I've recorded a "shout out"-jingle a'la ToS for the great
Dave Softee and his great shows and gave it to him this morning.
If You have not heard his shows, I recommend them at www.metalmessiahradio.com!
Also many other great DJ's there, so feel free to tune in!
(one more last thing for MJ)
I feel that I want to say something about a person whose name is
unknown for too many people. Which makes me sad. And I want to say
it like this. We have Yngwie Malmsteen from Sweden. Many of us know
His name. What not as many know, is that He has played with one
of Sweden's best musicians and songwriters. I hope that you who
not already know his name, will get the joy of knowing it. I hope
that the music industry won't abandon this treasure we had. I wish
I had known you. Rest in peace, Marcel Jacob.
heptadreamr, for the help with translation.
Jag känner att jag vill säga några ord om en person,
som jag känner alltför få i vårt land känner
till namnet på. Vilket gör mig ledsen. Och jag vill vinkla
det på följande sätt. Vi har vår stolthet
Yngwie Malmsteen i vårt land. Många känner till
hans namn. Vad många inte vet, är att Han har spelat
med en av Sveriges bästa musiker och låtskrivare. Jag
hoppas att Ni som läser detta och inte redan känner till
honom, får glädjen att göra det. Jag hoppas att
musik-Sverige inte låter denna skatt vi hade, och för
alltid kommer att ha genom hans musik, falla i glömska. Jag
önskar jag hade fått känna honom. Vila i frid, Marcel
hope that SVT will show the Talisman-DVD one day.
(on the side of ToS)
Just for the love for Shania Twain and her great songs, there is
now a way of sending her a Birthday Message, for the 28:th this
month, on her page: www.shaniatwain.com
:) Nothing to do with ToS, of course, but I just wanted to let you
know this opportunity to make her happy because she's not just a
pretty face :)
Recommending You all a great place on the net: http://metalmessiahgroup.ning.com
Thanks, Dave Softee and Kitteh!
Lots of great bands there!
the side of them", ToS are there now, too =)
great place is: SunBiz Placehere!
Biz & Sun! U rock! Kramen
The writing of the lyrics, that are still left to be written for
the demo, has started again. I will try to write them as good and
understandable as I can, of course. Thanks everyone who supports
and still supports ToS. You are the best!
The name of the demo have been changed to "Heart of a Viking".
I got an answer from Gary - read it on ToS blog here
if You like! Thanks so much, Gary, Sue and all the kids! You truly
rock! Best wishes /Egon
I recorded a version this evening of the song "One More Step
Along The World I Go" for the kids at Manor Farm Infant School
in England. I'm not sure if it is good enough, but I've now sent
it to the great Gary and we'll see what he says =) Best wishes /Egon
ToS is now also on Roadrunner's page here!
Feel free to check it out! Wishing you all a great weekend!
made by Biz.
art by Jennifer Singleton.
Effect graphics by Kitty.
wishes /Egon :)
I will try to make a "rhythm-backing-track" on the song
"One More Step Along The World I Go" for the great kids
at Manor Farm Infant School in England. Thanks, Gary and the Gang,
and everyone at Manor Farm Infant School, for this honour. I hope
the track will be able to sing along to for the children. Thanks
again! You all rock! /Egon :)
(Min lilla insändare i PT
Måndagen den 3:e augusti 2009 :)
Att vara trevlig är gratis
I dagens allt mer självcentrerade värld, tycks tyvärr
hjärnan, bekvämlighet och girighet
ta mer plats än hjärtat och omtanke. Gammalt
"vanligt hyfs" verkar bli en bristvara. Att man skall
tacka när någon hjälper en, eller att hålla
löften, verkar bli mindre och mindre självklart. Speciellt
inom vänskapsbanden av idag. Attityden verkar bli mer och mer
att hålla på sitt egna och ej behöva bry sig längre
om att visa respekt inför varandra för att "de
är ju ens vänner, så då behövs
ej det - de finns ju ändå kvar". Men
den som tar sina vänner för givet, kan sluta ensam. På
stan så hälsar bekanta mindre på varandra, eller
inte alls längre, och folk verkar ej heller lära sig av
historien, att inte döma utan att veta hela sanningen. Man
skall ej lägga patiens om man ej har alla korten i leken. Det
är bekvämt (och snabbt gjort) att döma någon
på grund av diverse saker istället för att ta sig
tid att försöka förstå den personens sanning.
Och den som ser sig själv som felfri har minst ett fel.
Tänk om vi på vår jord istället kunde kombinera
Hjärta och Hjärna och tänka med hjärtat först
och sedan låta hjärnan reflektera över det
och låta det hela sluta i goda gärningar? Så gott
det går i alla fall. Att vara trevlig mot andra är gratis
och man tjänar faktiskt på det. Mvh och rock on! /Egon
First: A personal greeting to my friend Anders Sandlund: I'm so
sorry to hear what happened to you and I wish you a quick recovery.
