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"TOTO singer Joseph Williams teams up with former Chicago singer Bill Champlin and Swedish guitarist/Producer Peter Friestedt for a new remarkable AOR release following the success with the album CWF and the "Live In Concert" DVD that made it all the way to the top on the Swedish Chart! In 2012 Champlin/Willams/Friestedt did a sold out Scandinavian Tour and during this time the first recordings of the "CWF" album took place! The new album also includes contributions from Steve Porcaro of Toto, Randy Goodrum (Toto, Chicago), Will Champlin and Tamara Champlin. Champlin says "I've been involved with a project that includes me, Peter Friestedt a great guitarist and producer from Sweden, and Joseph Williams, the singer of TOTO! I was pretty knocked out by the stuff. I'd almost forgotten how good it was when we did it. There are great songs and even better performances on this album, and I know you'll love it It's rare for me to be involved with a project and be surprised by how good it is. This one will knock you out" Joseph Williams is the lead vocalist with Grammy winning US band TOTO. He has been busy as a composer of film and drama scores, as a session vocalist, backing singer and can be heard in Disney's animated feature film "The Lion King" as singing voice of the adult Simba ("Hakuna Matata" and "Can You Feel The Love Tonight"). Guitarist, producer & recording artist Peter Friestedt has released two critically acclaimed albums "LA Project" (2002) and "LA Project II" (2008) that got top reviews. Peter has been a busy sessionplayer playin on records with David Foster and Fergie Frederiksen and touring Europe and Japan with Joseph Williams with who he also released the "Williams/Friestedt" album that was a top 40 hit in Scandinavia! Bill Champlin was the lead singer of the legendary band Chicago for more than 25 years and is a founding member of the band Sons of Champlin. Champlin has written Grammy award winning songs for Earth Wind & Fire and George Benson, and worked with countless artists including Elton John, The Doobie Brothers and Steve Lukather of TOTO.
The Swedish sextet Hellsingland Underground is back with their fifth full length studio album called "A Hundred Years Is Nothing", due to release on August 30. On August 9, the first single "Carnival Beyond The Hills" is released together with a lyric video. The sound on this album is a big step forward for the band, both sound- and songwriting wise. You can still sense their early day folk and blues influences, but you'll also hear echoes of Pink Floyd, Queen and The Doors. Mini-moogs, mellotron and accoustic guitars has been added into a perfect mix of great personal lyrics, and some of the finest songwriting to ever come from a Swedish rock band. "A Hundred Years Is Nothing" is their strongest album to date, no doubt.