Legacy

LEGACYa band out of Southern California founded by Bass player and songwriter Marten Andersson (Bio).  Marten is constantly in demand for his extraordinary playing ability, this Swedish born musician has carved his right as one of the best bass players around. Following in the footsteps of Billy Sheehan, Geezer Butler and Gene Simmons. Marten is a highly respected musician who is known for his playing and recording with Lizzy Borden, George Lynch (Dokken/Lynch Mob), Starwood, Jonas Hansson Band, Joy Basu among others.

  • Marten recorded and toured the World with Lizzy Borden for 20 plus years, sharing stages and tours with bands such as: Deep Purple, Kings X, Dio, Yngwie Malmsteen, Motorhead & more. Lizzy Borden previewed their latest CD "Deal With the Devil" and their world wide tour at "The Wacken Festival" in Germany, in front of 35 thousand screaming fans. The latest Lizzy Borden CD entitled "Appointment With Death" is out now on Metalblade Records. (Click here to order)
      
  • Marten Andersson most recently finished his fifth tour with Dokken/Lynch Mob guitarist George Lynch and his Lynch Mob. The line-up was George Lynch - Guitars, Marten Andersson - Bass, Andrew Freeman - vocals, Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath/Dio) - drums. Including a much talked about feature on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
     
  • Marten Andersson is the songwriter/bass player of the band "Starwood". Starwood recently released their debut record "if it ain’t broke, break it!" worldwide on Metalblade Records, with videos for the songs “Subculture” and "Bad Machine". The band did a successful Japan run and are currently in the studio recording their follow up CD to If It Aint Broke, break It!
     
  • Marten recorded two CD's entitled "Second to None" (1996) and "The Rocks" (2000) with "The Jonas Hansson Band" (Roadrunner Records) Jonas Hansson Band features members from bands such as Alice Cooper, Alcatraz, Marty Friedman Band (Megadeth) and Silver Mountain.
     
  • Marten is the author of the book "Make Label Contact/The Ultimate U.S. Source Directory" a reference and musicians tool guide, aimed specifically towards musicians for record companies and demo submissions. Published by SCI Publishing
     
  • Marten has worked as a model and actor; Acting work include; "Sweet Justice" (Melissa Gilbert), "The Net" (Sandra Bullock), "Midnight Heat", "Divas", "To the end of Times". Marten also modeled merchandise for disco diva Gloria Gaynor. Marten Andersson was featured in "The Hollywood Pet Celebrity Calendar" together with famous actors and models such as Ally Walker (Profiler), Donna Peele, Fabio, Alison Eastwood (Clint Eastwoods daughter) and Robert Culp among others. This calendar is very affordable and the proceeds goes to charity. He has also been the guest rockstar XXX movie reviewer in OUI and Hustler Magazine.
     
  • In 2016 Marten Andersson co-created/co-produced 'From Classic to Rock' bringing together platinum selling Rock Stars and Award Winning Classical musicians benefiting public education programs. Artists included: Stone Temple Pilots, Chester Bennington (Linkin Park), Gary Wright, Monte Pittman (Madonna), Chinese violinist Yutong (LA Phil, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra), Chas West (Foreigner), Stan Sharp (Hollywood Bowl Orchestra), Marten Andersson (Lizzy Borden/Lynch Mob), Lauren Mayhew and many more. 
Added to Legacy is Jonas Hansson, a Swedish born guitarist and an old friend of Marten's. Jonas is best known for his work with the Swedish acclaimed hardrock outfit "Silver Mountain" in which he recorded four albums.
  • Jonas Hansson is the founder of "Silver Mountain"and would be considered by many as the first guitar ace to emerge from Scandinavia. Silver Mountain released their debut album, "SHAKIN BRAINS" in Europe, Japan and the USA to rave reviews. It was said that this band was one of the most talented of the new wave era of European heavy metal groups. 2 of Silver Mountains members, Anders Johansson (drums) and Jens Johansson (keyboards) left the band shortly after the release of "Shakin Brains", to join "Rising Force", a new band featuring, the Swedish guitar ace "Yngwie Malmsteen".
     
  • Jonas recruits new members and records the second Silver Mountain album "Universe". The band toured Japan and a year later released the live album entitled "HIBIYA-LIVE IN JAPAN". Silver Mountain recorded their final album before disbanding, entitled "ROSES AND CHAMPAGNE". Jonas has since released four solo albums under the name "The Jonas Hansson Band". "The Jonas Hansson Band" features drummer Jan Uvena (Alcatraz, Alice Cooper) Vocalist Stanley Rose (Marty Friedman band) and once again Marten Andersson handling the bass duties.


Legacy

When Marten decided to put together "Legacy" he teamed up with singer Chris Roseberry and drummer Stephan Emig. Chris was bringing with him 10 years worth of experience in the L.A. music scene, fronting several projects including former band, "Lost Breed" (Hellhound Records). Combined with his powerful and versatile vocal range, as well as awarded a scholarship from Musicians Institute in Hollywood.

Stephan, a German born drummer, grew up listening to a variety of music, from the hard and heavy sounds of the Scorpions, to a mix of jazz and fusion. He started playing drums at the age of 13; he studied privately at the Modern-Drum School in Germany and attended the Los Angeles Music Academy, where he studied under drummers such as Mike Shapiro, Ralph Humphrey, Joe Porcaro among others. Stephan earned a highly deserved and respected reputation from both his teachers and students alike. Stephan has performed with French guitarist, Jean-Marc Belkadi, guitarist Joy Basu and is a very active studio musician.

Added to the band's strong mix, are special guest appearances by Chris Logan (MSG, Jake E. Lee), Joy Basu (Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Simpson, CoCo Lee, members of Dio, Dweezil Zappa, Billy Idol and Instrumental solo albums) and Sammy J. Watson (The Apex Theory, Ricky Lee Jones).    Legacy

The self-titled self-titled debut album has received wonderful reviews and is described as "addictive, in-your-face hard rock." Metalvault calls it "Possibly one of the best Metal records I will hear this year". WCRC 104 FM says "This CD rocks. Its like Malmsteen meets Krokus meets nothing you ever heard before, a high octane metal fest", Hardradio calls it “Very cool stuff! Check it out", KNAC.com says "Legacy delivers straight-forward, honest, melodic rock with some great guitar playing". (read more in reviews>)

Legacy CD Cover 2005    Legacy's CD was mixed and produced by Marten Andersson and Jonas Hansson at Mastergroove Studio's in Granada Hills, California, with the assistance of Mastergroove studio owner Dave Morse (whose credits include Aerosmith, Guns 'N Roses, Van Halen and Warrant). This CD will be re-issued very soon and will include bonus tracks and cover art by German Artist Christian Klute.

  

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Also Read:

-Marten Andersson's Bio
-One listen is all that is needed to be convinced of this powerful band!!

 

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