Locomotive Breath was founded in 1995 by guitarist Janne Stark and former Overdrive-colleague Kjell Jacobsson. They were joined by bass player Ulf Kronsell, drummer Mats Brandström and singer Herman Saming (A.C.T). The debut, “Train Of Events”, was released in Europe and Japan in 1997/1998, when Kjell was no longer in the line-up. The band also recorded covers by Captain Beyond, Thin Lizzy and Europe for various tributes. Late 2001 the line-up had changed, seeing Jimmy Lexe (Kjell’s son) as drummer and Mattias Osbäck taking singer Herman’s place. The band’s second album “Heavy Machinery” was released in 2002. It received rave reviews in various magazines and websites. Jimmy decided to leave the band for time reasons and was replaced by Ted Wernersson in 2003. Ted’s second gig with the band was at the Sweden Rock Festival the same year, when the boys were joined on stage by former Samson/Mammoth-singer Nicky Moore. In August 2003 the band’s debut was re-issued by Rivel Records, featuring bonus-material.

After the release of “Heavy Machinery” Janne and Mattias immediately started working on new material. The initial songs followed the same path, but it gradually changed and took a more straight and melodic shape. As both of them are fans of the eighties melodic hard rock with bands like Dokken and Hardline and at the same time love modern heavies like Black Label Society,

Change Of Track is the third release by Swedish melodic metal band Locomotive Breath and their debut on Lion Music.

As the title suggests events have happened within the band. Their debut ‘Train Of Events’ was released in 1997 and saw a mix of melodic hard rock and progressive metal, whilst the follow up ‘Heavy Machinery’ showed a new side of the band being the debut of vocalist Mattias Osbäck and showcasing a heavier more riff orientated approach.

On the new album Change Of Track singer Mattias and founder/guitarist Janne Stark have collaborated more in the song writing process, which definitely shows on the material. As original bass player Ulf decided to leave during the writing process this role is now handled by Talisman and ex Yngwie Malmsteen -bassist Marcel Jacob on the album. The songs are still heavy and guitar driven, but with a stronger melodic feel and choruses that stick like epoxy. Just listen to tracks like “Shadow”, “High On Illusion” or “I’ll Be Fighting”. The album also features two ballads (or at least semi-ballads), which compensates for the total lack of such on the previous release, and an instrumental guitar orgy entitled ‘Gargleblaster’ (dedicated to the author Douglas Adams) which features the guests Hank Shermann (Force Of Evil, Mercyful Fate), Mattias "IA" Eklundh (Freak Kitchen), Tommy Denander (Radioactive) and Lars Eric Mattson (Mattson).

“Change Of Track” contains catchy melodies as well as biting guitar work and heavy riffing and proves the scandie scene is still thriving.