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.
Watch the video for the new single “Come This Way” here.
The music video for “Come This Way” was filmed in the Stockholm area by video director Ted Lindén.
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.
Vocalist Mike Andersson states, “It all came naturally. Creating and recording this album truly put us in a feel of bliss. [Guitarist] Nick [Johansson] and [bassist] Karl [Johansson], who wrote the music. They have really showed their skills and musical talents on Bliss,with new musical ideas but still based in the genre in which we established the band from the beginning.”
“Come This Way” is a catchy, melodic, and mid-tempo song with a synth melody. It’s heavy yet melodic. “It’s also a bit different than the rest of the album. But on the other side, all songs are quite different to each other in a nice way,” Andersson shares.
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 already confirmed for Oslo Metal Winter fest in Norway as well as Sabaton Open Air in August, 2022.
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