NORTHTALE was founded right here in Falun, at Sabaton Open Air 2017!
Falun native and vocalist Christian Eriksson, and American/Brazilian
lead guitarist Bill Hudson met when both performed in different bands
at the festival.
Hudson, who previously performed SOA as a part of DIRKSCHNEIDER (2017) and CIRCLE II CIRCLE (2012) was looking to start an original project and felt that only a singer of the of Eriksson’s caliber could bring his music to life. As a member of TWILIGHT FORCE at the time, Eriksson could only agree to sing on Hudson’s songs as a guest vocalist.
When Eriksson became a free agent at the end of that same year, he and Hudson began making plans to start a band on which they could
focus 100%. Something where both of them could express and create music they truly loved!
Both musicians had been in touch with another Falun native, former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN drummer Patrick Johansson, who
immediately agreed on becoming the band’s drummer after listening to the initial. Johansson’s style and touring experience, added to the perfect pocket and groove immediately took NORTHTALE’s music to the next level.
The band’s line up was joined by another Swede, Gothenburg based
Mikael T. Planefeldt (STREAMLINE) and American piano virtuoso Jimmy
Pitts (ETERNITY’S END / PITTS-MINNEMAN) on keyboards.
NORTHTALE intends to bring back the same feeling they had as young fans of traditional Power Metal from the 80s and 90s. Catchy melodies, fast paced rhythm sections, virtuoso-style lead sections and lyrical themes that deal with self empowerment, self improvement and real world, day to day subjects.