HEAVEN SHALL BURN have announced they’re working on their eighth studio album titled, Wanderer.
The first new track, Downshifter, has been released as a taste of what’s to come. The overall concept of the album has been described as: “During confusing and troubled times you occasionally need to retreat from all the madness that surrounds you. This allows you to gain new perspective, energy and focus, so that you can attack change with a refreshed and strengthened mindset. Modern life has become so complex that sometimes choosing simplicity and solitude can give you the strength to conquer the chaos around and within you.”
The album is aiming to be a safe haven from the stresses of life, as well as an outlet for aggression and negative energy, whilst also exploring various interesting historical and political stories.
Watch Downshifter below:
The stunning artwork for Wanderer has been provided by photographer, Christian Thiele, friend to the band, whose mission was to capture the beauty of mountains, shorelines and plains.
Unusually, the album was recorded in two locations: the drums were tracked in Hamburg at Chameleon Studios by Eike Freese, and the rest was then recorded in guitarist Alexander Dietz’s Chemical Burn Studios. Keeping it in the family, the album was produced by Dietz, and co-produced by guitarist Maik Weichert, as done on previous work. The final mixing and mastering was done by Tue Madsen at both Chemical Burn Studios and his own Antfarm Studios in Denmark.
Track listing for Wanderer is as follows:
1. The Loss Of Fury
2. Bring The War Home
3. Passage Of The Crane
4. They Shall Not Pass
6. Prey To God
7. Agent Orange (not available on the standard jewel-case and standard digital album)
8. My Heart Is My Compass
9. Save Me
11. Extermination Order
12. A River Of Crimson
13. The Cry Of Mankind
HEAVEN SHALL BURN are also playing the following European dates:
21.-24.07.16 (DE) Cuxhaven – Deichbrand Festival
19.-21.08.16 (DE) Großpösna / Leipzig – Highfield Festival
16.09.16 (DE) Berlin – Kesselhaus der Kulturbrennerei (Metal Hammer Awards 2016)
Wanderer can be pre-ordered now, there are a selection of bundles available here.
Wanderer will be released September 16th via Century Media Records.
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