level.

Crystal Eyes drummer Stefan Svantesson began laying down the tracks for the new album last Friday, October 15 at Andy La Roqcue's (King Diamond) studio, Los Angered Recordings, in Gothenburg, Sweden. The rest of the band will start working full time in their own studio, Crystal Sounds, on Novemeber 1 and the plan is to have a first mix ready by the end of November.

Mattias Norén (Kotipelto, Jag Panzer, Evergrey, Into Eternity) has just delivered the artwork for "Confessions Of The Maker". A posting on the band's website reads "Most of you are probably quite familiar with Mattias' earlier work, so it shouldn't be a surprise that it differs a lot from Crystal Eyes' previous albums. It has a quite dark overall feeling to match the mood of some of the lyrics on the album, especially of course the title song's." Check out the album cover here.

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In Flames And The Haunted To Headline Benefit Show

In Flames, The Haunted, Hypocrisy, Lost Horizon and Nifelheim will join forces for a special benefit show, 200 000 Decibel, at Trägårn in Gothenburg, Sweden on September 2. The objective is to raise 200 000 SEK (approximately $27,000) in order to help the founder of the Swedish festival 2000 Decibel.

For the past five years, Lennart Larsson has organized 2000 Decibel, a festival devoted solely to Swedish hard rock and metal. This year's edition was held on May 21-22 and featured a strong line-up, including The Haunted, Hypocrisy, Notre Dame, Cans, Dark Tranquillity, Vintersorg and Pain Of Salvation. Due to stiff competition and extremely bad weather, fewer people than expected turned up and Lennart Larsson lost 200 000 SEK on the event.

The initiative for 200 000 Decibel came from Swedish rock journalist Martin Carlsson. In a column in the newspaper GT, he urged established metal bands to unite for a benefit show, 200 000 Decibel.

"No one has done as much for Swedish hard rock and metal as Lennart Larsson, he started the first metal fanzine in Sweden, Heavy Metal Massacre, in the early Eighties and was the first Swede to interview Metallica. He was one of the reasons why I became a rock journalist in the first place and he's been a great inspiration to the country's hard rock scene for two decades. The mere fact that Lennart has put on a metal festival dedicated to only Swedish bands in a small town in the middle of nowhere shows just how passionate he is about this kind of music." - said Carlsson.

"This is something that people often talk about — helping other people out — but in the end nothing happens. I decided it was time to take matters into my own hands and contacted Edward Janson at the concert agency Motor and local promoter Per Carlsson at PK Musik. Together we’ve put together a bill that is a fine representation of what the Swedish metal scene has to offer. 200 000 Decibel marks In Flames' last performance on home turf this year. Neither Hypocrisy nor Nifelheim have ever performed in Gothenburg. Both The Haunted and Lost Horizon play their hometown for the first time since the return of their original members, vocalist Peter Dolving and guitarist Wojtek Lisicki, respectively. It's fantastic that everyone involved, including the bands, is doing this for free to help out a great guy in need."

"It'd be a real shame if 2000 Decibel went under, because it's one of Sweden's best and nicest festivals," said The Haunted guitarist Patrik Jensen. "Lennart Larsson's interest in and support of Swedish hard rock is unparalleled and therefore if feels great that we can help the festival get back on track again."

Tickets will be on sale on Wednesday July 21 through www.ticnet.se.

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