Melodic metal band Big City signs with Frontiers

Daniel Olaisen – rhythm, lead and acoustic guitars
Frank Ørland – lead, rhythm and acoustic guitars
Frank Nordeng Røe – drums and percussion
Jørgen Bergersen- vocals
Miguel Pereira – bass guitar

Frontiers Music Srl has signed a multi-album deal with Big City, a melodic metal band from Norway that should appeal to fans of bands such as Firewind, Queensryche, Magnus Karlsson’s Free Fall, Europe and Fair Warning.

Guitarist and songwriter Daniel Olaisen put the band together with a plan to use a vast amount of song ideas and 80’s metal influenced guitar riffs that he had stockpiled over the years. Frank Ørland, who also played with Daniel in Scariot (prog/thrash/heavy band featuring Communic and Spiral Architect members), was an obvious choice to bring to Big City as the second guitarist. Frank Nordeng Røe (Withem, Maraton, session drummer for Circus Maximus and Leprous) was brought in on drums after being discovered by Daniel via some internet research. The band was then completed with Jan Le Brandt on vocals and Geir Inge Olsen, who was brought in as a session bass player.

The band’s debut album, “Wintersleep”, was initially released in 2014 and later on re-released by the Greek label Rock of Angels in 2018 as part of a deluxe edition of their second album, “Big City Life”. Big City played their very first live shows the same month of the international release, including Norway Rock Festival and Rock the Boat with Miguel Pereira (Withem) joining the band as their new permanent bass player.

In 2019, the band started working on a new album and brought in a new singer, Jørgen Bergersen from the Europe cover band Rock the Night. “The new album will introduce our new singer. He’s done an incredible job and there’s more punch and heaviness in his voice. The songs are still varied, from super chill ballad to heavy and light-progressive tunes. Melodies are still in focus and there’s plenty of that, as expected.

 

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Melodic metal band Big City signs with Frontiers

May 1, 2020

Big City is a melodic metal band from Norway that should appeal to fans of bands such as Firewind, Queensryche, Magnus Karlsson's Free Fall, Europe and Fair Warning.

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