Peter Hermansson , the formidable power pack behind the drums in bands like TALISMAN, ZOOM CLUB, JOHN NORUM and, of course, 220 VOLT, now proves he’s not only a drummer, he’s also a great singer and songwriter, which he shows in his rootsy, yet fresh, heavy rock solo debut, a five-track EP entitled “Black Cloud”. Peter is handling lead vocals and drums on the effort while being backed up on guitar and bass by musicians such as Mats Karlsson (220 VOLT), Fredrik Åkesson (OPETH), Johan Niemann (THERION, MIND’S EYE, EVERGREY), René Sebastian, Michael Hujanen and Janne Stark (OVERDRIVE, GRAND DESIGN, LOCOMOTIVE BREATH, CONSTANCIA).
Hermansson is foremost known for being the drummer in classic Swedish heavy rockers 220 VOLT, with whom he has recorded eight albums (so far). Peter also played with melodic rockers TALISMAN, featuring the late Marcel Jacob, together with whom he also played in the classic first lineup of JOHN NORUM band, on the album “Total Control”. That lineup recorded such killer songs as “Let Me Love You”, “Love Is Meant To Last Forever” and “Someone Else Here”, the latter which Hermansson also co-wrote with John Norum. Peter also co-wrote the Norum song “Counting On Your Love” which features Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION) on vocals.
Peter has been highly prolific both as a songwriter, singer and drummer, as well as producer, where he has also worked with artists like ANNIE FOR PRESIDENT, SUNAGLARE and TOMORROW’S DREAM. Besides playing drums in 220 VOLT, he is handling both drums and vocals in the power trio ZOOM CLUB, also featuring renowned Swedish guitarist/writer Janne Stark and bassist/guitarist Michael Hujanen.
“Black Cloud” can be downloaded from iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby and is also available on Spotify.