You know where to find me if you need me.
Soon the writing of the lyrics begins for the final songs on the
demo "Vikings from Hell". I'm glad to inform that the
great singer Lasse Hjelm (Nagazaki, Phoenix, Magnet Mind, Heartbreak
Blues Band and more) have offered himself to sing a song for ToS.
Thank you so much for that, Lasse. You rock! I will try to write
some good lyrics and then I'll be in touch and see if you still
wanna sing the tune. Who will sing the rest of the songs, looks
like it will be me. I guess. We'll see. Will though be fun to finally
finish this demo and then try to write something new again. Take
2009-07-23 R.I.P. Marcel Jacob.
A great human being and great musician has passed away: Marcel Jacob.
Rest in peace, Marcel. You will be deeply, deeply missed.
Hello again! =) I've now heard from Tommy
and he will make a try with singing the tune "Threshold
to Valhalla"! Thanks, Tommy! You rock! The rest of the
songs that are not finished on "Vikings
from Hell", I will try to sing. So this demo will be
finished and new horizons can rise
;) Thanks again to everyone out there who have supported and still
supports ToS! You are the best! /E
ToS is back! I've contacted the great
singer/musician Tommy "Reinxeed"
Johansson and he is willing to sing some ToS-songs! I'm
very happy about that! Thanks, Tommy! You truly rock!
Check out his great songs here
and make sure to buy his albums "The
Light" (2008) and "Higher"
All the best /Egon
Will soon try to continue the work with the "Vikings from Hell"-demo,
so it will get finished. Meanwhile, 3 quotes in swedish here
=) Have a great weekend! /E
Two new pics of Sergey on the FanPage
and also below:
Sergey, for the Big support! You truly ROCK, my friend! /E
Headless Crosswords" added to the site! The first crossword
is about finding movies, so test Your knowledge about movies
and actors here! :)
out the "video" to "The Battle" here!
I just borrowed the animated video for the song. I do not know who
made it; maybe it is from a video game, but I hope it is ok that
I borrowed it. It suites the song, I think. I hope to make a ToS
video from scratch some day soon. If You have made these animated
images and do not want me using them, please let me know and I will
erase the "video". /E
Song uploaded on ToS MySpace-page here!
The song is "Rune Stones"
and features the great Daniel Nilsson
on vocals and the great guitarplayer Dan
Sindel on lead guitar! Progged drums at the moment, but
I'm hoping to get real drums from the great drummer Thomas. Thanks,
everyone! You rock!
few weeks back, I sent the great bassplayer Billy
Sheehan a "bass song" (an instrumental piece)
and he will maybe play some bass solos with me on that one.
He is a busy man, so I will (of course) understand if he will not
have the time. I hope he will have the time though because
it would really be a dream come true. He said that if he can, he
would be happy to do it. Thanks, Billy, for all the inspiration
and for having a good and kind attitude. You truly rock! www.billysheehan.com
gotten the guitar solo for "Threshold
to Valhalla" from the very talented Johan
Randén and it rocks! Thanks, Johan!
new videos added to the ToS-videos-page:
the great Fabrizio
playing the Jens Johansson keyboard-parts
from the Stratovarius-song "Stratosphere"
and also my small tribute to the great band Rainbow, a "Rainbow
CD "The Tale of Enchantia"
has now been sent to Lance King and
Nightmare Records in USA and also to
the great webzine Hard
Blast in Brazil! Daniel Nilsson
has started the vocals recordings of "Threshold
to Valhalla" and the sample I got sounds great!
Thanks, Daniel! Also thanks to Lance
and thanks to Maila-Kaarina Riippa
of Hard Blast! Also, some new riffs have been written for the next
demo (Demo 5) "New Horizons".
Have a great weekend! /E
"Voice in Metal" King of Nightmare
Records has shown his interest in Tower of Stone and
I will send Lance the "Enchantia"-demo. Thanks, Lance!
off 2009 with some bass:
Two of my old (1998) bass stuff:
Maiden Bass Medley"
Dedicated to Steve Harris.
I wish You who supports ToS a HappY 2009! A Big thanks to
all the musicians who contributed to the songs - you are wonderful
and just awesome! No thanks to a certain record label from Italy.
A Big Thanks to my family (miss you, Dad), The Fans and my Friends
- old and new! You all rock! Happy New Year! /E :)
"Happy New Year"
Great news - Johan will play
the solo! Thanks! Welcome to the Tower! Another great news
is that there will be one more drummer on "Vikings
from Hell" and that is the great drummer Harpo
Skank (see the pic and his link below)! Welcome
to the Tower! /E.
