PONTUS J. BACK - ROCK FORCE ONE (*NEW-CD, 2019, Talking Music)
For fans of Vision, Whitesnake, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bad Company, Molly Hatchet and smokin' hot guitar riffs!
ABOUT THE ALBUM
Classic- & Southern Rock from The Rockin’ Reverend The Rockin’ Reverend, Pontus J. Back from Vasa Finland have been working on his fifth solo album.. This time most of the recordings have taken place at home in the living room. Together with hitmaker Janne Hyöty they have worked on the material to a ready and rockin’ product, ”Rock Force One”. A new album with 13 new originals. Before Pontus used to tour with members from bands such as Whitesnake, Status Quo, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Molly Hatchet to name a few. Now he feels that he found his way back to himself and his guitar based rock and roll. The album has two ballads. - This time I have had completely free hands. No one have told me how to play or how to sing. I have been able to do it the way I have felt comfortable with. This record is not polished or over produced. I have found the way back to myself musically and it feels great. The main thing is the groove and the riffs. The ballads are emotional. One of them is about that we all have a different past. When we turn to God the best is yet to come. The other one is a story about a good friend and brother in Houston, Texas about how he found Jesus next to his bike in his garage a dark and cold night. In the middle of October Pontus is on his way on a trip to the USA. This is something he does twice a year. The record will be released by then and before that a digital single with two tracks will be released. In February 2007 Pontus had an encounter with Jesus. At this time he laid on his deathbed at the hospital in Vasa, Finland. It was just a question of time when his life was going to end. His organs were shutting down because of his lifestyle with drugs and heavy drinking but God had another plan. - Honestly I should not be here. I should be dead according to science. It is just grace and love from our Heavenly Father. When I look back at the time before Jesus and how I lived back then I know that this is the only right way. Every single day is a day of grace. I have served the Lord and been out sharing my life story full-time for twelve years now. I could never have imagined that God could use someone like me, Pontus says.