Lars – The Lightbringer of Sweden – Interview

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Bandvorstellung „The Lightbringer Of Sweden“ (Stand 21.09.2020)

„TLOS“ sind eine Power-Metal Band aus dem schönen Schweden, dort wo viele herausragende Bands herkommen, um uns mit epischen Klängen aus der Welt des Heavy Metal zu verwöhnen! Gegründet wurde die Band im Jahr 2017. Lars Eng begann, laut offizieller Homepage, Musik zu schreiben und nach seinen musikalischen Wurzeln zu suchen. Größen wie, unter anderen, Tobias Sammet – Avantasia/Edguy, Kai Hansen Helloween/Gamma Ray/Iron Savior beeinflussten ihn hierbei. Mittlerweile gibt es Pläne für ein weiteres Album, über die ich mit Lars Eng gesprochen habe.

Wer noch mehr über die Band erfahren möchte, kann sich meine Bandvorstellung ansehen!

Hello Lars from The Lightbringer Of Sweden.  My name is Tobi.  I run a Facebook page and a webblog.  On this page I post reviews of current albums, interviews, band presentations and reports about concerts that I visit with my wheelchair.  On the one hand, to tell other wheelchair users how the venue is equipped in terms of accessibility and on the other hand, how to best proceed to get tickets, which is usually not possible with conventional ticket portals.

In the future I will also write about hygiene measures, as this is important for me as a high|risk patient and for my readers too. Of course, I also write about the bands‘ performance.  Today I have a few questions for you about your Band and the new Album 😉.

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„Rise of the Beast“

Tobi – Lars

First of all, I want to ask you, how are you and your bandmates doing right now?

Lars: We are doing very well thank you! We see a little more positive at the future now and we are talking about what should come next year with some gigs and so on. But for now it’s full focus on finish the writing for the follow-up album.

Please introduce yourself and your Colleagues form The Lightbringer Of Sweden to me and my Followers, to know you a littlebit better! 

Lars: Well lets see, if it’s was a live introduction it would sound something like this:

On the left side we have one of the most funniest guy i ever meet, the down to earth, Mr burning fingers Carsten Stepanowicz! 

And beside him you see the best bass player i know, ladies and gentlemen i give to you, my awesome friend, our badass Johan Bergqvist!

The man you see behind the drums, the man with the hardest hits in the universe, the man who personify „the!“ rhythm itself, my dear friend, Mr skin whipping Tobbe Jonsson!

In the middle you see the man with the vocal range from the sun to the moon, the one and only, my lovely friend, das über mensch Herbie Langhans!

And right here you see the man who has tricked everyone into this, Lars Eng

How about your Line-Up? Who is who @ The Lightbringer Of Sweden?

Lars:
Carsten Stepanovicz: Lead guitar – Sonic Haven
Herbie Langhans: Vocals – Sonic Haven, Avantasia, Firewind…
Tobbe Jonsson: Drums – Angeline
Johan Bergqvist: Bass – Trail of Murder
Lars Eng: Guitars, writing music & lyrics, producing

The newest thing is the release of your last Album „Rise Of The Beast“ as DIGI-PACK + FAREWELL! Where can Metalheads buy the CD and are there any other Formats in Store? (Youtube Video from „Farewell“ at the End of the Interview)

Lars: For now there is just from our website www.thelightbringer.se you can order, and some stuff are on the way, i don’t have a record label in the back so i do everything myself at home in my basement, all packing and ordering. But i looking for distribution right now and hope to set a deal soon.

Your newest Song is „Free The Angels“. I wrote a little review on Facebook but what is your comment about the Song?

Lars: I really like the song and I think it’s a good sneak peek of what’s coming.

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The Lightbringer of Sweden – Free the angels (New Single 2021)

How about some Infos for the upcoming Album?

Lars: The new album is called „The New World Order“, as you already know, i think. 😊

The story between the angels and Lucifer continues, but this time the angels is ready to strike back. Musically this album will be a little more versatile and more Heavy Metal, i’m really stoke to release this album, it feels like i found a good ground in this and feeling confident in the writing.

