Singled Out: Astral Doors' Victory
Our song "Victory" has a pretty interesting story behind it. It all started about two years ago when I came up with the intro/theme riff. I realized it was pretty catchy and would be perfect for sports events. With the riff as the foundation to it all, I built a complete song around it. I did a simple recording of it and sent it to the guitar player in the band, Joachim Nordlund. Joachim and I arranged the song and made a real recording of it.
However it felt a bit sad, that this great song wasn't on any of our albums, so when we got the chance to release a Best Of-album, we decided: now is the time. The only thing was that the vocals on the song were sung in Swedish. Not so fun for people that can't speak or understand Swedish. We had to make an English version. Said and done. On "Testament of Rock"-The Best of Astral Doors, the exclusive English version, is the worthy closer of the entire album.
Now I just hope that "Victory" will be played at hockey arenas all across North America. It's a pretty bombastic song. A little bit of "Queen meets Dio" or something. Not exactly the 70's rough rock style we use to play, but still a proud moment in the history of Astral Doors. Hope you'll enjoy it!
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself (as you watch the video) and learn more about the album right here!