I spoke with BJÖRN ‘SPEED’ STRID from THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA, about the recently released 'Aeromantic ' album. He was awesome to chat to , as he always is, and gave me a real insight into juggling bands. Check it all out below.
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ʺYou can’t do that.”
That’s what everyone’s been telling THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA for all these years.
When Björn Strid and David Andersson deciced to start a classic rock band back in the late 00’s, everyone said ʺYou can’t do that.”
When they finally found the right band members, started releasing albums, and began to feel slightly optimistic about perhaps being able to take THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA to the next level and become a touring headline act and reach a wider audience, everyone said ʺYou can’t do that.”
When THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA got a record deal with Nuclear Blast and decided to release a feministic space opera in two parts, everyone said ʺYou can’t do that.”
When THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA decided to take their sound appearance even further and add the voluptous singing air stewardesses The Airline Annas to their line-up, everyone said ʺYou can’t do that.”
When THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA wanted to make the crowds at metal festivals all over Europe to do the conga train and unite in feverish disco dancing, everyone said ʺYou can’t do that.”
But you know what?
And now they’re ready to take it even further with the release of their new album »Aeromantic« on 28th February 2020. This time, they’ve gone back to earth, or at least to somewhere 10,000 ft. above the earth, with an airborne soap opera about the inevitable heartbreak, the endless longing, the futile nostalgia and the occasional moments of euphoria you experience when you’re always leaving where you should have been going, traveling to where you should have been.
»Aeromantic« is a decadent, melancholic but life affirming assault on all of your senses. THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA has expanded their sound, and »Aeromantic« is an album that contains all your guilty pleasures, everything from mind-melting hard rock, sultry soul grooves, new age bleakness, shameless pop songs and death-defying power ballads.
THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA has already announced a European headline tour, »The Aeromantic Experience,« March-April 2020, and will also appear on numerous fetivals this summer.
THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA 2020:
Björn Strid - Lead Vocals
David Andersson - Guitar
Sharlee D’Angelo - Bass
Sebastian Forslund - Guitar, Percussion and Special FX
Jonas Källsbäck - Drums
Anna-Mia Bonde - Backing Vocals
Anna Brygård - Backing Vocals
…and for the recording of »Aeromantic« we also had help from some very special guests including Rachel Hall (violin) and John Lönnmyr (keyboards). »Aeromantic« was engineered and produced by THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA and Thomas ”Plec” Johansson, mixed by Sebastian Forslund and mastered by Thomas ”Plec” Johansson.
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Metalhead who hates bad parking.