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Last updated on June 19, 2013 at 7:31 AM ET
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Swedish traditional metal act Tungsten Axe will release the debut LP "Swedish Iron" on June 28th via Iron Shield Records with distribution through Pure Steel Records. The band was founded in 2009 and released a self-titled demo in 2011. However, one day eight tracks were added to the Tungsten Axe songbook and the visions of a full length started to take form.
A friend of the band who is heavily into analogue recording technique offered studio time and on November 16, 2012 the band recorded what would become "Swedish Iron." The 4-track promo demo with outtakes from the recording session was sent out to appropriate labels and bookers. The album was intended as a vinyl LP as the first priority, but strong support from Iron Shield Records came with an offer to release it as a CD, which fueled the band. According to the press release the album is a "rough, honest and unedited live recording with only vocals, guitar solos and sound effects added on."
The track listing for "Swedish Iron" is:
2. Star of Mount Paekdu
3. Heavy Metal
5. Devil's Children
6. Swedish Iron
7. The Steel is Sacred
8. Elna K. Eriksson
9. Times More...
Members of MaYaN, Epica, HDK and DragonForce will partake in a new rock opera video game entitled "Karmaflow." A crowdfunding campaign for the release has been established with various per packages over at this location. The soundtrack to the game will feature a band and orchestra featuring the likes of vocalist Marc Hudson (Dragonforce), vocalist Henning Basse (MaYaN/Epysode/L.M.O.), guitarist Sander Gommans (HDK/Ex-After Forever) and drummer Arien van Weesenbeck (Epica/MaYaN) and the Metropole Orchestra.
About the game: "Karmaflow is a third person puzzle/platform adventure, and the world's first rock opera video game! The game is aimed at immersion and experience, and brings a new take on the genre of "rock opera". We are pursuing to bring you a never seen (and heard) before experience through the medium of video game. In a rich fantasy setting, you take on the role of the Karmakeeper, who is responsible for maintaining the balance in different worlds. You will travel to these worlds and have to save the Guardian Spirits that live there, by finding and unlocking the long lost Karmaflows. Through puzzling, platforming and exploration, you will be treated to an extensive story told through interactive music. The Karmakeeper will gain new abilities while making his way through rich environments, and uses sources of Good Karma he can find in the world to drive out the Bad Karma that led to the Guardian Spirits' downfall." More...