Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Yngwie Malmsteen - Rising Force (1984)


Yngwie Malmsteen - Rising Force (1984)


Tracklist front / back album covers

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1. "Black Star"   4:53

2. "Far Beyond the Sun"   5:52

3. "Now Your Ships Are Burned"   4:11

4. "Evil Eye" (based on Johann Krieger's "Bourree")   5:14

5. "Icarus' Dream Suite Op. 4" (based on Adagio in G minor)   8:33

6. "As Above, So Below"   4:39

7. "Little Savage"   5:22

8. "Farewell"   0:49


Total length:   39:33




Yngwie Malmsteen Band Members / Musicians

Yngwie Malmsteen – guitar, Moog Taurus, bass, arrangement, production

Jens Johansson – keyboards, harpsichord arrangement (track 7)

Barriemore Barlow – drums

Jeff Scott Soto – vocals

Lester Claypool – engineering

Peter Vargo – engineering




Rising Force is the 1st studio album by guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen, released on 5 March 1984 through Polydor Records. It reached No. 14 on the Swedish albums chart, No. 60 on the US Billboard 200, and received a nomination for Best Rock Instrumental Performance at the 1986 Grammy Awards. The album is regarded as a landmark release in the shred and neoclassical metal genres.

Yngwie Johan Malmsteen (/ˈɪŋveɪ ˈmɑːlmstiːn/; born Lars Johan Yngve Lannerbäck, 30 June 1963) is a Swedish guitarist, songwriter, composer, and bandleader. Malmsteen first became known in the 1980s for his neoclassical playing style in heavy metal, and has released 21 studio albums in a career spanning over 40 years. In 2009, Time magazine rated Malmsteen as number 9 among the 11 greatest electric guitar players of all time.




Yngwie Malmsteen Band Members / Musicians

Yngwie Malmsteen – guitars, vocals (1978–1982, 1984–present)

Nick Marino – keyboards, vocals (2005–2006, 2010–present)

Emilio Martinez – bass, vocals (2017–present)

Brian Wilson - drums (2018–present)



Yngwie Malmsteen Discography Full

1984 Rising Force

1985 Marching Out

1986 Trilogy

1988 Odyssey

1990 Eclipse

1992 Fire & Ice

1994 The Seventh Sign

1995 Magnum Opus

1996 Inspiration (cover album)

1997 Facing the Animal

1998 Concerto Suite for Electric Guitar and Orchestra

1999 Alchemy

2000 War to End All Wars

2002 Attack!!

2005 Unleash the Fury

2008 Perpetual Flame

2009 Angels of Love (instrumental album)

2010 Relentless

2012 Spellbound

2016 World on Fire

2019 Blue Lightning


Live albums

1989 Trial by Fire: Live in Leningrad

1998 Double Live

2002 Concerto Suite for Electric Guitar and Orchestra in E flat minor LIVE with the New Japan Philharmonic

2014 Spellbound Live in Tampa

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