New Album "Battle Of Lenningrad" Announced By Ring Of Fire
U.S. neoclassical power metal act, featuring guitarist Tony MacAlpine and vocalist Mark Boals, posted a sample clip from the upcoming third studio release "Battle of Lenningrad." The album is set for release on January 24th (EU) and January 28th (North America) via Frontiers Records. The album is the first since the 2004 release "Lapse Of Reality." A preview clip for the new release can be viewed below.
Combining melodic metal songs with fantasy-based lyrics, topped off with virtuoso performances from the line-up, the resulting Ring Of Fire albums proved to be exactly what many neoclassical-metal fans had waited for, creating a solid fan base for the band all over the world.
"Battle of Leningrad" comes after a 9 years hiatus -- a period which has seen the band members getting involved in other projects, most notably with singer Mark Boals becoming singer for Royal Hunt (until 2011) and Kuprij and MacAlpine touring with Trans Siberian Orchestra and Steve Vai respectively. Ring of Fire reconvened with Boals, MacAlpine and Kurprij during 2012, when they agreed to work on their unfinished business and develop a new album from the true story of the siege of Leningrad during the WWII.
Mark Boals explains: "It is a true story of the strength and resilience of the Russian people throughout history and particularly in this instance of 900 days of being surrounded on all sides with no food and no hope of rescue, under siege of the Nazi army. The magnificent city of Leningrad with millions of people trapped, found a way to withstand the daily attacks of rockets and bombs, the lack of food, water, and fuel for heat. Although more than 1 million starved to death, most survived, and the Nazis were never able to overtake the city completely. They were finally forced to retreat by the Russian army. Not widely known by most, this was an amazing story and one of World War II's finest examples of heroism in the worst circumstances imaginable."
Musically the album is all the fans have been waiting for. True "Neoclassic" Power Metal with technical and exciting musical passages which promise to reignite the RING OF FIRE flame among the fans!
1. Mother Russia
2. They're Calling Your Name
4. Land Of Frozen Tears
6. Where Angels Play
7. Battle Of Leningrad
8. No Way Out
9. Our World
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