Chemia 2020

Polish Rockers Chemia are pleased to announce the release of their brand-new single “Modern Times,” co-written and produced by multi-award-winning producer, guitarist and songwriter Andy Taylor, formerly of Duran Duran and The Power Station (who also produced hit albums for the likes of Thunder, Rod Stewart and The Almighty, to name but a few).

The single, titled “Modern Times,” was recorded at London’s Baltic Studios this time last year. This in turn led to the band heading straight back into the studio to record an album’s worth of material with Andy, which is also set for release later this year .

Check out the new video for the Chemia single Modern Times here

Chemia guitarist “W” Balczun says, “Working with Andy was a fantastic adventure and a great honor for all of us. We loved his work with both Duran Duran and The Power Station as well as his solo albums, especially Thunder. So to have him co-write and produce our new album was an amazing experience and for all of us it was simply a dream come true. His attention to detail is second to none and we all learned so much from working with him and we cannot wait for everyone to hear it.”

The single was engineered by up and coming engineer Darren Jones at Baltic studios and then mastered at Abbey Road by Sean Magee (who was part of the Grammy award winning team best known for remastering the Beatles’ back catalogue).

Chemia frontman and singer Lukasz (Luke) Drapala of the Warsaw-based rock band went on to add, “All in all, last year was amazing for us. We ended the year touring mainland Europe with Hanoi Rocks’ frontman Michael Monroe and his all-star band, as well as doing a stadium tour of the Ukraine with Antytila and to ice the cake we cut our best album to date with Andy Taylor. We also got to play one very special show with Andy Taylor and the guys from Reef too in Milton Keynes, which was great fun.”

The band are currently scheduled to play at both Winterstorm & Monster Fest this coming November, as well as on a number of other upcoming key events, unless they are postponed or cancelled due to the COVID pandemic. The band were also scheduled to play alongside Skid.Row on shows in Mainland Europe this Summer. Sadly, these have had to be postponed along with their other tour dates until 2021.

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  • Mick Burgess

    Mick is a reviewer and photographer here at Metal Express Radio, based in the North-East of England. He first fell in love with music after hearing Jeff Wayne's spectacular The War of the Worlds in the cold winter of 1978. Then in the summer of '79 he discovered a copy of Kiss Alive II amongst his sister’s record collection, which literally blew him away! He then quickly found Van Halen I and Rainbow's Down To Earth, and he was well on the way to being rescued from Top 40 radio hell!   Over the ensuing years, he's enjoyed the Classic Rock music of Rush, Blue Oyster Cult, and Deep Purple; the AOR of Journey and Foreigner; the Pomp of Styx and Kansas; the Progressive Metal of Dream Theater, Queensrÿche, and Symphony X; the Goth Metal of Nightwish, Within Temptation, and Epica, and a whole host of other great bands that are too numerous to mention. When he's not listening to music, he watches Sunderland lose more football (soccer) matches than they win, and occasionally, if he has to, he goes to work as a property lawyer.

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