TUNGSTEN由鼓手Anders Johansson（前Hammerfall，前Yngwie J. Malmsteen的Rising Force）于2016年成立，当时他的儿子Karl和Nick Johansson让他听了他们一起创作的一些歌曲。
TUNGSTEN的首张专辑《WE WILL RISE》的录制于2018年夏天进行。在Heptagon工作室录制了鼓，在Harmstudios录制了吉他和贝斯。麦克和合唱团后来被加入。
迈克（Mike）拥有从Bee Gees到Meshuggah的各种乐队，并且聆听各种不同的歌唱风格，这为WE W RISE RISE的旋律和多样的演唱做出了贡献。
TUNGSTEN的《WE WILL RISE》中的歌词也涉及过去和现在。其中一些与小说和幻想有关，讲述了古代战争，骑士和英雄英雄的故事，而另一些则更为现实，并用戏剧，激情和悲伤描绘了当今世界的日常生活。
TUNGSTEN was formed in 2016 by drummer Anders Johansson (ex Hammerfall, ex Yngwie J. Malmsteen’s Rising Force) after his sons Karl and Nick Johansson had let him listen to some songs they had composed together.
Anders: “I really liked the songs. My sons are of course younger than me, and the songs were modern metal, like something I could never come up with.
At the same time, I could hear melodies that reminded me of Nordic folk music that made me think of the past.
The overall impression was catchy heavy metal with both past and future present. I asked Karl and Nick if they wanted to join me in a band and play these songs with me, and I’m happy that they accepted”.
With drums (Anders), guitars (Nick) and bass (Karl), and newly composed songs, TUNGSTEN asked Mike Andersson (Cloudscape, ex Planet Alliance, Fullforce) to do vocals.
Mike has a powerful voice and a varied style of singing and was a perfect fit to TUNGSTEN’s music.
“WE WILL RISE”
The recording of TUNGSTEN’s debut album WE WILL RISE took place in the summer of 2018. Drums were recorded at Heptagon studios and guitars and bass at Harmstudios. Vocals and choirs later added by Mike.
WE WILL RISE is produced and mixed by Nick Johansson.
The music on TUNGSTEN’s debut album has influences from the different backgrounds of the members.
Anders Johansson is one of the most skilled and experienced drummers in the metal world with a background in listening to Deep Purple and Rainbow, but he also has strong influences from jazz and he plays upright bass.
The musical talent was passed on to Karl and Nick who praises bands like Rammstein and Meshuggah. Being from a later generation, they bring modernity and current trends to the music.
Mike enjoys a wide variety of bands, from Bee Gees to Meshuggah, and listens a lot to different singing styles which contributes to the melodic and varied singing on WE WILL RISE.
The lyrics on TUNGSTEN’s WE WILL RISE also deals with both past and present. Some of them are about fiction and fantasy and tells stories of ancient wars, knights and heroic heroes, whilst others are more realistic and describes everyday life with drama, passion and sorrow, in today’s world.
2019 – We Will Rise
2020 – Tundra