“Out of darkness comes Bliss!”
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 undoubtley 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 hooklines are stronger and more dynamic than on the 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.”
Today, Tungsten released their fourth single ‘On The Sea‘ from the upcoming album.
The single is Tungsten’s most commercial song from »Bliss« with a strong sing-along chorus.
Anders 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.“Mike 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 is recorded and edited by Ted Lindén at Bullsize Prouctions. It’s filmed on the sea of Kattegat Sweden as some viewers might recognize from the tv-series Vikings. The video, filmed in a beautiful environment, has a storyline in itself and grasps the feeling of how small a man is within this big world.
Nick says: „The video is about a single man, portrayed by Mike, and his longings 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.“
»Bliss« was recorded 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 collaboration between the band and Andreas 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 is ready to enter the live scene and is already confirmed for 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 chosen to be the first single for the second album and this one also has become an “anthem song“ for Tungsten when performing live on stage.
Mike Andersson | Vocals
Karl Johansson | Bass & Screams
Nick Johansson | Guitar
Anders Johansson | Drums