Northtale Reveals details for the upcoming new album “Welcome To Paradise”!

Earlier this Spring, Bill Hudson‘s Northtale signed a record deal with Nuclear Blast Records!

Today Nuclear Blast Records issues the following.Swedish-American power metal supergroup Northtale recently signed a deal with Nuclear Blast Records. Now the cooperation has started to bear fruit: The band’s 13-song debut album ”Welcome To Paradise”, is set to be released on August 2th and features artwork from renowned rock/metal artist Felipe Machado. The record was produced by Northtale themselves, whilst Jonas Kjellgren (Blacklounge Studios, Sweden) took care of mixing and mastering duties.

Guitarist/band founder Bill Hudson states this about the upcoming new release:

“The artwork for »Welcome To Paradise« represents an entrance to whatever ‘paradise’ represents to each of us. With this album, we intend to introduce the band to the world, as well as to spread our message, that you can be or do whatever you want, it’s all inside your own mind. Felipe Machado did a great job capturing our ideas and bringing them into reality. The album, the music and the lyrics all seek to empower the listener and remind them that THEY are masters of their destiny and what happens in their lives.”

The first single is due very soon, stay tuned!


01. Welcome To Paradise
02. Higher
03. Follow Me
04. The Rhythm of Life
05. Time To Rise
06. Way Of The Light (Bonus Track)
07. Shape Your Reality
08. Everyone’s A Star
09. Siren’s Fall
10. Bring Down The Mountain
11. Playing With Fire
12. If Angels Are Real
13. Even When

Side A
01. Welcome To Paradise
02. Higher
03. Follow Me
04. The Rhythm of Life
05. Time To Rise
06. Everyone’s A Star
Side B
01. Shape Your Reality
02. Siren’s Fall
03. Bring Down The Mountain
04. Playing With Fire
05. If Angels Are Real
06. Even When

Make sure to follow the band to not miss their upcoming material:

Northtale behind this illustrious name lies nothing less than a Swedish-American power metal supergroup! Formed by guitarist Bill Hudson (Trans-Siberian Orchestra, I Am Morbid, ex-U.D.O./Dirkschneider), Vocalist Christian Eriksson (ex-Twilight Force), and drummer Patrick Johansson (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, ex-W.A.S.P. etc.) in late 2017, the line-up was quickly completed by Mikael Planefeldt (bass) as well as keyboardist Jimmy Pitts. Delivering a load of (largely) fast-paced anthems, imbued with Eriksson’s soaring vocals, ”Welcome To Paradise” will not only please fans of titans such as Helloween, Sonata Artica, Gamma Ray, Stratovarius among others, but draw new fans to the genre too.

The group is set to conquer not only your audio systems, but also the world’s stages, with their very first gig set to take place at their label mates Sabaton’s very own open air festival (Aug 14-17), shortly later heading into two concerts in Tokyo, Japan for the Evoken Festival (Aug 30 & Sep 1)

 Festival dates:

14. – 17.08. S Falun – Sabaton Open Air
30.08. J Tokyo – Evoken Festival
01.09. J Tokyo – Evoken Festival

Bill is available for studio sessions and guitar clinics. For further information, please contact via email:–

Los Angeles-based guitarist/songwriter Bill Hudson (Northtale, I am Morbid, former Dirkschneider, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Circle II Circle, Jon Oliva’s Pain and more) has become a very sought after name in the hard rock world in recent years. Whether he is in Germany headlining the biggest heavy metal festival in the world or in the studio recording guitars for a video game soundtrack, there’s never a dull moment in the life of the Brazilian musician. In the summer of 2015, he made history in Germany, headlining Wacken Open Air, performing in front of 80,000 fans with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Hudson joined the Trans-Siberian Orchestra also for their winter tour in 2015, performing 52 shows in 6 weeks throughout the US and Canada for an average of 15,000 fans a day. From April 2017 to April 2018 Bill Hudson made part of the Dirkschneider, line-up, touring widely both America and Europe.

Check out the demo song “Shape Your Reality”, here:

Check out the play-through video for the song ”E.G.O” by Bill Hudson: 


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