Got the drums for "Hammer of Thor"
and made a first mix - You can listen to it at ToS
Myspace. Thanks, Thomas - You ROCK! Sad news is that
Ed "Grampa" Palmer
will not be playing a solo on this upcoming demo. But I hope he
will later, on another demo. You rock, my Friend and Bro!
The great and amazing guitarist Johan Randén,
will maybe play the solo on the song "Threshold
to Valhalla" instead. Johan has gotten the question
and the song, so we'll see. Also got the smoking keyboardsolo
from the great Fab - truly great stuff - thanks, Fab! Last,
but not least, the demo "The Tale of Enchantia" is now
FREE to download
as a New Years Gift from ToS. You find
the link at the bottom of the First Page. Stay tuned! /E
The song (a rouch mix) "Hammer of Thor"
is uploaded on ToS
MySpace. Thanks, Daniel Nilsson
and Tracy G!
In the words of Queen: The Show Must Go On.
I've gotten the vocal files from Daniel
for the song "Rune Stones"
and also the lead guitar track from Dan
Sindel! Great work from you both! Thank you so much,
Daniel and Dan - You Rock!
Also thanks to everyone who have shown their support after my dads
passing. Warms my heart. Thanks. The funeral will be on the 17:th
Today my dad passed away.
Rest in peace, dear dad.
I miss you so much.
Got the vocal files for "Hammer of Thor"
from Daniel Nilsson and he sings great! As usual! :) Thanks,
Daniel! You are great!
Just got the solo files from Jocke!
GREAT work, Jocke! Thanks!
Got the first solo-sample from Joakim
this evening and it is a great solo absolutely perfect for the song!
Thanks, Jocke! You rock! :)
Sad news is that Andreas Fors will
not be playing on the upcoming demo. Thanks, Andreas, for
all the solos so far. Happy news is that the new great lead guitarist
is Joakim Forsgren (of B-low)
on the song "Slayer". Welcome
to the Tower, Joakim!
Great things happening! Just got the drum file for "Ancient
Tears" from Thomas
and he is truly a great drummer! Thank you so much, my friend! Looking
forward to working more with you! /E
The great drummer Thomas Öqvist
will be playing drums on some of the songs on the upcoming "Vikings
from Hell"! Welcome to the Tower! U ROCK!
Öqvist - Drums
Photo by Daniel Nilsson
Yesterday I got the solos from the great former DIO-axeman TRACY
G and the solos are great! Thanks so much, Tracy! You
New review (in swedish) here!
So far I've gotten the solos from Janne Stark, Jonas Hörnqvist
and Janne "JaMa" Martinsson and each solo rocks!
Thank you so much, Janne, Jonas and JaMa!
2008-10-15 New song uploaded on the ToS
MySpace page! It is the first song from the upcoming "Vikings
from Hell"-demo-CD: "Ancient
Tears" with great vocals by Daniel
Nilsson and a great guitar solo by Janne
Stark! A big Thanks to Daniel and Janne for their great work!
The great Daniel Nilsson have started
the vocal recordings for 1-2 songs. What I have heard so far, is
great stuff! Thanks, Daniel - You ROCK! Songs have also been sent
to all the other great musicians of "Vikings
from Hell" and these are "their songs" for
01 Ancient Tears Solo
by Janne Stark (solo done!)
02 The Hammer of Thor Solo
by Tracy G
03 Runestones Solo by
04 Threshold to Valhalla Solo
by Ed "Grampa" Palmer
05 Carved in Stone Solo
by Jonas Hörnqvist
06 Dragon Ships Solo
by Jan Martinsson
07 Slayer Solo by Andreas
08 God of Thunder Solo
by Frederic Hugues
09 Vikings from Hell Solo
by Fabrizio Muratori
to Janne Stark for the great solo!
Does Your mobile phone support AAC-files and You want to add a ToS
ringtone to Your phone? Download the file here!
2008-10-08a NEW REVIEWhere!
Thanks to Neven Trosic (SRM) for the review!
I know that I am very early now, but demo number 5 (after "Vikings
from Hell") will be named "New Horizons"
and will be a different and special thing. The song titles and the
album idea is already decided. Exactly what it will be, will
be a secret for now. /E :)
2008-10-01a NEW REVIEWhere!
Thanks to Miguel Ramirez G. for the review!
I'm very happy to announce that the great guitarplayer TRACY
G (ex-DIO, Tracy G Group, Driven, Rags, Goaded)
will be playing a guitarsolo on the upcoming "Vikings
from Hell"-CD! Thanks, Tracy, and a BIG Welcome to The
first song "Ancient Tears"
is now sent to the great singer Daniel
Nilsson (welcome back to the Tower!) and to the great
swedish rock legend Janne Stark
for the guitar solo.
of "The Tale of Enchantia" here!
