A guilty pleasure is something, such as a film, a television program or a piece of music, that one enjoys despite feeling that it is not generally held in high regard, or is seen as unusual or weird. For example, a person may secretly like a movie knowing that the movie is poorly made and generally seen as "not good." (Märvelpedia)
After recording our last abum, we wanted a break from the normal routine and also a quick follow up to “Sunshine...”. The idea to put together a second cover album was born even earlier, and being us it couldn’t just be a straight forward here-are-some-rock-songs-we-like-that-you-all-heard-before-and-that-are-better-in-its-original-version cover album. It had to be something other, something a bit more weird. As a band that enjoys a lot of music from different genres, and that embraces the odd and the awkward, what better way to approach it than exposing some of our guilty pleasures in all their glory! And in doing so also showing that good songs are hidden everywhere, and stating that if you’re a person that can only appreciate music packaged as rock, here’s a package for you!
A new GUILTY PLEASURE will be released every month until the album release in spring 2019. Check out our Facebook page for a PRIZE-QUIZ before each single release. Our first GUILTY PLEASURE was REO Speedwagon's Keep Pushin' - out now on all streaming platforms - check out the video! The second was Dire Straits' Sultans of Swing - out now on all digital platforms! The third was Rick Derringer's Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo with guest performance by the golden voices of Honeymoon Disease - out now on all digital platforms!
Last year we released our selfproduced album "Märvel at the Sunshine Factory", recorded at studio Solskensfabriken. It was released on the Sign Records (LP, CD and digital) to much public praise, check out some reviews below. Join the Märvel Army on our Facebook page, and stay tuned for more GUILTY PLEASURES!
Check out what the CRITICS have to say about "At the Sunshine Factory":
Maximum Volume Music, 8.5/10 (english)
Moshville Times (english)
Metal Hammer, 6/7 (german)
Östgöta Correspondenten, 4/5 (swedish)
Via Nocturna, 5.6/6 (portuguese)
Lords of Metal, 80/100 (german)
Musik Reviews, 12/15 (german)
Gaffa, 5/6 (swedish)
Games, Brrraaains and a Head-Banging Life 9.5/10 (english)
We're happy to say that our 2011 album Warhawks of War is available on vinyl - buy it now!
Buy Märvel at the Sunshine Factory!
Buy Warhawks of War on vinyl!
Check out the video for "Goodluck Sandy" or listen on Spotify
Check out the video for "All Over The News" or listen on Spotify
Listen to Angela on Spotify
King, Vicar & Burgher
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Märvel has been an active band since 2002 and consists of The King (guitars and vocals), The Burgher (Bass) and The Vicar (Drums).
The upcoming album, GUILTY PLEASURES, is the band's 8th album.
Read the full story to find out how three young men from Åtvidaberg found their true calling in life.
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From the official press release:
Märvel returns with their seventh album ”At the Sunshine Factory” set for release the 6th of October on The Sign Records. The band have worked hard to create a ”larger than life” sound, building a studio of their own to get enough time to develop their songs to perfection. A cheerful production disguises a darker lyrical theme affected by today's world situation. Märvel, known for their contagious hooks, pop melodies and rock 'n' roll soul, have tightened the bow and made braver decisions to make this the stand out album of their career. The album's spine is still very much vintage Märvel, yet each of the twelve songs have got more of a character of its own.
Songs as "Angela" and ”Goodluck Sandy” are a further development of the sound that we first heard on the band's latest album "The Hills Have Eyes”. Two songs that takes the band several steps on that path with a rich production that puts full focus on the strong songwriting. The songs very well show King, Vicar and Burgher's newfound boldness and desire to evolve. ”Monsters Grow in the Dark” shows a new side of the band, where a darker, more sincere side is revealed. Still the Märvel we know is very much present, and it is perhaps mostly showcased in the direct hit ”All Over The News” that sports a classic Scandinavian approach - rock without any fuzz!
Märvel signed a deal with The Sign Records in the beginning of 2017 and have since then started to re-release their earlier albums on new formats. Finding themselves a way out in new regions, the Swedish rock veterans are set for new challenges and conquests. Märvel have never been this well equipped and ready to make a first and lasting impression on a new audience and deliver something fresh and virgin to their old fans. The band shines like never before.
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Are you a rock soldier? A pirate or a pussy? Or simply a rebel without a cause? This is your chance to pull your straw to the stack! MÄRVEL is looking for mercenaries of ROCK, willing to help out in spreading our gospel of ROCK! To ensure a steady supply of objectively marvellous music, the time has come to step up!
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