FEUERSCHWANZ Unleashes New Studio Album, “Fegefeuer”, Today via Napalm Records

[Photo Credit: Stefan Heilemann]

Germany’s hottest band, FEUERSCHWANZ, have released their long-awaited brand-new studio album, Fegefeuer, today! Successor to the #1 charting (Official German Album Charts) full-length Memento Mori (2021), Fegefeuer received great attention prior to its release, with the single “Bastard Von Asgard” already passing 1 million views on YouTube. Together with today‘s album release, FEUERSCHWANZ have announced the premiere of a captivating live video for the track “Knochenkarussell” (literally meaning “carousel of bones”), out tomorrow. The video is comprised of footage from their grandiose show at Rock Harz festival, which took place on July 6.

Following a nearly fully sold out spring tour earlier this year, FEUERSCHWANZ are currently in the midst of a busy festival summer full of premium and headline slots at important European festivals – there is no doubt that this band is at the top of the German metal scene! Save the “Knochenkarussell” video premiere below, and make sure to catch FEUERSCHWANZ at one of their upcoming shows!

FEUERSCHWANZ on “Knochenkarussell”:
“’Knochenkarussell’ stands for the dance with the dead, also known as ‘Danse Macabre’, an often quoted motive from the world of the Middle Ages. Whether rich or poor, king or beggar, everyone is equal in the face of death. Therefore, let’s celebrate the time we have! With the video for the song, we want to give back to all the Warriors and Valkyries out there some of the energy YOU give us every day! Let’s dance through purgatory (Fegefeuer) together in celebration of the album release! Get in, get on, for the wild ride on the ‘Knochenkarussell’!”

Formed in 2004, FEUERSCHWANZ has gradually shifted from their roots in comedic medieval folk into a much more serious direction. With the switch to Napalm Records ahead of the release of Das Elfte Gebot (2020), FEUERSCHWANZ set their sights entirely on metal – soon becoming one of the most relevant German bands in the genre today. The band’s enormously successful previous album of original music, Memento Mori (2021), even stormed the official German charts, peaking at #1. On FegefeuerFEUERSCHWANZ spice up their medieval inspired folk metal with true heavy metal influences!

Get Your Copy of Fegefeuer NOW! Be Quick – First Formats Sold Out Already!


Fegefeuer kicks off with outstanding opening track “SGFRD Dragonslayer”. Successor “Bastard von Asgard” features beautiful vocals by Eluveitie’s Fabienne Erni. The catchy viking party anthem “Berzerkermode” calls for the listener to join the celebration and “party like a viking”, while the first three tracks, as well as heavy “Highlander”, are best proof of the band’s evolution from comedy rock to metal. Other tracks like the intense title track “Fegefeuer”, Lord of the Rings battlechant “Uruk-Hai” and “Die Horde” will be long-time fan favorites.

Fegefeuer stays lyrically true to trademark topics, exploring long forgotten legends and heroic battles, and shows off the band’s extraordinary musical skills. The album will be available in various formats, with some containing the live bonus album Live in Wacken 2022, which includes a recording of their co-headline show from the holy fields. With their new release, FEUERSCHWANZ clearly confirm their outstanding position!

Tracklist Fegefeuer:
1. SGFRD Dragonslayer
2. Bastard von Asgard
3. Berzerkermode
4. Knochenkarussell
5. Fegefeuer
6. Die Horde
7. Uruk-Hai
8. Highlander
9. Morrigan
10. Eis & Feuer
11. Valkyren

Various limited versions come with the bonus CD, Live in Wacken 2022, recorded during the band’s co-headline set at Wacken Open Air 2022. Other versions include the instrumental version of all 11 album tracks:
Live in Wacken 2022 Tracklist:
1. Intro (Das Elfte Gebot) (Live in Wacken 2022)
2. Memento Mori (Live in Wacken 2022)
3. Untot im Drachenboot (Live in Wacken 2022)
4. Metfest (Live in Wacken 2022)
5. Ultima Nocte (Live in Wacken 2022)
6. Schubsetanz (Live in Wacken 2022)
7. Methämmer (Live in Wacken 2022)
8. Dragostea Din Tei (Live in Wacken 2022)
9. Rohirrim (Live in Wacken 2022)
10. Das Elfte Gebot (Live in Wacken 2022)
11. Warriors Of The World United (Live in Wacken 2022 / feat. Melissa Bonny)
12. Die Hörner Hoch (Live in Wacken 2022)
13. Extro (Live in Wacken 2022)

