Lost Horizon (SWE)

Lost Horizon (SWE)
Christian Nyqvist (Drums), Wojtek Lisiki (Vocals, Guitar Luciferion, Against The Plagues), Attila Publik (Keyboard), Martin Furängen (Bass Luciferion), Patrik Rafling (Drums Jaggernaut, Megaslaughter, Full Strike, ex-Hammerfall), Stefan Elmgren (Guitar Hammerfall, Full Strike, Cans), Joacim Cans (Vocals Hammerfall, Warlord (USA)), Daniel Heiman (Vocals Heed, ex-Fierce Conviction, ex-Crystal Eyes, ex-Destiny (SWE)), Fredrik Olsson (Guitar Heed, ex-Destiny (SWE)), Niclas Johnsson (Vocals Jaggernaut, Full Strike), Baskim Zuta (Guitar)

The old Millennium reaches it's end.

The year is 1998. A sudden mighty gust of the Metal wind fills up the hearts of the three pure ones.

Wojtek, Martin and Christian are their names. That sacred call, that final cry, breeds a spiritual aspiration, which leads to the great gathering of the three. Under a prodigious influence of the same, shared flame, baptised in Metal and the restored will, they interlace their faiths and conclude their goals. Transcendental Protagonist, Cosmic Antagonist and Preternatural Transmogrifyer are born. During two years, the reunited companions consequently prepare a great manifestation for the world - their first album of power.

About a year later, when the adjusting of the thoughts is almost finished, another shape turns up on the horizon. The singer Daniel joins the brave ones, embellishing the music by his divine voice.

Shortly thereafter, two demonstration songs are recorded. Also he, listening to his deepest ego, finds his real identity.

The new, fourth warrior is born. His name is Ethereal Magnanimus. In June 1999, the demonstration CDs are sent out to several record labels.

By the end of the summer, the formation receives very positive feedback and interest from most of them. Yet, only one of them proves itself worthy enough.

It's Music For Nations. In March 17th, 2000, both parties finally signs a covenant, and the collaboration begins.

Shortly after, a music studio is entered and the recording begins. Like in a trance, with no rest and no mercy, from late March through mid August, the album "Awakening The World" is being created.

Only the walls of the several studios know the pain and the suffering that is being experienced. But nothing can stop this enterprise. And now the work is finished.

The first ritual is over. The second begins.

And out of nowhere the fifth and the sixth warrior are on their way to take their place at the round table, where two of the thrones that surround it have been waiting to be ascended. The new dawn is born and is here to stay.

Once lost. Now brought back. The LOST HORIZON. The blasting hammer of might – ‘Awakening The World’ – shakes the foundations of Heavy Metal.

The band does around two hundred interviews and gets raving reviews from all over the world. 20.000 records are sold after only a few months, without even touring! They establish a solid found among like-minded around the globe, united by the power of will, the endless love to music and the spiritual equality. During the following year Lost Horizon plays a number of gigs around Europe and appears on several major festivals, headlining several of them, attracting even trans-global fans from Japan and Australia to their concerts.

A die-hard fan base is growing. In early 2002 the winds of magic returns. A strong hunger to create once again proves to be a natural element in their lives.

In January the same year, the second journey begins and material for yet another album is being written. The recording of the ever so anticipated follow-up to ’Awakening The World’ is then finally commenced in May. Immense work, palpable magic.

Lost Horizon’s second album is born. The second ritual is over. The brave ones prepare themselves for the forthcoming conquering.

There are still thousands of lost souls that desperately look for strength inside them, not finding it so bound by doctrinal society. Unmistakenly, the musical style of the new album is purely Lost Horizon’s. There has been further evolution of the entire entity.

The music is now more dynamic, epic, grandiose and illustrative, with much more room for emotional travels. Also the lyrics have taken another leap forward in development to become even deeper.

The bands’ ideology is being crystallized more thoroughly. The second storm is here! .

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