VOLSTER – Announces New Singer, Working On New Album
Written by Mike Bertoli on October 26, 2018
Swedish Melodic Hard Rock outfit VOLSTER feat. ex-members of Masquerade and House Of Heavy have announced the addition of new permanent singer Mattias Wellhag (House Of Heavy, Blackstorm, P.I.G, Glam Slam) to the group’s ranks. VOLSTER is currently writing new songs for their second album, to be finished before summer 2019.
Henrik Lundberg says: “Mattias is the original singer for VOLSTER. He was on the first demo we did back in 1996. He also did the House of Heavy record with me 10 years ago. It´s great to have him back were he belongs. He’s a huge talent and together with me and Ulf we´re going to make a great record to be released in 2019.”
Mattias Wellhag – Vocals (ex- House Of Heavy, Blackstorm, P.I.G, Glam Slam)
Ulf Andersson – Guitar (ex-Masquerade)
Henrik Lundberg – Bass (ex-House Of Heavy, Masquerade)
VOLSTER will holding auditions for a new drummer, right after as all the songs for the new album are done.
VOLSTER is a Swedish hard rock band started by guitarist Ulf Andersson and bass player Henrik Lundberg who were both members of the band Masquerade in the late 80s and early 90s. While Ulf left Masquerade for other projects, Henrik continued making a couple of albums with Masquerade before they broke up. In 2009 Henrik released an album with the band House of Heavy.
Ulf and Henrik met up again in 1996 to record a four song demo. This demo was called VOLSTER and in 2013 (17 years later) they decided to pick up where they left off and plans were made to start a band performing these songs and also write new ones. They kept the name VOLSTER.