new signing to
Frontiers Music Srl
melodic metal band
at work on label debut
Frontiers Music Srl is excited to announce the signing of Norwegian melodic metal act Big City to a multi-album deal. Fans of bands such as Firewind, Queensryche, Magnus Karlsson’s Free Fall, Europe and Fair Warning should look forward to being introduced to this exciting group.
Big City was originally put together by guitarist and songwriter Daniel Olaisen, whose initial plan was to utilise song ideas and 80’s metal influenced guitar riffs that he had stockpiled over the years for a batch of songs with the right players. Frank Ørland, who also played with Daniel in Scariot (prog/thrash/heavy band featuring Communic and Spiral Architect members), was an obvious choice to bring to Big City as the second guitarist. Frank Nordeng Røe (Withem, Maraton, session musician for Circus Maximus and Leprous) was brought in on drums and the band was rounded out with vocalist Jan Le Brandt and session bassist Geir Inge Olsen.
The band’s debut album, ‘Wintersleep’, was initially released in 2014 but re-released by the Greek label Rock of Angels in 2018 as part of a deluxe edition of their second album, ‘Big City Life’. Big City played their very first live shows the same month of its international release, including Norway Rock Festival and Rock the Boat with Miguel Pereira (Withem) joining as new permanent bass player.
In 2019, the band started working on a new album and brought in a new singer, Jørgen Bergersen from Rock The Night (Europe cover band) and their new demos caught the interest of Frontiers, who moved swiftly to sign the band.
Olaisen states that the forthcoming Big City album “will introduce our new singer. He has done an incredible job and there is more punch and heaviness in his voice. The songs are still varied, from super chilled ballads to heavy and light-progressive tunes. Melodies are still in focus and there is plenty of that, as expected. It’s simply the best Big City album so far!”
Daniel Olaisen – rhythm, lead and acoustic guitars
Frank Ørland – lead, rhythm and acoustic guitars
Frank Nordeng Røe – drums and percussion
Jørgen Bergersen- vocals
Miguel Pereira – bass guitar