Progress without estrangement is a rare craft that very few bands truly master. All too often, a band ventures so far from its roots it that loses its trademark sound. And every so often, a band’s stagnation drains all of its charm. Finding that rare balance between the two is a huge task not easily accomplished. And yet there is a band that has been coming close to that perfect balance more and more over the course of the past few years. A band that, ironically, already bears that balance in its well-known name: EQUILIBRIUM.
Their latest, sixth record “Renegades” (out: August 23rd via Nuclear Blast) is heralding a watershed, the turn of an era for this genre. This is metal at its most epic and most monumental, bearing huge songs, resting firmly in the Zeitgeist with a massive, modern production and sporting quite a number of eclectic influences. And before the bleating erupts: It’s working, it’s blending in – and above all, it’s still Equilibrium. Quite possibly more than ever.
Convince yourself, the band unveils today the video of the first digital single, the title track “Renegades”. The clip was shot in May 2019 by Motion Bakery under the direction of Christian Lim in Manchester, UK.
“We are very excited to finally share a first song from our new album with the world. Even though all songs are pretty different from each other, ‘Renegades’ gives a good taste of what you can expect this time from EQUILIBRIUM.”
In support of this upcoming release, the band will tour Europe in early 2020 to present the new material totheir fans! Direct support will come from German dark-rock band LORD OF THE LOST. Melodic deathmetallers NAILED TO OBSCURITY and newcomers OCEANS will be playing as the opening acts! Find all dates below!
»Renegades Tour« – Europe 2020
w/ LORD OF THE LOST, NAILED TO OBSCURITY, OCEANS (*)
17.01. D Leipzig – Hellraiser*
18.01. D Berlin – Festsaal Kreuzberg*
19.01. D Wiesbaden – Schlachthof*
21.01. F Paris – Le Trabendo
22.01. F Toulouse – Le Metronum
23.01. E Madrid – Sala Caracol
24.01. E Barcelona – Sala Bóveda
25.01. F Lyon – Ninkasi Kao
26.01. D Lindau – Club Vaudeville*
28.01. H Budapest – Dürer Kert
29.01. PL Krakow – Klub Kwadrat
30.01. A Vienna – Szene
31.01. D Munich – Backstage (Werk)*
01.02. CH Pratteln – Z7*
02.02. CZ Prague – Nová Chmelnice
04.02. N Oslo – John Dee
05.02. S Stockholm – Fryshuset
06.02. DK Copenhagen – Pumpehuset
07.02. D Cologne – Essigfabrik*
08.02. D Stuttgart – LKA Longhorn*
09.02. D Hanover – Capitol*
11.02. D Saarbrücken – Garage*
12.02. D Nuremberg – Hirsch*
13.02. NL Eindhoven – Dynamo
14.02. UK London – O2 Academy Islington
15.02. UK Birmingham – HRH Metal IV
16.02. B Vosselaar – Biebob
Tickets on sale from 29.05. via www.renegades-tour.com
»Renegades« was recorded and produced during September 2018 until March 2019 by the band itself and swedish producer Robin Leijon and it is the first EQUILIBRIUM album to feature Skar with his clean vocals and Skadi Rosehurst on synths.