Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Swedish AC/DC?

This is the self-titled debut album by the Swedish Hard Rockers Bonafide. This album sounds a lot like AC/DC, even the singer is balancing between Bon Scott and Brian Johnson. Bonafide sounds beside the rip-off idea very well. This debut album sounds great and the songs are good. Great rhythms and riffs!
I haven't heard the second album called
Something´s Dripping yet, but I believe there are more other influences on that album according their MySpace page. Well, maybe you'll like Bonafide. Enjoy!
(Thanks again to Anders for sending in this one!)

TWO YEARS HAS passed since Sweden..s, perhaps finest, hard rock band, Malmö based BONAFIDE, released their debut album. And a bit more than a year since their triumphant show on the main stage at the 2008 Sweden Rock Festival.

BONAFIDE was formed by singer/guitarist (and awesome drummer for Jason & The Scorchers) Pontus Snibb and rock solid bassplayer Michael Nilsson in Malmö, southern Sweden, in 2006. Pontus, who had already made quite a name for himself playing with countless well known artists on the Scandinavian blues and rock scene, wanted to broaden his musical horizon by turning the volume to 11 and play hard rock the way it..s supposed to be played - True to it..s roots in the electric blues and early R..n..B. Enter Mikael Fässberg, guitarist (Paul DiAnno, ex Nazareth guitarist Manny Charlton etc) and Sticky Bomb, drummer with an attitude, and the quartet was complete.

Since then the band has been busy playing the Scandinavian club and festival circuit, and has also supported Mustasch, Deep Purple, Status Quo, Y&T, The Quireboys and countless of other acts in arenas and theaters.

In January 2009 BONAFIDE locked themselves into Musicamatic studios (Soundtrack of our Lives, DAD) in Gothenburg, Sweden with acclaimed producer Chips Kiesbye (The Hellacopters, The Nomads, Millencollin) and began to record their second full length album, titled “Something..s Dripping”, soon out world wide through Black Lodge Records. When released it will be BONAFIDE..s first properly distributed release outside of Scandinavia.

As always BONAFIDE delivers blues and R..n..B based full throttle rock..n..roll, No holds barred. Chips Kiesbye has added his brilliant production skills to the formula, and you seldom hear guitars this beefy or vocals with this much pure attitude and bravado. Main songwriter and front man extraordinarie, Pontus Snibb shares writing credits with fellow guitarist Mikael Fässberg on two of the album..s 11 tracks. This, plus the fact that the whole group nowdays contributes to the creative process, has added a new dimension and a slightly different angle to BONAFIDE..s simplistic, yet innovative and fresh take on classic hard rock. Mia Coldheart of Swedish metal queen..s Crucified Barbara also appear on the album, in the duet “Straight Shooters”.

(From MySpace)

Bonafide - Bonafide (2007)

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