For now just in swedish - translation to english will come. Thanks
to Niklas from www.swedenmetal.se
for the review! /E
week and the coming weekend, the lyrics
to the rest of the songs will be written. Also, I'm sad to say;
Mats Levén was not interested
in singing the ToS-tune, but I have my eye on another great singer,
so stay tuned! :)
lyrics to "Hammer of Thor"
first review of "The
Tale of Enchantia" here!
Thank You so much, Raskal my friend! You ROCK! Also: the lyrics
for "Ancient Tears"
from the upcoming "Vikings from Hell"
is finished and I have also made a rough recording with me on vocals.
That version is only for the singer that will be singing
the song in the end. I have contacted the great and amazing singer
Levén (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, Krux, Therion
and more) and I hope he will be willing to sing this song. Even
though I sing on this first version.. *S* Will send Mats the file
+ a copy of "The Tale of Enchantia" tomorrow Monday. Stay
tuned! /E :)
If You want to
sponsor ToS and buy any of the demos available contact me
money goes to CD:s, paper and everything that makes the CD:s. /Egon
2008-08-22 I'm very happy to announce that JANNE
STARK and JONAS HÖRNQVIST are going to play a solo
each again for ToS on the upcoming "Vikings
from Hell"! Thank you so much, Janne & Jonas!
(b) The rhythm guitars + bass for the song
"Threshold to Valhalla" was
(a) The musicians (so far) finished for "Vikings from Hell":
Fabrizio Muratori, Keyboards-link-
Frederic Hugues, lead guitar-link-
Ed Palmer, lead guitar-link-
Dan Sindel, lead guitar-link-
Andreas Fors, lead guitar-link-
Welcome to the Tower! Thanks for all Your support
and great playing! /E
The rhythm guitars and bass for the songs "Ancient
Tears", "Hammer of Thor"
and "Runestones" was recorded
Good news are that "The Tale of Enchantia"
is finished and 10 copies have been sent to Rock
Avenue Records in the great Japan.
Sad news is that the contract from the record label Underground
Symphony never came (it was sent twice 4 months ago) and now they
do not answer anymore. So the dream still lives on and the work
with the next cd "Vikings from Hell"
continues. Stay tuned! =)
This week the real recordings of "Vikings from Hell" starts.
I wrote an e-mail to the brilliant pianist David Helfgott
and his lovely wife Gillian and they answered with a beautiful
letter. Their big hearts and David's way of playing music is now
an inspiration and makes me want to write more music. Thank you,
David & Gillian! You are great and I wish you all the happiness
in the world! And to everyone else: watch the great movie "Shine"
and inspire Your hearts from their love for music and Life. I wish
you all a great weekend! /E
Today the music of the songs "Threshold
to Valhalla" and "Vikings
from Hell" was written! So now all the music (the skeletons
of the songs) are finished and the real recordings will start! I
will also start asking some people if they want to play and sing
on "Vikings from Hell"! The great Fabrizio will play the
keyboards! Thanks, Fabrizio, for the friendship and for the great
music You bring to the ToS-songs! You ROCK!
The music to "God of Thunder"
is now written.
First: HaPPy Birthday to my sister Elaine!
:) Second: The song "Enchantia",
which ends the album "The Tale of Enchantia",
is now uploaded on ToS'
MySpace Page! Just half the song, but You can hear the great
vocals of Stig Vikström
and the great keyboards by Fabrizio!
Thanks, my friends! YOU ROCK!
A FanPage has been added to the site!
The great (and probably ToS' biggest fan) Sergey Mazurenko
from Russia, is the first to be added on the page! Thanks, Sergey,
for all Your support! You rock!
Are You a fan of ToS, too? Send us Your picture and You will be
added on the page! firstname.lastname@example.org
Today I wrote the music to two more songs for the next demo "Vikings
from Hell". The songs are "Dragon
Ships" and "Slayer".
So now there is 3 more songs left to write the music to. After that,
the work with the lyrics will start.
The lyrics to "The Tale of Enchantia" is now available
New review of "Painting Tomorrow" on the Review-page!
Or go directly to the review here!
Thanks to Marios
Metal Mania and especially Ronny Elst
for the review! Thanks! You rock!
Now the song "Tale of the Forest" is on ToS
Today I got the vocal files for "Tale
of the Forest"! Thanks so much, Luiz
Syren! You sing great! Great work! Now the mixing of
the song has begun! Thanks again, my friend! You ROCK!
ToS-Slideshow added on the Media-page!
Thanks, Biz! You rock!
Today I got the vocal files for "Enchantia"!
Sounds great! Thank you so much, Stig!
You are absolutely great! Now one song left to finish (the vocals)
and then "The Tale of Enchantia" is finished!
New review! Thanks, Underground Metal! It's in german and You
can read it here!
