Unapologetic and in-your-face, Nighthawk’s new album Prowler delivers exactly what it promises, first-class rock ’n’ roll and a good time for all.
Friday night. The weekend is upon you and the tiredness suddenly transforms into an energetic urge to have fun, to go on the prowl, to just live. That’s when Nighthawk’s perfect blend of classic AOR and world-class hard rock kicks in best.
Then again, this band has the right pedigree to deliver the goods. Nighthawk started out as a solo project by Robert Majd, bass player in Metalite and Captain Black Beard. The idea was just to have some fun, play guitar, and write some energetic rock ’n’ roll. Following the release of the debut album, Midnight Hunter, which featured a bunch of different singers, Robert got an itch to do more.
This time the stakes would be higher. With the world-famous Abbey Road Studios booked, a band and a collection of songs was needed to match the caliber of the studio. Björn Strid of the Night Flight Orchestra and Soilwork joined on lead vocals, plus Magnus Ulfstedt from Ginevra on drums, John Lönnmyr (also of the Night Flight Orchestra) on keyboards, and his Captain Black Beard bandmate Christan Ek on bass. Nine original tunes together with two surprisingly different covers, KISS’ “God Of Thunder” and Bruce Springsteen’s “Cover Me,” were recorded live in the studio in just two days.
So, fasten your seatbelts. You’re about to take a rock ’n’ roll trip to the good ol’ Friday nights that are still to come!