CLOUDSCAPE is a melodic power metal band with progressive touches from southern Sweden! Fans of both progressive metal, such as Evergrey, Symphony X, Dream Theater, and Pagan’s Mind, and old-school rock, like Aerosmith, Scorpions, and Journey, are sure to find something enjoyable about CLOUDSCAPE.
Since 2004, CLOUDSCAPE has made the prestigious Roastinghouse Studios of Malmö, Sweden their studio home, upkept by producers Anders "Theo" Theander (Allen/Lande, Pain of Salvation) on their 2005 self-titled debut and Pontus Lindmark (Allen/Lande, Nostradameus) for "Crimson Skies" (2006) and "Global Drama" (2008) as CLOUDSCAPE progressed from a stronger power metal orient to a more sophisticated and experimental style. By logically continuing this progression, "New Era" (2012) will become the band’s most creative work to date.
CLOUDSCAPE's compositional ambitions have always bridged progressive metal and straightforward melodic rock/metal, creating music accessible to a wider audience by virtue of its intense melody, but with enough complexity to satiate the ears of casual and serious music enthusiasts. The band's following grew daily and steadily, amassing various credentials along the way; CLOUDSCAPE has performed at highly acclaimed metal festivals: the prestigious Sweden Rock (Sweden), Bloodstock (UK), ProgPower EU-Netherlands, ProgPower Scandinavia (Denmark), and Norway Metal Heart festival, has produced several professional music videos together with director Rainer Holmgren, and continues to tour extensively. Despite a short hiatus to work on side projects and the departures of founding members, the band's core membership and ambition are as solid as ever. All involved anticipate a new era, during which this monster attracts the attention of fans and critics alike, with bated breath.
Produced and mixed by Micko Twedberg, mixed by Twedberg and Anders "Theo" Theander, and mastered and executively produced by Theander.
CLOUDSCAPE "s/t" 2005 (Avalon/Marquee [Japan/Asia], Metal Heaven [Europe])
CLOUDSCAPE "Crimson Skies" 2006 (Nightmare Records [North America], Avalon/Marquee [Japan/Asia], Metal Heaven [Europe])
CLOUDSCAPE "Global Drama" 2008 (Nightmare Records [U.S and Canada], Goldencore [zyx] / Roastinghouse Records [EU])
CLOUDSCAPE "New Era" 2012 (Nightmare Records [U.S and Canada], Goldencore [zyx] / Roastinghouse Records [EU])
METAL TEMPLE - 9/10
FRIDAY13TH - 4/5
IMHOTEP - 5/6
MUSIC ARCHIVES - 4/5
ROCKTOPIA - A superb album.
PURERAWK - Great review.
METAL OBSERVER - 8/10
ROCKULOUS MAXIMUS - 7,5/11
STORMBRINGER - 4/5 (German)
BABYBLAUE - 9/15 (German)
METALLUS- 7/10 (Spanish)
SCREAMING SYMPHONY - 7/10
AARDSCHOK - 78
METAL IMPERIUM - 8.5/10 RATING
FRIDAY 13TH MAGAZINE - 5/5 RATING
HAILS AND HORNS - NO RATING
THE RIPPLE EFFECT - 10/10 RATING
POWER OF METAL DK - 94/100 RATING
ARTROCK - 9/10 RATING
METAL TEMPLE - 9/10 RATING
INFERNAL MASQUERADE WEBZINE - 89/100 RATING
METAL MUSIC ARCHIVES - 4/5 RATING
LIVE REVIEWER - 4.25/5 RATING
SWEDEN ROCK - 8/10 RATING
LORDS OF METAL - 8/10 RATING
LAGROSSE RADIO - 8/10 RATING
THE METAL PIT - 8/10 RATING
EXTENDED MIX - 8/10 RATING
BLOGCRITICS.ORG - NO RATING
METAL HAREM - 7/10 RATING
METALLUS IT - 7/10 RATING
MELODIC ROCK - NO RATING
BLACKWIND METAL - 3.75/5 RATING
BLISTERING - 7.5/10 RATING
PURERAWK.COM - NO RATING
THE METAL OBSERVER - NO RATING
METAL UNDERGROUND - NO RATING
SCREAMING SYMPHONY - 7/10 RATING
PROG ARCHIVES - 4/5 RATING
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