Epic metal quintet RISING will release its fourth album, Sword And Scythe, on October 26th via Indisciplinarian. The band now releases a new single and video in the shape of the aggressive yet super melodic “Hunger And Exile” through a premiere at Decibel Magazine.
“Hunger And Exile” might be the most political song from RISING’s forthcoming concept album Sword And Scythe, which examines the progression and recession of mankind throughout the movements of history. The video for the track was created as a cooperation between director Kennie Ørsted Jensen and the band, primarily RISING’s visual conceptualist, singer Morten Grønnegaard, who offers of the song, “‘Hunger And Exile’ is a song about globalization and migration. A powerful and rich city has polluted its surroundings and exploited all its neighbors’ resources, forcing the humans outside the city to seek exile within its protecting walls. Here the refugees will only be tolerated as servants to the greedy citizens, but time will turn the tables, empires falls due to their own ignorance and greed, and those once masters will become thralls.”
With their debut of the “Hunger And Exile” video, Decibel declares, “RISING don’t fuck around. The Danish melodic metal group released three high-quality albums between 2011 and 2016 and their fourth is on the way… And, of course, the song rocks. Melodies and big riffs abound, and the chorus will be stuck in your head for the rest of the day.”
RISING takes an ambitious leap with Sword And Scythe, a concept album on the history of mankind seen from the perspective of cosmic circularity, where the full potential of the band’s musical vision unfolds in a collection of songs of both progressive outlook, melodic mastery and fierce aggression. Sword And Scythe consists of ten songs and two short instrumentals produced by Jacob Bredahl and RISING, while the album’s artwork are once again created by singer Morten Grønnegaard. The album features guest musicians Anders Hjort Straarup on trombone, renowned Danish rock musician Tim Christensen (Dizzy Mizz Lizzy, Tim Christensen) on mellotron, and backup vocals from Simon Stenbæk of labelmates Piss Vortex.
To celebrate the release, RISING is booking shows across Denmark and elsewhere on European soil, including a free release show at Refshaleøen, Copenhagen on Saturday October 27th. RISING is also preparing for a German co-headlining tour with Earthship and a performance at the esteemed Aalborg Metal Festival in their native Denmark. Winter and spring dates will be announced over the coming weeks.
RISING Live 2018:
10/27/2018 Refshaleøen – Copenhagen, DK *free record release show
11/02/2018 Aalborg Metal Festival – Aalborg, DK
11/13/2018 Fundbureau – Hamburg, DE w/ Earth Ship
11/14/2018 Bastard Club – Osnabrück, DE w/ Earth Ship
11/15/2018 Sonic Ballroom – Köln, DE w/ Earth Ship
11/16/2018 Loco – Dresden, DE w/ Earth Ship
11/17/2018 Cassiopeia – Berlin, DE w/ Earth Ship, Grim van Doom, Blacksmoker, Praise The Plague
11/24/2018 Kongebryg – Næstved, DK w/ Alkymist
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