Spiritual Beggars - Earth Blues

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Release date: 15 April 2013
Style: Heavy metal, Stoner metal


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01. Wise As A Serpent
02. Turn The Tide
03. Sweet Magic Pain
04. Hello Sorrow
05. One Man's Curse
06. Dreamer
07. Too Old To Die Young
08. Kingmaker
09. Road To Madness
10. Dead End Town
11. Freedom Song
12. Legends Collapse

Disc I [Limited edition bonus - Return To Live: Loud Park 2010]
01. Left Brain Ambassador
02. Beneath The Skin
03. One Man Army
04. Wonderful World
05. Fools Gold
06. Star Born
07. Concrete Horizon
08. Euphoria

Apollo Papathanasio - vocals
Per Wiberg - keyboards, organ, piano
Michael Amott - guitars
Ludwig "Ludde" Witt - drums
Sharlee D'Angelo - bass

Additional info
Produced by Michael Amott.
Mixed & mastered by Staffan Karlsson, Sweetspot Satellite, Halmstad, Sweden.

Recorded & engineered by Roberth Ekholm, Fat Guitar Studios, Sweden, September 2012.

Additional recordings at:
666 BPM (guitars) engineered by Daniel Erlandsson;
Rockstugan (percussion), Halmstad, Sweden;
Sweetspot Satellite (vocals), Halmstad, Sweden engineered by Staffan Karlsson;
Sweetspot Studio (guitar re-amping), Halmstad, Sweden engineered by Rickard Bengtsson.

All music arranged by Michael Amott, Per Wiberg & Spiritual Beggars.

Pre-production and rehearsals at Rockstugan, Halmstad, Sweden.

Artwork & layout by Per Wiberg, Hippograffix.
Hourglass lady artwork by Costin Chioreanu, Twilight13media.
Band member photography by Michael Amott & Erin Lynch.
Band photography by Timo Isoaho.
Front cover concept by Michael Amott.

Staff review by
D.T. Metal
Earth Blues, the 8th full length album by Sweden's Spiritual Beggars and I really didn't know how to put my thoughts into writing about their latest release. Don't get me wrong, I really dig it, and compared to their other albums this one has more "oomph" and depths to it. There are far less psychedelic infused songs on here, which maybe signals a new direction for the band.

published 24.03.2013 | Comments (5)

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13.04.2013 - 04:44
Rating: 8
Wow, this was a pleasant surprise
17.04.2013 - 00:40
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First Earth Rocker and now Earth Blues.. Look like this year's gonna be very good
23.05.2013 - 20:06
Rating: 10
Written by Guest on 17.04.2013 at 00:40

First Earth Rocker and now Earth Blues.. Look like this year's gonna be very good

Absolutely. Both those albums just blew my mind.
08.06.2013 - 16:16
Rating: 8
Metal Addict
Good album. I like it better than "Return to Zero" but still less than "Ad Astra", "On Fire" and "Demons".
"And we are not who we think we are
We are who we're afraid to be"
- Lux Occulta "The Opening of Eleventh Sephirah"
25.01.2014 - 13:43
Rating: 8
Seeker of Truth
That is one mighty fun album. I had no idea Michael Amott was in Spiritual Beggars. What a talented guy. For a guitar player who plays grindcore and gothenburg metal, he handles all the funky and bluesy parts masterfully, although one can hear occasional fallbacks to Arch Enemy-styled leads. The album itself is like an epitome of all the best things that blues rock has ever had to offer in a metal cover. Will check their back catalog as well.
Savor what you feel and what you see
Things that may not seem important now
But may be tomorrow

R.I.P. Chuck Schuldiner

Satan was a Backstreet Boy
04.11.2014 - 10:30
Rating: 7
M C Vice
Does Road To Madness remind anyone else of Ozzy Osbourne's Miracle Man?
"Another day, another Doug."
"I'll fight you on one condition. That you lower your nipples."

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