Today I got the contract offer
from the Italian record label Underground
Symphony! Stay tuned! :)
The music of "Ancient Tears",
"Hammer of Thor", "Runestones"
and "Carved in Stone" of
the next demo "Vikings from Hell"
New review of "Painting Tomorrow" here
written by Cecilia Wemgård from www.plaskis.se!
Thank you, Cecilia & Plaskis, for the review! You rock!
2 songs (vocals) left to do and then "The Tale of Enchantia"
Today I got the vocals for "Fires
in the Sky" and they are great! The Great
Stig is awesome - thank you so much, Stig! Soon the song will be
on ToS' MySpace page, so stay tuned! Rock on!
I got the keyboardfiles for the titlesong "Enchantia"
today from the great Fabrizio and they are great! He is a
very busy man now with a job, album-recording with his great band
gigs and also ToS, so I thank You, Fabrizio, for taking time
to do this for ToS as well! You totally ROCK! Thanks! Now there
is only the vocals for "Fires in the Sky", "Tale
of the Forest" and "Enchantia" left before the final
mixing of the whole demo =) Also, the demo-CD "Painting Tomorrow"
is now available in Japan! Rock on and Stay Tuned! =)
Today it is an article in the newspaper Piteå-Tidningen
about ToS, Bobby Rondinelli and the upcoming demo! The swedish version
(PT) and a translation in english is here!
A Big Thanks to Sara Lindström
The song "Magic Mirror" is
now finished and I've done a first metal mix! Thanks for the great
vocals, Stig (of Tundra),
and thanks, Frederic Hugues,
for the great guitarsolo! You rock, my friends! I have also come
to the conclusion that my vocals for "Fires
in the Sky" is not at all good enough, so I have
handed over the mic to the great and amazing Stig!
Looking forward to Your great vocals on that song! Thanks so much
my friend! You rock! Also, I'm very happy to say, an Italian Record
Label have shown their interest in ToS and I hope we will work together!
But that, only time can show.. Stay tuned! :)
This evening I recorded the vocals for "Fires
in the Sky"!
Finally the lyrics for the titlesong "Enchantia"
More songs added on the ToS MySpace page! "Do or Die"
from "Painting Tomorrow" (2007) and "Starlit Eyes"
from "The Sacred Dragon" (2005)!
Nine new riffs written and recorded for demo 4: "Vikings
From Hell"! Will finish the actual songs as soon
as I can after the current demo is finished! The titles of the new
coming songs are "Ancient Tears",
"The Hammer of Thor", "Runestones",
"Threshold to Valhalla",
"Carved in Stone", "Dragon
Ships", "Slayer", "God
of Thunder" and "Vikings
from Hell"! Stay tuned!
Changes in the "ToS-Enchantia-Lineup": Frederic
Hugues from France will be playing the guitarsolo
on the song "Magic Mirror"
Syren from Brazil (of SYREN) are singing the song
"Tale of the Forest"! Daniel
Nilsson, who were going to sing these songs, do not have the time,
so Stikkan (of Tundra) will
be singing "Magic Mirror".
I have not been able to get in touch with the leadguitarist Dennis
(of Dawn of Glory), so he will not be on this demo, but I hope to
work with him on the next demo instead! Anders Sandlund, who was
supposed to sing "Fires in the Sky", has backed out, so
I do not know at the moment who will sing that tune. Maybe me ;)
but I do not think I can live up to be a singer =) We'll see who
will sing that song! Thanks to everyone and Welcome to The Tower,
Frederic & Luiz! You ROCK!
Due to unexpected things that have happened, the demo "The
Tale of Enchantia" will not be released this year, sorry, but
it will come out in 2008! Take care everyone and thanks for all
the support! You rock! I wish you a great year of 2008! /Egon
NEW SONGS uploaded on the ToS MySpace Page! "Trapped
in the Castle", with great vocals by STIG
VIKSTRÖM of TUNDRA, and "Here
Comes The Ogre" featuring the great singer DANIEL
NILSSON and the amazing guitarplayer JONAS
HÖRNQVIST (of Treasure Land) on lead guitar! And
FAB rocks again! Thanks guys for a
GREAT performance on the songs! YOU ROCK!
the mixing and recordings continues..
The song "The Sorcerers Dream"
with the great BOBBY RONDINELLI
on Drums, the great JANNE STARK
on Lead Guitar, the great MIKAEL HOLM
on Vocals and, of course: the amazing FAB
MURATORI on keyboards - is now uploaded on the ToS MySpace-page!
Use the menu or click here
and go and listen! Hope You will like the song! Feel free to leave
a comment in the Guestbook, too, if You like! :)
And the mixing and recordings continues..
The songs "Magic Mirror" and "Tale of of the Forest"
have been given to the great singer Daniel Nilsson for vocals and
the last one have also been sent to the great Fab for keyboards!
