Norwegian supergroup Ammunition are set to release their self-titled album via Frontiers Music srl on January 26, 2018.
Ammunition was founded in 2014 by the songwriting duo Age Sten Nilsen (former Wig Wam singer) and the multi-talented Erik Mårtensson (Eclipse, W.E.T., Nordic Union). The band released the acclaimed debut album Shanghaied in 2015 independently. Teaming up with former TNT and Jack In The Box bassist Victor Cito Borge, keysman Lasse Finbråten (Circus Maximus, ex-Wig Wam), skinsman Magnus Ulfstedt (Eclipse), and the exceptional guitar player Jon Pettersen, Ammunition has made a name for themselves as an incredible live act.
Åge Sten Nilsen told melodicrock.com: “We formed this band to enjoy making the music we love and have a real good time. And I really think this album reflects just that! It was fun and easy to write and record…and it’s simply enjoyable to listen to. As a rock producer Erik Mårtensson has proven that he’s one of the best around for many years. But I think on this album he has reached an even higher level. If you’re into physics you’d love to be on Einstein’s team. I’m into rock music, and I’m on Erik’s team… pretty much the same!”
The first taste of music from this self-titled album was released earlier in 2017. “Wrecking Crew” (written by Nilsen and Mårtensson) landed on the Norwegian charts, taking Ammunition to the Norwegian Eurovision grand finale. The full length, original version of the song will be included on the forthcoming album, produced and mixed by the band’s guitar player and co-writer, Erik Mårtensson.
Musically Ammunition are not too far from what was the trademark sound of Wig Wam, yet is a bit rougher and slightly updated but still laden with fine melodies and massive hooks!
2. “Freedom Finder”
4. “Guns Ho (I Told You So)”
5. “Eye for an Eye”
6. “Tear Your City Down”
8. “Wrecking Crew”
9. “Miss Summertime”
10. “Bad Bones”
Erik Martensson – guitars, bass, programming, keys, backing vocals
Victor Cito Borge – bass
Jon Pettersen – guitars
Lasse Finbrathen – keyboards
Age Sten Nilsen – lead and backing vocals
Magnus Ulfstedt – drums