FULLFORCE (now apparently written as one word),the new Swedish melodic metal project featuring Mike Andersson (CLOUDSCAPE, SILENT MEMORIAL, PLANET ALLIANCE) on vocals, Stefan Elmgren (HAMMERFALL) on guitar, Anders Johansson (HAMMERFALL, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) on drums, and Carl-Johan Grimmark (NARNIA) on guitar, has announced the addition of bassist Tommy Larsson (HEED) to the group's ranks. FULLFORCE says in a statement, "[Tommy] will be a great addition to the band both personally, musically and his dedication to music."
FULLFORCE recently parted ways with bassist Magnus Rosén (HAMMERFALL, X-WORLD/5, REVOLUTION RENAISSANCE). According to the band, "Magnus [came] to a situation where he [felt] he [had] too many projects going on and he [felt] he [didn't] have any time left to dedicate to FULLFORCE since FULLFORCE is a real band and no project."
A FULLFORCE demo track, "Walls Of Secrets", is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page.
According to FULLFORCE's official bio, "Mike and Magnus met for the first time in 2006 during the recordings of the PLANET ALLIANCE album. They became very good friends right away both musically and personally so, since the recording of that album Mike and Magnus have often talked about working more together. Same thing goes with longtime friend Stefan Elmgren and Magnus after the departure of the well-known metal band called HAMMERFALL. They also talked often about starting up a new band together, so the course was more or less set in late 2008 when Magnus gave Mike a phone call asking him if he was interested in starting up a new band with him and Stefan."
All keyboards on the album will most likely be recorded by Mike, Stefan and Carl-Johan.