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Narnia

Formed: 1993
From: Jönköping, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Narnia News

Below is our complete Narnia 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.

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Narnia Announces New Vocalist, Germán Pascual

Swedish power metal band, NARNIA, have found a new singer and have issued the following update:

"We are happy to announce that the new Narnia line-up is now complete! The singer who will join us on our way into the second chapter of Narnia is Germán Pascual [photo]."

"Germán truly shares our vision and has shown us that he can handle old Narnia-songs with finesse, but most importantly that he fits perfectly with the material of our coming album."

"Germán grew up in Rio de Janeiro/Brazil, but moved to Sweden in his teens. You may have seen and heard him
with various bands and artists, such as MINDS EYE and MENDEZ, to name a few."

"Welcome Germán, and thanks for joining us!"

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Narnia Parts Ways With Singer

Swedish epic/melodic metallers NARNIA have issued the following update:

"We are sad to announce that Christian Liljegren has left NARNIA. Christian was NARNIA's singer for 12 years and he was also one of its founding members. The decision behind the split was a mutual agreement between Christian and the rest of the band. We understand that this comes as a surprise for most of you but we ask you for your understanding, prayers and support. We thank Christian for all the years we had together on the road, in the studio and for our friendship and we wish him the best for the future." More...

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Narnia Focus On Songwriting

Swedish epic/melodic metallers NARNIA have issued the following update:

"Due to current personal situations within in the band, we are not, as planned originally, doing any concerts at the moment. We plan to be back in the spring of 2008. In the meantime, we focus on writing songs for our new album which is to be released in 2008."

NARNIA recently posted a newly recorded song, "In His Majesty's Service" on their MySpace page. The track was originally written and recorded by the Swedish band JERUSALEM back in 1985. NARNIA's version of the song is featured on the group's 10th-anniversary "best of" album, "Decade of Confession", which was released this past summer via Massacre Records.

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Narnia Guitarist To Release Solo Album

Swedish guitarist Carl-Johan Grimmark (NARNIA, ROB ROCK, BEAUTIFUL SIN, SAVIOUR MACHINE, PLANET ALLIANCE, DIVINEFIRE, FLAGSHIP, ESSENCE OF SORROW) will release his first solo album, "Grimmark", on August 31 via Rivel Records. The track listing is as follows:

01. Pray
02. How Many Times
03. Hiding from the Sun
04. Free
05. Resurrection
06. Monkey Man
07. Save our Souls
08. The Kingdom
09. The New Song

Audio samples can be heard at this location. View the cover artwork at StayMetal.net.

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Narnia To Release New Album In Japan In March

Attic Arcade/Gencross has set a March 23, 2006 Japanese release date for the new NARNIA album, entitled "Enter the Gate". The Swedish metallers are currently negotiating a European release for the CD, which is being described by the band as "the most well-sounding and well-performed NARNIA album to date." The follow-up to 2003's "The Great Fall" features backing vocals by Mats Leven (THERION, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, AT VANCE) and contains "the most melodic and catchy songs since 'Long Live the King' from the late '90s but in a brand new sound and approach," according to the band.

In other news, MCM Music will be releasing a CD version of the band's 2003 concert performance ay Owener Rocknacht in Germany. The show, which was previously released on DVD under the title "At Short Notice....Live in Germany", has now been edited and remastered for the CD version. The title remains the same and the release is set for January 23, 2006.

NARNIA's fourth full-length album, "The Great Fall", was released in April 2003 through Nuclear Blast. The CD, which was produced at The Dream Factory in Jönköping, Sweden by Carl-Johan Grimmark, featured guest appearances from former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/current HAMMERFALL drummer Anders Johansson and SAVIOUR MACHINE singer Eric Clayton.

NARNIA recently parted ways with keyboardist Linus Kåse. Replacing him on some the band's recent dates was Andreas Lindahl.

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Narnia Name New Album

Swedish neo-classical metallers NARNIA have set "Enter the Gate" as the title of their fifth full-length CD, tentatively due in February/March 2006 via Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2003's "The Great Fall" will feature backing vocals by Mats Leven (THERION, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, AT VANCE).

NARNIA's fourth full-length album, "The Great Fall", was released in April 2003 through Nuclear Blast. The CD, which was produced at The Dream Factory in Jönköping, Sweden by Carl-Johan Grimmark, featured guest appearances from former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/current HAMMERFALL drummer Anders Johansson and SAVIOUR MACHINE singer Eric Clayton

NARNIA recently parted ways with keyboardist Linus Kåse. Replacing him on some the band's recent dates was Andreas Lindahl.

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Narnia Singer Finds His 'Calling'

Christian Rivel, vocalist with Swedish Christian metalheads Narnia, is to shortly issue the album called 'The Calling' from his solo project Audiovision. This comes out in Japan on December 22, with a European release next year. Also featured on the album are vocalist Jeff Scott Soto, guitarist Bruce Kulick and bassist Tony Franklin among others.

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Narnia Confirmed For Revolution Metal Fest

NARNIA have issued the following update through their website (www.narniaworld.com):

“We are very happy to announce that Narnia are going to perform on 20th of November at Revolution Metal Fest 2004, in Mexico City together with MORTIFICATION, SAVIOUR MACHINE and more."

For more information www.revolutionmetalfest.com

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Saviour Machine Singer To Perform With Narnia

Eric Clayton, the vocalist of California-based SAVIOUR MACHINE, will be making a short guest appearance at NARNIA's concert in Fristad, Sweden on April 30. This will be Eric's first performance ever in Scandinavia.

As previously reported, NARNIA have set an April 26 release date through Massacre Records for their live DVD, "At Short Notice – Live In Germany". The footage for the disc was shot in early 2003 in Owen, Germany in front of 1,800 fans.

NARNIA have been confirmed to appear at this year's installment of Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12 in Sölvesborg, Sweden.

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Narnia Frontman's Audiovision

Jeff Scott Soto (TALISMAN , ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN ), Tony Franklin (ex-WHITESNAKE , BLUE MURDER , FIRM ), Mats Levén (KRUX , AT VANCE , ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN ) and Mic Michaeli (EUROPE ) are among the special guests set to appear on the debut album from CHRISTIAN RIVEL'S AUDIOVISION, the new solo project from NARNIA frontman Christian Rivel .

According to an official press release, the vision for the project is "to create good heavy metal with strong melodies and lots of harmony vocals like QUEEN & THE SWEET . Everything will be packed in a superb production by producer & guitarist Lars Chriss from LION'S SHARE ," who has co-written most of the songs together with Christian Rivel .

The first chance for anyone to hear AUDIOVISION will come with the release of the band's contribution to the Swedish tribute to THE SWEET titled "The Sweet According To Sweden". AUDIOVISION recorded the album's opening cut, "Love Is Like Oxygen" , featuring a duet between Rivel and Jeff Scott Soto . The album is scheduled for release on February 9. (for more info visit
www.rivelrecords.com/sweettribute)

The AUDIOVISION album will feature contributions from some of the best musicians in melodic hard rock and heavy metal. Confirmed guests include: More...

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