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Bombastic driving hard rock peppered with moody slow burners and highly charged ballads.

As sure as eggs is eggs, if you’re gonna have the bare faced audacity to name your band/project The Magnificent you sure as hell better had be because you’ll almost certainly hear the knives being sharpened in the background to tear you a new one before anyone’s even heard a note!

A brand new collaboration between Circus Maximus vocalist Michael Eriksen and Leverage guitarist/producer Torsti Spoof, if you close your eyes and really concentrate you can just imagine the birth pains of some future progressive metal ‘super group’ ... erm, well not really no. A million miles from the kind of material you’d normally associate with either of the main protagonists or their respective day jobs, the precociously named The Magnificent actually prove themselves to be a rather good Scandie melodic rock/AOR act who on first listen come across as a deft blend of Brother Firetribe, Shy, Europe and Street Talk. If you’ve been paying attention you’ll already know that Eriksen is a proven class act from his work in Circus Maximus, but his soaring, velvety tones have taken to this new discipline like the proverbial duck to water! Aided and abetted by an excellent supporting cast of players which includes Thunderstone keyboard man Jukka Karinen as well as bassist Sami Norbacka and drummer Rolf Pilve; and featuring songwriting contributions from assorted members of Brother Firetribe, Leverage, Circus Maximus and Urban Tale you’d expect the result to be remarkable, and right from the get go that’s exactly what debut album ‘The Magnificent’ delivers.

Fireworks - The Ultimate Magazine For Melodic Rock Music

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Offering up an ever more impressive mixture of bombastic driving hard rock peppered with moody slow burners and highly charged ballads, there’s a self assured swagger to this that becomes increasingly compelling the more you listen. The overblown mix of pomptastic keyboards, spiralling solos, crisp riffs and passionate vocals melodies harks back to the golden era of Scandie rock, yet at the same time sounds frighteningly fresh and current. You’ll be smitten as soon as brash opener ‘Holding On To Your Love’ sinks its hooks into you, and by the time your increasingly bedazzled brain encounters crescendo driven closer ‘Harvest Moon’ you’ll be as addicted as a whore on crack!

Studio project such as this often have their fair share of detractors, but on the evidence of what’s put before me, I have to say they’ve done a sterling job here!

Dave Cockett

 

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  • Berny : @zom414: Fireworks Magazine #89 will be available at selected UK based newsagents on December 16th. The digital version can already be purchased in our Download Store.
  • zom414 : When's the next mag due for release?
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  • Berny : @SeaDog57: The links are in the Fireworks menu. Have you tried scrolling down? Maybe your screen size is too small...
  • SeaDog57 : Berny; there are only links up to Fireworks 86. Which is kinda strange because i already downloaded CD 87 but i'm looking for the link to CD 88...Chris
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  • bpomper : i found the problem..old email i can not access.i have tried to change it by editing my info but it wont allow. any suggestions
  • Berny : @bpomper: A reply was sent yesterday, We recommend checking your spam/junk mail to see if our message was filtered there. The magazine was already sent to your shipping address. Please let me know if you do not receive it within the next couple of days. Thanks for your patience!
  • bpomper : Thanks didnt of that. I still have not heard about fireworks 88 was it sent out. Thankyou
  • Rocktopia Te : @bpomper: For security reasons, we removed your previous message. Please do not post your private e - mail address. Many thanks for your understanding.
  • bpomper : Thanks for the reply. I see download but can you confirm that hardcopy was or is sent ou .thanks.the email i used is inder the contact me info of the website
  • Berny : @bpomper: Apologies for your troubles. Where did you send the email to? We haven't received anything. I will send you a longer reply via mail. Also, you can download the free CD from the "Fireworks" menu on top, but the CD links are only shown if you are logged in.
  • bpomper : 3rd email inquiring about my purchase of fireworks #88. i purchased on the 2oth of sept and today is the 24 with no response...paypal has taken the payment. should i have a down load of the cd for mu usa magazine. Looking forward to an answer
  • bpomper : hello i purchased fireworks #88 through paypal on9/23 and have not recieved an email from rocktopia. purchase is for a hard copy of the mag. should i have cd download instructions.when should i expect it
  • Berny : @Johns Band: I've just sent you an e - mail. Best regards, B.
  • Johns Band : I have ordered FM Live video and £1.99 taken from my PayPal account. How do I download video. Something gone wrong at processing with Fireworks. The links to report it do not work.
  • Berny : @kevinw01: Have you received the mail containing the donwload instructions? It seems as if you are downloading the bonus CDs from the "Fireworks" menu, those are meant for our readers in the USA and Canada whose copies do not come with the CD. I will send you a mail now. Thanks, B.
  • kevinw01 : I have ordered several issues of Fireworks but when I press the download button I only get a copy of the MP3 but not the PDF files. I have an iPad. Am I doing something wrong? Kevin
  • Berny : @ARONITY: Thanks for your order. As stated in the item's description, it can take up to three hours for your purchase to be processed. You should have received a mail containing the download instructions by now. Thanks for your patience!
  • ARONTY : Hi, Just ordered #88 pdf, Paypal show the payment, but no d/l link, please help..
  • Berny : @John: Pls. check your mail, this should have been sorted by now. Apologies for the delay!
  • johnmason : Hi. I paid for #88 and it doesn't show up in the licenses/Downloads and I never received any email telling me how to download it.
  • Rocktopia Te : Fireworks Magazine #88 is out now!
  • SeaDog57 : Thanks Berny got it

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