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Spiritual Beggars

Formed: 1992
From: Halmstad, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active

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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Spiritual Beggars Announces New Shows

Sweden's classic rock heavyweights Spiritual Beggars (featuring Michael Amott from Arch Enemy) recently released their 8th studio album, "Earth Blues," via InsideOut Music.

The band has now just completed a European tour, which included an intense show at Holland's prestigious Roadburn festival. Next up, Spiritual Beggars will be heading to Mexico for the first time ever. See below for all upcoming tour dates:

5.25.2013 - Mexico City (Mexico) - Circo Volador
6.23.2013 - Clisson (France) - Hellfest / www.hellfest.fr
10.11.2013 - Athens (Greece) - Kyttaro Live
10.12.2013 - Thessaloniki (Greece) - Eightball

Spiritual Beggars' April 16th show in Cologne's Underground club during the recent European tour was filmed and broadcast by German national TV via WDR's Rockpalast series. The full concert, as well as interviews with the band, can be now viewed online here. More...

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Spiritual Beggars Streaming New Track

Sweden's classic rock heavyweights Spiritual Beggars are now streaming a new track, "Kingmaker," taken from their upcoming album "Earth Blues." The new album is set for release Tuesday, April 16th in North America via InsideOut Music.

Check out the song below. Michael Amott, Spiritual Beggars' guitarist and main songwriter, comments on the track: "Here's another taste of our forthcoming opus 'Earth Blues'...behold the 'Kingmaker'! Looking forward to hitting the road in a few days and jamming new and old songs on stage!" More...

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Spiritual Beggars Posts New Video Clip

Sweden's classic rock heavyweights Spiritual Beggars are now premiering the video clip for "Wise As A Serpent," the opening track off the band's new album "Earth Blues."

Check out the video in the player below (or via Decibel Magazine here). The band's guitarist and main songwriter, Michael Amott, checked in to comment on the clip:

"We chose this particular song as the first video off 'Earth Blues' 'cos it's an explosive track and also the shortest song on the album! I filmed and directed the video myself and Anders Björler (At The Gates) did a great job on the edit. We're more than pleased with the end result, it's done in true DIY spirit...raw and authentic."

"Earth Blues" is the band's 8th studio release and marks Spiritual Beggars' 20th anniversary as a band. The album will be released on April 15th in Europe and April 16th in North America via InsideOut Music. The track listing is as follows:

1. Wise As A Serpent
2. Turn The Tide
3. Sweet Magic Pain
4. Hello Sorrow
5. One Man's Curse
6. Dreamer
7. Too Old To Die Young
8. Kingmaker
9. Road To Madness
10. Dead End Town
11. Freedom Song
12. Legends Collapse More...

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Spiritual Beggars Streaming New Song

Sweden's classic rock heavyweights Spiritual Beggars are now debuting the first song off of their upcoming 8th studio album, "Earth Blues." Visit the Classic Rock Magazine website here to check out "Turn The Tide," or listen in the player below.

"Earth Blues" celebrates Spiritual Beggars' 20th anniversary as band. The album will be released on April 15th in Europe and April 16th in North America via InsideOut Music. The track listing is as follows:

1. Wise As A Serpent
2. Turn The Tide
3. Sweet Magic Pain
4. Hello Sorrow
5. One Man's Curse
6. Dreamer
7. Too Old To Die Young
8. Kingmaker
9. Road To Madness
10. Dead End Town
11. Freedom Song
12. Legends Collapse More...

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Spiritual Beggars Reveals New Album Artwork

Sweden's classic rock heavyweights Spiritual Beggars recently finished work on their 8th studio album, "Earth Blues," which celebrates their 20th anniversary as band. The album will be released via InsideOut Music on April 15th in Europe and April 16th in North America.

Spiritual Beggar's guitarist and songwriter Michael Amott comments about the "Earth Blues" artwork:

"I had the idea for this artwork from my time as a child, seeing posters of two young lovers watching a romantic sunset on the beach, just your typical tacky bedroom art in the 70's really...Also, growing up in what is now referred to with some nostalgia as 'The Atomic Age' - the threat of nuclear war was always looming over our heads it seemed. I wanted to combine these two images of my youth in one paradoxical image and Per Wiberg of Hippograffix (and SPIRITUAL BEGGARS keyboardist) really managed to capture the melancholic feeling perfectly. 'Earth Blues,' indeed."

In order to promote this upcoming release as well as the band's anniversary, Spiritual Beggars has confirmed some summer festival appearances, in addition to a European tour in April with support by German rockers Zodiac. More...

