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STARMEN (Sweden) was formed in 2018 and was from the beginning just a fun idea, to make a record to all the heroes from the 70’s and 80’s classic rock-scene. Part of the tribute to the old rock icons was to create a grand gimmick around the band, were each member has their own color and wears a makeup-star on their face.

The three first albums, Kiss the Sky, Welcome to my World and By the Grace of Rock ’n’ Roll released by Melodic Passion Records, and distributed worldwide by Sound Pollution Distribution and Marquee Avalon in Japan, were all big surprises for many diehard rockfans. The rockmedia was taken by storm by these albums packed with high-quality, classic, melodic hardrock. 

Starmen make original music with a great passion. The band quickly cemented their position in the rock world with their own musical DNA.

After receiving brilliant reviews, the fourth album Starmenized will be released 2023 worldwide.

Here are just a few fantastic reviews from all over the world:

”The world that STARMEN create is an incredible world of good taste, harmonies, fantastic solos, rich ornaments and eared melodies”
Via Nocturna (Portugal)

”Just when I thought the Swedish har rock and melodic rock/metal scene had started to show signs of stagnation, out of the blue came these unknown STARMEN”
Glory Daze Music (Aus)

”Engaging, fucking exiting! An explosive debut that revives a unique genre and far from extinction”
Metalhead (Ita)

”STARMEN gives us old school melodic hard rock/glam rock. And it is pure poison, it is also not possible to shake this off. Once the album has kicked off with ”Dreaming”. It is a bit like a slap in the face”
Rockfarbror (Swe)



Starman Red (Kristian Hermanson): Lead vocals, rhythm guitar
Starman Gold (Jonatan Samuelsson): Bass, lead vocals 
Starman Purple (Andreas Lindgren): Lead guitar, vocals
Starman Silver (John Hector): Drums, vocals

Recommended if you like

Def Leppard, Whitesnake, AC/DC, Kiss, Fair Warning, Gotthard, Ozzy Osbourne, Gathering of Kings, Nestor, Wig Wam, The Poodles & Eclipse




By the Grace of Rock ‘n’ Roll



Kiss the Sky

Welcome to My World

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