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Lancer

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Formed: 2009
From: Arvika, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Lancer News

Below is our complete Lancer 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.

Fifth Trailer For "Mastery" Issued By Lancer

Swedish power metal act Lancer released the fifth in a series of trailer clips in support of the new album "Mastery." The album drops on January 13th via Nuclear Blast Records. Pre-orders can be made at this location.

The track listing for the album is:

1. Dead Raising Towers
2. Future Millennia
3. Mastery (see music video here)
4. Victims of the Nile
5. Iscariot (see lyric video here)
6. Follow Azrael
7. Freedom Eaters
8. World Unknown
9. Widowmaker
10. Envy of the Gods
11. The Wolf and the Kraken

The clip, which features the band talking about the musical direction and influences, can be viewed here: More...

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Lancer Posts Fourth Trailer For "Mastery"

Swedish power metal act Lancer posted the fourth in a series of trailer clips leading up to the release of the new album "Mastery." Details on the album are still forthcoming, but the release date will be January 13th via Nuclear Blast Records. Pre-orders can be made at this location.

The track listing for the album is:

1. Dead Raising Towers
2. Future Millennia
3. Mastery (see music video here)
4. Victims of the Nile
5. Iscariot (see lyric video here)
6. Follow Azrael
7. Freedom Eaters
8. World Unknown
9. Widowmaker
10. Envy of the Gods
11. The Wolf and the Kraken More...

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Lancer Posts "Mastery" Video

In two months, Swedish heavy metal band Lancer will release brand new record "Mastery" via Nuclear Blast.

To shorten the wait for fans, the band just released another new song in the form of a music video today. Watch the clip for the title track "Mastery," directed and edit by Hannes Knutsson, in the player below.

The band commented: "The title track 'Mastery' is very much a powerful representation of the album, with heavy riffing and a bombastic chorus. The darker undertone and lyrical theme is really palpable here and gives a great atmosphere to the song." More...

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Lancer Discusses Upcoming Album

Swedish heavy metal group Lancer will unleash third record "Mastery" - the band's first release through Nuclear Blast - on January 13th.

After revealing the first single "Iscariot" and two trailers (talking about the band in general and the forthcoming album's production and sound), the third part of the trailer series has been released today.

Listen what vocalist Isak Stenvall and bassist Emil Öberg have to say about the album title and its title track below.

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Lancer Releases Second Preview For "Mastery"

Swedish power metal act Lancer posted the second in a series of trailer clips leading up to the release of the new album "Mastery." Details on the album are still forthcoming, but the release date will be January 13th via Nuclear Blast Records.

In this clip, the band talks about the album artwork and title track. Check it out here:

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Lancer Releases "Mastery" Trailer Clip

Swedish power metal act Lancer posted the first in a series of trailer clips leading up to the release of the new album "Majesty." Details on the album are still forthcoming, but the release date will be January 13th via Nuclear Blast Records.

Lancer recently released a lyric video for the album's first single "Iscariot," which you can check out over at this location.

In the first preview clip, the give you an introduction. Check it out here:

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Lancer Releases "Iscariot" Lyric Video

Swedish power metal act Lancer released a lyric video for the new song "Iscariot." The song appears on the upcoming new release "Majesty," which is out January 13th via Nuclear Blast Records.

More information on the album, including track list and pre-order link is expected soon. The band will hit the road with HammerFall and Gloryhammer in Europe in January. For dates, head on over to this location.

Check out "Iscariot" here:

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Lancer Signs With Nuclear Blast, New Album, Tour

Swedish power metal act Lancer has signed to Nuclear Blast Records for the release of the upcoming third full length studio album "Mastery." The album will be issued on January 13th. In addition, the band will tour Europe with HammerFall and Gloryhammer.

Once again, the cover artwork was created by Dimitar Nikolov (Ross the Boss, Majesty). The final layout was done by Marcelo Vasco (Slayer, Machine Head) and can be viewed below.

Mark the release date in your calendars to not miss this full load of traditional stainless steel - more info to follow soon! More...

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Lancer Streaming Full Album

Swedish heavy metal quintet Lancer has teamed up with Decibel Magazine's 'Deciblog' to stream the band's impending sophomore album, "Second Storm" in full. Check it out below before the album drops April 10th via Despotz Records.

"Second Storm" can be pre-ordered online at this location. Lancer's Despotz Records debut was recorded at Leon Music Studios with producer Gustav Ydenius (Enforcer, Sister Sin).

Artwork comes courtesy of Dimitar Nikolov (who has previously made artwork for Steelwing and Katana). Vocalist Isak Stenvall tells Decibel:

"We're very proud to finally launch the 'Second Storm.' Right now I'm on a train on my way to Karlstad, Sweden for the final rehearsals before our release shows. When I listen to our new album, I become more and more convinced that our music will fill a gap in the heavy metal market. This is an honest and cheerful version of the music that we love.

"Our passion and hunger for music shines throughout every minute of this album. An album filled with soaring vocal melodies, thundering drums, splendid guitar work and pounding bass. The production takes this '80s inspired metal songs into 2015 without losing the grip of the traditional heavy metal sound.

