TUNGSTEN – new album “The Grand Inferno” & official music video for powerful ‘Blood Of The Kings’ single


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Symphonic metallers TUNGSTEN, the quartet consisting of ex-HAMMERFALL drummer Anders Johannson, his sons Karl (bass, keyboards) and Niklas (guitars), and singer Mike Andersson, caused quite a stir with their latest single ‘Walborg’: countless streams but also more than half a million YouTube view for its music video cement the piece’s grandeur. As fans became even more curious about what else the band had in the works, TUNGSTEN are pleased to bring some more light into the darkness: the aforementioned single was the very first appetizer of their forthcoming album “The Grand Inferno,” which is set for an October 18, 2024 release through Reigning Phoenix Music (RPM). The self-produced 11-song offering emerges as a testament to TUNGSTEN‘s relentless pursuit of sonic excellence. With a rich tapestry of heavy riffs and captivating melodies, the album showcases the band’s dynamic range and songwriting prowess.

Pre-order “The Grand Inferno” in the physical format of your choice (CD-digipak, coloured vinyl), pre-save it on your favourite DSP or pre-order it digitally to receive ‘Blood Of The Kings’ and ‘Walborg’ instantly now, here:

Since October 18 still seems to be far away, the group give their supporters a second track of their upcoming album to enjoy today. ‘Blood Of The King’ has quite a heavy feel to it while rooting in the melodic lands of Nordic folk music. The band’s symphonic trademark elements round off the single and make fans even more eager for the arrival of “The Grand Inferno” this autumn.

Check out ‘Blood Of The Kings’ on YouTube:
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Anders recalls the song’s creation, “It starts with a heavy riff and then it goes into a more commercial power metal song. Karl wrote most of the song, but I was also involved composing the intro theme.”

Karl adds, “The music is mostly based on the drum beat in the intro. Anders and I were jamming in our rehearsal studio. Anders came up with this drum beat and I just joined in. This later became the main riff of the song. The chorus of this song comes from a dream I had. I immediately recorded the melody on my phone when I woke up. The lyrical theme of the song is about our own heritage. The last couple of years Anders has been very interested in genealogy and found that we have Viking genes so that is what the song is about. One can say that it’s about our heritage.”

The official music video was shot at a cinema and surprises with TUNGSTEN mascot Volfram appearing in a guest role.

Vocalist Mike says, “We decided to ask our multi-talent and guitar slinger, Nick Johansson, to handle the filming of the music video. All of us added ideas for the video and its story. At first, we talked about doing a video more like ‘Northern Lights’ from our “Bliss” album with vikings considering the lyrical theme of the song. Someone mentioned that it would be cool to film it in a cinema. Eventually all of us started to brainstorm ideas to make the video the way we wanted with enough material for Nick to create and direct a cool video.”

“I wanted to direct the video, so it would have a humorous side to it with some added creepiness. I did not want things to go too far though and to become plastic, that was important to me. The song itself is not very dark and I believe the video completes the song in a good way,” remarks Nick.

“The Grand Inferno” – Track Listing:

01. Anger
02. Blood Of The Kings
03. Lullaby
04. The Grand Inferno
05. Falling Apart
06. Walborg
07. Vantablack
08. Me, Myself, My Enemy
09. Chaos
10. Sound Of A Violin
11. Angel Eyes

More on “The Grand Inferno”:

Don’t forget to subscribe to Reigning Phoenix Music on YouTube to stay updated & to listen to ‘Blood Of The Kings’ as well as other new tracks in the »RPM New Releases« playlist on Spotify

Photo credit: Mike Norgren

Underlining that RPM is more than just a record label but a family for its roster, TUNGSTEN are proud to announce that they have joined forces with well-known booking agent Jörg “Schrörg” Düsedau at Dragon Productions (Scandinavia: Skrikhult Production) for future live activities – a fitting marriage arranged by their new label home itself that goes beyond the borders of distributing music and producing records!

Schrörg comments, “I’m excited to welcome TUNGSTEN to the Dragon Productions family! I’ve known Anders for so long that I can hardly remember when we first met, but I have vivid memories of the fun times we had on the road. I prefer to avoid using superlatives, but the talent in this band is exceptional. TUNGSTEN are destined for great success, and I’m proud and happy to be a part of their journey. These songs will stay with you for long after hearing them!”

RPM managing director Jochen Richert adds, “RPM’s basic philosophy is to get their bands on the road. With a strong partner like Dragon Productions, it’s secured that TUNGSTEN will travel countless miles around the globe and win plenty of metalheads on tour. We will work closely with Schrörg and his team to support this endeavour in the best possible way!”

In the summer of 2024, the band will perform at select Swedish festivals before supporting their label mates SONATA ARCTICA at seven Scandinavian “Clear Cold Beyond” shows alongside FIREWIND and SERIOUS BLACKTUNGSTEN‘s current itinerary can be found below!


05.07.2024 SE Borlänge – Alive Festival
12.07.2024 SE Svedala – SommarRock
03.08.2024 SE Rejmyre – Skogsröjet

“Clear Cold Beyond” European Tour 2024
Presented by Rock Hard DE + IT, Rock It!, Rock Antenne, musix,,
Spark, La Heavy, RPM & Dragon Productions

12.09.2024 SE Östersund – Gamla Teatern
13.09.2024 NO Trondheim – Tapperiet
14.09.2024 SE Örnsköldsvik – Nöjesbolaget
16.09.2024 NO Oslo – Vulkan Arena
17.09.2024 SE Karlstad – Nöjesfabriken
18.09.2024 SE Huskvarna – Folkets Park
20.09.2024 DK Roskilde – Gimle


TUNGSTEN are a Swedish symphonic metal band formed by ex-HAMMERFALL drummer Anders Johansson and his sons Niklas and Karl in 2016, completed by vocalist Mike Andersson. With their technical virtuosity and captivating compositions, the band have made a name in the international metal scene, and with their album “The Grand Inferno,” their first release via RPM, they will undoubtedly enrich the metal landscape. The record brims with nothing but energy and innovation, and promises a powerful fusion of dynamic instrumentation and captivating melodies with the quartet’s signature sound being apparent throughout.

Mike Andersson | vocals
Niklas “Nick” Johansson | guitars, backing vocals
Karl “Kalle” Johansson | bass, keyboards, screams
Anders Johansson | drums

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