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Spiritual Beggars Announces "Earth Blues" Album

Sweden's classic rock heavyweights Spiritual Beggars are currently wrapping up work on their 8th studio album, which will be entitled "Earth Blues" and is set for releas in Spring 2013 via InsideOut Music. Spiritual Beggars will celebrate the band's 20th anniversary with this release and by playing shows, including a European tour in April. Guitarist and songwriter Michael Amott comments on the album:

"We started the recording process of 'Earth Blues' with an eight day long session at 'Fat Guitar Studios' (Sweden) with knob twiddler Roberth Ekholm, a truly great dude who really knows how to capture a band jamming live, sadly a rare quality in recording engineers nowadays! We continued with some overdubs at various studios in Sweden, and it's all come together super easy this time. We're finishing up the mixes now with Staffan Karlsson at his studio in Halmstad, Sweden. Sonically, I think this might be our finest hour yet. It's a raw, heavy and honest record."

In order to promote this upcoming release as well as the band's anniversary, Spiritual Beggars has confirmed a European tour for April with support by German rockers Zodiac, as well as some European summer festivals. See below for all upcoming dates: More...

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Spiritual Beggars To Release New Album Next Year

Sweden's Spiritual Beggars is currently at work on a new studio album and is targeting a Spring 2013 release via InsideOut Music. The album, the band's eighth studio offering, will be the follow-up to the 2010 release "Return To Zero." Additionally Spiritual Beggars is proud to announce an appearance at the 2013 Roadburn Festival Afterburner, on April 21st in Tillburg, Holland.

"Back in the early '90s, Roadburn founder Walter Hoeijmakers was one of the very first supporters Spirituial Beggars had in Europe," says bandleader Michael Amott. "His unbridled enthusiasm for our music back then when most people didn't 'get it' meant so much to us. It's a great feeling to now play his fantastic festival and celebrate the staying power of Spiritual Beggars and the Roadburn concept together! We're releasing a new studio album and celebrating our 20th anniversary as a band in 2013, and I really can't think of a better way to start the party than at the esteemed Roadburn Festival!" More...

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Spiritual Beggars Issues Tuska Open Air Recap

Spiritual Beggars has checked in with the following recap of the band's appearance at the Tuska Open Air festival:

"Dear friends,

"Just returned home from the Tuska Open Air Metal Festival in Finland - amazing vibe there! Sadly this was our last live performance for awhile.

"We'd like to say a big THANK YOU to all the music lovers who came and rocked with us at the 2011 European summer festivals!

"We had a blast playing these shows and being Spiritual Beggars again… Making new music with the 'Return To Zero' (2010) album and playing shows in Japan, Greece, Belgium, France and Finland was pure, unadulterated fun!

"Spiritual Beggars also wishes to salute our fabulous crew: Eddie, Clem, Dirk, Marina… The label people at InsideOut (Europe) and Trooper Entertainment (Japan) and our management, Kult Management Ltd. We still have limited quantities of merch left in our European and US web stores - check it out! Hopefully we'll be be back sooner rather than later!"

Video footage of Spiritual Beggars performing at the Tuska Open Air festival can be viewed below. More...

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Spiritual Beggars Announces Festival Appearances

Spiritual Beggars has issued the following statement about the band's Graspop performance and upcoming European festival appearances:

"We had a blast playing Graspop this past weekend! This was our first European festival performance in many years, and the reaction was beyond great! Many thanks to all who checked out our show at Graspop! Hopefully we'll see some of you soon at the next three summer shows for the Beggars."

14.07.2011 - Lez' Art Scenique Festival - Selesat, France
22.07.2011 - Tuska Open Air - Helsinki, Finland
30.07.2011 - MetaLmorphosis Festival - Cyprus, Cyprus

Footage of Spiritual Beggars performing live at Graspop 2011 can also be viewed after the jump. More...

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Michael Amott Announces Signing Session

Spiritual Beggars / Arch Enemy guitarist Michael Amott and Arch Enemy drummer Daniel Erlandsson have scheduled signing sessions at the Frankfurt Musik Messe in Germany. The schedule is as follows:

MICHAEL AMOTT
Friday (April 8) 3:15pm (15:15 CET) signing session at the Marshall Amps booth.

DANIEL ERLANDSSON
Saturday (April 9) 1:00pm (13:00 CET) - signing session at the Pearl Drums booth with Daniel Erlandsson, George Kollias, Andre Hilgers and Gomezz

Spiritual Beggars also recently canceled its Japanese tour dates due to the earthquake and tsunami.

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Spiritual Beggars Cancels Japanese Tour

Spiritual Beggars has checked in with the following announcement about canceling the band's previously announced Japanese tour:

"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 Beggar's Japanese promoter Creativeman has issued a statement and ticket refund information in Japanese on their website here.

"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."

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Three More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2011

The organizers of Belgium's premier heavy metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, have announced three more names for this year's edition of the festival. Thrash metal super group Dublin Death Patrol, which features Testament frontman Chuck Billy and Hatriot/former Exodus vocalist Steve "Zetro" Souza, will be performing at the event, as will Rise To Remain, which includes Austin Dickinson, the son o iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson, as well as All Shall Perish. The festival will take place in the toen of Dessel from June 24th-26th.

