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 parted ways with bassist Magnus Rosén (HAMMERFALL, X-WORLD/5, REVOLUTION RENAISSANCE). According to the band, "Magnus has come to a situation where he feels he has too many projects going on and he feels he doesn't have any time left to dedicate to FULLFORCE since FULLFORCE is a real band and no project. He wishes FULLFORCE all the best for the future and the band wishes Magnus all the best with his music, projects and everything else. Nonetheless, we have a few bass players in mind that we're talking to right now in order to replace Magnus, so very soon we will be able to announce a new bass player who most likely will be a quite well-known name."
In other news, Johansson has recorded the drums for around seven FULLFORCE songs and is expected to complete his tracks for the band's debut album within a few weeks.
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.