Burning Sermons Heavy Metal / Metal / Hard Rock Similar Artists: Arch Enemy, Judas Priest, Five Finger Death Punch
Following on from the acclaimed ‘Follow Me’ album, Swedish quintet Liv Sin, led by the unmistakeable vocals of Liv Jagrell (Sister Sin), the band return with the powerful and hard-hitting album ‘Burning Sermons’. Channelling their love of classic heavy metal with a bruising modern edge, ‘Burning Sermons’ is a riff-heavy collection; showcasing the band’s innate ability to match melody with aggressive metal with ease. Jagrell is in particularly fine form throughout, with a voice equally capable of capturing your heart as it is knocking buildings to the ground!
Just like with their previous album, the band invited a guest artist on ‘Burning Sermons’ to sing with Liv in a memorable duet. On the upcoming single, ‘Hope Begins to Fade’, Liv got company by Björn “Speed” Strid, the well-known singer of Soilwork and The Nightflight Orchestra.
The band’s comments on the collaboration with Björn; “For a heavy bombastic song like ‘Hope Begins to Fade’ that features orchestral elements we wanted to find a cool contrasting voice to Liv, and Björn’s name came up when we were discussing guests for the album with our label. His deep growls and marvellous clear voice was the ultimate combination to lift this song to the next level and it fit seamlessly with Liv’s tone. His impressive skills from actually both Soilwork and The Night Flight Orchestra shines through here, which added that extra punch to the song. It was the perfect match!”
Guitarist Chris Bertzell explains how the song-writing process differed from their debut: ‘For the first album Liv Sin was only Patrick, Liv and Per. Now we have spent two years together as a complete band of five on the road and in the studio. Along with more songwriters the band has evolved into having a lot more attitude and catchy melodies.’
Whether it’s the brilliant new single ‘Slave to the Machine’, or the brooding ‘Hope Begins to Fade’ or the classic metal feel of ‘Chapter of the Witch’, ‘Burning Sermons’ is an album that will firmly establish Liv Sin as a force to be reckoned with.
Produced by Emil Nödtveidt (Deathstars) in Black Syndicate studio, Liv comments on their decision to work with Emil; ‘We wanted to explore a more modern sound with some synthesizers on this album. I think that this album might surprise a lot of our fans. I have known Emil for many years, so it was really fun to reconnect. The first moment he sent us his ideas of our demos I was delirious!’
Burning Sermons will be released September 6, 2019.
LIV SIN AT A GLANCE
– Liv Sin is the former vocalist of the band Sister Sin who toured around the world as headliners and also with bands such as Slayer, King Diamond, Motörhead, Doro, W.A.S.P and U.D.O
– The upcoming album ‘Burning Sermons’ is produced by Emil Nödtveidt (Deathstars)
– The upcoming single ‘Hope Begins To Fade’ featuring Soilwork singer Björn “Speed” Strid.
– The band is currently planning their upcoming European tour and is confirmed for major festivals such as Sabaton Open Air and Skogsröjet.
– Their acclaimed debut album (2017) was co-produced by legendary German metal musicians StefanKaufmann (ex. U.D.O. & ex. Accept) and FittyWienhold (ex. U.D.O.) and contained featuring artists such as Schmier from Destruction and Jyrki 69 of The 69 Eyes.
MORE ABOUT LIV SIN
Sweden’s Liv Sin was founded in 2016 and is led by the charismatic singer Liv Jagrell. After thirteen years leading her former band Sister Sin through countless shows across the world, including dates with Slayer, King Diamond, Motörhead, Doro, W.A.S.P. and U.D.O., the band decided to call it quits in 2015. Not one to sit around, Liv soon got the desire to get back behind the microphone and set about finding a new band of brothers. Their acclaimed debut ‘Follow Me’ was released in 2017 (Despotz Records) and was co-produced by legendary German metal musicians Stefan Kaufmann (ex. U.D.O. & ex. Accept) and Fitty Wienhold (ex. U.D.O.). Showing a leaner, heavier sound, propelled by in-your-face guitar riffs combined with classic heavy metal power. Reviewers likened their sound as a mix of Judas Priest, Arch Enemy and modern American metal such as Five Finger Death Punch. “Follow Me” received a strong reception and the band hit the road across Europe as both headliner and support to industrial metal machine American Head Charge.
Changing tack slightly, the band released a critically-praised acoustic EP “Inverted” in 2018. Produced by Martin Sandvik (Hardcore Superstar), one of the highlights of the EP being the band’s cover of the Danzig classic “Devil’s Plaything”.
Liv Sin venture into a new chapter with ‘Burning Sermons’. An album that might surprise their fans initially as the quintet dive deeper into darker riffs with the addition of electronics, but they will definitely love the unforgettable hooks and the more pronounced melodic edge of Liv Sin, 2019!
Liv Jagrell – Vocals / Patrick Ankermark – Guitars /
Chris Bertzell – Guitars / Tomie Winther – Bass