Russia's HeadBanger.ru e-zine has uploaded photos of CLAWFINGER's July 8, 2007 performance at the Moscow Beer Festival, which took place at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia. Check them out at this location. CLAWFINGER's setlist for the concert included three songs from the band's upcoming album "Life Will Kill You": "The Price We Pay", "Life Will Kill You", and "Prisoners".
CLAWFINGER's new album, "Life Will Kill You", is scheduled for release on July 27 via Nuclear Blast Records.
On the topic of the new CD's lyrical direction, frontman Zak Tell recently said, "Paedophilia, addiction, death, suicide bombers, self-esteem issues and misers are a few of the topics I've chosen to write about this time around. Not very uplifting stuff, I guess, but hey that's just me and it's not as if I actually plan it, it just happens, I promise! There are a few positive lyrics as well so it's not all gloom, doom and troubled thoughts. A majority of the tracks are though.
"Anyway, I guess there are a few different reasons as to why I chose to write about the stuff I do, the logical one being that the music we play is of a slightly aggressive nature and therefore inspires darker lyrics, although that's not entirely true as we also have softer and less serious songs and I sometimes also break free from the given formula. Most of the time I don't, though, out of fear of getting lost! The second reason is that it's simply my outlet for all the less pleasant things that go through my head. My everyday life is fairly normal and family-orientated so to get some sort of balance I use CLAWFINGER as my frustration ventilator or whatever you want to call it!
CLAWFINGER's last CD, entitled "Hate Yourself with Style", was released in the U.S. in February 2006 via Nuclear Blast Records.