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Below is our complete Alpha Tiger news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Alpha Tiger Posts "IDentity" Preview Clip

German traditional metal act Alpha Tiger released a preview clip for the upcoming new album "iDentity." The album is set to drop on January 14th (Scandinavia), January 16th (Germany), January 19th (EU) and January 20th (USA) via Steamhammer/SPV Records. The album will feature a live DVD featuring the band's performance at the Bang Your Head Festival .

The track list for the album is:

CD:

1. Intro
2. Lady Liberty
3. Scripted Reality
4. Long Way Of Redemption
5. Identity
6. We Won`t Take It Anymore1
7. Revolution In Progress
8. Closer Than Yesterday
9. Shut Up & Think
10. This World Will Burn

DVD - Live at Bang Your Head:

1. The Alliance
2. From Outer Space
3. Against The Time
4. Beneath The Surface
5. Waiting For A Sign
6. Along The Rising Sun
7. Karma
8. Black Star Pariah

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Alpha Tiger Reveals New Album Details

Alpha Tiger is gearing up to release "iDENTITY" on January 20th, 2015 and today the band reveals the track listing and artwork.

"When we released our debut album Man Or Machine in 2011, it was greeted by raving reviews because lots of fans felt reminded of the golden age of heavy metal. Although this was an ideal start for us, it was nothing we wanted to limit ourselves to," guitarist and main songwriter Peter Langforth explains, adding: "Instead of remaining in the comfort zone of our newly-acquired fan base, our second release Beneath The Surface already saw us develop more individualistic and topical traits without straying too far from our basic style. We've completed this process on iDENTITY, now we sound the way we always felt Alpha Tiger should."

The latest recording by the five-piece was cut under the direction of Mirco 'Godi' Hildmann (Guano Apes, among others) and Dominik Glöckner at Berlin's Music Flash Studio. The nine songs plus an intro were produced by Alpha Tiger, before being mixed and mastered by Tommy Newton (UFO, Victory, Gamma Ray) at the Area 51 Studio in Celle. More...

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Alpha Tiger Signs With Steamhammer/SPV

German melodic metal act Alpha Tiger has signed on with Steamhammer/SPV for the release of the band's third studio effort (as Alpha Tiger; band released one album under the name Satin Black), entitled "iDentity." The album is set to drop on January 14th (Scandinavia), January 16th (Germany), January 19th (rest of Europe) and the end of January in the USA.

"iDentity" was cut under the direction of Mirco 'Godi' Hildmann (Guano Apes, among others) and Dominik Glöckner at Berlin's Music Flash Studio. The nine songs plus intro were produced by Alpha Tiger themselves, before being mixed and mastered by Tommy Newton (UFO, Victory, Gamma Ray) at the Area 51 Studio in Celle.

Guitarist Peter Langforth promises a haunting new recording for which Alpha Tiger clearly focused on their own identity - as the album title hints: "Comparisons with Iron Maiden, Helloween and Queensryche, which we used to listen to occasionally, won't happen with 'iDentity.' Our new material relies more on diverse grooves with a musically wider range without losing any of our edge."

The album will be available in three formats: as a Digipak including DVD featuring recordings from Alpha Tiger's performance at the Bang Your Head festival in June 2013, as a jewel case and as a gatefold vinyl LP. Following the advance release of "Lady Liberty" as an EP in early summer 2014 (from High Roller Records, a division of Pure Steel Records), Alpha Tiger are set to shoot a video to support their new single "We Won't Take It Anymore" in the next few weeks. The band are also planning a number of record release shows to follow the album launch entitled "Alpha Tiger & Friends," which are scheduled to feature a number of the group's pals. More...

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Alpha Tiger Streaming New Track

German metal act Alpha Tiger is streaming another new track "We Came From The Gutter." The son appears on the upcoming release "Beneath the Surface," the band's sophomore effort. The album is scheduled for release on January 28th in Europe and February 5th in North America (digital only in North America with European imports available through CM Distro).

The track listing for "Beneath the Surface" is as follows:

1. Intro
2. The Alliance
3. From Outer Space (see music video)
4. Waiting For A Sign
5. Beneath The Surface (see lyric video)
6. Along The Rising Sun
7. Eden Lies in Ruins
8. Rain
9. Crescent Moon
10. We Came From The Gutter

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Alpha Tiger Posts "Beneath The Surface" Preview

German metal act Alpha Tiger posted a preview clip for the upcoming release "Beneath the Surface," the band's sophomore effort. The album is scheduled for release on January 28th in Europe and February 5th, 2013 in North America (digital only in North America with European imports available through CM Distro).

