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Former EUROPE Guitarist KEE MARCELLO Releases 'Black Hole Star' Video From 'Scaling Up' Album

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Posted October 18, 2016 by Josh Drespling in Empire Extreme News Feed

“Black Hole Star”, the new video from Kee Marcello, can be streamed below. The track is taken from his new studio album, “Scaling Up”, which was released on October 14 via Frontiers Music Srl.

With “Scaling Up”, the former EUROPE guitarist is using his past as a springboard to take a giant leap into the future. With the new music firmly grounded in the songwriting tradition that made him a multi-platinum rock star in the first place, Kee explores the boundaries of melodic hard rock with a contemporary performance that nods to his past and employs sizzling production. This is an album all his fans will have to pick their jaws up off the floor after hearing!

Kee Marcello is a unique artist in the hard rock genre. He has never stopped evolving and growing as both a writer and a guitarist and the new album illustrates how much he has managed to raise the bar yet again with both his guitar playing, singing and writing.

Conceived and recorded in the winter and spring of 2016, “Scaling Up” encompasses all the influences and genres in which the Swedish musician has been involved in since the start of his career. Besides the obvious resemblances to EUROPE‘s classic sound, Kee also gives a nod to his past in EASY ACTION. Speaking of EUROPE (particularly the “Prisoners In Paradise” era), Kee took two officially unreleased songs, “Wild Child” and “Don’t Know How To Love No More”, and rearranged and re-recorded them from scratch. Beyond those two tracks, you can hear a touch of sleaze and more classic hard rock on songs like “Fix Me”, “Blow By Blow” and “Soldier Down”.

Marcello says: “The whole idea of ‘Scaling Up’ is to, very respectfully, use the music of my past as a canvas to paint a picture of where I stand today and what I aim for in the future as a guitarist/singer/writer. I think we’ve got the balance of now and then just right, and it’s performed by the best group of musicians I’ve ever had the honor of playing with!”

Kee Marcello is one of the most renowned guitarists from Scandinavia and has an amazing history to his name. He’s best known as the guitarist — from 1986 to 1992 — of one Sweden’s biggest musical exports, EUROPE. In the late ’80s and early ’90s, EUROPE were one of the biggest rock bands in the world. They sold over 30 million albums, landed at No. 1 on sales charts in 26 countries and shared the biggest stages with acts like METALLICA, DEF LEPPARD and BON JOVI. Kee is now also enjoying a new wave of success as a TV persona in Sweden, as well as being involved in other musical projects.

“Scaling Up” track listing:

01. Black Hole Star
02. On The Radio
03. Don’t Miss You Much
04. Fix Me
05. Wild Child
06. Finger On The Trigger
07. Soldier Down
08. Scandinavia
09. Good Men Gone Bad
10. Scaling Up
11. Don’t Know How To Love No More
12. Blow By Blow

Recording lineup:

Kee Marcello: Guitars/Vocals/Keys
Ken Sandin: Bass
Darby Todd: Drums

Special guests:

Mattias Eklundh – guitar solo on “Good Men Gone Bad”
Michele Luppi – keyboards on “Wild Child”

Produced and arranged by Kee Marcello
Mixed by Tobias Lindell

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Josh Drespling

Josh is the Publisher and creator of Empire Extreme and it’s sister publication Kingdom Extreme Magazine. He is an accomplished writer, photographer and graphic designer. He is always conjuring up new ideas and has a amazing passion for the music industry and all the things that surround it.


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