Looking forward to their tracks! 10 free demos of "Painting
Tomorrow" have been sent to The
Manor Farm Infant Schoolso they can sell the copies and
help the children! I hope it goes well! Thanks, Gary! Also, soon
some new songs from the upcoming demo, will be uploaded at ToS MySpace
page! Which songs is a secret at the moment, but soon I'll tell
you all! =)
Have a great Halloween!
the mixing and recordings continues..
An early "Christmas present" below! Just click on it!
The great Fabrizio Muratori has finished the keyboards for
"Journey to the Valley" and the swedish rocklegend
Janne Stark has done the solo for "The Sorcerers
Dream" and it all sounds great! Janne's solo is perfect
for the song and Fab's keys creates a great feel to the song! Just
wonderful! The mixing still goes on and songs have been sent to
Fab and also to the great singer Daniel Nilsson, so more
music to come! Also vocals for "The Battle" in
progress by the great singer Stig Stikkan Vikstrom (of Tundra)
and on that song the guitarsolo will be done by the great and talented
Andreas Fors (guitarist and founder of Tundra)! P.S. Tundra's
first demo-record is finished! You can find it on their website
The vocals for "Here Comes The Ogre" has been recorded
in Studio Lillmora and the great
singer Daniel Nilsson did an
awesome job! Thank you so much, Daniel! You truly rock, my friend!
the mixing and recordings continues..
A translation of the review by the great Yuki, is now posted!
~Review~ A thousand
Review by the great Yuki of Melodic
Renaissance Magazine, Japan, here!
Thank you so much, Yuki! You rock! Also, 10 more copies of "Painting
Tomorrow" ordered by Rock
Avenue Records in Japan!
the mixing and recordings continues..
#2 This evening the great guitarplayer of Tundra
recorded the guitarsolo for "Journey to the Valley"!
A great solo! Thank you, Andreas! You rock, my friend!
Yesterday evening the vocals for "The Sorcerers Dream"
and "Journey to the Valley" was recorded and the
singer Mikael Holm did a great job! Thank you, Mikael! Also
a big thanks to Daniel Nilsson for the use of his Studio
Lillmora! Mikael & Daniel - You rock! Also, today
I sent 5 copies of the demo "Painting Tomorrow" to Rock
Avenue Records in Japan! Thanks for the order, Tatsumi!
And the mixing continues..
Two new videos added! It is the amazing Fabrizio playing
with his band NhorizoN! Check out the videos on the Videos-page!
Thanks, Fab - You ROCK!
The keyboards for "Fires in the Sky" is finished and also
the english lyrics! The amazing Fabrizio plays great (as usual)!
Thanks, Fab! A mix have been given to the singer
Anders Sandlund and soon I hope to record the vocals! The
great Stig did great vocals on "Trapped in the Castle"
and has now gotten the music to "The Battle" - looking
forward to his vocals on that one, too! It is also now decided that
Stig will be singing the title-song "Enchantia"! The singer
Daniel Nilsson have gotten "The Ogre" and singer
Mikael Holm will be doing the vocal recordings on the songs
"The Sorcerers Dream" and "Journey to the Valley"
this coming week! Looking forward to their vocals! I'm sure it will
be great! Have a nice and hard rocking weekend, everyone!
the mixing continues..
A few days ago I got the drum-files for "Fires in the Sky"
from Claes and it sounds great! Thank you so much, Claes!
You truly rock, my friend! I have also gotten the vocals for "Trapped
in the Castle" from the great Stig (of Tundra) and he
sings awesome! Great metal voice there! Thank you so much, my friend!
You rock! Some more songs have been sent to Fabrizio and I'm looking
forward to his keyboards again! I can also mention that the song
"Fires in the Sky" will have a version with swedish lyrics,
too, for "The Norrbottens Radion" (The northern radio
channel =) and that special version will be called "Eldarna
i skyn" and will be about my hometown Piteå! Rock on
/ Rok ån everyone!
The demo "The Sacred Dragon" is from today not
for sale anymore. The production is not good enough (my fault of
course), so I have decided to let this first demo rest. Maybe one
day I will record the songs again with better quality and arrangements.
The vocals, guitarsolos and keyboards are good, of course - I thank
You who sang and played on this demo and also You who bought it
- but I do not want to sell it anymore because of the weak drums
and stuff. "The Sacred Dragon" has now gone to sleep.
the mixing continues..
The site updated - Introduction, Media, and a new Videos-link in
And the mixing continues..
The amazing and talented Fabrizio has finished the keyboards for
the song "The Ogre" and (like always) he played great!
Thanks my friend! The great guitarplayer Andreas (of Tundra) has
now gotten the music for "Journey to the Valley" and has
started working on the guitarsolo! Looking forward to it! Also,
my dear friend Cat from Holland has just had her birthday
and I'm happy that Her day became great! She got the demo of ToS
and you can all watch her video on the Media-page
if you like! Happy birthday again, Cat - You rock!
