Sometimes real discoveries in music shake up the Rock World from out of nowhere. In 2008 a new band from Sweden called Work of Art took the Melodic Rock scene by storm with a stunning debut album. In the end of 2009 W.E.T., another alliance between Swedish musicians with singer Jeff Scott Soto was cheered with the highest enthusiasm from the Melodic Rock fans, and just a few months ago, the return of Treat “Coup De Grace”, marked another milestone release in the genre. Now, once again from Scandinavia, Issa, a beautiful sexy looking and exceptionally gifted singer from Norway tries her chances with “Sign of Angels”, her debut album, a record that the ones “in the know” have defined as a “bomb”!
Helped by producer Ronny Milianowicz (Saint Deamon) and some killer musician such as Peter Huss on guitar, Uli Kusch (ex Masterplan, Helloween) on drums, Nobby Noberg on bass and Tim Larsson (Nick Lachey) on keyboards, Issa managed to create a superb album which offers soaring and instantly likeable hooklines, solid guitar riffs and a crisp sound. Described as Brother Firetribe meets Treat with tons of melodies and attitude, “Sign of Angels” sees songwriting contributions from Joacim Cans (Hammerfall), Thomas Vikström (Candlemass), Daniel Flores (TMOMS), Sören Kronqvist (Crash the System) and many more !
A videoclip of the song “I’m Alive” – a true radio hit – was shot by Thomas Tjader (Pretty Maids, In Flames) and will be added to the album as an interactive bonus.
Issa is a 26 years old girl from Oslo. Since she was 17 she started working her way into the music business as a ”demo” singer for different labels in studios all around Norway. At 19 she won a competition with almost 150.000 votes singing the song “Fade Away” written by Stian Aarstad, who was earlier a member of Dimmu Borgir. The song got released on a record in cooperation with tv channel Fox Kids.
Somehow people just love listening to this girl sing and she soon hooked up with Gaute Ormaasen from the Norwegian Idol Show touring with him. Issa has also performed on more Metal and Rock records such as Gaia Epicus and Illusion Suite. Issa has also played over 400 shows with Norwegian artist such as Postgirobygget, Dde, Jahn Teigen etc.
Issa: lead vocals
Peter Huss: guitars
Tim Larsson: keyboards
Nobby Noberg: bass
Uli Kusch: drums