Killer Bee (band)

Killer Bee is a Swedish-Canadian rock band formed in the 1990s by songwriters Anders "LA" Rönnblom and Brian "Bee" Frank. The band has since released five studio albums and five singles and had a No. 1 hit single "Take Me Home" that topped the charts for many weeks in Scandinavia. Former Europe guitarist Kee Marcello produced and played on the band's third album World Order Revolution (1997). Since 1990, Killer Bee has toured Sweden, Norway, Austria, Switzerland and Germany and performed on some of the biggest festival stages in Europe as artists such as Oasis, R.E.M., Elton John, Rod Stewart, Peter Frampton, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant and Megadeth.[1]

Killer Bee
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Background information
OriginSweden, Canada
GenresRock, heavy metal
Years active1990–1997
2011–present
LabelsUFO Records, Z-Records, TARGET Records, Mighty Music, KBMHB
Websitewww.killerbee.se
MembersBrian "Bee" Frank
Anders "LA" Rönnblom
Shawn Duncan
André Hägglund
Paul Chapman
Denny DeMarchi

The band performed at the Children of Chernobyl Benefit Festival at Red Square in Moscow, Russia in 1992.[2] The band also performed six shows in the Moscow Olympic stadium together with The Animals, Paul Sabu, Southside Johnny, Andreas Vollenweider to name but a few.

From Hell and Back is their comeback studio album released in 2012. Since its release in October 2012, the album has received rave reviews and high ratings from several online music blogs and websites.[3] Brent "The Doctor" Doerner, former Helix guitarist, was a guest guitarist on this 2012 album, for two songs: "On and On" and "Step Into My World". Doerner's video production company, Red D Film and Editing, directed the filming and edited the music videos for two songs from the album: "Step Into My World" and "All Night Long". It is also of interest to note that the album's title track "From Hell and Back" was mixed by renowned audio mixing engineer/producer Richard Chycki.[4] Chycki's list of previous clients include Aerosmith, P!nk, Mick Jagger, Seal, Foreigner, and Dolores O'Riordan. In December 2012, From Hell and Back album won the best Hard Rock/Metal Rock Album of 2012 poll conducted by the online hard rock/heavy metal music magazine Myglobalmind.com.[5] The band received 45.23% of over 1000 votes submitted by fans and readers. Among the list of 24 bands nominated for this Best Album award were well-known bands like Van Halen, Kamelot, Xandria, Testament, and Rush.

The band's fifth studio album is Children of the Evolution, released in October 2013 in Europe by Target Distribution. Just prior to the album release, the band released a music video of the album's first track "Children of the Evolution". This music video gained over 30,000 views within 10 days on YouTube due to favorable reviews and high ratings from numerous popular online AOR/hard rock music blogs.[6]

2015 Rock Another Day U.S. tourEdit

Killer Bee to embark on a U.S. tour in May 2015, booking over 47 heavy metal music venues in 34 states. The band announced Paul "Tonka" Chapman (UFO) as their lead guitarist for this tour.[7]

Band membersEdit

Past membersEdit

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

  • Raw (1993)
  • Cracked Up (1995)
  • World Order Revolution (1997)
  • Almost There (2011)
  • From Hell and Back (2012)
  • Evolutionary Children (2013)
  • Rock Another Day (2015)
  • Killing You Softly (2016)
  • Eye In The Sky (2016)
  • Remember The Times (2019)

SinglesEdit

  • Piece of My Heart (1994)
  • Take Me Home (1994)
  • You Think You're Hot (1994)
  • Hey Hey (1995)
  • All I Need (1995)
  • Joystick Warrior (2016)
  • Higher And Higher (2016)
  • I'd Love To Change The world (2016)
  • I Believe (2016)
  • Get On Board (2016)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ My Global Mind Music Blog
  2. ^ Russian TV footage on YouTube
  3. ^ Killer Bee Press page
  4. ^ Killer Bee From Hell and Back Album credits, ASIN: B009O28R96
  5. ^ Myglobalmind.com music blog website
  6. ^ / Killer Bee Band website
  7. ^ / Killer Bee Band website

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