4 hard hitting action tracks taken from the band’s lost debut (2002), now re-recorded and set for global distribution on 7″ and digital format!
MÄRVEL are not resting on their laurels. After the success of their “Guilty Pleasures” album, released in April 2019, the barons of Rock are back with an EP of 4 brand new recordings: “Märvellous”.
The band tells the story in their own words: „You know the story… and if you don’t, here it comes! Marvel was formed in 2002 when three guys from Åtvidaberg enjoyed rocking and rolling more than studying during their high school exchange year in Colorado – but have you ever heard the songs from our debut EP? No – not until today you haven’t! We got picked up by the US indie label “New York Powerhitters” and recorded “Marvellous” in the US. Before the release of the 4 track EP we parted ways with the label and moved back to Sweden.
The label promised that copies would be sent to us and that we also would get the master tapes. That never happened and we never heard from the label again. For years we tried to get a hold of the tapes to be able to re-release the songs or at least get a listening copy. Sadly, after being acquired and moved multiple times by different labels (and according to hearsay) the tapes were destroyed in the Universal Studios fire in 2008. Even though we re-recorded “A Taste of Platinum” for our debut album “Five Smell City” in 2005 we’ve always felt that it was a shame that people never got to hear the songs that kicked off our career. So to celebrate our roots we’ve re-recorded all of the songs! We haven’t tried to make it sound like the originals did but instead we wanted to play, produce and record the songs as good as we possibly could. It was Marvellous – now it’s Märvellous – we hope you löve it!“
“Märvellous” was produced and recorded by Märvel in Solskensfabriken in the summer of 2019, mixed by Robert Pehrsson in Studio Humbucker and mastered by Magnus Lindberg.
1. Amaze-O (3:57)
2. Marvellous (3:46)
3. Public School 75 (3:26)
4. A Taste Of Platinum (3:27)
MÄRVEL is a powertrio with at least five members; The King (guitars, vocals), The Vicar (drums) and The Burgher (bass), 3rd in a proud line of bass players (Speedo and The Aviator). From gig no.1 the identities of the members has been held secret. Their motives might be obscure but the message is clear – deliver rock to the masses! MÄRVEL has released plenty of singles and eight albums; “Five Smell City”, “Thunderblood Heart”, “Unleashed, Warhawks of War” (featuring Dregen/ Backyard Babies and Robert Dahlqvist/ The Hellacopters), “Hadal Zone Express”, “The Hills Have Eyes” (produced by Fred Estby), “At the Sunshine Factory” (recorded in MÄRVEL’s home/ custom built studio Solskensfabriken) and the latest release “Guilty Pleasures”. MÄRVEL’s explosive live performances have earned the band a loyal Ärmy of fans with official fan clubs all over the world.
Cargo – Germany, Switzerland and Austria
MVD – North America, Japan, New Zeeland and Australia
Plastic Head – UK & Eire
Sound Pollution – Sweden & Denmark
Border – Norway
Supersounds – Finland
Soundworks – France
Mystic – Poland, Czech Rep, Slovakia and Slovenia
Audioglobe – Italy
Musicworld – Hungary
Wizard – Bulgaria
Suburban – Holland & Belgium
Karonte – Spain & Portugal