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H.E.A.T

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Sweden (2007 – present)

H.E.A.T is a melodic band that formed in Sweden in the year 2007, after two previous bands, Trading Fate and Dream, combined. The band signed to Peter Stormares record label StormVox and released their debut album, ‘H.E.A.T,’ (also known as just ‘Heat’), in 2008. They’re greatly influenced by bands such as Kiss as well as and bands such as Twisted Sister.

In 2007, they were an opening act to Toto, and the following year they were the opening act to Sabaton and Alice Cooper as well as performers at the Sweden Rock Festival. They were also awarded with the Årets nykomlingar award, an award given out by the Swedish radio station P4 Dist for the best new artist of the year, as voted by the listeners. In 2009, the band played at the Melodifestivalen 2009, the Swedish qualifier to the annual Eurovision Song Contest, making it to the final round with the song “1000 miles”. The band have also toured around Europe as an opening act to Edguy in January 2009.

Their second album, ‘Freedom Rock’, was released in May 2010. It was ranked in the top 10 AOR/Melodic Rock albums of 2010 by Classic Rock Magazine. Vocalist Kenny Leckremo also left the band in summer 2010. The band’s new lead vocalist is Erik Grönwall, known previously as a solo arena rock performer and as a winner of Swedish Idol. The band has toured constantly since.

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