Frontiers Music signs Ronnie Atkins (PRETTY MAIDS, AVANTASIA) to a solo deal.
Ronnie Atkins (PrettyMaids, Avantasia, Nordic Union) har signert en solokontrakt med Frontiers Music. Vokalisten jobber for tiden med soloalbumet, som har fått navnet One Shot, som slippes våren 2021.
Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the signing of Danish vocalist Ronnie Atkins Official to a solo deal. The acclaimed Pretty Maids and Nordic Union vocalist is currently wrapping up work on a new solo album, «One Shot,» which will be released in the spring of 2021.
Ronnie Atkins, som ble diagnostisert med lungekreft i fjor høst, hadde i utgangspunktet ingen planer om å gi ut et soloalbum, men på grunn av helsesituasjonen bestemte han seg for å ta sjansen.
Around Easter 2020 and only some six weeks after I was told that everything seemingly looked very positive for my health, I was unfortunately diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and told it was incurable, which was devastating news for me. Needless to say, that was a total game changer and I went into kind of a panic situation for a while! But when the dust had settled. I realised there were two ways to approach the situation. I could sit down, accept the facts, and feel pity for myself or I could pull myself up, set some goals, pursue my dreams, and carry on living! And with fantastic back up from my family and true friends, I went for the latter! –Ronnie Atkins
Atkins har samarbeidet med Pretty Maids-kollega, og produsent, Chris Laney, når albumet har blitt formet. I tillegg til Atkins og Laney vil trommeslager Allan Sørensen (ex-Pretty Maids, ex-Royal Hunt), keyboardist Morten Sandager (ex-Pretty Maids), bassist Pontus Egberg (King Diamond, ex-Lion’s Share), gitarist Pontus Norgren (HammerFall), gitarist Kee Marcello, gitarist/vokalist Oliver Hartmann (Hartmann, Avantasia, ex-At Vance), gitarist John Berg (Paralydium, ex-Dynazty), gitarist Anders Ringman, vokalist Linnea Vikström Egg (QFT, ex-Paralydium) og vokalist Björn Strid (Soilwork, The Night Flight Orchestra) bidra på albumet.
Ronnie’s next step was that he hooked up with good friend and PM bandmate and producer Chris Laney to begin the work of putting these ideas together into songs. Chris is overseeing production, Jacob Hansen will mix, and musicians/singers appearing on the album include, in addition to Laney, Allan Sørensen, Morten Sandager, Pontus Egberg, Pontus Norgren, Kee Marcello, Olliver Hartmann, John Berg, Anders Ringman, Linnea Vikström Egg, and Björn Strid.
The album is currently scheduled for release in spring of 2021 with the first single and more album details to be revealed in January 2021.