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Johnathan|Christians new album Dark Hallways will be released later this year.

Thomas Gabriels debut album Long Way Home is available now.  For music and tour dates

visit www.thomasgabriel.com

Track List

Hurt (Featuring Thomas Gabriel)

Hurt (Leher Strip Mix)

Hurt (Love Forever Mix)

Mastered by Martin Bowes @ The Cage Studios, Coventry, UK

About Johnathan|Christian

Johnathan|Christian are Stockholm Post-Punk writer/vocalist Christian Granquist, along with New York alternative music veterans, former New Creatures drummer and keyboardist Tiger Koehn and Johnathan Mooney. With a songwriting approach that’s been described as a “soundtrack to a dark thriller or doomed romance” Johnathan|Christian’s music has been described as strongly reminiscent of romantic death-rock, 80’s gothic and darkwave but with a modern production sheen. Their first two LPs and remixes racked up over 2.5 million streams making them a stand out in a sea of black , with major props across the gothic, industrial, darkwave and other alternative music press and earning them a spot on the roster for award winning New York boutique music firm Fine Gold Music.

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