söndag 22 december 2013

Risen from the caches...

Taking a dive into ny Alien memorabilia stash,
I found some sheet music from the 1st album.
Pretty cool!

Hoarder?.. me?..  :)

måndag 4 november 2013

Firefest top 10!

With around 140 bands over ten years, Firefest polled
the fans via Facebook (prior to the 10th Anniversary)
to discover the top 10 greatest performances.

We're absolutely thrilled to find Alien (2011) at 8th!
Thanks FF, you're the greatest crowd ever!

söndag 13 oktober 2013

Old flames die hard

Fans of our debut might like to know that we've reconnected
with co-writers Pam Barlow & Janet Morrison Minto for the
coming album!! The girls have written lyrics to a whole bunch
of our new songs, turned out great... just you wait! ;)

Jim, last time around... hard at work at Sound City, LA in '88.

We're now taking a short break in the album production,
preparing for the "Firefest, 10th Anniversary" show. Looking
forward to meet all you AOR heads in Nottingham again! :)

torsdag 26 september 2013

Classic Rock Magazine: AOR

Classic Rock (presents) AOR #9 feature an ALIEN interview,
talking about the upcoming Firefest (10th annviversary show)
performance... and of course the new album in the making.

Also, Ken is on the (15 track) CD sampler "AOR: Supersonic",
coming with the magazine - in Chasing Violets "Deception In
Heaven" (of the Jade Hearts album).

måndag 26 augusti 2013

Keyboards... check!

Last two weeks have seen the Alien production come alive
with Jimmy's mighty keyboard arrangements!

Although the lion's share of the sounds for the album are
created, uniquely by Jimmy, with modern technology -
we enjoyed blending a few vintage keys in the production.

Although mainly based on the Wandroph signature Alien
type sounds... there'll even be some B3 organ, Stanway
grand, Rhodes etc. in there (if you listen closely). ;)

onsdag 7 augusti 2013

Work in progress!

Alien finally started recording the new album last weekend.
Drums were cut at Bohus Sound Studios Aug 1st-3rd.

Toby @ Bohus Sound

Toby did an awsome job, so did Bohus Sound drum tech/
in-house engineer Stefan Karlsson. Great fun!!

måndag 15 juli 2013

Alien 80's Artwork

For the first four 7" singles, as well as the
Scandinavian version of the debut album,
we chose airbrush pieces by Gothenburg
artist Anders Holmberg for cover artwork.

Here are some Polaroids of the originals :)
'Only One Woman' was made /w our logo in
the actual paintings!

fredag 10 maj 2013

Ken Sandin /w Graham Bonnet

Ken performing the epic "Only One Woman" with
original singer Graham Bonnet (Vienna, April 2013).

The Gibb brothers penned song became a hit and the break-
through for Graham (the Marbles) in 1968.
Same song did the same thing for Ken, in 1988.
Now, two further decades have passed... still epic!!

"Got me some cool stories on the origin of the song!" //Ken

tisdag 30 april 2013

onsdag 3 april 2013

Diggin' (in) the Archives - pt2

Another deep look in the rearview mirror,
another stroll down memory lane... pitstop 1988.

Tour- and fanclub badges. Pastels, what else!? :)

lördag 23 mars 2013

Italian Girl

Digging (in) the archives - this is a funny one!

Tape Op lost the title of a song we just recorded.
"Italian Girl"?!

...right answer: "Only One Woman" :)

onsdag 20 mars 2013

Swedish Metal Classics

Rare and expensive classics get reborn!
EMI Music Sweden is proud to present the reissues of some
Swedish sought after hard rock and metal classics.

March 25th marks the release of the campaign Swedish Metal
Classics, a pack of well hidden gems and forgotten jewels get
a chance to reach a brand new audience across the globe!

24 albums, 10 of them haven’t been available since the 80’s.
A 16 track compilation feature each band in the campaign;
Alien, Biscaya, Bedlam, Dalton, Talk of the town a.o.

fredag 15 mars 2013

No.1 in Japan!

Alien hits the No.1 spot in the import album chart in Japan!
Burrn! magazine feature a special ad/article on the reissue
of the 1988 debut album, due to topping the chart.

onsdag 13 mars 2013


Debut album evening paper advert, 25 years ago.
Nicely cut-out pic ... NOT! Pre Photoshop... :)

The Anniversary Bonus Edition coming soon!

fredag 8 mars 2013

Remastered & Reloaded

EMI Music Sweden are releasing the Alien back catalog,
remastered for digital download. First out are
Alien Bonus Edt, /w 2 unreleased Polar St. session outtakes.
Shiftin' Gear, /w 4 unreleased Bohus Sound St. demos
(the Original Lineup versions).

onsdag 23 januari 2013

Abdul vs. Alien

Got this little goodie from Japan!
7" vinyl promo single. Paula Abdul - Forever Your Girl,
/w Alien - Tears Don't Put Out The Fire on the flip!
How's that for a Dynamic Duo!? :)