tisdag 25 december 2012

Sweden Rock Magazine #100

Sweden Rock Magazine, Scandinavia’s biggest hard rock
magazine and Sweden’s top selling music magazine, celebrate
issue #100 by naming the 100 greatest Swedish bands of all time.

We're proud to be featured in this epic list of Sweden's finest! :)

Sweden Rock Magazine #100 in stores Jan 8.

måndag 10 december 2012

Firefest 2013 - 10th Anniversary!

We're very proud and happy to be asked to come back and
perform at Firefest. 2013 will be the 10th Anniversary!!

Alien celebrate the '25 Year Anniversary' of our debut
album, and what could be a better place to celebrate?! :)

The lineup is fantastic, we're already looking forward...

onsdag 5 december 2012

Debut album re-issued!

Greek label "No Remorse Records" release a limited
edition (1000 copies) of the 1988 s/t Alien debut album
(collaborating /w EMI Greece and Virgin Scandinavia).
Original cover and 12 tracks, booklet /w photos and lyrics.
Wonderful news!! ...since it's been out of print/stock for
such a long time! :-)

(press release /melodicrock.com)


One of the best AOR albums of the 80s, Alien's self-titled debut,
will be re-released in its original form, with the first cover
by EMI/No Remorse Records, December 14.

An absolute rare AOR gem from one of the most popular
Swedish melodic bands, finally available again!

Alien were one of the first Swedish acts to sign a worldwide
major label deal. Alien debut album is a rarity these days...
Until now!

Including melodic classics that speak straight to the heart like
“Feel My Love”, “Tears Don't Put Out The Fire” and “Brave
New Love”. Booklet comes with photos and lyrics.

To order or for more information, visit:
label.noremorse.gr / www.noremorse.gr

torsdag 25 oktober 2012

Flix facts

Doug Freel was chosen to direct our "Tears..." video,
mainly because of the four videos he did for Def Leppard's
Hysteria album (Animal, Hysteria, Woman, Love bites).

So cool that he, the year after, would also direct the
Black Velvet video for Alannah, filmed on her family
ranch at the 300 year old cabin.

...and that our ways would cross and I would get to work
with her some 15 yrs later - not with Doug directing,
though ;-)  //Ken

söndag 21 oktober 2012

Alien cousine! ;-)

Alien is to be featured in the follow up to the unique cookbook
"Metal Munchers - The Festival Edition", titled "The Second Coming".

Swedish rock bands (with emphasis on heavy metal) participate with
their favorite dishes, promotion pictures, band presentations etc.
Also contributing, some of Sweden's finest photographers and artists.

Set for an early 2013 release, followed by an English edition.
Stay hungry!!

Previous release (Vulkan, June 2012)

måndag 8 oktober 2012

onsdag 12 september 2012

LA vocal coaches

LA, 1988. Alien debut album in the making.

Pam Barlow and Janet Minto, associate vocal producers,
also contributing fantastic songwriting ("Brave New Love",
"Go Easy", "Tears..."), co-writing lyrics, singing background
vocals... and just being a great hang! ;-)
We couldn't thank them enough!!

Here with Jim and producer Chris Minto.

lördag 1 september 2012

Madrid prep

ALIEN teamed up in Gothenburg this week
for a runthrough of the set for Madrid.
It'll be a good one! ;-)

tisdag 29 maj 2012

Ken interview on ViriAOR

Spanish webzine ViriAOR cover the career of Ken,
as a build up for the Madrid (Live4AOR) show.
Read the full story...

måndag 21 maj 2012

Work in progress

Alien having a writing session in Stockholm...

Alien to Madrid

Alien play Sala Caracol, Madrid Sept 22nd.
Support by Hardreams (ES) and Chasing Violets (FR)
feat. AOR, Lionville, Hardline musicians.

måndag 9 januari 2012

World press on Alien

More good reviews on Alien@Firefest,
Classic Rock AOR (UK) and Burrn! (JP)