What can Metalheads expect from your upcoming Album?

Lars: As i just told, the album is a more Heavy Metal album rather then Power Metal, it’s hard to put music in a box an say this band is power and this is heavy, i try not think that a song should have certain ingredients you for it to make it sound like a special genre, the song need what it needs and i don’t want to force it in any way.

Are there more singles to come?

Lars: Yes, there will at least one more single before the album will be released. 

What can we expect from „The Lightbringer Of Sweden“ in the near future?

Lars: You can expect a new single, and a new album next year if everything goes to plan.

Do you have a fav Song on your latest Release?

Lars: Yes i do, Save us is the song i most looking forward to play live, love the energy. 

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The Lightbringer of Sweden – Save us „Studio live“ 2021

I was a lucky one who get one from the 100 Vinyls as a signed Version. Will there be a 2nd issue from „Rise Of The Beast“ as Vinyl?

Lars: Yes, there will be a new release of Rise of the beast on vinyl, i don’t know when, it’s a money issue right now. 

What was the best Album released in 2021 so far in your opinion? – except yours!

Lars: Who can say no to a new Helloween album? 😉

And what was the best Heavy Metal Album released in 2021 so far in your opinion?

Lars: I don’t hesitate when i say Bloodbound – Creatures of the dark realm.

What Band or Musiscian did influenced you most in your musicial live?

Lars: There is a lot that has influence me through the years, but i have to say for my guitar playing Kai Hansen and Leo Leoni has been the biggest influences. But overall the people who know me knows that i hold Tobias Sammet at the highest, i just love his way to write music and his energy and always with a sparkle in his eyes, that has been the most inspirational thing for me, without him i would never get into writing music. When i first heard Edguy in 1998 i was blown away, when he released the first Avantasia album my head did explode, i didn’t listen to another album for over a year after that.

Get away from the music a little. What about hobbies?

Lars: Construction equipment is a big thing in my life, i have worked as an machine operator for over 10 years, and i’m now working on a factory here in Sweden (Huddig) who is in the front of all the biggest manufactorys in a matter of tecnology. If you like awsome machines, please look them up 😊

If you got one wish…

Lars: I wish for my family to stay healthy.

A few words to your Fans out there in Germany and all the Others in the World?

Lars: I want to put a big thank you out to all the German fans, you have by far bought the most CD of all contries in the world, i would say you have bought 50% of all the records, so a BIG! Thank you for that!

But we are so blessed to have awesome and dedicated fans, you guys never quit sharing and spreading our music, without you we would not be where we are now! Hope to see you all on tour!

Thanks for the interview, Lars from The Lightbringer Of Sweden. Many greetings to all from the Band.  Something that is important to me: Stay healthy and be safe!

Lars: The same to you! Nice talking to you 😊


Rise of the Beast CD Digipack with 12 side booklet + Farewell

TRACKLIST:
01. THE MOON
02. FALLEN ANGELS
03. THE BEAST INSIDE OF ME
04. ONE BY ONE
05. INTO THE NIGHT
06. SKELETOR
07. LIGHTBRINGER
08. SAVE US
09. HEAVEN HAS FALLEN
10. SHADOWS OF THE NIGHT
11. FAREWELL (Bonus Track)

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The Lightbringer of Sweden – Farewell

Das war mein Interview mit Lars Eng von „The Lightbringer Of Sweden“. Das aktuelle Album gibts bei jedem Streamingdienst zum reinhören und kaufen könnt ihr es – wenn ihr wollt – auf der offiziellen Homepage der Band. Ich habe die Vinylausgabe des Debütalbums und freue mich, es in dieser Qualität hören zu dürfen. Wenn ihr auf guten Powermetal steht, kommt ihr an dieser Truppe nicht vorbei.

Danke euch fürs lesen und bleibt gesund. Metallische Grüße, euer Tobi!

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