Anders “LA” Rönnblom, best called the founder / songwriter for Killer Bee and X-Romance, and a member of Wolfpakk, has only recently launched his new project dubbed SOCIAL DISORDER. The band’s debut album, entitled Love 2 Be Hated, are going to be seeing the sunshine of day on June 18, 2021 through AFM Records.
Call it a labour of affection, because it features Rönnblom opening up his heart and soul: Love 2 Be Hated, takes the listener on a journey through his life including his battle with alcoholism, personal demons, and his way back, ready to a backdrop of music inspired by his earliest influences.
But Rönnblom didn’t take this journey on his own, however, chosing to enlist the assistance of a who’s-who of rock and metal greats, many of whom he encompasses a personal connection to including Tracii Guns (Guns ‘n’ Roses, L.A. Guns), Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake), Jeff Duncan (Armored Saint), Dave Stone (Rainbow), Snowy Shaw (King Diamond, Dream Evil, Mercyful Fate), Shawn Duncan (DC4) and Leif Ehlin (Perfect Plan). SOCIAL DISORDER’s voice is provided by Thomas Nordin, a previously undiscovered Swedish singer who delivers Rönnblom’s songs with power and grit that completely captures the age of classic no-nonsense rock!
After SOCIAL DISORDER released their first single only recently, the driving rock ballad Windy Road, today the band shared the album title track.
“The struggle to induce back on your feet… The dearth of trust, people misjudging your true character. Don’t be afraid and let your past be the explanation for not taking control and changing your life around… who said it’d be easy!?“ Says band mastermind Rönnblom about “Love 2 Be Hated”.
Watch the spanking new lyric video, made by Jim Evgenidis / Icon Filmworx, here:
Love 2 Be Hated was produced by Anders LA Rönnblom and mixed by Mårten Eriksson at Fanclub Production in Stockholm, Sweden. The album was mastered by Svante Forsbäck at Chartmakers Audio Mastering in Finland (Rammstein, Entombed, Volbeat, Amaranthe).
According to Rönnblom, SOCIAL DISORDER was never planned to be what it clothed to be. As he got deeper into the songwriting he contacted Tracii Guns, Rudy Sarzo and Killer Bee bandmate Shawn Duncan about collaborating within the recordings. While they’re his songs, and it’s his story, Love 2 Be Hated may be a team effort, with everyone involved adding their own touch and spice to the songs. In fact, it absolutely was important for Rönnblom that everybody involved put themselves into each song.