25 years ago we were approached with the idea to record a Christmas song. We were already set in the studio for the Mind Over Muscle sessions and a song was written in record time – Heavy Christmas. It was primarily regarded as a publicity stunt but the single soon found its way to radio stations around the world and a proper release was launched including a “Heavy Christmas Tour”.
Through the years we’ve been asked to make the single available but due to legal issues this has not been possible…..until now. As the song was approaching a 25 year anniversary we all agreed to re-record it. It was now or never! While at it we decided to include a few additional songs in order to provide something special for our hard core fans. Heavy Christmas has been altered slightly. Firefall, the classic album and live concert-opener from the Power Games album, In the End and Electric Messengers from the Mind Over Muscle album (Electric Messengers compilation album in the US) were re-recorded true to the originals…sort of...
The re-recording sessions feature:
Mats Karlsson, Lead Guitar Thomas Drevin, Lead Guitar Joakim Lundholm, Vocals Mike "Larsson" Krusenberg Björn Höglund, Drums and Percussion