Finnish/Swedish power metallers THAUROROD will release their sophomore album, "Anteinferno", in Europe on December 20 through NoiseArt Records. In Japan, the CD will be made available on December 11 via Spiritual Beast and will feature an exclusive bonus track called "Japskin Syylä".
The cover artwork for "Anteinferno" was created by Ken Kelly of MANOWAR fame.
"I found this masterpiece with all the strong colors of the flames and a warrior on a horse and thought it would fit perfectly, but also would reflect the battle themes and the theme of the last song which is about the world's biggest horse breed, the Shire horse, which was used in medieval battles ages ago," explains bassist Pasi Tanskanen. "So I would say it's a pretty perfect cover for this album!"
"Anteinferno" track listing:
01. Planet X
02. Heart Of The Lion
04. Far From Home
06. Marked For Diablo
07. For The Rose To The Grave
10. Riders Of The Shires
THAUROROD last year announced the addition of Swedish singer Andi Kravljaca (SILENT CALL, SEVENTH WONDER) to the group's ranks.
THAUROROD parted ways with Italian singer Michele Luppi in July 2012. They attributed the split to the fact that Luppi "[didn't] have enough time for THAUROROD" and the group's desire to find someone who was "more motivated [and] who share[d] the same passion and hunger to go on with THAUROROD as the rest of the band."
THAUROROD's debut album, "Upon Haunted Battlefields", came out in Europe on September 24, 2010 via NoiseArt Records and Rock The Nation.