Origin: Sweden
Genres: Power Metal
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Winterlong  


Winterlong is essentially the solo project of Swedish guitar wizard Thorbjorn Englund, formally coming together around 2000 or so. A debut album was released in 2001 (Valley Of The Lost), but following that release, the rest of the band bolted to form Viperine, leaving Englund to recruit new members to continue the project. He's got good connections, as among the players who have recorded in Winterlong include Italian keyboard maestro Mistheria and well-travelled drummer Anders Johansson (Yngwie Malmsteen and others). Winterlong's music (at least, as heard on the band's third, self-titled effort) is squarely in the Euro power metal field, augmented with some Malmsteen-styled neoclassical shredding by Englund. His last album, Metal/Technology, was recorded almost exclusively as a soloist (everything except drums), and, apparently, shows a slight shift to a heavier direction.

Current Members

Thorbjorn Englund

vocals/guitars (Sabaton)

Mistheria (Guiseppe Iampieri)

keyboards

Leif Eriksson

drums

Former Members/Guests

Hussni Mörsare

vocals/guitars (Viperine)

Mikael Holm

vocals

Erik Tornberg

bass (Viperine)

Peter Uven

bass

Toni Erkkilä

drums

Andreas Lill (guest)

drums (Vanden Plas)

Anders Johansson (guest)

drums (HammerFall, Keegan, Yngwie Malmsteen, Silver Mountain)


Discography



Valley Of The Lost 
2001 Lion
  1. From Heaven to Hell
  2. Sky Travellers
  3. Winterlong
  4. Valley of the Lost
  5. The Water Spirit
  6. Nosferatu
  7. Mystery of Life
  8. Victory
  9. Written in Blood
  10. Driven by Insanity
  • Hussni Mörsare
  • Thorbjorn Englund
  • Erik Tornberg
  • Toni Erkkilä

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



The Second Coming 
2003 Lion
  1. Locking Up the Gates
  2. Twisting My Tail
  3. Northman
  4. Retaliation
  5. We'll be Immortals
  6. Call of the Wild
  7. Wild Winter Nights
  8. In Worlds of Illusions
  9. Ride into the Skies
  10. Messiah
  11. Evolution
  12. Aurora Borealis (A new beginning)

  • Mikael Holm
  • Thorbjorn Englund
  • Mistheria
  • Andreas Lill
  • Anders Johansson

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Winterlong 
2005 Lion
  1. The Priest
  2. Ten Digits of the Future
  3. Judgenment Day
  4. A Vision of the Wolf
  5. Ragnarôk
  6. Each Day We Die
  7. We'll Ride from the Dead
  8. Bloodshred
  9. Demise
  10. Oblivion
  11. The End of the Longest Winter
  • Mikael Holm
  • Thorbjorn Englund
  • Peter Uven
  • Mistheria
  • Leif Eriksson

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal 



Metal/Technology 
2006 Lion
  1. The Hunter
  2. And So We Remember
  3. Go To Hell
  4. My Nevermore
  5. Like Ships In The Night
  6. Shutting Out The World
  7. On a Demon's Night
  8. The Touch Of Evil
  9. Cleaning The Machine
  10. Badlands
  • Thorbjorn Englund
  • Leif Eriksson


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