Swedish black/death metallers TORCHBEARER will release their third full-length album, "Death Meditations", on April 25 via Vic Records. The CD was produced by Plec Johansson (WATAIN, SCAR SYMMETRY, SOLUTION .45, MISERATION). The artwork was created by Pär Olofsson (IMMORTAL, IMMOLATION, MALEVOLENT CREATION).
"Death Meditations" is a concept album based on the philosophy of Hagakure — the way of the samurai. It's not about samurai warriors, though. It's about the thoughts and ideas portrayed in the book Hagakure.
Commented rhythm guitarist and founder Christian Älvestam: "For me 'Death Meditations' represents everything that is TORCHBEARER — Speed! Power! Melody! Aggression! All wrapped up in a striking production and marked by the philosophy of Hagakure! To me 'Death Meditations' is the ultimate TORCHBEARER experience — so far!"
A song from the upcoming album, "Coffin-Shaped Heart", is available for streamung on the TORCHBEARERFacebook page.
TORCHBEARER's forthcoming album is its first to feature the band's latest additions, drummer Rolf Pilve and bassist Tomas "Plec" Johansson.
Pär Johansson - Lead Vocals Christian Älvestam - Rhythm Guitar And Backing Vocals Patrik Gardberg - Lead Guitar Tomas "Plec" Johansson - Bass Rolf Pilve - Drums
TORCHBEARER released its sophomore album, "Warnaments", in April 2006 via Regain Records.
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