SunStrike: A glare in the road that can temporarily blind drivers. But SunStrike will blind you with catchy melodies and big choruses!
SunStrike was formed by guitarist Joachim Nordlund and the drummer Johan Lindstedt together with singer Christian Hedgren (Twilight Force, The Theander Expression) by the fall of 2012. You also find Joachim and Johan in the Swedish metalact Astral Doors. Right from the start the three guys had a very clear image in how the music should sound like: pure melodic hardrock was on the agenda!
When only a handful of songs were written they felt that the songs needed the touch of a real keyboardplayer. Up until then Joachim had done the keyboardparts on one or two songs. Christian knew a guy that would be perfect for the job, and after a cup of coffie and a handshake Fredrik Plahn (Prey) joined the force. They all felt that this is far too good to be just a project and after a couple of weeks a second guitarplayer, Mats Gesar (Thalamus) and bassplayer Björn Lundqvist (Twilight Force) joined the band that now got the name SunStrike.
2 demo-songs were posted on the bands facebook-page in the summer of 2013, and immediately the word was out about this new brilliant melodic rock band from Sweden. Radiostations started to play those songs and a couple of record companies showed their interest in the band.
The songwriting/recording continued through 2013 in Joachims Big Turn Studio until they had 12 songs that was strong enough for an album. An album that now got the title ”Rock your World”. For the mixing and mastering process SunStrike chose Erik Mårtensson (Eclipse, W.E.T), they knew that he would bring the best out of their music. And the cover art and the booklet design was done by no one else but Carl-André Beckston (Monowasp).