NUBIAN ROSE evolves around the magnetic charisma and majestic voice of Sofia Lilja, combined with the talent of guitarist Christer Åkerlund. In combination with powerful guitar riffs and great melodies, they put a new spirit in the classic melodic hard rock.
Nubian Rose was founded in 2011. After planning a self-financed, low-key release of their debut album, ‘Mountain‘, in 2012, they were shocked and excited by how the music spread like wildfire worldwide. Within weeks of the Swedish release, they were played on radio stations in the US, the UK, Italy, France and throughout Europe. Rock fans everywhere immediately recognized their hook-filled brand of Hard Rock with tunes such as; ‘Ever See Your Face‘, ‘Reckless‘, ‘Mountain‘ and the outstanding power ballad ‘How Am I‘. Soon they were featured in great rock magazines such as Classic Rock and the legendary Japanese publication, Burrn!. The reviews were excellent, Classic Rock Magazine (8/10), Powerplay (9/10), Rock Hard (8/10), Burrn! (83%), to name a few of the key publications.
In 2015 they released their sophomore follow-up, Mental Revolution, and it was a step forward in many ways. The production is edgier and bigger; drums and guitars are dominating together with great melodies. Christer and Sofia’s cooperation as a songwriting duo has deepened and matured. It’s obvious that the roots of the Nubian Rose music is coming from the same place as before, but with Mental Revolution they have clearly been taking a big step forward.
Reviews of MENTAL REVOUTION:
“If the debut was good, then this has been necking steroids since that release” – 9/10 POWERPLAY MAGAZINE (UK)
“MENTAL REVOLUTION tears out the speakers” – CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE (UK) 9/10
“I personally think that MENTAL REVOLUTION rates as the best mainstream Female-Fronted album of recent years” – FIREWORKS MAGZINE (UK)
80%(of 100) – BURRN!! Magazine (Japan)
Other useful links:
Nubian Rose Official Webpage