The track listing for "Beneath the Surface" is as follows:

1. Intro
2. The Alliance
3. From Outer Space (see music video here)
4. Waiting For A Sign
5. Beneath The Surface
6. Along The Rising Sun
7. Eden Lies in Ruins
8. Rain
9. Crescent Moon
10. We Came From The Gutter

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Alpha Tiger Gearing Up For Album Release

Alpha Tiger is ready to unleash new album "Beneath The Surface," which is due out via Century Media on January 28th in Europe and February 5th, 2013 in North America (digital only in North America with European imports available through CM Distro).

The band is also now offering a free download of the album track "We Came From The Gutter" as a special Christmas gift for fans. To download the track, click here. Fans can also watch the video for the first single, "From Outer Space" in the player below. Century Media Records comments on the album:

"All lyrical topics on Beneath The Surface are represented in the stunning cover artwork, which was created by Hungarian designer Peter Tikos (who also worked with the band on the Man Or Machine cover). Beneath The Surface was recorded this past summer at Berlin's Musicflash studio, engineered by Mirco Godi Hildmann, and mixed and mastered by Andreas Hilbert."

The track listing is:

1. Intro
2. The Alliance
3. From Outer Space
4. Waiting For A Sign
5. Beneath The Surface
6. Along The Rising Sun
7. Eden Lies in Ruins
8. Rain
9. Crescent Moon
10. We Came From The Gutter More...

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Alpha Tiger Posts New Music Video

German power metal act Alpha Tiger, who recently signed on with Century Media Records, posted up a new music video for the song "From Outer Space." The song appears on the band's forthcoming sophomore release "Beneath The Surface," which is scheduled for release on January 28, 2013 through the label.

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Alpha Tiger Posts In-Studio Video

Germany's Alpha Tiger recently signed to Century Media, and the band is currently hard at work on new studio album "Beneath The Surface," which is set to be released on January 28th worldwide.

With the album nearly finished, the band comments: "It took us most of June and July to record the album once again under the wings of 'Godi' Hildman in Berlin's Musicflash Studio. Peter Langforth [guitar] had composed the 9 new songs and the intro over the course of the previous 6 months and spent considerable time to put them all on 'tape' over a period of two months prior to entering the studio. To get a little impression about our work in the studio, check out the following studio-video. Mixing and mastering is currently in the final stages. Andreas Hilbert, another sound wizard from Berlin's Musicflash Studio, is about to finish things at the beginning of October."

The album's first single and video, "From Outer Space," will be released on October 26th shortly before the band goes on tour with metal beasts W.A.S.P. in Europe. All upcoming Alpha Tiger tour dates are below. For each of the listed shows, the band is offering two guest spots (simply mail them at info@alphatiger.de with the subject line "Alpha Tiger Tour 2012" and the relevant city-- the first two contenders will be guest-listed). The submission deadline is October 3rd, so email Alpha Tiger now for a chance to see the band on the road. More...

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Alpha Tiger Signs To Century Media

Century Media Records has issued the following announcement about inking a deal with Alpha Tiger:

"With their 2011 debut album Man Or Machine, the young and wicked Alpha Tiger from Saxony already won over a lot of fans, which was solidified by playing numerous shows and festivals, such as German cult festivals Keep It True, Headbangers Open Air and Rock Hard Festival, as well as France's finest, Hellfest.

"While the ink on their newly signed deal with Century Media Records has hardly dried, they can already announce a support slot on the upcoming European tour with metal beasts W.A.S.P. Right in time for the tour, Alpha Tiger will unleash the brand new video and track, 'From Outer Space,' from their upcoming Century Media Records release, Beneath The Surface, which is scheduled for a January 2013 release.

"The energetic quintet around main composer Peter Langforth and extraordinaire singer Stephan Dietrich mix the classic 80's metal spirit with a fresh attitude, while still avoiding the usual retro stereotypes. Especially Stephan Dietrich is leaving most other 80s epigones far behind with a voice that can easily compete with Geoff Tate and Michael Kiske during their QUEENSRYCHE and HELLOWEEN heydays. He's backed up by the twin guitar leads of Peter Langfort and Alexander Backasch, and the perfectly oiled rhythm machine of Dirk Frei (bass) and David Schleif (drums). Get ready for a first class Heavy Metal inferno.

"Everybody is promising the next big thing, but the future of these young and hungry guys definitely looks bright. Stay tuned!"

Alpha Tiger will also be embarking on a tour with W.A.S.P. Dates area as follows: More...

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