Neptune at The Abyss
Well.. it’s soon time for Neptune to visit the Swedish west coast once again. This time is it to one of our favorite venues – The Abyss … which is the very same venue where we made our “come-back” gig at… roughly 3 years ago. More info+ticket
Neptune at Harry B James
Legends from the North
40 years of Swedish Steel, now on cassette. More info about this box
ENEMIES Live from Harry B James December 2021
Some recent fan quotes
1980s fast forward to 2020s. Very – very nice album. Greetings from Athens-GR
Like a Nordic Queensryche from the 80’s musically meeting Accept but looking to Manowar for lyrical and attitude inspiration. Works for me.
Neptune… next Wacken Open Air… Neptune must be there.
Sometimes it does not matter that it takes a while between album releases as it becomes more elaborate. The initial guitars made me shake all over. Wonderfully! Rock On!
Play it loud, excellent Fuckin sound and lyrics, that’s metal at its finest.
New songs but NEPTUNE has immediately certified that they have lost none of their classic magic. They still taste like a melodic NWoBHM band or, accordingly, as a pioneer of the NWoSHM. Besides that, they prove that every song has a certain hymn-factor.
Northern Steel is a great album by Neptune, capturing classic metal and giving it a Viking twist for all.
The metal goes well in the ear, I think of a mixture of ACCEPT with pathos, RUNNING WILD after UJR, IRON MAIDEN, the bombast from MANOWAR and all that mixed with Swedish influences, this mix comes across as awesome and stands out pleasantly from some other releases…
If Sabaton is too belligerent for you or Hammerfall too commercial, Amaranthe too poppy, you should definitely listen to this album from Sweden.
Our latest single on Bandcamp
Our third single Angels from the upcoming album Northern Steel.
Our second single Last man standing from the upcoming album Northern Steel.
Our first single Fallen Nations from the upcoming album Northern Steel.
Here is a teaser from our upcoming album Northern Steel
Video from our gig at Muskelrock 2019 – The Horse.
Finally, it´s time to announce our first Swedish show on Swedish soil. We are very proud to inform you that Neptune is the first announced band on the 2019´s Muskelrock. Well, it’s about half a year away so we wouldn’t be surprised if something more would be announced before we enter the stage in Bälinge…
NEW DATE FOR THE ABYSS GIG ANNOUNCED
We can as of today finally publish the date and place for our absolute first gig for over 30 years. Sunday, May 12, will we enter the stage at The Abyss together with Mystik from Stockholm. Tickets to be found at The Abyss website, pick them up before it’s too late.
Reviews of The last flight or The Rafven
StreetClip – 8.5 / 10
Reviews of Land of Northern
Sweden Rock Magazine #5 – 8 / 10
El Comenta Mierda – 8.5 / 10
Metal Temple – 8 / 10
StreetClip – 8/10
Metal Brothers – 8.5 / 10
Metal Invader – n.r.
Hard Music Base – 9 / 10
Metal News – 75% / 100%
Neptune is Widely considered by most heavy metal gurus as one of the best unsigned Epic Metal bands from Sweden in the 80’s. With an image and song writing style like a cross between IRON MAIDEN, BLACK SABBATH and MANOWAR. The band penned some great classic heavy metal tunes and managed to gain a cult status among demo collectors and underground metal fans around the globe. MAJOR WARNING! This is not just another Swedish metal band. This is KILLER majestic Swedish steel that deserves a place up there with the best.
Neptune worked long and well with their debut album in the mid 80’s. Several record companies showed great interest and the album were only signatures away from being released on vinyl as well as on CD. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen and the album ended up in the freezer for a very long time.
Something that the band wasn’t aware of was that there were “fans” who had managed to get access of parts of the recordings and other demos from Neptune’s glory days, which eventually found their way out on different forums and You Tube.
Late in the fall of 2017, some of these recordings came to Cult Metal Classics attention. CMC immediately showed interested. A complete recording from the 80’s that had never seen the day light was just in front of them . After some investigation with help from their Swedish representative Janne Stark. It didn’t take long time before the ink had dried and a release date was set. That for both CD as well as vinyl. Just as it was supposed from the very start for over 30 years ago. If you want to know more of the history of Neptune, make sure to read The True Story of Neptunes Rise, Fall and Resurrection.