The lineup is now as follows: More...

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Five More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2011

The organizers of Belgium's largest heavy metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, have announced that Black Label Society, Kreator, Duff McKagen's Loaded, Monster Magnet, and Legion Of The Damned have all been confirmed to play at the festival, which will take place in the town of Dessel from June 24th -26th. The lineup is now as follows:

Friday:
Scorpions (Headliners)
Volbeat
Korn
Journey
Foreigner
Iced Earth
Epica
Parkway Drive
The Damned Things
Masters Of Reality
Duff McKagen's Loaded
Heaven Shall Burn
Sepultura
Angel Witch
Kverlatak
The Black Dahlia Murder
FM
Endless Dark
Revoker
Arkona More...

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Cavalera Conspiracy Confirmed For Graspop 2011

The organizers of Belgium's Graspop Metal Meeting festival have announced that Cavalera Conspiracy, the band featuring Sepultura founders Igor and Max Cavalera, have been confirmed for the event. Also added to the bill is Russian folk metal band Arkona. Neither band's performance date has been confirmed as of yet however. The festival takes place in the town of Dessel from June 24th-26th.

The lineup is now as follows:

Friday:
Scorpions (Headliner)
Volbeat
Journey
Iced Earth
Epica
Parkway Drive
The Damned Things
Masters Of Reality
Heaven Shall Burn
Sepultura
Angel Witch
Kverlatak
The Black Dahlia Murder
FM
Revoker More...

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Spiritual Beggars Announces Japanese Shows

Spiritual Beggars, the Swedish band featuring Arch Enemy guitarist Michael Amott and bassist Sharlee D'Angelo, along with new vocalist Apollo Papathanasio, will play two shows in Japan in March. Drummer Ludwig Witt commented on the shows bay saying:

"We had a great time in Japan performing at the two massive Loud Park '10 concerts in October alongside Ozzy, Motorhead, etc. Our first new album in five years 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."

The dates are as follows:
March 24 – Tokyo, Japan - Club Quattro
March 25 - Osaka, Japan - Club Quattro

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Rob Zombie And More Added To Graspop 2011

The organisers of the Graspop Metal Meeting, the largest heavy metl festival in Belgium, has announced several more bands for next year's edition of the event. Among the newly confirmed acts are Rob Zombie, Whitesnake, Journey, Foreigner, Suicide Silence, Firewind, Ghost, All That Remains, Escape The Fate and FM.

The lineup is now as follows: More...

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Sepultura And More Confirmed For Graspop 2011

The organisers of Graspop Metal Meeting, the biggest heavy metal festival in Belgium, has announced several more bands for next year's edition of the event. Among the newly confirmed acts are Sepultura, Iced Earth, Terror, Arch Enemy and Soilwork. The festival will take place in Dessel from June 24th-26th.

The lineup is now as follows:

Friday:
Scorpions (Headliner)
Volbeat
Iced Earth
Epica
Parkway Drive
The Damned Things
Masters Of Reality
Heaven Shall Burn
Sepultura
Angel Witch
Kverlatak
The Black Dahlia Murder
Revoker More...

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More Bands Announced For Tuska Festival

Church of Misery has been confirmed for the 2011 edition of the Tuska Open Air festival, which will take place at Suvilahti, Helsinki, Finland during July 22nd - 24th. The festival will now feature the addition of a fourth stage. The currently confirmed bands for the festival are as follows:

At The Gates
Arch Enemy
Exodus
Meshuggah
Killing Joke
Enslaved
Moonsorrow
Witchery
Agnostic Front
Kvelertak
Spiritual Beggars
Grave
Mygrain
Church Of Misery
Misery Index

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Spiritual Beggars Uploads New Song To Myspace

Sweden hard rock supergroup Spiritual Beggars have uploaded another new song to the band's official myspace page. The song, titled "The Chaos Of Rebirth," is featured on the band's upcoming studio album "Return To Zero." "Return To Zero" is set for release on October 12th, 2010 through Insideout Music.

You can listen to "The Chaos Of Rebirth" at this location.

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Spiritual Beggars Streaming New Song Online

Sweden's hard rock supergroup Spiritual Beggars have posted a brand new song to the band's myspace page. The song, titled "Star Born," comes off of the band's upcoming studio ablum titled "Return To Zero." "Return To Zero" is the band's seventh studio album and was recorded in Sweetspot Studio with producer Rickard Bengtsson. "Return To Zero" has been set for release on October 12th, 2010 through InsideOut Music. Spiritual Beggars features members of Arch Enemy, Carcass, Opeth, Firewind and Mercyful Fate.

You can listen to "Star Born" here.

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