23:17 - Zaphod Well, at least it is more consistent than their other releases, that I can agree with :P
23:17 - !J.O.O.E.! My taste has been quite backwards recently though. Dissonant music bores the pants off me right now. It just all sounds the same. Even the new Abyssal failed to ignite my interest.
23:13 - !J.O.O.E.! Fair enough. I'm on my third consecutive playthrough. I'll probably burn out on it in a few days. If I had to pick out a standout track I'd probably go for Mummy Dust or Majesty, though I like them all, amazingly.
23:10 - Zaphod I don't know, I never was a huge Ghost fan, and this album just bores me. There isn't one remarkable song on it, but none of it is bad either.
23:10 - Redn1ght Year Zero? Please, there's no such thing. ;)
23:09 - Opethian So, ANATA needs a new album. Any update from them?
23:08 - !J.O.O.E.! I don't remember anything about the rest, which says it all more or less. I love the faux-metal aspect to the new one, along with the prog rock-lite elements too. Some nice cheese to it too.
If you are eagerly awaiting for a new album from Spiritual Beggars, the good news is that the band is already working on it! The Swedes are currently in the songwriting stages and have created 15 new originals and 2 covers so far. The band is aiming to release the follow-up to Earth Blues next year. The new music is flowing. Now you just have to wait for the final product.
In the light of upcoming tour dates later this month, Sweden's stoner heavyweights Spiritual Beggars are now launching a new video for the song "Turn The Tide", coming off their 8th studio album, Earth Blues, released in April, 2013 via InsideOut. Check out the clip for "Turn The Tide'' down below.
Sweden's stoner heavyweights Spiritual Beggars, who released their 8th studio album Earth Blues via InsideOut in April 2013, are announcing a new run of shows for October with UK's Purson as special guests, in addition to their previously announced shows in Greece and an appearance at Japan's Loud Park festival.
Swedes Spiritual Beggars have made their new track, "Turn The Tide", available for streaming through the YouTube player below. This song appears on the band's new upcoming release Earth Blues, due to be out on April 15th, 2013 in Europe and April 16th in North America via InsideOut Music.
Sweden's classic rock heavyweights Spiritual Beggars recently wrapped up work on their 8th studio album release, Earth Blues, which celebrates their 20th anniversary as a band. The album will be released via InsideOut on April 15th, 2013 in Europe and April 16th in North America.
After releasing their latest seventh studio album Return To Zero in 2010, Spiritual Beggars are finally back. Currently working on a new studio album to be released in the spring of 2013 via InsideOut, the band also announced their appearance at the 2013 Roadburn Festival Afterburner on Sunday, April 21st at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands.
Due to the current situation in Japan following the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami, Spiritual Beggars are forced to cancel both of their previously announced shows in Japan next week.
Spiritual Beggars's Japanese promoter Creativeman has issued a statement and ticket refund information in Japanese on their website here
Spiritual Beggars have issued the following statement: "As much as we were looking forward to playing these shows for our fans in Japan, the time is not right for this now. Our outbound flights got canceled by the airline and our promoter thought it best to pull the plug. We are deeply saddened by the recent events in Japan and we wish everyone there the best and hope they'll be safe moving forward. Donations that will help the situation in Japan can be made at this location."
Spiritual Beggars - the Swedish stoner band featuring Arch Enemy's Michael Amott and Sharlee D'Angelo, and Firewind vocalist Apollo Papathanasio - will release a live CD titled Return To Live: Loud Park 2010 through their Japanese record label Trooper Entertainment on March 16th.
The disc features eight songs, capturing the bands high-energy performance at the Loudpark Festival at Saitama Super Arena, Japan on October 17th, 2010.
The live recording was mixed in Sweden by Staffan Karlsson and Rickard Bengtsson at Studio Landgren 5.3 and The Sweet Spot Studio, in December 2010. Artwork and design was done by Hippograffix.
Return To Live: Loud Park 2010 cover art] tracklist:
Spiritual Beggars - the Swedish stoner band featuring Arch Enemy's Michael Amott and Sharlee D'Angelo - has scheduled two live shows in Japan taking place in March.
Commented drummer Ludwig Witt: "We had a great time in Japan performing at the two massive Loud Park 10 concerts in October alongside Ozzy Osbourne, Motörhead etc. Our first new album in five years, Return To Zero, has been really well received by the Japanese fans and we can't wait to go back and play the full headline set at our own, more intimate, club dates in Osaka and Tokyo in March."
