Swedish symphonic metal quartet Tungsten have released their new riff-heavy single ‘March Along‘, taken from their third album, ‘Bliss‘, due for release 17th June via Arising Empire.
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On the new single, drummer Anders Johansson comments: “This song is one of my personal favourites, even though I love them all. The groove in ‘March Along‘ is really nice and creates an urge to headbang.”
The quartet’s third offering is their heaviest and darkest album to date, with the typical ingredients that define Tungsten‘s music also breaking new ground and exploring fresh territories. The hooklines are stronger and more dynamic, with lyrics taking a darker turn whilst still focusing on relatable themes.
Andersson continues: “It all came naturally. Creating and recording this album truly put us in touch with the feeling of bliss. Nick and Karl, who wrote the music, have really shown their skills and musical talents. ‘Bliss‘ explores new musical ideas but is still based in the genre that we established in the band from the beginning.”
‘Bliss‘ was recorded at Harm Studios, Trelleborg (Sweden). Nick Johansson once again took care of the mixing, mastering and production duties with the albums artwork taken care of by Andreas Marschall.
Bassist Karl Johansson states: “We really hope that Bliss will reach an even broader fanbase than before. So much pain, sweat and love has been put into this album so we’re truly excited to introduce Bliss to the world“.
Anders Johansson agrees; “This album might be one of the hardest ones I’ve had to record. Nick is close to a perfectionist at the production helm, so if I can find something that has been good about the pandemic it might be the fact I could spend many more hours in the drum studio just to practise and develop my technique“.
Tungsten are ready to enter the live scene in 2022 and are already confirmed for Oslo Metal Winter fest in Norway as well as Sabaton Open Air in August, 2022.
Tungsten were formed in 2016 when drummer Anders Johansson (Hammerfall, Yngwie J. Malmsteen’s Rising Force, Manowar) asked his sons Nick Johansson (guitars) and Karl Johansson (bass) if they were interested in starting a brand new band with him.
Tungsten‘s music has become synonymous with melodies, industrial power metal, and hints of Northern Folk music. Tungsten‘s first album, ‘We Will Rise‘, was released in September 2019 with the track ‘The Fairies Dance‘ close to passing 3 million streams on Spotify alone.
A year later, in November 2020, Tungsten released their second album, called ‘Tundra‘. The song ‘King of Shadows‘ was chosen as the first single, and has since gone on to become an anthem for Tungsten when performing live on stage.
Mike Andersson | Vocals
Karl Johansson | Bass & Screams
Nick Johansson | Guitar
Anders Johansson | Drums