That's right, King! in Swedish, "Kong" rather than "Drottning"! Christina (1626-1689) was the only surviving child of Sweden's greatest monarch Gustavus Adolphus Vasa, who raised her to rule as a king and whose ministers executed his will by crowning the six-year-old girl King! Christina ruled under a regency until age 18, and then personally and earnestly over some eight years until her abdication in 1654. Her involvement in Swedish affair didn't terminate with her abdication, however. She returned to Sweden several times, on the last of which she might well have resumed her throne but for her whimsical conversion to Catholicism. She also drew her wealth, in her initial years in Italy, from vast estates in Sweden.
These excellent, rare 1956 Stockholm studio sessions feature pianist Freddie Redd in a trio setting with bassist Tommy Potter and Joe Harris, drums. They had been chosen by Swedish trumpeter Rolf Ericson, who was commissioned to find US jazz musicians for a tour. This release includes the complete LP Freddie Redd in Sweden plus, as bonus tracks, the pianists first US trio session in 1955 with John Ore and Ron Jefferson; and the only two recorded live tracks from this Swedish tour.
Eternal are from Sweden and "Chapter 1" was produced by no one else than Peter Tägtgren (Dimmu Borgir, Celtic Frost, Destruction, Dark Funeral, Children of Bodom, Cradle of Filth, Sabaton, Amon Amarth). He proves to be a top notch producer not only for extreme metal bands. This is an awesome Melodic Metal Debüt from a band releasing a debut album! The two brothers Gärds, Christer, who sounds like a mix of Graham Bonnet and Joey Tempest, and the guitar wiz Bosse delivers power, energy, melody, headbanger guarantee - a great debut!