Cloudscape - Musical Metallurgy
Cloudscape started in 2001 when (from left to right) Roger Landin (drums), Björn Eliasson (guitars), Mike Andersson (vocals), Patrik Svärd (guitars) and Haynes Pherson (bass) decided to quit their previous bands in order to focus on Cloudscape.
After recording several demos penned by Andersson and Eliasson during 2001 to 2004, Cloudscape contacted Roastinghouse Productions in order to ask them for help getting the word out about Cloudscape to the music industry. Roastinghouse liked their music and a management agreement was signed shortly thereafter.
But, it was German label Metal Heaven that signed Cloudscape to their roster for the European territory. They also inked a licensing deal with Japanese label Marquee/Avalon for the Asian territory and 'Cloudscape' was released in Asia in December 2004 and all over Europe in January 2005.
The feedback from fans, press and media was amazing and many reviewers were stunned by the high quality of their debut...by their songs, performance and top notch album production.
Cloudscape did several live shows in their home country (Sweden) to promote their self-titled debut album and, in late 2005, they did their first live appearance abroad at Progpower Europe in The Netherlands (baarlo).
The band then went back to the Roastinghouse recording studios in January 2006 to record their second album entitled Crimson Skies which was produced by Pontus Lindmark (Allen/Lande Project, Nostradameus).
With this album, Cloudscape established their own trademark style within the melodic metal genre and, once again, received fantastic feedback from fans, press and media all over the world (even better than their debut). So much so that Crimson Skies ended up in top 10 lists of “best metal album of the year 2006” in various magazines and webzines...which lead to a deal with U.S label Nightmare Records for the U.S and Canadian territories.
The more shows they did, the more their reputation as a great live continued to grow.
On September 3, 2007, Cloudscape re-entered the Roastinghouse studios to record their third album entitled Global Drama. Once again, Pontus Lindmark was hired to handle the production duties.
Cloudscape consider Global Drama to be the most experimental and varied album in their discography as it includes songs that are among the heaviest and rawest songs they’ve ever written. Mixed with songs that are more dynamic and atmospheric, they're blended with the typical Cloudscape touch that they’ve established with their previous albums.