On June 18th, 2021, Anders “LA” Rönnblom, best known as the founder / songwriter for Killer Bee, X-Romance and a member of Wolfpakk, released his solo- album Love 2 Be Hated under the flag of SOCIAL DISORDER through powerhouse AFM Records. In support of his critically acclaimed solo affair, today SOCIAL DISORDER premiered a brand new video for the haunting and epic rock ballad “The One”!
Call it a labour of love, as the album sees Rönnblom opening up his heart and soul: Love 2 Be Hated takes the listener on a journey through his life, a battle with alcoholism, personal demons, and his way out of it, all set to a backdrop of music inspired by his earliest influences.
But Rönnblom didn’t take this journey on his own, however, chosing to enlist the help of a who’s-who of rock and metal greats, many of whom he has a personal connection to including Tracii Guns (Guns ‘n’ Roses, L.A. Guns), Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake), Jeff Duncan (Armored Saint), Dave Stone (Rainbow), Snowy Shaw (King Diamond, Dream Evil, Mercyful Fate), Shawn Duncan (DC4) and Leif Ehlin (Perfect Plan). SOCIAL DISORDER‘s voice is provided by Thomas Nordin, a previously undiscovered Swedish singer who delivers Rönnblom’s songs with power and grit that perfectly captures the era of classic no-nonsense rock!
Says Rönnblom about the track of the new video: “The song is about to reflect on your past…
You got to be able to accept and love yourself before you can love anyone else.”
Love 2 Be Hated was produced by Anders LA Rönnblom and mixed by Mårten Eriksson at Fanclub Production in Stockholm, Sweden. The album was mastered by Svante Forsbäck at Chartmakers Audio Mastering in Finland (Rammstein, Entombed, Volbeat, Amaranthe).
According to Rönnblom, SOCIAL DISORDERwas never planned to be what it turned out to be. As he got deeper into the songwriting he contacted Tracii Guns, Rudy Sarzo and Killer Bee bandmate Shawn Duncan about taking part in the recordings. Even though they are his songs and it’s his story, Love 2 Be Hated is a team effort, with everyone involved adding their own touch and spice to the songs. In fact, it was important for Rönnblom that everyone involved put themselves into each song.
While Rönnblom also wrote the lyrics to capture the events of his life in music, Love 2 Be Hated is not and should not be regarded as a concept album. The goal was to have his story touch people and give the listener something they can relate to.
“The lyrics are open to interpretation,” Rönnblom recently stated. “This is my story, sure, but if that story draws people in and makes them say ‘Hey, this could be me…’ and they take away something inspirational or positive from these songs I couldn’t be happier.”
Love 2 Be Hated is out now AFM Records, and a must-have for every classic and hard rock fan, the album is available to purchase at THIS LOCATION!