ERICA & EDWIN (METALITE): “All Of The Sudden We Had No Drummer… WTF! Where’s The Drummer?”

Metalite band photo from 2023.
Photo: Mats Vassfjord.

Swedish Melodic Power Metal band Metalite is releasing their fourth album titled Expedition One. The record is a concept album about humankind’s journey to the stars to find a better world. Metal Express Radio’s Bryce Van Patten caught up with vocalist Erica Ohlsson and guitarist Edwin Premberg to chat about the new album, their next tour, crazy things on the road, and a whole lot more!

Metalite Lineup

  • Erica Ohlsson – Vocals
  • Edwin Premberg – Guitar
  • Robert Örnesved – Guitar
  • Lea Larsson – Drums
  • Robert Majd – Bass


  • Bryce Van Patten

    Bryce is an audio engineer and a graphic designer here at Metal Express Radio. From the day he purchased his first album (Machine Head by Deep Purple), he has had a passion for heavy music, which has influenced his whole life. Bryce is from the great Pacific Northwest in USA, and has played in metal bands like Babylon, Holy Terror, The Wild Dogs, Warhead and Egypt through the 80s. He had his first interview for the Portland, Oregon publication The Rock Rag with guitarist Paul Gilbert in his Racer X days. Then he was honored to get to have drinks, and talk for an hour with the legendary Dan McCafferty of Nazareth for his second interview. In 2013, he spent an amazing hour talking to Andi Deris of Helloween, which was the high point of his heavy metal journalism.   In the year 2001, he formed Man in Black Music Publishing. They released recordings by several local bands, and in the spirit of the old Metal Massacre compilations, he created a 2-album series called The Defenders of Metal. The albums featured classic styled Metal bands from all around the world, with bands from Australia to England, and from Argentina to Russia. Currently, he is the producer/creator/vocalist of the Metal band The Black Tuesdays.

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