Civil War, the new symphonic power metal band from ex-Sabaton members, Rikard Sunden, Oskar Montelius, Daniel Mullback and Daniel Myhr, along with frontman, Nils Patrik Johansson (Astral Doors), and bass player, Stefan "Pizza" Eriksson (Volturyon), is proud to announce that its debut album The Killer Angels has been certified 'Gold' in the band's home country of Sweden, selling more than 20,000 copies. The members of Civil War were presented with their "Gold" plaques before headlining the Metal War festival in Budapest last weekend.
Commented the band: “Selling 20,000-plus in our home country is something none of us could ever imagine when getting into the sessions leading up to the album. Even though we felt we made a solid record, getting these numbers was still something we couldn't predict upon our wildest imagination".
"We at Despotz are incredibly proud to have reached "Gold" status in Sweden with the band Civil War”, added Despotz Records founder, Omer Akay. "The band has received great international support from their fans, and it shows with growing sales and upcoming tours as a result. This is just the beginning of a brilliant career. We Will Rule The Universe".
"The Killer Angels" was released in June 11th, 2013 via Despotz Records.
Borrowing its name from the novel by Michael Shaara about the Battle of Gettysburg, "The Killer Angels" was recorded by Jonas Kjellgren at Studio Myhrer (which is actually the bed and living room of keyboard player, Myhr), Black Lounge Studio and Peter Tagtgren's, The Abyss, in Parlby, Sweden.
Artwork comes courtesy of Polish artist, Lukasz Jaszak.
Nils Patrik Johansson - Vocals
Rikard Sunden - Guitars
Oskar Montelius - Guitars
Daniel Myhr - Keyboard
Daniel Mullback - Drums
Stefan "Pizza" Eriksson - Bass