Majestica, origionally called Reinxeed is a Symphonic Power Metal-band from Sweden. The band has three members Tommy ReinXeed, Alex Oriz andChris David. The group has now returned - seemingly out of nowhere - with a new 10-track album entitled "Above The Sky" and a brand new name, Majestica. On the new record, the band presents not only amazing guitar skills, the record also presents amazing vocal range.
We got to speak to Chris David about his up coming album and more.
TM - What can fans expect from your new Album Above The Sky?
CD - The new album "Above The Sky" is going to be released on the 7th of June. We have one single out already called "Rising Tide" and just brought out another song today which is available on Spotify, the song is called "Nightcall Girl". If you were a fan of our previous band you will not be disappointed. We took the symphonic elements of our old band and brought it together with power metal. If you don't know us at all if you'd like bands like Halloween you will love this. We play old school metal with a modern touch.
TM - How have fans responded to your new album "Rising Tide"?
CD - I think the response has been awesome, I haven't seen a negative response to that song and we have had a lot of views on YouTube.
TM - That is good, congratulations.
TM - What inspired you to change your name to Majestica?
CD - When we did our 6 album there were a lot of negative feelings around the band so we decided to take a break and see what happened, we felt like the name had a negative feeling and we needed to change the name that. We decided to make up ideas and have a working band name and the third album of our old band was called Majestica. We thought Majestica was pretty cool and so we ended up calling it that.
TM - What was your writing and recording process for "Above The Sky"?
CD - The first demo was in 2014, which was 5 years ago so it took us a lot of time. We took everything slowly and made it fun and put a lot of effort into the demo. We went to the recording studio for a couple of weeks to work on the songs and figured out what sounded good, then recorded everything till it was perfect.
TM - You played Sabaton open air last year how was that?
CD - We played half the set as our old band and half the set as our new band, Majestica. Halfway through the set we went off stage and when we walked back on stage we introduced our new band name Majestica.
TM - What's your favorite memory of watching someone else perform live?
CD - One of my favourite artists is Glenn Hughes from Deep Purple. The first time I saw him I wasn't that big of a fan, I just thought I would go and check him out. He played a song called mistreated which is a really famous truck. When he did his vocals I was thinking, what are you doing that's totally insane. He was an amazing singer.
TM - If you could play any festival in Europe what would it be?
CD - Sweden rock because I'm from Sweden and it's one of our biggest festivals. It has been one of my lifelong goals to play it.
TM - They have an amazing line up every year as well. Hopefully you get to play it soon.
TM - If you could have any bands play one of your songs which band would it be, which song would it be and would it be in your style or their Style?
CD - It would be awesome to see Halloween cover one of our songs and see if they can do it better than me do it.
TM - What is your favorite memory from touring?
CD - We were playing a small show in Berlin, in a small club and we didn't know what to expect. The venue was so packed that people are standing on the side of the stage and the stage was so small that we could barely play our instruments that made it really special.
TM - That is cool, what an amazing memory to have with your fans. It is always nice to have a small show.
TM - Is there anything else you want to say to your fans?
CD - You will not be disappointed by this record because it takes in Sonic metal and the power metal and makes an amazing album.
TM - Thank You so much for the interview today and I look forward to hearing your new album.