Sweden’s NIGHTINGALE have now released their much anticipated 7th studio album in Europe.
Entitled “Retribution”, the follow-up to 2007’s acclaimed “White Darkness”, marks the band’s debut release via their new worldwide label home InsideOutMusic.
A next new song off “Retribution” has therefor now made available as online stream. Check out “On Stolen Wings” here: https://soundcloud.com/officialinsideoutmusic/nightingale-on-stolen-wings/s-dgi8w
NIGHTINGALE’s Dan Swanö (vocals, guitars, keyboards) checked in about the track as follows:
“After all the demos were done for the album, we gathered in the rehearsal room and gave them all a thorough spin. It took some time to get the arrangement right for "On Stolen Wings" and during the intense rehearsals there were a few "happy accidents" that completely changed the vibe of the song into something that I had been searching for all along.
The lyrics deal with the kind of person that sucks the lifeblood out of creative people, that doesn't know how to bring their visions to the real world and then steal their ideas and then take full credit for it.”
Previously, the album’s first promotional track, “Forevermore”, was debuted via the website of UK’s Classic Rock magazine here: http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2014-10-14/nightingale-detail-first-album-in-7-years
Here is the complete tracklisting for “Retribution”:
NIGHTINGALE – “Retribution”
01. On Stolen Wings
02. Lucifer’s Lament
03. Chasing The Storm Away
04. Warriors Of The Dawn
06. Divided I Fall
07. The Voyage Of Endurance
08. 27 (Curse Or Coincidence?)
09. The Maze
10. Echoes Of A Dream
The record’s first pressing comes with O-Card packaging and the entire album as full dynamic vinyl mix in high-resolution MP3 format as enhancement.
The European version of the album can be ordered from now on via the InsideOut Shop here: http://smarturl.it/retributionIOMshop
Or alternatively and as Digital Download here:
“Retribution” has received extremely positive media feedback, including a # 3 soundcheck position (Following Machine Head and Slipknot) with a 78/100 review in Aardschok mag. (The Netherlands), a # 5 soundcheck spot in Rock Hard mag. (Germany) with a 8,5/10 review, a 8,5/10 score in Rock Tribune mag. (Belgium), a 5/6 review in Metallian mag. (France), a 6/7 review in Metal Hammer (Germany) and a 8/10 review in Eclipsed mag. (Germany), while UK’s Get Ready To Rock publication calls it “a grand mix of melodic rock, classic 70’s rock, prog metal and neo-classical”.
NIGHTINGALE was established by musical multi-talent and producer Dan Swanö (Edge Of Sanity / Witherscape) almost 20 years ago and in the good tradition of the band, which is completed by Dan’s brother Dag Swanö (guitars, keyboards), Erik Oskarsson (bass) and Tom Björn (drums), the new album once again showcases a fabulous and timeless hybrid of different musical styles: From atmospheric metal to catchy AOR and also melodic prog, “Retribution” offers an amazingly broad variety of moods and always tuneful songwriting skills.
NIGHTINGALE’s “Retribution” features artwork courtesy of Travis Smith (Opeth, Nevermore, Katatonia, etc.) and should equally appeal to open-minded fans of bands like Rush, Marillion, Styx, Kansas, The Mission, Queensryche, Enchant, Threshold, Arena or even Opeth and Katatonia. The album will be released in North America on January 27th, 2015.
NIGHTINGALE have recently made cover artwork shirts available for purchase here: http://www.swanomerch.com
In other Dan Swanö news, please look out for a new EP release of his progressive dark metal band WITHERSCAPE, following up their acclaimed 2013 debut album “The Inheritance”. The EP is entitled “The New Tomorrow” and contains 5 unreleased songs: A brand new (title) track, 3 cover songs (“Defenders Of Creation” by Warrior, “A World Without Heroes” by Kiss and “Out In The Cold” by Judas Priest) and “Dead For Another Day” (an extension of the debut album’s “Dead For A Day” single). Check out more details on its available formats (CD, LP, Digital Download) and limited edition versions through the pre-order link (Street date is December 8th, 2014 via Century Media Records) from CM Distro here: http://smarturl.it/tntCMDISTRO
Dan Swanö – vocals, guitars, keyboards
Dag Swanö – bass, guitars, keyboards
Erik Oskarsson – bass
Tom Björn – drums
The Breathing Shadow – 1995
The Closing Chronicles – 1996
I - 2000
Alive Again: The Breathing Shadow Part IV – 2003
Invisible – 2004
Nightfall Overture (Compilation) – 2005
White Darkness – 2007
Retribution – 2014