And the mixing continues..
Music have been sent to vocalists, Fabrizio and Janne Stark and
the mixing continues. If everything goes as planned, I hope that
the final mixings of the demo will begin in 2-3 months. Thanks again
to everyone involved and to You who support ToS. You rock!
I have gotten the "Fab-files" for the song "TSD"
and the mixing continues! Thank you, Fabrizio - Your keyboardplaying
is world class! You rock! Another great news is that my childhood
friend Claes Isacson will be playing the drums on the song "Fires
in the Sky"! A warm welcome to the Tower, Claes - You rock!
Rok ån! ;)
To quote the band Queen: "The show must go on" and now
the mixing of the songs are back on track again! The song "The
Sorcerers Dream", on which the great Bobby plays drums, have
been sent to the great Fab who are working on the keyboards for
the song! I'm mixing the music of all the songs and soon it is time
for the singers to do the vocals! Stig (the singer of Tundra)
has already started with the song "The Battle" and came
up with another vocal-melody-line than mine, but I liked it very
much, so it will be that one - thanks, Stig! Thanks again to all
of you who are making this third demo very fun to create - you are
truly great! Also thanks to family and friends for supporting ToS!
You are the best! Long live rock and roll!
1. My dear friend Robert Eriksson has passed away. He was a wonderful
human being, Friend and drummer. I've played the bass beside him
several times, latest in the coverband Roadcrew, and it was always
a treat. I will miss you forever. Rest in peace, Robert
2. A new review on the Review-page! This
time it is the great metal-magazine Sweden
Rock Magazine's Daniel Berg who has written it! Thank
you, Daniel! (it is only in swedish at the moment, but a translation
3. The great Bobby Rondinelli called me some days ago and
told me that the drums for "The Sorcerers Dream" has now
been recorded! He played the track for me through the phone and
it sounded great! I also got to talk a little with
the sound-engineer Patrick and they are both very nice guys and
talanted on what they do! Thanks, Bobby & Patrick!
I am very proud and honored to announce that the amazing
drummer Bobby Rondinelli (Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Blue
Oyster Cult, The Lizards) will be playing the drums on the
song "The Sorcerers Dream" on the coming Tower of
Stone-demo "The Tale of Enchantia"! Thank You, Bobby,
and a big welcome to The Tower! /E
The great guitarplayer Jonas Hörnqvist has now recorded
his solos for the song "The Ogre" from the coming ToS-demo
and it sounds awesome! Great work, Jonas - Thank You! Check out
his homepage here!
I am glad to welcome Jonas
Hörnqvist (from Treasure
Land) to the Tower! He is a great guitarplayer and will be playing
a solo on one of the songs on the coming demo! Welcome to the Tower,
Jonas! I'm also very happy to inform that a legendary and awesome
drummer is going to play on one song - who he is will be a surprise
for now, until I know for sure that I can pay him for the job! But
he is GREAT! Stay tuned! =)
Interview- and Reviews-sections added to the Menu! Thanks to Raskal
for the interview and the review of "Painting Tomorrow"!
Visit his page here!
I welcome back to The Tower: Janne Stark, Fabrizio, Andreas, Stig,
Daniel, Mikael, Anders and the new one: Dennis Nielsen (from Dawn
of Glory) on leadguitar! Welcome all! Check out the Members
section! More news is that soon the lyrics to all the songs are
finished, too, so soon the final recordings will start.
The music to the nine songs for the demo "The Tale of Enchantia"
is now written and rough recordings have also been done of every
The work with demo number three has begun! It is under the work-name
"The Tale of Enchantia" and will be a concept-demo/record
and rough recordings of the first song has already been done.
The demo "Painting Tomorrow" is now finished! Thanks to
everyone who participated on this demo! You absoultely ROCK! Check
out the Tower Shop if You want to order the demo here!
Two more songs finished! Check out "Do or Die" & "Frosen
Thanks to Mikael for great vocals and Fabrizio and Stefan for great
playing! Also thanks to Daniel Nilsson for studio and engineering!
Three more songs are finished: "Stone by Stone", "Learn
to Accept" & "Walls of Fear"! A Big thanks to
Daniel Nilsson and Stig Vikstrom for the great vocals, Fabrizio
for the great keyboards, Janne Stark for the great solo on LTA and
Stefan for the great solo and for the "extra lyrics" on
SbS! Also a big thanks to Andreas for engineering on "LTA"!
You guys ROCK!
I'm honored to say that Janne Stark has recorded another guitarsolo
and it is for the titlesong "Painting Tomorrow" and the
solo is, of course, great! A thousand thanks, Janne! YOU ROCK! Check
out his site here!
