Swedish metallers Tungsten are back to conquer the world with their third studio album entitled »Bliss«.
»Bliss«, which will be released on the 17th of June, is undoubtedly the heaviest and darkest album to date by Tungsten. The typical ingredients that define the music of Tungsten are still there while new grounds and territories are being explored musically. The hook lines are stronger and more dynamic than on previous albums. The lyrics are darker but they still focus on things common man might relate to in one way or another.
Mike Andersson (vocals) says; “It all came naturally. Creating and recording this album truly put us in a feel of bliss. Nick & Karl who wrote the music have really showed their skills and musical talents on Bliss with new musical ideas but still based in the genre that we established in the band in from the beginning.”
The first single entitled ‘Come This Way‘ is a catchy, melodic, mid-tempo song with a synth melody that probably get stuck in the listeners head. It’s quite stompy and heavy but, yet very melodic.
“It’s also a bit different to the rest of the album but, on the other side all songs are quite different to each other in a nice way”; Mike adds. The music video for ‘Come This Way‘ was filmed in the Stockholm area by video director Ted Lindén. Tungsten wanted a scary and spooky feeling in the video as a contrast to the song which is quite happy.
»Bliss« was recorded the same way as the previous albums at Harm Studios, Trelleborg (Sweden). Nick Johansson once again took care of the mixing, mastering and production duties.
Karl Johansson says: “We really hope that Bliss will reach out to an even broader fanbase than before. So much pain, sweat and love have been put into this album. We are truly excited to introduce Bliss to the world”.
Anders Johansson agrees; “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 practise 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 Andreas and it really 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 is ready to enter the live scene in 2022 and is already confirmed for Oslo Metal Winter fest in Norway as well as Sabaton Open Air in August, 2022.
Tungsten was 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 & Screams) if they were interested in starting a brand new band with him.
Tungsten themselves describe their music to be “melodic, industrial power metal with hints of Northern Folk music“. Tungstens first album »We Will Rise« was released in September 2019 and the song ‘The Fairies Dance‘ is close to pass 3 million streams on Spotify alone.
About a year later, in November 2020, Tungsten released their second album called »Tundra«. The song ‘King of Shadows‘ was choosen to be the first single for the second album and also this song have become an “anthem song” for Tungsten when performing live on stage.