NORDIC UNION is a the name hiding the new musical cooperation between singer Ronnie Atkins of the legendary Danish Hard Rock institution PRETTY MAIDS and Erik Martensson of ECLIPSE and W.E.T. fame. Together they have created some musical magic, which will truly impress the fans of those highly regarded musicians... but not only. While definitely hard rocking, this album is definitely more melodic compared to PRETTY MAIDS and these hooks are guaranteed not to leave your brain for a long time! If I should compare this to what I normally do in Pretty Maids says Ronnie Atkins, it would naturally be the softer side of PM, so in that context its not too far from what I normally do as a singer. Its good stuff with a focus on good melodies and theres some good guitar work as well. Infact I had a good gut feeling ever since I heard the first songs from Erik Martensson, hes a very gifted and talented songwriter! The collaboration between two fellow Scandinavians worked well and potential live shows may be in order for the future! Lookout for NORDIC UNION in a club near you and in the meantime enjoy a great new album!