Ledmotiv is an orchestral metal band from Gothenburg: the metal- and symphonic capital city of Sweden.
The swedish trio that forms Ledmotiv will unleash their debut single ’Master of Simulation’in a genre they coin themselves, namely ’orchestral metal’.
”If orchestral metal didn’t exist before, it does now” – Viktor Hakan, composer and drummer of Ledmotiv.
The songs aren’t only unique in their genre, but also in the creational process, where the old school meets the new. The recording of heavy rock instruments is layered with an immense web of digital orchestral instruments. Since 2018 Viktor Hakan has been working with finalizing Ledmotiv’s first album.
“I wanted to do what Metallica did with the S&M orchestra, but all the way from the start. Today, only well-renowned high budget bands play with orchestras. We are brave enough to change that.”
Viktor also claims Ledmotiv does something bands such as Metallica won’t do, which is focusing on the symphonic. ”The songs are written for an orchestra, and in my opinion, that makes all the difference. Musically, we can do a lot of crazy things that aren’t possible for a 4 piece metal band, even if they orchestrate their songs”.
In the debut Master of Simulation we follow an astronaut’s thoughts as he is assigned with the mission to go to Mars. “The story of the song is related to the story of any aspiring musician. There’s an element of frustration of not ’making it’, to not achieve the dream, whether it is being a rock star, or in this case, an astronaut not going to space. The song also has the part where the dream comes true, and only time will tell if that reflects reality for us as well.” – Viktor Hakan.
Master of Simulation can be found here: https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/ledmotiv/master-of-simulation-2
Ledmotiv will release Master of Simulation to all platforms 17 June. Other songs from the upcoming album will be released later on this year.
Ledmotiv consists of:
Viktor Envall, founder, composer and drummer.
Fredrik Vahlgren, singer.
Nils Leufvenius, guitarist.
The band was formed and took shape before and during the pandemic of Covid-19. With the desire to build a new and prosperous future for the metal industry, drummer and composer Viktor Hakan joined forces with vocalist Fredrik Vahlgren and guitarist Nils Leufvenius. This line-up is however incomplete, for Ledmotiv is not an ordinary metal band. It is an orchestral metal band, with one goal. To make it bigger, better, and heavier. Numerous yet-to-be-annouced symphonic musicians will form one of the greatest rock live acts the world has ever seen with Ledmotiv.
With the 80s metal bands retiring one after another, the need for a big act to continue the legacy is now. Ledmotiv aim to be that.With the heaviness of bands such as Iron Maiden and Judas Priest, combined with elements of John Williams’ many movie soundtracks, they strive to be something entirely original.
Ledmotiv will not stop growing until they’ve reached arena status. If it is conceivable, it is possible.
Ledmotiv have released the single “Master of Simulation” 17th of June, and are due to release their debut album “An Astronaut’s Diary”.