NORTHTALE - behind this illustrious name lies nothing less than a Swedish-American power metal supergroup! Formed by guitarist Bill Hudson (TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, I AM MORBID, ex-U.D.O./DIRKSCHNEIDER), vocalist Christian Eriksson (ex-TWILIGHT FORCE), and drummer Patrick Johansson (ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, ex-W.A.S.P. etc.) in late 2017, the line-up was quickly completed by Mikael Planefeldt (bass) as well as keyboardist Jimmy Pitts. Now the quintet has finalised their highly-anticipated debut album entitled »Welcome To Paradise«, which will see the light of day this summer. Delivering a load of (largely) fast-paced anthems, imbued with Eriksson's soaring vocals, the band will not only please fans of titans such as HELLOWEEN, SONATA ARCTICA, GAMMA RAY, STRATOVARIUS among others, but draw new fans to the genre too. That's why Nuclear Blast is happy to announce the signing of this promising outfit today. The group is set to conquer not only your audio systems, but also the world's stages, with their very first gig to take place at their label mates SABATON's very own open air festival (Aug 14-17) and heading forward to two concerts in Tokyo, Japan for the Evoken Festival (Aug 31 & Sep 1). Stay tuned for further info...!