Fredrik and Markus founded the Borås-based band in 2005, but an album called Electric only appeared six years later. Prior to that the band issued the trilogy of Soundtrack To A Fistfight, Circus Egonaut and N-Pire. Fredrik Jordanius relinquished the vocals responsibility in 2016. Sweden-based Egonaut’s The Omega album was out in December through Mighty Music. The band plays hard rock and heavy metal.
The band has opened for the likes of Hammerfall, Mustasch, Sonic Syndicate and Hardcore Superstar.
EGONAUT - THE OMEGA - MIGHTY
The Omega is the Swedes' fourth full-length, it features Emil Kyrk on vocals and has the main songwriter, Fredrik Jordanius, concentrating on guitars. The current and sometimes quintet formed in 2006 and this is their first concept album. The concept is one of a man seeking his place in the modern world. Dennis Zielinski plays organs, mellotrons, synthesizers; his organs are often heard and felt. Egonaut play a kind of doom rock or metal. The band or rather the band's bio describes the band's style as a mix of punk, stoner and hard rock and throws in "doom n roll". The band can also be categorized as a catchy progressive one and to confirm the doominess there are Candlemass influences around the songs too. Kyrk's vocals are (clean and) strong - perhaps except on Awakenings! - and add solidity to the sometimes unconvincing instruments. The pace of the songs are often slow, of course, but songs like The Abdication and Deathsworn add a more enjoyable experience when the songs move forward and include a solo to showcase the band more as well. The closer, Revelations, borrows from The Phantom Of The Opera and ends abruptly for some reason. Ten songs and over 50 minutes complete this look at a man seeking meaning and finding it in the end. – Anna Tergel