The single blends seamless layers — there are melodic twists from both vocalists, along with the band’s signature riff style.
Vocalist Johan Pedersen says, “The song is about performing and putting yourself out there as a musician — dealing with praise and ridicule. It’s about the bullying culture among musicians and the cynicism and isolation it can lead to.”
About the music, the band shares, “We’re very happy to present this track as the focus track of The Hindsight Notes. This track encapsulates our approach to the songwriting — let’s get weird and experimental, but make it accessible and take people on a journey.
“There’s intensity, vulnerability, epic parts and a big, heavy outro. The choir, piano and the brilliant feature from our mate Kim Sternkopf adds were all very satisfying additions to our palette and we feel that if this track appeals to you, you’ll find plenty to enjoy on the album.”
Kim Song Sternkopf says, “My longtime friends in Cold Night For Alligators have, with their latest album, focused on strong songwriting, emotional dynamics, and sensibility over technical showoff, which plagues a lot of their counterparts in the prog/tech/djent sub-genre.
“These moves combined with excellent mixing and mastering by Jacob Hansen — who nailed the vibrant stadium rock ambiance, distinguishes their sound even further — was what made me go, ‘F**k Yes!’ when [drummer] Nikolaj [Lauszus] asked me about the feature. I am convinced that we will find a band that after many years of pushing the technical envelope finally rests confidently in their mature expression found on their latest full-length The Hindsight Notes.“
Having toured with the likes of TesseracT and Whitechapel, and with festival appearances such as Euroblast and UK Techfest under their belts, Cold Night for Alligators have been building their name and are poised to take the next step.
COLD NIGHT FOR ALLIGATORS ARE:
Johan Pedersen | Vocals
Kristoffer Jessen| Guitar
Roar Jakobsen | Guitar
Nikolaj Lauszus | Drums
Swedish metallers Tungsten are back to conquer the world with their third studio album Bliss. It will be released June 17 via Arising Empire. Pre-order it here.
Today, the band has shared the video for “March Alone.” Watch it here.
“This song is one of my personal favorites, even though I love ’em all,” says drummer Anders Johansson. “The groove is really nice and creates an urge to headbang!”
The band previously shared the video for”Come This Way” here.
Bliss is undoubtedly the heaviest and darkest Tungsten album to date. The lyrics are darker but still focus on things the common man might relate to in one way or another.
Bliss was recorded like previous albums at Harm Studios, in Trelleborg in Sweden. Nick Johansson once again took care of the mixing, mastering, and production duties.
Karl Johansson says, “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. We are truly excited to introduce Bliss to the world.”
Anders Johansson agrees, saying, “Yes, this album might be one of the hardest for me 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 so many more hours in the drum studio just to practice and develop my technique.”
Andreas Marschall was once again hired to paint the front cover. The conceptual idea was a colloboration between the band and artist, and it conveys a darker feeling which suits the music perfectly. Volfram is back in a twilight world to ours on his neverending quest to aid the weak.
Tungsten are ready to enter the live scene in 2022 and are confirmed for Sabaton Open Air in August.
Tungsten 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 and screams) if they were interested in starting a brand new band with him. Tungsten describe their music as “melodic, industrial power metal with hints of Northern Folk music.” Tungsten’s first album We Will Rise was released in September 2019 and the song “The Fairies Dance” is closing in on 3 million streams on Spotify alone. In November 2020, Tungsten released their second album Tundra. The song “King of Shadows” has become a live anthem for the band.
Mike Andersson | Vocals
Karl Johansson | Bass + Screams
Nick Johansson | Guitar
Anders Johansson | Drums