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Thanks to Ronnie @ BLP for working that magic

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From the start of recording TRS’s debut album, there was a desire to include an external co-producer for mixing and mastering the tracks. After careful consideration, the choice fell on experienced musician Ronnie Björnström from Sundsvall. Ronnie, who runs Björnström Sound and Productions, has extensive experience working with metal bands and is himself an active guitarist in Mezzrow, a thrash metal band originating from Nyköping whose debut album “Then Came The Killing” was released in 1990, around the same time as TRS’s debut single “Hammerdown” was created.

Ronnie Björnström is well-known as a sound wizard in the metal world and has previously collaborated with bands like Sorcerer, Meshuggah, and 220 Volt, among others. His solid background in the genre was one of the main reasons he was chosen as co-producer for TRS’s project. Ola and Thomas, particularly curious about exploring how TRS would sound with a slightly heavier tone, were inspired by Ronnie’s insights and fresh ideas, which not only enhanced the overall sound but also took the concept to new heights.

The result exceeded both Ola and Thomas’s expectations, and with Ronnie’s contribution as co-producer, a final product and sound were defined that characterize TRS in a distinct way.

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Making new friends around the world

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We recently took a break, coinciding with the Easter holidays here in Sweden. We hope you all enjoyed a wonderful Easter as well. As we have continued to release our music this spring, we’ve had the pleasure of connecting with new friends across the world. Today, we’d like to extend our gratitude to a couple of them:

Radio Hard Rock podcast (Spain)
Jesus Alijo Lux @ The Rock Angels Radio Show (Spain)
Chris Franklins @ Raised on Rock Radio Show (UK)
Ronald Latson @ Express Radio Station (Georgia, USA)
Metallmania @ Metalreleases (Ceuta, Morocco)
SepulMetal Music Chart (Spain)
Patrik Alves De Carvalho (Brazil)
Jose Manuel Garcia (Spain)
We’d also like to give a special shoutout to our friends and talented colleagues in the alternative rock band Six Sons After from Veracruz, Mexico.
And, of course, our heartfelt thanks go out to all you amazing people worldwide who have included our music in over 2,800 Spotify playlists to date.
Peace and love,
Thomas & Ola
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TRS debut album out now!

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The Rebel Saints (TRS) are releasing their self-titled debut album for those who enjoy classic melodic 70s/80s hard rock. The album is a mix of old songs written in the 1990s that have never been released, combined with new ones written along the way during a 3-year recording process. The debut single, “Hammerdown,” was released in January 2024, followed by two more singles, “Said And Done” and “Woman,” released in February.

The singles make up 3 out of the 12 songs on the debut album, which is now being released on selected digital platforms and will also be released on vinyl in the future. “It’s a joy to finally release these songs to the public after this insanely fun musical journey. We hope that everyone who has enjoyed what we’ve released so far will continue to get a kick out of what we’ve done.”

This is independent, locally produced Swedish hard rock. Crank it up in the car, at home, or at a party with friends. Play it loud!

TRS debut album coming soon!

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Right now we are fully preparing for the upcoming album release. The single releases have exceeded all expectations, which wasn’t that difficult really, as we didn’t have any expectations, as mentioned before. We’re releasing this album mainly because we’ve had so much fun writing and recording together again, and we want to share that joy with anyone who wants to listen.

We’re currently polishing and mixing the final touches this week and will release as soon as we’re ready. It’s been a large and lengthy production, counting 3 years and a month today, since our first day in the studio on January 27, 2021.

The response to the songs we’ve released so far has been overwhelming. We never thought we would receive the reception we have and that so many would enjoy our music. According to statistics on Spotify Artists yesterday, our singles are currently featured on around 470 playlists worldwide, and the songs have been streamed over 9,400 times in total. We’ve managed to reach over 5,000 listeners during our first weeks on Spotify with the 3 singles we’ve released. Additionally, Spotify is just one of several major international music platforms we’re on.

