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Niva - 'Dressed To Kill' music video

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"Dressed To Kill", the new video from Swedish hard rock band NIVA, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company, who has previously worked with DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, IN FLAMES, AMARANTHE and KAMELOT, among others. "Dressed To Kill" is taken from NIVA's new album, Atmospherical, which will be released on October 28.

In the realms of melodic metal, Sweden's Lion's Share has been synonymous with class and quality for over two decades. Not least thanks to a succession of great vocalists: Andy Engberg (220 Volt, Sorcerer, Section A), Nils Patrik Johansson (Astral Doors, Wuthering Heights, Civil War et al)... and who else? Oh yes – Tony Niva, the vocal powerhouse from Lion's Share's seminal fourth album Entrance (2001). What's his story?
 
 Tony Niva started singing as a young boy in the mid-80s, inspired by the likes of Ronnie James Dio, Joe Lynn Turner and Geoff Tate. After cutting his teeth in classic acts like Swedish Erotica and Axia, Tony formed his own outfit NIVA whose debut album No Capitulation arrived in 1994 (featuring Ian Haugland of Europe/Glenn Hughes fame behind the kit). Despite the quality of this melodic affair, NIVA folded shortly afterwards. After graduating from the university, Tony joined Lion's Share long enough to record the aforementioned Entrance – and left the music scene again shortly afterwards. However, in 2011 Tony tried out for the Swedish Eurovision Song Contest with the song ”Janitor of Love”. With limited success, on paper. Creatively the result was so satisfying that Tony extended his collaboration with his new songwriting team. NIVA's comeback album Gold From the Future was released in Japan in the fall of 2011. (On the European and American market, the album was released under the moniker Oxygen and entitled Final Warning.)
– I've been focusing on my career in the IT business, so I didn't make much music between 1994 and 2011, says Tony. But after that second NIVA album, I made two more: Magnitude in 2013 and Incremental IV in 2014. And after that, I thought I might as well release what I recorded in 1995 as the intended follow-up to No Capitulation: Relievin' Rain (2015). Now, however, I'm back with a whole new incarnation of NIVA. On this new album, I wanted to broaden my horizons. Different production, a heavier sound. So I've been working with Lars Chriss, my old pal from the Lion's Share days.
 
 Lars Chriss, now a highly renowned producer/mixer with the likes of Overland, Chris Ousey, Radioactive "F4our", Seven and Lugnet on his resumé, has lent his producing, song-writing and guitar-playing skills to NIVA's sixth outing, Atmospherical. Don't let the title fool you – NIVA has definitely moved away from the AOR-ish, comparative softness on previous works.
– This is more of a melodic metal sound, Tony agrees. It rocks harder, it's more riff-based and the keyboards are less prominent.
 
 Obviously. Besides Lars and Tony himself, former Lion's Share luminaries Kay Backlund (keyboards) and monster bassist Andy Loos (also of Glory, Seven, Covered Call fame – to name but a few) have also lent their considerable skills to the creation of Atmospherical. The album even includes a stellar remake of Lion's Share 1988 debut single b-side, ”I'm On A Roll”. So the Lion's Share reminiscence is very much intentional. And quite welcome.
 
NIVA Atmospherical track listing:
 1. Dressed To Kill (click for sample)
 2. Déjà Vu (click for sample)
 3. Spirit Of The Night
 4. Forbidden Lover (click for sample)
 5. I'm On A Roll
 6. Evil Rose
 7. Raise Your Voice
 8. The Mountain
 9. Play Our Songs
 10. Wall Of Bricks
 11. Long Road To Hell & Back (bonus track - Marquee/Avalon in Japan))

 Line-up:
 Tony Niva: Vocals
 Lars Chriss: Guitars, Drums
 Andy Loos: Bass
 Kay Backlund: Keyboard on tracks 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 10 & 11
 Fredrik Bergh: Keyboard on tracks 4, 8 & 9
 Nigel Bailey: Backing vocals
 Mick Devine: Additional backing vocals on tracks 6 & 10
 George Bailey: Additional backing vocals on track 1

 Produced & mixed by: Lars Chriss
 Mastered by: Mike Lind
 Artwork by: C.A. Beckston

 Web:
www.niva.se
www.noterious.eu
  
Product: Niva – Atmospherical

Label: Niva Music Group/ AOR Heaven

Release date: Oct. 28th, 2016

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