December 3, 2020

The update for modern Power and Melodic Metal will be coming sooner than expected – with a new album called A Virtual World to be released 26th March 2021, the Swedish Power Metal quintet METALITE returns to the metal dancefloor. It’s barely even a year and a half since they returned with their new singer Erica Ohlsson – who brought in a massive amount of energy and musicianship to increase the impact for the new heroes of Modern Metal – trendsetting, epic and of the highest quality.

The band have revealed the excellent cover art for A Virtual World on their socials, created by Finnish graphic artist Jan Yrlund / Darkgrove Design.

As they started with Biomechanicals, the Swedes continue to expertly make use of electronic elements, influenced by the Trance Era of early 21st century: spheric layers mix with vibrating sequences and pulsating beats fitting like a second skin for the massive, melodic and outrageously catchy wall of sound. Guitarist Edwin Premberg states: “We see ourselves as a modern band that works differently than most of the Melodic Metal bands out there”.

They are extremely successful with the musical formula and the niche they have found for themselves. Excellent songwriting and catchy hooks empowered by base of sweeping synths and held together by a voice simultaneously strong and light at the same time. This is something only METALITE does these days and they do it gorgeously, refined by another high-end production of Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Amaranthe)

A Virtual World track list

01. A Virtual World
02. Cloud Connected
03. Talisman
04. Beyond The Horizon
05. Peacekeepers
06. The Vampire Song
07. We’re Like The Fire
08. Artificial Intelligence
09. Alone
10. Running
11. Synchronized

Pre-Sale for the new records has started – the long player is available as Ltd. Clear Purple Vinyl or CD now in the AFM Shop and various other outlets.

Metalite is:

Erica Ohlsson (Vocals)
Edwin Premberg (Guitar)
Robert Örnesved (Guitar)
Robert Majd (Bass)
Lea Larsson (Drums)