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The Danish melodic heavy metal band Forcentury have signed with Mighty Music and will release their second opus “Revelant” on December 3rd 2012.
Forcentury embraces music from power metal to progressive metal with an unmistakable classic rock twist that draw inspirations from both the 80's pioneers (such as Iron Maiden and Helloween) and the contemporary inheritors (such as Symphony X and Pagan's Mind). The quintet has existed for four years now and from day one a solid work ethic has been their core value – along with great passion for the music that they play. The complex compositions including twin guitars and soaring keyboards, yet always with a thread running through it, are tied together by the distinct classical AOR-sounding, forceful, vibrating vocal of the lead singer Johnn Thunder. The lyrics reveal issues such as the flaws of society, state of the world and the imperfection of man.
The new album “Relevant” is recorded and engineered at the Copenhagen-based Earplug Studio (Mercyful Fate, Hank Shermann’s Demonica, Force of Evil, Fate, Pitchblack, Iron Fire, etc.). It has been mixed and produced at Denmark’s legendary Medley Studios by Soren Andersen (Glenn Hughes, Marco Mendoza, Mike Tramp, Artillery, Oliver Weers, etc.). The artwork for “Revelant” has been made by Swedish artist Monowasp and is a continuation of the landscape, machinery and mood of the cover art from the debut album.
Check out the track “Seal of the Sinner” from “Relevant” right here.
1. Seal of the sinner (6:51)
2. Outcast (7:23)
3. Ashen (4:08)
4. The shroud (7:08)
5. Repercussions of terror (8:56)
6. Beyond recognition (6:13)
7. Safe haven (5:36)
8. The lust, the desire and the temptation (8:07)
9. The reductionist (5:17)
10. Changing ways (8:49)
Denmark’s new promise, Malrun, is now ready with a music video for the song “Shadowborn” from their latest album, the critically acclaimed “The Empty Frame”. Malrun combines metal, melodic rock and groovy riffs in a modern and refreshing way and “Shadowborn” is yet another example of this unique blend. The video project has been carried out in cooperation with young Copenhagen film makers who intended to focus on the story rather than making a classic metal head-banging video. The video was shot mainly at night in an abandoned amusement park that went bankrupt years ago where all carousels and ferris wheels etc. have been left in the amusement park as they were for years and are now completely rusty in a ghost-like landscape where nature has started to take over what was man made. The video features the established Danish actor Rudy Köhnke in the lead role playing a disillusioned father who has been involved in an accident at CERN, while the band itself merely appears as side characters in the video.
Video link – youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGkflKhrTqg
Malrun recently toured Europe with Die Apocalyptischen Reiter (DE) and Engel (SE), and can now be experienced again in November as they head out on their third tour this year from 4th to 17th November in Germany, Austria and Switzerland with Emil Bulls (DE):
04.11. Cham (CH) @ LA
06.11. Ulm (DE) @ Roxy
07.11. Vienna (AT) @ Arena - kleine Halle
09.11. Aschaffenburg (DE) @ Colos-Saal
10.11. Erfurt (DE) @ HsD
11.11. Hamburg (DE) @ Fabrik
13.11. Berlin (DE) @ Postbahnhof
15.11. Würzburg (DE) @ Posthalle
16.11. Osnabrück (DE) @ Rosenhof
17.11. Duisburg (DE) @ Pulp
Tickets: www.eventim.de, http://www.extratix.de/
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