International heavy metallers BEAST IN BLACK will unleash their debut album Berserker, next week through Nuclear Blast Records. The real wildness of the band's new tracks is something that can only be experienced live, which is why you shouldn't miss the group supporting legendary heavy metallers W.A.S.P. on their Re-Idolized: The Crimson Idol 25th Anniversary World Tour. Running from tomorrow (Trix, Antwerp) until November 26th (Arena, Vienna), you can secure your tickets here: HERE! Make sure you're there early to catch the incredible BEAST IN BLACK. All dates can be found below!
BEAST IN BLACK must announce that their regular drummer Sami Hänninen can't attend this forthcoming trek last week, and that Atte Palokangas will replace him. Today, Atte has revealed another playthrough of the album's opening track 'Beast In Black', to prove that he's the perfect stand-in drummer for this tour. Check it out, here.
You missed the 'Blind And Frozen' playthrough? Check it out now: HERE!
Re-Idolized: The Crimson Idol 25th Anniversary World Tour
28.10. B Antwerp - Trix
29.10. F Paris - Élysée Montmartre
30.10. F Strasbourg - La Laiterie
01.11. E Pamplona - Auditorio de Burlada
02.11. E Murcia - Sala Gamma
03.11. E Madrid - La Riviera
04.11. E Barcelona - Razzmatazz 1
05.11. F Limoges - CC John Lennon
07.11. F Lyon - Le Transbordeur
08.11. I Bologna - Estragon*
09.11. I Milan - Live Club*
10.11. CH Lausanne - Les Docks*
11.11. CH Pratteln - Z7*
12.11. NL Tilburg - O13*
14.11. D Hamburg - Markthalle*
15.11. D Hanover - Capitol*
16.11. D Saarbrücken - Garage*
17.11. D Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle*
18.11. D Geiselwind - MusicHall*
20.11. D Frankfurt - Batschkapp
21.11. D Stuttgart - LKA Longhorn
22.11. D Munich - Backstage
24.11. CZ Hluk - Sports Hall
25.11. PL Warsaw - Progresja
26.11. A Vienna - Arena
Pre-order Berserker in various formats (DIGI, LP (black, silver)), here: HERE!
Pre-order Berserker digitally and receive 'Blind And Frozen' and 'Beast In Black' instantly or stream both tracks, HERE!
Check out the NB Novelties Playlist, HERE!
More on Berserker:
'Blind And Frozen' OFFICIAL VIDEO: HERE!
'Beast In Black' OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO: HERE!
Trailer #1 - Band: HERE!
Trailer #2 - Artwork: HERE!
Berserker track listing:
01. Beast In Black
02. Blind And Frozen
03. Blood Of A Lion
04. Born Again
05. Zodd The Immortal
06. The Fifth Angel
07. Crazy, Mad, Insane
08. Hell For All Eternity (Bonus Track - DIGI only)
09. Eternal Fire
10. Go To Hell (Bonus Track - DIGI only)
11. End Of The World
12. Ghost In The Rain
Helsinki-based five-piece BEAST IN BLACK was founded by Anton Kabanen soon after he had parted ways with BATTLE BEAST in 2015. By the end of 2015 the band had played their first gig, where they opened for NIGHTWISH.
Berserker was produced by Anton in his Sound Quest Studio. Its cover artwork marks the return of the collaboration between Anton and Roman Ismailov who was the original illustrator and graphic artist for BATTLE BEAST.
Berserker maintains the style of Anton's previously composed works, which include the first three BATTLE BEAST albums. Influenced by 80’s metal bands such as JUDAS PRIEST, MANOWAR, W.A.S.P., BLACK SABBATH and ACCEPT, the record contains all the elements of a great heavy metal album. "It's very straightforward, catchy, powerful and occasionally mixed with some symphonic influences," Anton adds. Lyrically, Kabanen also continues his previous style: "Many songs such as the title track, 'Beast In Black', and 'Zodd The Immortal', are strongly influenced by the Japanese manga and anime »Berserk«."
BEAST IN BLACK is:
Yannis Papadopoulos | vocals
Mate Molnar | bass
Sami Hänninen | drums
Kasperi Heikkinen | guitars
Anton Kabanen | guitars, vocals