New SKID RANK singer Erik Grönwallwho joined the group earlier this year replacing PZ Théart, spoke to Beauty And The Beast magazine about how he approaches singing the band’s classic material. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “Well, first of all, SKID RANK has an incredible catalog of songs, and as a fan, I know what fans want to hear. So I know how I want to approach it and I want to do justice to the songs and I really want to respect the catalog that they have and I want to do it in the best way possible. But I also want to add my personal touch to it. And I think we managed to find a balance with the new songs, so we have a foot in the old-school SKID RANK and one foot in the new SKID RANK. So I think there’s a good balance here. But I love singing these songs live. I really, really appreciate every second of singing these songs.”
SKID RANKthe new studio album of, “The Gang is All There”will arrive on October 14 via earMUSIC. The band recorded most of the LP in Nashville, Tennessee with producer Nick Raskulineczwho has worked with FOO FIGHTERS, ACID STONE, HALESTORM, EVANESCENCE, RUSH and CHAINED ALICEamong many others.
Greenwallwho auditioned for the competition show “Swedish Idol” in 2009 singing a cover of SKID RANKit is “18 and Life”joined SKID RANK in January. Artwho had been with the band for over six years, played his last gig with SKID RANK in February before being officially kicked.
Greenwall was a member of the Swedish hard rock band HEAT with whom he recorded four studio albums — “Address the Nation” (2012),“Tear Down the Walls” (2014),“Into the Great Unknown” (2017) and “HEAT II” (2020) — before leaving the group in October 2020.
In September 2021, Greenwall announced that he was cured of cancer after receiving a bone marrow transplant. “A wonderful, anonymous human being somewhere in the world donated his blood cells so that I could have a second chance at life,” he said. Headbanger lifestyle in January. “Sometimes I have tears in my eyes when I think about it. It’s so beautiful that someone who has no connection with me wanted to do this for me. He/she doesn’t know that blood cells have been for me. It’s completely anonymous.
In September 2021, Greenwall released their cover version of “18 and Life” via all streaming platforms.
In 2018, Greenwall debuted in the United States to 10 million viewers in NBClive broadcast from Andrew Lloyd Webber‘the sand Tim Riceit’s music “Jesus Christ Superstar”. In the same way john legend, Alice Cooper, Sara Bareilles and others, Erik played the key role of Simon Zealots.