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Mats Leven

Current Band:Skyblood
Associations:Candlemass, Yngwie Malmsteen, Trans Siberian Orchestra, Krux, Therion, Gus G.
Services:Producing, Session Vocals, Vocals
Bio:After recording more than 50 albums in the last 30 years, Mats Leven is one of today’s most sought-after vocalists in the hard rock/metal world. Mats began his professional musical life with Swedish Erotica from Gothenburg in 1989. In 1990 Mats got an offer from Treat and moved to Stockholm where he still lives with his family. The Treat album almost led Mats to joining Poison guitarist C.C. DeVille’s new band a couple of years later but instead Mats recorded albums with Abstrakt Algebra and AB/CD. Guitar legend Yngwie Malmsteen heard the Abstrakt Algebra album and hooked up with Mats at one of Yngwie’s shows in Stockholm in 1996. Mats joined Yngwie’s band in 1997-98 and got to record the album Facing The Animal with an old hero, drummer Cozy Powell. FTA was rewarded with a gold album in Japan 1998. In the next 4-5 years, Mats did a number of guest appearances on albums/projects including Southpaw, Dogface, Essence Of Sorrow, At Vance, Pontus Norgren and Sabbtail. In 2003 the first Krux album was released, another collaboration with bass player Leif Edling. Another two Krux albums were released in 2006 and 2011. Mats had been friends with Candlemass for many years, helping them out recording demos for their albums since 2004. During the spring of 2012 Mats was asked to help Candlemass with 3 shows, in 2015 actually joined the band. In 2018 Candlemass brought back original singer Johan L.
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