|Danish epic metal troupe RISING is ready to unleash the band’s fourth album ‘Sword And Scythe’ tomorrow on October 26th via Indisciplinarian but today, the band premieres another fiery album track to the song ‘White Heat’!
Listen to ‘White Heat’ HERE!
‘White Heat’ is a furious, fast, yet still rhythmically and melodically nuanced song with its odd time signatures, swaying melody lines and theatrical choir undertaken by guest singers Simon Stenbæk (Piss Vortex, Redwolves) and Lill Rastad Bjørst. The song is a thematical centerpiece in ‘Sword And Scythe’’s concept of a rising post-apocalyptic human civilization. Singer and lyricist Morten Grønnegaard explains:
„‘White Heat’ tells the story of a distant future where the fossil fuels that once forged our industrial society, are nothing but an ancient memory. Humanity struggles to find a new power source that can generate the white heat demanded to reindustrialize the world. A fast, aggressive yet melodic song with odd time signatures describing man’s striving towards both survival and dominance, and all it implies, good and bad.“
The past month, RISING has released two singles and accompanying videos in the shape of first the symphonic ‘Salted Earth’ which features renowned DK rock musician Tim Christensen on mellotrone and latest the aggressive banger ‘Hunger And Exile’.
See RISING’s video for ‘Hunger And Exile’ HERE
And watch the video for ‘Salted Earth’ HERE
RISING takes an ambitious leap with the band’s fourth album ‘Sword And Scythe’, a concept album on the history of mankind seen from the perspective of cosmic circularity, where the full potential of the band’s musical vision unfolds in a collection of songs of both progressive outlook, melodic mastery and fierce aggression. ‘Sword And Scythe’ consists of ten songs and two short instrumentals produced by Jacob Bredahl and RISING, while the album’s artwork are once again created by singer Morten Grønnegaard.
‘Sword And Scythe’ will be released on October 26th 2018 as LP and digital formats via Indisciplinarian. The two singles ‘Salted Earth’ and ‘Hunger And Exile’ are now available at all relevant digital services. The vinyl version of the album – a black virgin vinyl with a beautifully illustrated gatefold cover – is now available for pre-orders HERE
To celebrate the release, RISING will host a free release show at Refshaleøen, Copenhagen on Saturday October 27th – join the event HERE. Also, RISING is preparing for a German co-headlining tour w/ Earthship and also a performance at the esteemed Aalborg Metal Festival in their native Denmark. Winter and spring dates will be announced during the fall.
RISING Live 2018
27.10.18 – Copenhagen, Refshaleøen – release show (DK)
02.11.18 – Aalborg, Aalborg Metal Festival (DK)
13.11.18 – Hamburg, Fundbureau w/Earth Ship (DE)
14.11.18 – Osnabrück, Bastard Club w/Earth Ship (DE)
15.11.18 – Cologne, Sonic Ballroom w/Earth Ship (DE)
16.11.18 – Dresden, Loco w/Earth Ship (DE)
17.11.18 – Berlin, Cassiopeia w/Earth Ship a.o. (DE)
24.11.18 – Næstved, Kongebryg w/ Alkymist (DK)