SWEDISH MELODIC ROCK ACT
SIGN TO FRONTIERS
Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the signing of the Swedish melodic rock combo RIAN to a multi-album deal, the first of which will be the band’s new album, ‘Twenty-Three’, which is currently taking shape under the direction of producer Daniel Flores (Find Me, The Murder Of My Sweet).
The group’s new songs are based on lyrics and melodies written by vocalist/guitarist Richard Andermyr, before being crafted into songs arranged by the band together.
RIAN released their debut album, ‘Out Of The Darkness’, in the summer of 2017, a record that was well received by fans and melodic rock media alike. The band subsequently made its full live debut in 2018 following the addition of Tobias Jakobsson on lead guitar.
On signing to Frontiers, Andermyr states: “We are really pleased. Since our first contact, the label has been nothing but helpful. We feel right at home with the support we’ve received so far and look forward to using this relationship to enable us to provide our fans with a steady supply of quality music for the years to come.”
Describing the RIAN sound, he continues: “It can, in the easiest way, be explained as a modern version of classic melodic rock music, the way it was produced in the second half of the 1980’s. The sound is American, but the melodies and chord progressions have very strong Swedish roots. Influences such as Bon Jovi, Dokken, Europe, Queensryche, Survivor and Winger can be heard, but more modern vibes of the likes of Alter Bridge have a presence in our music.”
Richard Andermyr – vocals, guitar
Jan Johansson – drums
Jonas Melin – bass
Tobias Jakobsson – lead guitar