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Former Scar Symmetry Frontman's New Project
November 13, 2008
Swedish/Finnish progressive metal supergroup Solution.45, who in its ranks
features former Scar Symmetry vocalist Christian Älvestam, Mikko Härkin
(ex- Sonata Arctica, Kotipelto), and Jani Stefanovic (Miseration, Essence Of Sorrow), has just finished recording an 8-song demo with producer Plec
(Scar Symmetry). A teaser can be found at the band's official Myspace page.

A statement regarding the band from vocalist Christian Älvestam reads:

"Hi all! For all of you who like my multi-vocal stuff in Scar Symmetry, I'd like to introduce a somewhat new band I've got going since the late fall of 2007, called "Solution.45." Since I'm responsible for introducing the multi-vocal style in Scar Symmetry, as well as writing like 75% of all the vocal-melodies and 90% of all the growled parts, you will most likely recognize the style and hooks, in Solution.45.

I've been writing and doing these multi-vocals since the early 90's, in several bands (such as Unmoored, Solar Dawn and Scar Symmetry, to name a few) and since this style very much reflects who I am, musically, I have no plans abandoning it any time soon! All the aforementioned bands have vocally been a lengthening of my urge to write and experiment with these different vocal-styles and hooks and "Solution.45" feels very much like the next natural step, in this 15 year long journey, starting back in 1993 with the birth of Unmoored! It's been a while since it felt this inspiring and
rewarding though!"

Solution .45 will enter the studio during the spring of 2009 to record its debut full length.
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Christian Älvestam - Vocals
Jani Stefanovic - Guitar
Tom Gardiner - Guitar
Anders Edlund - Bass
Rolf Pilve - Drums
Mikko Härkin - Keyboards

After charting all over the world with Scar Symmetry and shortly before departing from the band, vocalist Christian Älvestam and Miseration/Essence Of Sorrow’s Jani Stefanovic return with a new solution - Solution .45! Joining them in this epic force to be reckoned with, are Tom Gardiner (Hateform), Anders Edlund (Angel Blake), Rolf Pilve (Miseration, Essence Of Sorrow) and Mikko Härkin (ex-Sonata Arctica, Kotipelto).

Solution .45 formed in late 2007 as a conceptual entity, but never blossomed into fruition until fall 2008, when the band recorded an 8-track demo with Tomas "Plec" Johansson (Unmoored, Scar Symmetry) handling production-duties. The band’s musical goal however, was quite daunting in its simplicity: mix in brutal riffs with unparalled melancholic atmosphere and epic, progressive song structures. Fortunately, with such top class musicians at the helm, meeting this goal was easily achieved. Solution .45 ushers forth some of the heaviest material any of the outfit’s members have ever previously worked with, but yet also some of the most complex and sophisticated as well.

Solution .45 will enter the studio during the spring of 2009 to record its debut full length.