Alien - Tony Borg and Jim Jidhed Spark New Album

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Swedish rockers Alien are back together for a new album. Tony Borg and Jim Jidhed, having topped the Swedish charts in 1988 with their debut platinum-selling album are currently in the studio putting the finishing touches to an album that only the best in rock chemistry can produce.

Swedish rockers Alien are back together for a new album. Tony Borg and Jim Jidhed, having topped the Swedish charts in 1988 with their debut platinum-selling album are currently in the studio putting the finishing touches to an album that only the best in rock chemistry can produce.

When asked "why now?" for an Alien reunion, Borg said "It just felt right. I'd started working on a number of ideas with Bernt and Jan and then Jim and I met up again." Jidhed continues: "Tony and I met up in Gothenburg on a brilliant winter's day at the beginning of 2004 and it just sparkled like we'd never been apart!"

To complete the team, Borg recruited two musicians, Bernt Ek and the drummer Jan Lundberg to fill the drum and bass slots. Borg and Jidhed are delighted that Bo Reimer (Backstreet Boys, The Darkness, Busted) has mixed two of the tracks. Tatiana Oscarsson, daughter of Cannes award-winning Swedish actor Per Oscarsson and long-time friend of Borg has written many of the lyrics with Canadian Pop Idol competitor Scotty Newlands providing additional lyrical input.

The first four tracks finished will be available as a demo to record companies in June 2004 with the album finished by August. Alien have plans for some low key concerts in Sweden, the UK an continental Europe during 2004 with full touring support for the album in 2005.

Their 1988 debut album "Alien" peaking at no. 2 in the Swedish charts, produced a platinum selling single, the Bee Gee's cover "Only One Woman" that topped the radio listening charts even longer. The album was released worldwide on Virgin International and it received an acclaimed American release. Even today, the internet demonstrates Alien's lasting appeal with the debut album receiving reviews as far afield as Japan and recently being featured on melodicrock.com

Interested record labels and booking agents please contact Rockit Factory Ltd: http://www.rockitfactory.com/contact.php

Alien's web site: http://www.alien-music.info/

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