Audio samples of all the tracks that are set to appear on "Gods And Generals", the sophomore album from CIVIL WAR — the Swedish metal band featuring former SABATON members Rikard Sundén (guitar), Daniel Mullback (drums), Daniel Mÿhr (keyboards) alongside singer Patrik Johansson (ASTRAL DOORS, LION'S SHARE), and guitarist Petrus Granar — can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. The CD will be released via Napalm Records on the following dates:
Sweden, Spain: May 6
UK, Norway, France, Demark, Italy: May 11
Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Australia: May 8
North America: May 12
Says CIVIL WAR: "Recorded and mixed by none other than Peter Tägtgren, we are extremely happy with the result. This is, without doubt, an album that takes off where 'The Killer Angels' left us 'n you! It's been in our treasure chest for a while and in May we're happy to share the result with you!"
The band's debut CD, "The Killer Angels", was certified gold in Sweden by the International Federation Of The Phonographic Industry for sales in excess of 20,000 copies.
(Note: The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry [IFPI] in Sweden has revised the sales requirements for albums to reach gold status in the country twice in the last 11 years — from the pre-2002 level of 40,000 to the current 20,000.)
"The Killer Angels" was distributed in Sweden via the June 2013 issue of Sweden Rock Magazine and each copy of the magazine containing the CD was counted towards the certification; the album was also sold separately.
CIVIL WAR's debut EP was released on November 13, 2012 via Despotz Records.