NEW ALBUM BLISS OUT JUNE 17
“Out of darkness comes bliss!”
Swedish metallers Tungsten are back to conquer the world with their third studio album Bliss. It will be released June 17 via Arising Empire. Pre-order it here.
Today, the band has shared the video for “On the Sea.” Watch it here.
Drummer Anders Johansson says, “I found it almost impossible to get rid of this song. It’s been playing over and over in my head many sleepless nights. To me, this is a good sign of a good song.”
Singer Mike Andersson adds, “The melody and the lyrics has a bit of a sad undertone. It’s about reaching for your dreams about joy and happiness.”
The music video was recorded and edited by Ted Lindén at Bullsize Prouctions. It was filmed on the sea of Kattegat Sweden as some viewers might recognize from the TV series Vikings.
Guitarist Nick Johansson says, “The video is about a single man, portrayed by Mike, and his longing back to where he feels true happiness. It takes place in both past and present, in that it is the same everyday struggles no matter when in time you are. This can be in the 1950s, but it could also take place today.”
The brand previously shared “March Along” and “Come This Way,” as well as the title track “Bliss.”
Bliss is undoubtedly the heaviest and darkest Tungsten album to date. The lyrics are darker but still focus on things the common man might relate to in one way or another.
Bliss was recorded like previous albums at Harm Studios, in Trelleborg in Sweden. Nick Johansson once again took care of the mixing, mastering, and production duties.
Karl Johansson says, “We really hope that Bliss will reach an even broader fanbase than before. So much pain, sweat, and love has been put into this album. We are truly excited to introduce Bliss to the world.”
Anders Johansson agrees, saying, “Yes, this album might be one of the hardest for me to record. Nick is close to a perfectionist at the production helm. So if I can find something that has been good about the pandemic, it might be the fact I could spend so many more hours in the drum studio just to practice and develop my technique.”
Andreas Marschall was once again hired to paint the front cover. The conceptual idea was a colloboration between the band and artist, and it conveys a darker feeling which suits the music perfectly. Volfram is back in a twilight world to ours on his neverending quest to aid the weak.
Tungsten are ready to enter the live scene in 2022 and are confirmed for Sabaton Open Air in August.
Tungsten formed in 2016 when drummer Anders Johansson (Hammerfall, Yngwie J. Malmsteen’s Rising Force, Manowar) asked his sons Nick Johansson (guitars) and Karl Johansson (bass and screams) if they were interested in starting a brand new band with him. Tungsten describe their music as “melodic, industrial power metal with hints of Northern Folk music.” Tungsten’s first album We Will Rise was released in September 2019 and the song “The Fairies Dance” is closing in on 3 million streams on Spotify alone. In November 2020, Tungsten released their second album Tundra. The song “King of Shadows” has become a live anthem for the band.
Mike Andersson | Vocals
Karl Johansson | Bass + Screams
Nick Johansson | Guitar
Anders Johansson | Drums