Spiritual Beggars in Japan:
March 24 - Tokyo - Club Quattro
March 25 - Osaka - Club Quattro
You can now listen to "Star Born", the first single off Spiritual Beggars's upcoming album Return To Zero at this location.
In other news, Spiritual Beggars are also working on more live dates and recently confirmed new shows in Greece. The band's songwriter and guitarist, Michael Amott, is happy to announce the shows as follows: "Greece has always been a special place for Spiritual Beggars over the years. Some of the best fans in the world of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal without a doubt. The shows we've played in the past in Athens are memories we hold close to our hearts. Therefore it is with great excitement we can now announce two shows in Greece to kick off our Return To Zero album campaign in style!"
It's official. Spiritual Beggars have pretty much been the busiest band in the last two months. After parting ways with singer JB earlier in June, the Swedish metal band went ahead and got another vocalist, clinched a record deal with InsideOutMusic, and are now on the brink of releasing their 7th studio album - the first in five years - entitled Return To Zero (all album details available here).
And then yesterday, the band signed a deal with Japanese label Trooper Entertainment Inc, founded by legendary Japanese heavy metal music industry guru Mr. Tetsu Miyamoto. The Japanese release date has been set for August 25.
Guitarist Michael Amott (yep, that Michael Amott) comments: "The team at Trooper Entertainment Inc. are the same great people that have done so much for my career in Japan for many years now. I am very much looking forward to getting the new Spiritual Beggars music to Japanese fans in August and playing over there in October!"
Sweden's Spiritual Beggars finally return to the spotlight with their first new studio album in five years, Return To Zero. Once again, the Beggars effortlessly manage to confirm they are a band that continues to defy musical boundaries and that delivers Classic Heavy Rock at its very best! The artwork of the upcoming album is done by the well known Brazilian artist Gustavo Sazes.
Spiritual Beggars's guitarist Michael Amott (Carcass, Arch Enemy) states: "I'm extremely pleased with the Return To Zero cover! To me, it's the quintessential Spiritual Beggars artwork. The artist really managed to capture the essence of our band, the new album and the constant flow of cryptic ideas I was throwing at him! As I'm old school, I can't wait to see this in its full glory on the vinyl LP... But hey, it'll look cool as a minuscular image on your iPod too!"
Spiritual Beggars have parted ways with vocalist JB, and welcome their new singer: Apollo Papathanasio.
Michael Amott comments: "This will be a surprise to most of you, but it's been mutually decided for some time now that JB would step down from his role as the singer in Spiritual Beggars to focus on his own band. We had a fantastic time working with JB. We remain great friends and we wish him the best of luck!
"We decided to make a new Spiritual Beggars record and to find a new voice - and we found a killer singer that lives in our hometown. Some of you will already be familiar with him as a singer in the Greek metal band Firewind.
"We've had a blast in the studio and it's been highly satisfying on a creative level. We have already confirmed some shows in Japan later in the year and we are in the process of booking more concerts around the world. We are looking forward to getting the new music out to the fans and playing live again"
It's been very quiet here lately…this is mostly due to all members of Spiritual Beggars working with their other bands and commitments (Arch Enemy, Grand Magus, Opeth, Firebird…).
But here are some Spiritual Beggars news and facts…
We have signed a new licensing agreement with Toy's Factory for the Japanese market and they have set a release date for the new studio album - 23rd of February 2005. This date might still change though.
The title of the new studio album is "DEMONS".
We have put together a bonus disc of live material from Tokyo, Japan 2003 that will come with the first pressing in Japan. Hopefully we can make the bonus CD happen in Europe and US too. We don't know yet.
Here is a statement made by Michael Amott, from the official website of the band:
"Although there's been little to no activity here at spiritualbeggars.com over the last few weeks, interesting things ARE happening in the Beggars camp! First off, we mixed the new album with Fredrik Nordström (he was assisted by Patrik J. Sten), and the result is truly great! We had a lot of fun during the mix, and we did it all in 5 days! A very good mix with a cool atmosphere!
We have also mastered the album with Göran Finnberg, he has mastered the last couple of Spiritual Beggars albums, he really knows the Spiritual Beggars sound very well and he made this thing shine - it sounds wonderful now!