HOUSE OF SHAKIRA - Lint XXV - Red 2xLP

HOUSE OF SHAKIRA - Lint XXV - Red 2xLP

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GENRE: Melodic Rock

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the reissue of Swedish rockers House Of Shakira's debut ​album, "Lint" on March 11, 2022. Available on 2CD and 2xLP color vinyl, the reissue marks the album's 25th Anniversary and is remastered by guitarist Mats Hallstensson. In addition to a remaster of the original album, the reissue features a never-before released version of the full album featuring lead vocals by the band's original singer, Mikael Eriksson. Eriksson recorded the album and then departed the band before it was released, so the band re-recorded "Lint" with then new vocalist, Andreas Eklund. That version is what was released and what the public knows to be the band's debut album, "Lint". 

"Since ​"​Lint​"​​ ​has a ​25​th​ ​anniversary​ in 2022​,​ it was time to dust off the old DAT master tapes that I​'ve​ kept since 1997. I also found DAT demos of all ​the "​Lint​"​ tracks that we recorded with ​our​ first singer Mikael "Zifa" Eriksson during 1993-1995. I re-mastered all the tracks and it ended up as a double​ album​. Since all ​the ​tracks are new master​​s​, ​I think it sounds fresh,​ and ​​very much up to date​,​"​ says ​Mats Hallstensson​.​

​Frontiers Music Srl released the band's last studio album (and ninth overall), ​“Radiocarbon” ​in 2019 and in addition to the reissue of "Lint" on March 11, 2022, will also release the band's next brand new studio album​. 

​Originally called The Station, House Of Shakira is a Swedish melodic ​h​ard ​r​ock band originally​ formed​ in Stockholm ​in 1991​. After deciding to change their name at the behest of a Swedish record label, "The Record Station", who thought the band's name was too close to their own, their new moniker came about in an interesting way. A German magazine, that had reviewed their demo and noticed the band had no name, ran a contest to have their readers pick the band's name. Geoff Noddings, a reader from England, entered the contest and suggested the name "House Of Shakira". In 1991​,​ newspapers in England ​had ​written​ about a boutique​ store​ in London called "The House of Shakira​.​"​ ​Using the s​ale of clothes in the boutique as a cover, th​e​ store actually offered and sold a very different commodity​, as it was in fact a bordello. T​he band loved the name and thought then, and still today, that ​the name ​is​ a ​nice ​metaphor for something that is not what it seems to be​. That certainly fits in with their music not being what one would normally expect of 'melodic rock'. ​

House Of Shakira is k​nown for having a unique sound that stands out among​st​ other bands in the​ ​genre​. They ​create melodic rock of the highest quality b​y​ ​mixing hard rock with several other musical styles​. T​he vocals soar, the melodies rise​,​ and the guitars bring it all ​back ​together. All these components make listening to ​the band's music a sensational ​​experience. Because of the diversity of the music, H​ouse Of Shakira does not fall under your typical ​h​ard ​r​ock ​banner and in a world of musical clones, this is indeed a breath of fresh air. House Of Shakira are one of the most consistent and enjoyable melodic hard rock bands out there​, as proved through their body of work over the decades.

Tracklist

CD1
​*Remastered*​
1.​ ​Morning Over Morocco
2.​ Lint
3.​ Method Of Madness
4.​ No​.​ 8
5.​ Who’s Lying Now
6.​ Elephant Gun
7.​ Our Love Was Good
8.​ The Story The Same
9.​ Canned Laughter
10. Remember
11.​ Everything’s Fine
 
CD2
​*All tracks featuring lead vocals by Mikael Eriksson​*​
1.​ ​Morning Over Morocco
2.​ Lint
3.​ Method Of Madness
4.​ No​.​ 8
5.​ Who’s Lying Now
6.​ Elephant Gun
7.​ Our Love Was Good
8.​ The Story The Same
9.​ Canned Laughter
10. Remember
11.​ Everything’s Fine

 


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