Swedish progressive metal act Seventh Wonder after a long search are pleased to confirm Stefan Norgren (ex Lion’s Share) as their new permanent drummer after a long search to replace the departed Johnny Sandin.
Stefan is an experienced musician who was educated at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, has been a teacher and drum instructor for many years, possesses a great voice and also plays piano and guitar. Stefan brings a slightly heavier, angrier and more groove based drumming approach to the band.
On his appointment to Seventh Wonder Stefan comments: “I can’t wait to take on this challenge. Johnny´s work is insane so listening to the bands back catalogue and learning the drum parts has been both exciting and scary. My philosophy will be to stay true to the original drums while adding my personal touch.”
On Stefan’s arrival in the band Seventh Wonder guitarist Johan Liefvendahl comments: “When he walked in we instantly hit it off personally, which is very important in any band. We spent the day jamming and he auditioned a few SW songs and we all felt that what he brought was just what we were looking for. We’re very happy to have him aboard!”
Keyboard player Andreas Söderin adds: “Obviously, not having a drummer all these months had in a way brought the band to a standstill. When Stefan set up his gear and began tearing it up with us that day it was kind of like a rocket launch for us. Seventh Wonder is now at full speed ahead!”
Seventh Wonder released their fourth album “The Great Escape” in December 2011 on Lion Music. The video for the track “Alley Cat” from that release has seen over 130k views on YouTube.
Seventh Wonder will be headlining the prestigious PROGPOWER EUROPE Festival on Friday September 30.
Full info on “The Great Escape” at www.lionmusic.com/cd/greatescape.htm