Today all the keyboard tracks became finished! Thank you, Fabrizio,
for a work GREATLY done! You are truly amazing, my friend! I also
welcome the third and fourth singer for the demo: Daniel Nilsson
and Mikael Holm! Looking forward to your great vocals! You rock!
Welcome to the Tower, Daniel, and welcome back, Mikael!
GREAT news: the legendary and very talented guitarplayer Janne
Stark will be doing a guitarsolo for the song "Learn
to Accept" on the demo! I have already heard the sample and
the solo is GREAT! Thanks, Janne, and welcome to the Tower! You
truly rock! =)
Now the second song from the upcoming demo is finished! It is the
intrumental song called "Towards The Sun" - filled with
GREAT keyboards by Fab and also a few bass-solos mixed with melodies!
Thanks Fab for a GREAT job! You rule! You can hear the song at myspace.com/towerofstone!
The mixing and copyrighting of the song is now done! You can download
it here or on the Downloads-page!
Please feel free to write in the guestbook what You think of the
song! Rock on! /Egon :)
The song "Purple Skies" is now 100% finished! We made
the final vocal-recordings this evening in the great Rec Harding
Studio! The singer Anders and the engineer Andreas did a great job,
as always, and I'm very pleased with the outcome! I did some backing
vocals as well, but that is for others to comment! *s* Thank you,
Andreas & Anders! You ROCK!
The great Fab has finished the keyboards for "Frosen Tears"!
Great work, Fab! Thanks! You rock!
This morning I got the final keyboards for the titlesong "Painting
Tomorrow" and it is GREAT! Thanks, Fab! You are amazing! Also:
the Tower Shop is up and running! Check it out through the menu
I got the cover-art for the demo today! It is drawn by the talented
Jennifer Singleton from Australia and you can watch it here!
A thousand Thanks, Jennifer! You rock!
Stefan Berg (of Meduza)
was by this evening and we recorded two guitarsolos! The songs are
"Stone by Stone" and "Do or Die" and Stefan
played two great solos! Thanks, Stefan! You rock!
Finally all the lyrics are written! Stig "Stickan" Vikstrom
has also started the first rough recordings of the vocals for the
song "Walls of Fear" and it sounds very good! Thanks,
Stickan! You rock!
A new singer added to the Tower! His name is Stig Vikstrom and he
is the singer of Tundra!
Welcome to the Tower, Stig! Looking forward to recording Your singing!
Also, the lyrics to all the songs except one, has now been written!
The drums are finished and also the mixing of guitars and bass!
The final mixing of the drums has begun! And there are now two more
soundclips on the Download-page! The
songs are "Purple Skies" and "Walls of Fear"!
All the best! /Egon
This evening we have recorded the vocals for "Purple Skies"
with the great Anders Sandlund on vocals! It is just the final touch
to do and then the first song is finished! Welcome to the Tower
and Thanks, Anders, for great singing! Also Thanks to Andreas for
the engineering and the Rec Harding Studio!
You guys rock!
The guitarsolo for "Purple Skies" is now recorded and
done! Thanks, Andreas, for the great solo! You rock!
Due to weakness, I was back on drinking again this last weekend,
I am very sorry to say. I'm working on building up my strength again
now and hopefully it will go well. The demo is still in progress
though, but I can be away for a little while. See you soon.
The music (drums, bass & guitars) to 8 out of 9 songs recorded!
Also keyboards finished for two of them! Soon the music for the
final song will be recorded and thanks to Fabrizio for his great
work on the songs so far! The guitarists Andreas and Stefan will
soon put their mark on the songs as well! Looking forward to that!
Who will sing the songs is not yet set, but that is a pleasant "problem"
to "fix" since I have 4 interested and great singers who
wants to sing! So it might become more than one singer on the demo!
The tower is rising! See you soon! =)
Remastered "Starlit Eyes" & "The Devil's Stand"
on the Download-page!
2006-03-13 Rob Eriksson
has now joined as the second drummer for the demo! Welcome
to The Tower! Members
2006-03-12 Stefan Berg
and Johnny Olsson are now new members in Tower of Stone as
the second leadguitarist v/s drummer! Welcome to the Tower! A Members-page
have also been added to the site! You can see it here
or using the menu! Also, a new soundclip on the Download-page!
A short clip from a song from the upcoming demo!
Tower of Stone
now have 2 more permanent members! It is a great keyboardplayer
from Italy named Fab and the swedish great guitarplayer
Andreas! Welcome to the Tower, Fab & Andreas!
Due to some problems in life, the songs for demo 2 have been delayed,
but they are slowly coming together now again! The final recordings
will hopefully start in about a month or two! Below a "pre-cover"
for the front-cover:
Nine out of planned nine songideas finished this evening. The music
is written, rough recordings done of the tracks and when back from
Sweden Rock Festival the work with the lyrics will start.
I have begun the work of demo number two and today I finished writing
the music to the first song.