"Our main goal has always been to carry the legacy of the British and German '80's heavy metal era. That's what you will get when you listen to 'Second Storm.' Riffs and song structures from Britain combined with the melodies and speed from Germany, performed by five metal heads from Sweden. Hold on tight, the storm has arrived!" More...

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Lancer Posts "Iwo Jima" Video

Swedish heavy metal quintet Lancer has teamed up with MetalInsider.net to launch a music video for the new track, "Iwo Jima," taken from the band's upcoming sophomore release, "Second Storm," due out April 10th on Despotz Records. Check it out below.

"'Iwo Jima' is a dramatic metal song reflecting the horrors of war," commented the band. "The song combines the elements of both British and German heavy metal with steady guitar riffing and soaring vocal melodies."

"Second Storm" can be pre-ordered online at this location. Lancer's Despotz Records debut was recorded at Leon Music Studios with producer Gustav Ydenius (Enforcer, Sister Sin). Artwork comes courtesy of Dimitar Nikolov (who has previously made artwork for Steelwing and Katana) and the track listing is as follows:

01. Running from the Tyrant
02. Iwo Jima
03. Masters and Crowns (listen in at this location)
06. Children of the Storm
04. Behind the Walls (watch the video here)
05. Aton
07. Steelbreaker
08. Eyes of the Liar
09. Fools Marches On More...

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Pit Stories: The Crazy Things Fans Do

Every Tuesday we catch up with metal bands from across the globe to get their most memorable tales from the mosh pit.

From insane circle pits to overturned cars and even fans who can't wait to get home to "get their energy out" so to speak, there's a whole lot of craziness to be found at metal shows - who better to share it than the bands themselves?

This week Swedish metal outfit Lancer shared these memories of the bizarre things metal heads do:

The craziest pit experience I ever witnessed was back in 2004 at the Swedish festival Gates Of Metal. I was attending a Morbid Angel concert late at night. It was a great gig with a lot of energy both on stage and down on the ground. Suddenly, I was standing in an empty pit in the middle of the audience. In the mud, beside me, I found a naked couple doing the missionary on a black leather coat. That was a weird experience that I'll never forget.

Another funny story about a crazy crowd member was at a gig I had with an Yngwie Malmsteen cover band. There was this drunken guy in the front row who knew all the lyrics and solos, and he went all crazy on the first songs of the set. Then suddenly he just disappeared. Later on we had several power failures at the venue. After the show I was told that this insane Yngwie fan had taken over the light table, and by accident switched the power off several times in his attempt to do the most spectacular light show since the 80’s.

Swedish heavy metal quintet Lancer will drop sophomore outing "Second Storm" on April 10th via Despotz Records.

You can pre-order your own copy at this location. To hear music from the coming album, watch the "Masters and Crowns" music video at over here or check out the lyric clip for "Behind These Walls" below. More...

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Lancer Reveals What's "Behind The Walls"

Swedish heavy metal quintet Lancer will drop sophomore outing "Second Storm" on April 10th via Despotz Records, with pre-orders now available over here.

"Second Storm" was tracked at Leon Music Studios with the assistance of producer Gustav Ydenius (Steelwing, Mustasch, Enforcer). Artwork comes courtesy of Dimitar Nikolov (who has previously made artwork for Steelwing and Katana).

Today we're bringing you a powerful new track cut off the album via a crazy animated lyric video. Head "Behind The Walls" below!

The band also comments: “’Behind the Walls’ is a fast speed metal song that's inspired by the mid 80's German metal scene. It's raw, wild and furious!”

The "Second Storm" will consist of: More...

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Lancer Releasing New Album

Swedish heavy metal quintet Lancer has announced an April 10th release date for sophomore album, "Second Storm," to be released on Despotz Records. The band has teamed up with Revolvermag.com to launch a music video for the first single, "Masters and Crowns," which can also been seen below.

"We are very happy signing with Despotz Records," the band commented on its new label home. "This collaboration will be killer! Despotz is an innovative, hardworking label with a holistic approach to the business, making us confident they are perfect for Lancer."

Ömer Akay, Despotz co-founder, added: "We welcome Lancer to the Despotz family. Expect great things this year from these Heavy Metal Gods!"

The "Second Storm" album was recorded at Leon Music Studios with producer Gustav Ydenius (Steelwing, Mustasch, Enforcer). Artwork comes courtesy of Dimitar Nikolov (who has previously made artwork for Steelwing and Katana). Pre-orders are available at this location and the track listing is:

01. Running from the Tyrant
02. Iwo Jima
03. Masters and Crowns
04. Behind the Walls
05. Aton
06. Children of the Storm
07. Steelbreaker
08. Eyes of the Liar
09. Fools Marches On More...

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Lancer Posts New Music Video

Swedish metal act Lancer posted a new music video for the song "Young & Alive." The song appears on the band's debut full length self-title release, which was issued in January through Doolittle Group. More information on ordering the album can be found at this location.

Check out the video here:

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