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Windom End: The seed planted thirteen years ago…

Windom End - Perspective Views

Perspective Views is the debut album from Windom End.

Windom End is a new progressive rock band from Dalarna, Sweden, featuring: Mikael Arvidsson – Vocals, Pierre Stam – Bass, Tomas Nyström – Guitar, Tobias Lundgren – Drums, Erik Göransson – Additional Keys and solos.

The seed for what was to become Windom End was planted back in 2007. During a heated debate among a group of friends, Pierre Stam and Tomas Nyström bonded over the greatest questions mankind has ever pondered: Who is ACTUALLY the greatest guitar player of all time!

Steve Rothery, they both proclaimed in unison. Strangers up until that moment, their eyes instantly locked. After staring at each other in disbelief for a second their lips once again parted as they shouted: BEST FRIENDS!. The very next day, the duo started writing music together.

Stam was already involved in the progressive death metal band In Mourning, with whom he released four albums and toured Europe. But now, he jumped with both feet at the opportunity to write music with a fellow progressive rock fan. After only a couple of writing sessions, him and Nyström realized how compatible they were musically, and they started looking for more members to join the band.

Over the years, several drummers have joined and left the band. It was one of those drummers who, at a neighborhood barbecue, started talking about how he was in a progressive rock band that needed a singer. The person he was talking to quickly put down his beer, swallowed the rest of the burger he was scarfing down, and replied: I can sing. I’m in!

Mikael Arvidsson, guitarist turned singer, had joined the band.

At this point, Windom End had a bunch of songs completed, and plans were moving forward to record them. But when the band suddenly found themselves in between drummers again, things grinded to a halt.

Luckily, in Stockholm, only two hours away from the Windom End lair in Dalarna, drummer Tobias Lundgren was hungry for a new project. After parting ways with Moon Safari in 2015, he had found himself without a musical direction. Until a message from a complete stranger suddenly popped up on Facebook. «Hey, we’ve got a progressive rock band ready to record an album, and we’d really love for you to come and play with us». It was Pierre Stam, in a Hail Mary attempt to recruit a new batterist.

Hell yes, I’m in!

After only a couple of sessions in the rehearsal room, Tobias had found himself a new home musically.

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Om Ulf Backstrøm (4229 Artikler)
Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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