|Global Metal Apocalypse||
German medieval metallers Schandmaul announce new album “Knüppel Aus Dem Sack” out 10th June 10, 2022
Schandmaul, the undisputed leaders of German medieval folk rock / metal, unveil their newest masterful hit with their eleventh studio album, "Knüppel Aus Dem Sack", out June 10, 2022 via Napalm Records!
With six Top 10 albums on the German charts (with their 2016 highlight "Leuchtfeuer" reaching #1 and most recently 2019's "Artus" at #2), two Echo Award nominations, Gold status for "Traumtänzer" (2011) and "Unendlich" (2014), successful tours and numerous festival appearances at the likes of Wave Gotik Treffen, M'era Luna and the legendary Wacken Open Air, as well as millions of streams on digital platforms, Schandmail have summited to the top of the folk rock scene without a doubt. In 2022, the unit proves once again that they have conquered this position and will stay there with their upcoming full-length!
Since their debut, "Wahre Helden", released in 1999, Schandmaul has been a reliable force of top-notch, high-level folk rock full of exciting, captivating storytelling, performed by genre-trademarked instruments such as bagpipes, hurdy-gurdy and folk flutes, all topped with the unmistakable skills of vocalist Thomas Lindner.
With the title of their upcoming masterpiece, "Knüppel Aus Dem Sack", the Munich-based outfit refers to a fairytale by the Brothers Grimm, "The Wishing-Table, the Gold-Ass, and the Cudgel in the Sack" (original German name: “Tischlein deck dich, Goldesel und Knüppel aus dem Sack”). "Knüppel Aus Dem Sack" shows the band at their undeniable peak as songwriters, storytellers and entertainers and embodies another high that is not only directed to die-hard fans but to everyone keen on diving into the magnificent universe of the German frontrunners.
Schandmaul on the album:
"With the eleventh album we announce ourselves loud and clear back after the forced silence!" (Thomas Lindner)
"We report back! A rocking album, nevertheless unmistakably Schandmaul. Fresh wind came additionally by producer Simon Michael, who tickled unexpected sides from the band..." (Martin Duckstein)
"The new Schandmaul album is really on fire and with the first single we literally take the "cudgel out of the sack"! Look forward with us to a fantastic video, and that we can finally rock together again at concerts. We have the music for it in our luggage." (Stefan Brunner)
“Out of the cultural lockdown, out of the cold of winter, out of rigidity. Time to go out again, to meet and move. To new music, peacefully united. May the album be a ray of hope, especially now in these sad times. Peace." (Matthias Richter)
Knüppel aus dem Sack will be available in the following formats, get it here NOW
Global Metal Apocalypse