TNT vocalist Tony Harnell is back with Lovekillers
Featuring former TNT vocalist Tony Harnell and Primal Fear guitarist Magnus Karlsson, “Dysphoria” by Starbreaker, has previously been reviewed by Jonny Friberg here at Stargazed Magazine.
Tony Harnell is now back with another band, Lovekillers! Lifted off Loverkillers’ self-titled debut album, due out on December 6, 2019 through Frontiers, the track “Ball and Chain” can be heard here:
Well known for being the vocalist of TNT’s classic line-up, Tony Harnell is an accomplished musician and songwriter who has also worked with such bands as Starbreaker and Westworld, while also performing as a solo artist. Harnell’s vocals are unique entity in the melodic hard rock and rock worlds and Lovekillers marks a return to a sound reminiscent of classic ’80s melodic hard rock. The album is an over-the-top and straight ahead tribute to that classic ’80s sound, bringing it back with a passion and the amazing vocal register that only Harnell can deliver.
“I think Lovekillers is a different beast compared to many of the things I worked on in the past,” says Tony. “It has a lighter, more American and very melodic feel. It was a very comfortable territory, artistically, singing those songs. Sometimes, I also worked to tweak some lyrics and melodies here and there and on a couple of songs I worked harder to rewrite them, but I think the end result speaks for itself.”
On this album, Tony collaborated with in-demand Frontiers in-house producer Alessandro Del Vecchio (Hardline, JORN, Revolution Saints) and the end result is a a glossy, polished record with top-notch production. Besides Del Vecchio and Harnell, songwriters on the album include Nigel Bailey, Pete Alpenborg, Marco Sivo, and Jonas Hornqvist.
Tony Harnell recently became the first American to be inducted into Norway’s prestigious Rockheim Hall of Fame. He was inducted along with TNT and the ceremony will be televised nationally in Norway later this year.
1. ALIVE AGAIN
3. BALL AND CHAIN
4. WHO CAN WE RUN TO
5. HIGHER AGAIN
6. ACROSS THE OCEANS
7. BRING ME BACK
8. NOW OR NEVER
9. HEAVILY BROKEN
10. NO MORE LOVE
11. SET ME FREE
Tony Harnell – Vocals
Gianluca Ferro – Guitars
Alessandro Del Vecchio – Bass, Keyboards
Edo Sala – Drums