Now, the singles that have been released are just a taste of what’s to come. There are 9 more songs on the upcoming album, and we’re truly looking forward to continuing this journey with ya’ll. Again, a big thank you to everyone who follows and supports us, all the positive comments, and everyone who has listened to and continues to listen to our music. You have exceeded all our expectations!

Peace & Love
Thomas & Ola

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You can also find us on Soundcloud and Bandcamp!

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TRS announces third single

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The Rebel Saints (TRS) proudly announces the third single “Woman”. This is one of the first new songs Thomas Anderberg wrote after the remake of “Hammerdown” in 2020. The song was written especially for Ola Bergs guitar playing style. Keyboards was added to the song during the recordings in 2021 to heighten the 80s hard rock feel.

Also check out “Behind the song”

“Woman” is the second song to be released from the upcoming debut album ‘The Rebel Saints’. “Embracing the spirit of 80s hard rock, this track pulses with a relentless rhythm and electrifying energy. Feel the rush of nostalgia with a fresh, modern sound of the present.”

Crank up the volume and let the music speak loud and clear!

Thanks, ya’ll!

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We are absolutely blown away by the incredible reception our music has received in just three weeks during the release of our two first singles. Your overwhelming support, enthusiasm, and encouragement have surpassed all our expectations.

From the bottom of our hearts, we extend our sincerest gratitude to each and every one of you who takes the time to listen, share, and support our music. Your positivity and love have truly fueled our passion and motivation.

Again, this is just the beginning of our journey together. Our upcoming debut album is set to be released at the end of February, which is just a few weeks away. Thank you once again for supporting us and joining us on this exhilarating musical adventure!

With heartfelt thanks,

Thomas & Ola @TRS

TRS announces second single

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The Rebel Saints (TRS) proudly announces the second single “Said And Done”. This is one of the new songs, written during the winter/spring of 2021. The song was one of the first that had keyboards added to it when Thomas and Ola started to record it in the fall the same year.

“Said And Done” is the second song to be released from the upcoming debut album ‘The Rebel Saints’. “We have tried to encapsulate the essence of classic 70s and 80s hard rock, with a heavy, pumping rhythm and tons of energy. Hopefully the song will take people back to a nostalgic era while it still delivers a fresh, modern sound.”

Turn up the volume, enjoy and play it loud!

Beautiful people

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We would like to mention some beautiful people who lent us their premises, captured photos and worked magic with photo makeup on these two rugged ol’ rockers for our press images. We want to express our heartfelt gratitude to master makeup artist Sofia Vanberg (AKA Sonja Vanheden) accompanied by Sandra Röding and master photographer Hugo Leijon.

A huge thanks also to our friend Ingela Ljung who let us use the magic atmosphere at her premises at the Residence at the Nyköping Castle.

Peace and love!

Thank you!

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We would like to extend our sincerest gratitude for the remarkable reception that our debut single has received from all of you that listened in.

In just one week since the release, the outpouring of support has exceeded any expectations we might have had. Your positive response has not only been overwhelming but has also served as a source of immense encouragement and motivation for us. As you already know, our debut single is only the beginning. We have more releases on the horizon, and we will announce a second single this upcoming week. It will be another taste of our coming debut album, scheduled for release at the end of February.

Thank you once again for being a part of this exciting chapter in our musical journey!

Thomas & Ola @TRS

TRS announces debut single

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The Rebel Saints (TRS) proudly announces the debut single ‘Hammerdown’. The song was originally written and recorded 30 years ago and was rearranged and rewritten in 2020. ‘Hammerdown’ was the first song on the list when Thomas and Ola Berg started working together in the recording studio in January 2021.

3 years later, ‘Hammerdown’ is the first song to be released from the upcoming debut album ‘The Rebel Saints’. The song is one of several songs to come that has never been released. “It’s instant happiness to finally be able to release these songs to the public after all these years. We have had so much fun writing and recording it, and we hope people have just as much fun listening to it.”

Crank it up in the car, or play it on a party with friends. Enjoy, and play it loud!