New SKID ROW singer Erik Grönwall spoke to Liz Berg of Smarts & Leisure about what it has been like for him to hitch his favorite band and immediately start engaged on a model new album, along with beginning to arrange for SKID ROW‘s current Las Vegas residency as a result of the a***ist act for the SCORPIONS. “It’s insane,” he said (as transcribed by Phoosi.com). “Surreal, undoubtedly. I grew up listening to SKID ROW, and as soon as I wanted to grow to be a singer, I was making an attempt to sing like [former SKID ROW singer] Sebastian Bach. And that’s what I did. I did that at karaoke nights [back home in Sweden]. So it’s merely surreal, on account of I come into the band and I started to do a model new album instantly. I don’t merely ought to rehearse the earlier songs; I’m doing a model new album. So it’s my voice on that. It’s surreal, and I’m so honored.”
Grönwall joined SKID ROW merely weeks prior to now as a result of the choice for ZP Theart, who had been inside the group for better than six years.
SKID ROW carried out its first current with Grönwall on March 26. All through its nine-song set, SKID ROW carried out its new single, “The Gang’s All Proper right here”, which was made obtainable ultimate month. The music is the title monitor of the band’s upcoming album, which may arrive on October 14 by the use of earMUSIC.
SKID ROW recorded most of “The Gang’s All Proper right here” in Nashville, Tennessee with producer Nick Raskulinecz, who has beforehand labored with FOO FIGHTERS, STONE SOUR, HALESTORM, EVANESCENCE, RUSH and ALICE IN CHAINS, amongst many others.
SKID ROW ba***ist Rachel Bolan simply recently suggested Meltdown of Detroit’s WRIF radio station about Grönwall‘s addition to the band: “Merely one of the simplest ways he does points and his work ethic is one I’ve on no account seen other than the 4 of us that are already inside the band. He merely wouldn’t stop until he’ll get points fully correct. Whether or not or not it’s his mannequin, what he thinks is right, or what we predict is right, he works arduous — he works arduous. And you might even see why he had the success he did overseas on account of he’s a really, truly hard-working singer that takes care of his instrument and that takes pleasure in his craft.”
Rachel moreover mirrored on SKID ROW‘s first keep effectivity with Grönwall, saying: “Really, dude, from the minute he opened his mouth… His timing is impeccable. We knew it was gonna be cool. And each current has gotten even increased, ‘set off we’re finding out each other’s rhythm on stage. As soon as I walked away from that current, I said to Erik, I’m going, ‘This was current one. I can’t sit up for current 100. It’s gonna be very good.'”
Bolan beforehand talked about how Erik acquired right here to hitch SKID ROW all through an look on the latest episode of SiriusXM‘s “Trunk Nation L.A. Invasion”, recorded merely hours sooner than SKID ROW‘s first effectivity with the Swedish singer. “We toured collectively. H.E.A.T. was on tour with SKID ROW. What 12 months was that? ’18? And we might hear him every night time time from the dressing room,” he said. “And some events, I was, like, ‘Man, take heed to this man sing. He’s phenomenal.’ After which, I neglect who suggested me, someone that was with us, ‘Yeah, he gained ‘Idol’ in Sweden.’ And I was, like, ‘Man, he’s acquired pipes.’ And I was listening. Then I went behind the monitor board a number of events. And in my head, I’m, like, ‘Wow! When SKID ROW has some downtime, I’m gonna get involved with this dude and start a side problem with him.’ And clearly, that on no account occurred. Nevertheless as time went on and we acquired to the aim to the place we’ve been with ZP and stuff, Erik was our first… I suggested Snake, I’m going, ‘Now we have gotta check this man out.’ And along with Snake and the rest of the blokes, and Nick, our producer, Nick Raskulinecz, have been, like, ‘He’s the person, man. Ship him some songs.’ So we despatched him some songs that we’ve been recording, merely with a data vocal on it, and it acquired right here once more about 24 hours later, and we’ve been, like, ‘All correct. He’s the person. Get him on a airplane. Let’s try this.'”
Grönwall sang on H.E.A.T.‘s ultimate 4 studio albums — “Deal with The Nation” (2012), “Tearing Down The Partitions” (2014), “Into The Good Unknown” (2017) and “H.E.A.T II” (2020) — sooner than exiting the group in October 2020.
Grönwall was recognized with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in March 2021. A short time later, he wrote on his social media: “I am terribly privileged and grateful to remain at a day and age the place a sickness like that’s curable. There’s been quite a bit progress made on this topic. My physique is reacting properly to the remedy however it certainly’s a protracted remedy and it will be the toughest drawback of my life up to now, for me and my family.”
Ultimate September, Grönwall launched his cowl mannequin of SKID ROW‘s “18 And Life” by the use of all streaming platforms. On the time, he said about his mannequin of the monitor: “This music was primarily the beginning line of my expert occupation as an artist. I carried out this music all through my ‘Swedish Idol’ audition once more in 2009. 12 years later it’s time to give this harmful boy a attempt as soon as extra. Right here is my mannequin of the SKID ROW music ’18 And Life’.”
In 2018, Grönwall debuted inside the U.S. for 10 million viewers in NBC‘s keep broadcast of Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s and Tim Rice‘s musical “Jesus Christ Superstar”. Along with John Legend, Alice Cooper, Sara Bareilles and others, Erik carried out the essential factor place of Simon Zealotes.