If instant catchiness covered in a light sauce of seventies nostalgia is your thing then The Night Flight Orchestra is a must-see.
Known for their contributions in Soilwork and Arch Enemy, the driving forces behind this band are a bunch of metalheads who formed The Night Flight Orchestra to vent their love of 70s and 80s rock. The recipe has remained unchanged for five albums now but quality never gets old. Their most recent outing ‘Aeromantic’ is destined to make it onto many an end-of-year list and just like the first four instalments it takes the listener on a sonic voyage to the various star systems of classic rock. The versatility of vocalist Björn ‘Speed’ Strid (Soilwork) never ceases to amaze and perfectly complements the impressive keyboard solos and finger licking guitar work. Every single track contains one or several nods to classic giants such as ABBA, Boston, Toto, Fleetwood Mac, KISS, Foreigner, Alan Parsons, Steely Dan, etc. without stooping to shameless copying – on the contrary! While being reminiscent of some of the highlights in rock history, the music is still original enough to avoid the ‘been there, done that’ label. AOR, funk, disco, pop rock... The Night Flight Orchestra does it all and everyone’s invited to the party. It’s high time the world realised how unique this band really is. Alcatraz is a new opportunity for them to turn new fans on to the band and we’re sure they’ll make the most of it.