Andreas Blomqvist is the bassist for Swedish progressive metal band Seventh Wonder.
Seventh Wonder was formed in 2000, had their first record released in 2005, and have since released five full-length studio records, all of them receiving excellent reviews and great respect from progressive music fans. The band’s sixth full-length studio record, The Testament, is set to be released on June 10, 2022 via Frontiers Music and Andreas stopped by the Dr. Music podcast to tell us all about it!
Andreas talks about The Testament and how it may differ from previous Seventh Wonder records. He also took the time to discuss a few things about the Mercy Falls record, often hailed as Seventh Wonder’s “magnum opus.”
What kind of formal training does the band have?
Have they ever considered simplifying things to be more commercially accessible?
Do they want to tour?
See and hear Andreas answer these questions and more!
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