New Music – Listen now
Metal family, we have an exciting announcement.
The stories of World War I fascinate us, and our two studio albums dedicated to this conflict prove that. Well, you wanted more and we always give you what you want. Originating from our all-consuming passion for history and heroism, we are beyond excited to announce an EP trilogy entitled “Echoes Of The Great War” featuring new songs specifically about World War I, coupled with topically related catalogue music. You read that right! We’ve been busy in the studio recording some new music for you.
We really wanted to present this music to you in a different way. With this WWI collection, you will be able to familiarise yourself with these incredible war stories, while simultaneously quenching your thirst for metal music.
Commenting on the new project, Pär Sundström states: “This trilogy complements our two studio albums “The Great War” and “The War To End All Wars”. We were definitely not ready to close our World War I chapter. We wanted to continue the journey and let it echo a little longer in the hearts and minds of our fans.”
The first in the series, “Weapons Of The Modern Age”, is OUT NOW. In times of conflict, science is very much linked to the war system. The First World War witnessed some of the biggest leaps in scientific evolution, weaponising land, sea and skies in ways never witnessed before. This EP sheds light on the powerful and devastating tactics used to fight the war, and kicking off this release is our new track, “Father”.
Sharing his insight on the track, Joakim Broden declares: “Our new song “Father” is a dark track about a very controversial person. Fritz Haber, the man who weaponised lethal gas, is responsible for about 4 billion people being alive today thanks to the Haber-Bosch process that he won a Nobel Prize for. It takes some serious thought to wrap your head around his story. Things aren’t always easy to understand or simply black and white, but rather all shades of grey. “Father” really forces you to think a bit more than the average song you hear on the radio.”
New Limited Edition Digipak
We are releasing a limited edition digipak in limited numbers, so if you want to get your hands on a physical copy of the EP for your collection, be quick!
“Echoes Of The Great War” EP Trilogy
Make sure you keep your eyes peeled for the other two EPs in this new trilogy:
Heroes Of The Great War
The songs on our second EP in the collection, “Heroes Of The Great War“, are a nod to some of the Great War’s fearless heroes who left a legacy worthy of a thousand songs. Men and women pushed themselves to their physical and psychological limits, accomplishing almost superhuman things. In this EP, we pay tribute to heroes whose unique stories resonated with us, and whose narratives are truly inspiring.
Stories From The Western Front
Our third EP in the series, “Stories From The Western Front”, features songs about some of the most gripping tales from one of World War I’s main theatres of war. These stories, some of which are unimaginable in this day and age, depict the chaos, danger and instability soldiers faced on the daily, who were fighting in the name of their countries.
For the sake of atmospheric continuity, and staying true to the sound of both “The Great War” and “The War To End All Wars” albums, we have continued to work with Black Lounge Studios – more notably, Jonas Kjellgren, our long time producer and recording engineer.
Our three new EP releases will be available on all major digital music services. We will release an exclusive, limited edition Digipak with every EP.