Norwegian heavy metal/hard rock crushers Stargazer premieres music video for “Heartbroken”, taken from the upcoming record “Life Will Never Be The Same” which will be released on March 3rd, via Mighty Music Records.
This one by masters of rock is a power ballad – followed by outstanding melodies and rock essence, that shows uniqueness and perfection of it. This one is different from the previous song, it starts with this traditional doom/heavy metal riff, that after that continuing with some 80’s rock vibe – filled with such mighty atmosphere and melodies. In their usual manner, technical side of the song is as always music perfection – with a dose of rock domination, that this guys know how to deliver in high quality way. Balanced and coordination – with every second of it and arranged in such powerful and great way. Every passage is sliding in this smooth way, vocals and riffs together created this special symphony that is quite catchy. Many reasons to listen to this interesting song, that has a lot to show in it’s metal/rock glory. The most specific moment is that arranged slide from the doom/heavy metal riff pattern to slow part, just epic and interesting as it can be. To excite listeners in full capacity, to heat up the things and slow them down. That is the proof that this is one excellent song, that has something unique to offer. Production showed every aspect of the song so clearly. This added more uniqueness to the experience of this song, to be greater.
Guitarist William as a virtuoso on his guitar is basically singing with his guitar and soul in this song, from melodic shredding to solo shredding – leading the whole band to follow his incredible tempo of playing, also passion and emotions – that has extraordinary influence to it, like in the rest of his songs – but mostly in this one. Where he showed his powerful skills to the max and sense for great melodies – that echoes through -out the whole song with such good musical style.
Vocalist Tore showed his full vocal capacity and capability. Finally he showed his full vocal range and the most best of his voice. Proving that he is a high quality Vocalist – with amazing voice and skillful vocals, that only can create divine moments and effects in the song. He completely dominated this song – especially with his high range parts. Showing the mightiness and quality of his vocals and how he handles it perfectly – fused with his approach that has soul to it. It can be heard that he is singing from his soul – with such honesty. And this time this was more than obvious in this song.
This song reminds of Whitesnake songs and surprisingly from Serbian rock band Kerber. Great fusion between those two, that created specific rock essence – that is more than good. And this song even with the story – reminds of this two bands. One more intriguing thing – that will be interesting for listeners to experience, both internationally and from Balkans, as well.
The story about this song is a romantic one. About not letting go of someone you love , your girl, wife or it can be interpreted as someone from your family or close friend. And about loosing someone that you love, as well. The band for sure – fused the story with technical part of the song, perfectly. Every emotions is presented through every melody and sound. It also has this 80’s spirit of heavy metal and hard rock in storytelling part. This is way this song is so special, it reflects the story – with a soundtrack that covers everything that needs to be covered. And it delivers a special experience of rock n’ roll, that shines through- out the whole song – with strong spirit.
Strong rock song – with strong love. Love and rock n’ roll, that never fades away – with almighty power of true rock essence and quality. This is a song that delivers everything that is good about rock – that rock hard, fast – with a unbreakable essence that it has, making it just a divine rock anthem for lovers out there in rock mightiness.
Embrace the sadness and move on, followed by hard rock might.
After their previous release “The Sky is the Limit”, Norwegian band Stargazer entered the radar of connoisseurs of the hard rocking world. The group was loudly hailed as one to watch. They received a lot of great reviews all over the western world and were, back then in late 2019, ready to take on the world for serious touring. But serious touring saw an abrupt end due to Covid-19 for almost every band in 2020-21 – with Stargazer being no exception.
The nordic five-piece didn’t lose their spirit and, diligently, took the downtime to start penning their next album. Produced by Guitarist William Ernstsen and Vocalist Tore André Helgemo. “Life Will Never Be The Same” is the result of those dark times with a silver lining ahead. Engineered by William at Jedimasterstudios/Trondheim and mixed and mastered in Medley Studios, at Copenhagen – by Soren Andersen (Glenn Hughes, Electric Guitars, etc). “Life Will Never Be The Same” is exactly the kind of album that you’d expect from a matured Stargazer and then some.
The five-piece powerhouse hammers on with Scandinavian vibes that consists of virtuosity and a vintage sound with a modern twist. Firing on all cylinders in combination with the sense of good melodies, great riffs, solos and songwriting handcraft. With one of rock’s best voices and one of the best blues-based hard rock guitar players around today. All this on top of a rock steady hard groove with killer rock songs such as “Live My Dream”, or down to the most tender and heartfelt tunes, as for example the single “Live Today”, with emotions worn on their sleeves.
“Life Will Never Be The Same” is the sound of Norwegian classic hard rock flagship and Stargazer sets sail again with this third release in their discography. One to change their
life – and yours – for good.
The new record will be released on digital, digipack CD and gatefold double LP (black vinyl, limited to 500 units).
Tore André Helgemo – vocals, rhythm guitar
William Ernstsen – lead & rhythm guitars
Sondre Bjerkset – keybards
Jomar Johansen – bass
Svend Skogheim – drums
Check out the premiere for music video for “Heartbroken”, below: