Interview With Alexander Strandell Of Sweden’s “Crowne”

The second album from Sweden’s Crowne, “Operation Phoenix” was released on January 27, 2023. Once again produced by band member Jona Tee (H.E.A.T., New Horizon), “Operation Phoenix” sees the collective delivering a stunning tour-de-force of melodic hard rock with hints of metal influence mixed in. Comprised of vocalist Alexander Strandell (Art Nation), keyboardist/producer Jona Tee (H.E.A.T.), bassist John Levén (Europe), drummer Christian Lundqvist (The Poodles), and new full-time member, guitarist Love Magnusson (Dynazty), Crowne is a true force to be reckoned with.

Crowne is hands-down the most exciting, thrilling supergroup ever created out of the Swedish melodic hard rock scene. This stellar cast of some of the most outstanding musicians from the scene came together to create an absolute beast of a debut album, “Kings In The North” and released it to fan and critical acclaim in 2021. And now they have done what they set out to do when they began writing and recording a follow-up….they have bested themselves. “Operation Phoenix” builds upon the rock solid foundation of their debut and takes it to a new level.

It was a great pleasure to have the amazing Alexander Strandell on the Interview to talk on the album and much more on Crowne, Check out the complete coverage on the below YouTube video.

“Operation Phoenix” Tracklisting:
Operation Phoenix
In The Name Of The Fallen
Super Trooper
Ready To Run
The Last Of Us
Just Believe
Northern Lights

Music Videos

The Band

Alexander Strandell – Lead Vocals
Love Magnusson – Guitar
Jona Tee – Guitar/Keyboards/Backing Vocals
John Levén – Bass
Christian “Kicken” Lundqvist – Drums

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