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Legacy (2010 Release with Bonus tracks/remaster)

LEGACY, is a solo project from Southern California founded by Bass player and songwriter Marten Andersson. Marten is constantly in demand for his extraordinary playing ability with bands like Steelheart, Lizzy Borden, Lynch Mob, Dario Lorina (BLS), Starwood and more. Marten is also the Co-founder/producer of From Classical to Rock show. Marten also is also known for writing music for Commercials & TV as well as authorizing a successful music educational book. This Swedish born musician has carved his right as one of the best bass players around. Following in the footsteps of Billy Sheehan, Geezer Butler and Gene Simmons.

Added to Marten Andersson's Legacy is Jonas Hansson, a Swedish born guitarist and an old friend of Marten's. Jonas is best known for his work with the Swedish acclaimed hardrock outfit "Silver Mountain" in which he recorded four albums and considered by many as the first guitar ace to emerge from Scandinavia.

LEGACY: In addition to Jonas, Marten recruited singer Chris Roseberry and drummer Stephan Emig. Chris was bringing with him 15 years worth of experience in the L.A. music scene. Combined with his powerful and versatile vocal range, as well as awarded a scholarship from Musicians Institute in Hollywood.

Stephan, a German born drummer, grew up listening to a variety of music, from the hard and heavy sounds of the Scorpions, to a mix of jazz and fusion. He started playing drums at the age of 13; he studied privately at the Modern-Drum School in Germany and attended the Los Angeles Music Academy, where he studied under drummers such as Mike Shapiro, Ralph Humphrey, Joe Porcaro among others. Stephan earned a highly deserved and respected reputation from both his teachers and students alike. Stephan Emig is a very active studio musician who performing with hundreds of musicians both studio and live.

Added to the band's strong mix, are special guest appearances by singer Chris Logan (MSG, Jake E. Lee), guitarist Joy Basu (Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Simpson, CoCo Lee, members of Dio, Dweezil Zappa, Billy Idol and Instrumental solo albums) and drummer Sammy J. Watson (The Apex Theory, Ricky Lee Jones).

The self-titled self-titled debut album has received wonderful reviews and is described as "addictive, in-your-face hard rock." Metalvault calls it "Possibly one of the best Metal records I will hear this year". WCRC 104 FM says "This CD rocks. Its like Malmsteen meets Krokus meets nothing you ever heard before, a high octane metal fest", Hardradio calls it “Very cool stuff! Check it out", says "Legacy delivers straight-forward, honest, melodic rock with some great guitar playing". (read more reviews at:

Legacy's CD was mixed and produced by Marten Andersson and Jonas Hansson at Mastergroove Studio's in Granada Hills, California, with the assistance of Mastergroove studio owner Dave Morse (whose credits include Aerosmith, Guns 'N Roses, Van Halen and Warrant). This CD is now re-issued with bonus tracks and cover art by German Artist Christian Klute.

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