Fegefeuer is available in the following formats:

  • Deluxe Box incl 2 CD Mediabook with 40 pages booklet & 2CDs (Fegefeuer & Live In Wacken 2022), resin BIC lighter, letter of indulgence, trading card, flag – strictly limited to 2000 units worldwide, exclusively available via Napalm Records Mailorder
  • 2-CD Mediabook Bundle incl. 0,5l jug (height 16cm, weight 1kg) & Mediabook, incl 40 pages booklet, 2CDs (Fegefeuer & Live In Wacken 2022) – strictly limited to 500 units worldwide, exclusively available via Napalm Records Mailorder – SOLD OUT!
  • 3-CD Earbook (FegefeuerLive in Wacken 2022Instrumental) with 48 pages booklet – strictly limited to 1000 units worldwide, exclusively available via Napalm Records Mailorder and EMP
  • 2-LP Red, Black Marbled Vinyl Gatefold Deluxe Box, incl 2 Vinyl (Fegefeuer & Live in Wacken 2022), 24 pages booklet, cloth bag, Record Butler – strictly limited to 500 units worldwide, exclusively available via Napalm Records Mailorder and EMP – SOLD OUT!
  • 2-CD Mediabook Bundle incl. patch & Mediabook, incl 40 pages booklet, 2CDs (Fegefeuer Live In Wacken 2022) – strictly limited to 300 units worldwide, exclusively available via Feuerschwanz Shop, Napalm Records Mailorder and EMP
  • 2-CD Mediabook, incl 40 pages booklet, 2CDs (Fegefeuer & Live In Wacken 2022)
  • 1-LP Gatefold Black
  • 1-CD Jewel Case, incl 24 pages booklet
  • 2-MC Music Cassette Red transparent – strictly limited to 300 units worldwide, exclusively available via Feuerschwanz Shop, Napalm Records Mailorder and EMP
  • Digital Deluxe Album
  • Digital Album

Experience FEUERSCHWANZ live:

Festivals 2023
22.07.23 DE – Bückeburg / MPS
10.08.23 ES – Villena / Leyendas Del Rock
19.08.23 DE – Weil Am Rhein / MPS
26.08.23 DE – Wuppertal / Feuertal Festival
02.09.23 DE – Luhmühlen / MPS
16.09.23 DE – Klaffenbach / Klaffenbach Open Air  
17.09.23 IT – Trezzo Sull’Adda / Festival  
15.12.23 DE – Dortmund / Dortmund PLWM 
16.12.23 DE – Neumünster / Walhalla Festival  

Fegefeuer Tour 2024
w/ Orden Ogan, Angus McSix
11.04.24 DE – Hamburg / Große Freiheit 36
12.04.24 DE – Berlin / Huxleys
13.04.24 DE – Dresden / Alter Schlachthof
18.04.24 DE – Saarbrücken / Garage
19.04.24 DE – Erfurt / Club Central
20.04.24 DE – München / Backstage
26.04.24 DE – Hanover / Capitol
27.04.24 DE – Osnabrück / Hyde Park
01.05.24 DE – Nuremberg / Löwensaal
02.05.24 DE – Stuttgart / LKA Longhorn
03.05.24 DE – Wiesbaden / Schlachthof
04.05.24 DE – Cologne / Palladium
06.12.24 AT – Vienna / Arena

Johanna – Violin, Hurdy Gurdy
Hauptmann – Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Irish Bouzouki
Hodi – Vocals, Bagpipe, Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin and many more
Hans – E-Guitar, Acoustic guitar
Jarne – Bass, Vocals
Rollo – Drums
Musch Musch – Dance & Performance
Myu – Dance & Performance


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