Skyfire

Skyfire is a melodic/progressive/power metal band formed in the town of Höör, Sweden in 1995. The band recorded two demos Within Reach and The Final Story. They got in touch with band members of Thyrfing who helped them find a record label with Dutch label Hammerheart Records. During two weeks in August 2000, they recorded their first album “Timeless Departure” in the Abyss Studio. In September 2002, the band recorded their second album “Mind Revolution”. The third album “Spectral” was recorded at Los Angered and Studio Underground and released on May 10, 2004 by Arise Records. The band have set “Esoteric” as the title of their fourth album, which is scheduled for release September 14, 2009 in the United Kingdom via Pivotal Rockordings.

On May 15, 2009, they announced a new digital only EP entitled Fractal for a July 2009 release. The EP is a collection of B-sides recorded between 2004’s Spectral and Esoteric. Fractal was released July 6 for digital download. The band has mixed elements from melodic to symphonic metal into their music.

Other Information

  • Origin: Höör, Sweden
  • Genres: Melodic death metal, Progressive metal, Power metal, Neo-classical metal
  • Years active: 2004-present
  • Labels: Hammerheart Record, Pivotal Rockordings
  • Website: http://www.skyfireonline.net
  • Members:
  1. Joakim Karlsson – vocals
  2. Johan Reinholdz – guitar
  3. Andreas Edlund – guitar, synthesizers
  4. Martin Hanner – bass, synthesizers
  5. Joakim Johnsson – drums

Releases

  • Within Reach (1998) – Demo
  • The Final Story (2000) – Demo
  • Timeless Departure (2001)
  • Haunted by Shadows (2003) – EP
  • Mind Revolution (2003)
  • Spectral (2004)
  • Fractal (2009) – EP
  • Esoteric (2009)

Links

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~ by molco on November 11, 2009.

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