New SKID ROW frontman Erik Grönwall has uploaded a video of him singing a canopy model of JOURNEY‘s “Separate Methods”. The observe was recorded at Tone Manufacturing facility Recording Studios in Las Vegas, Nevada in between reveals throughout SKID ROW‘s latest stint because the because the assist act on SCORPIONS‘ “Sin Metropolis Nights” residency.
Grönwall joined SKID ROW in January because the substitute for ZP Theart, who had been within the group for greater than six years. Theart performed his ultimate gig with SKID ROW in February earlier than being formally given the boot.
In late March, SKID ROW launched its first single with Grönwall, “The Gang’s All Right here”. The track is the title observe of the band’s upcoming album, which is able to arrive on October 14 through earMUSIC.
SKID ROW recorded most of “The Gang’s All 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.
Grönwall was a member of the Swedish arduous rock band H.E.A.T. with whom he recorded 4 studio albums — “Tackle The Nation” (2012),“Tearing Down The Partitions” (2014),“Into The Nice Unknown” (2017) and “H.E.A.T II” (2020) — earlier than exiting the group in October 2020.
Grönwall was recognized with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in March 2021. Six months later, he introduced that he was most cancers free after receiving a bone marrow transplant in August. “Some nameless fantastic human being someplace on this planet donated his/her blood cells in order that I may get a second likelihood at life,” he instructed Headbangers Way of life in January. “Generally I can simply get tears in my eyes once I give it some thought. It is so lovely that one one that will not be linked to me in any approach needed to try this for me. He/she would not know that the blood cells had been for me. It is fully nameless.”
Final September, Grönwall launched his cowl model of “18 And Life” through all streaming platforms.
In 2018, Grönwall debuted within the U.S. for 10 million viewers in NBC‘s dwell broadcast of Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s and Tim Rice‘s musical “Jesus Christ Celebrity”. Together with John Legend, Alice Cooper, Sara Bareilles and others, Erik performed the important thing function of Simon Zealotes.
SKID ROW bassist Rachel Bolan just lately instructed Meltdown of Detroit’s WRIF radio station about Grönwall‘s addition to the band: “Simply the best way he does issues and his work ethic is one I’ve by no means seen apart from the 4 of us which might be already within the band. He simply would not cease till he will get issues completely proper. Whether or not it is his model, what he thinks is correct, or what we predict is correct, he works arduous — he works arduous. And you’ll see why he had the success he did abroad as a result of he is a very, actually hard-working singer that takes care of his instrument and that takes delight in his craft.”
Rachel additionally mirrored on SKID ROW‘s first dwell efficiency with Grönwall, saying: “Actually, dude, from the minute he opened his mouth… His timing is impeccable. We knew it was gonna be cool. And every present has gotten even higher, ‘trigger we’re studying one another’s rhythm on stage. Once I walked away from that present, I mentioned to Erik, I am going, ‘This was present one. I can not await present 100. It is gonna be wonderful.'”
Bolan beforehand talked about how Erik got here to hitch SKID ROW throughout an look on the most recent episode of SiriusXM‘s “Trunk Nation L.A. Invasion”, recorded simply hours earlier than SKID ROW‘s first efficiency 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 each evening from the dressing room,” he mentioned. “And a few occasions, I used to be, like, ‘Man, hearken to this man sing. He is phenomenal.’ After which, I overlook who instructed me, somebody that was with us, ‘Yeah, he received ‘Idol’ in Sweden.’ And I used to be, like, ‘Man, he is received pipes.’ And I used to be listening. Then I went behind the monitor board a few occasions. And in my head, I am, like, ‘Wow! When SKID ROW has some downtime, I am gonna get in contact with this dude and begin a facet mission with him.’ And clearly, that by no means occurred. However as time went on and we received to the purpose to the place we had been with ZP and stuff, Erik was our first… I instructed Snake, I am going, ‘We have gotta test this man out.’ And together with Snake and the remainder of the fellows, and Nick, our producer, Nick Raskulinecz, had been, like, ‘He is the man, man. Ship him some songs.’ So we despatched him some songs that we had been recording, simply with a information vocal on it, and it got here again about 24 hours later, and we had been, like, ‘All proper. He is the man. Get him on a aircraft. Let’s do that.'”