Published on January 14th, 2017 | by Justin G.
Eclipse Reveal Title, Artwork and First Single from Upcoming Album Monumentum
Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of the hotly anticipated fifth studio album from ECLIPSE, Monumentum on March 24, 2017. The first single “Vertigo” can be heard here:
Pre-orders of Monumentum and/or streams of the first single,
“Vertigo” are available here: http://radi.al/EclipseMonumentum
– Amazon: http://radi.al/MonumentumAmazon
– iTunes: http://radi.al/MonumentumiTunes
– Google Play: http://radi.al/MonumentumGooglePlay
– Spotify: http://radi.al/MonumentumSpotify
Two years after the successful release of the Armageddonize album around the globe, Eclipse have established themselves as rising stars with audiences in Australia, Japan, America, and Europe (including the 3.5 million viewers who saw Eclipse’s debut on Swedish national television at Melodifestivalen 2016).
With the musical development and maturity shown across the board on their last two albums, Bleed and Scream and Armageddonize the future has become clear: these guys are destined for stardom! And now with their new album, aptly entitled Monumentum, the band’s amazing abilities are truly on display for the world to hear.
After touring extensively for two years in support of Armageddonize, Eclipse’s main songwriters Erik Mårtensson and Magnus Henriksson reconvened in Erik’s new studio in the Swedish countryside in late summer 2016 and started writing new songs. The intention was to write and record an album with no compromise on either song quality or musical performance from the band.
Singer, songwriter and producer Erik Martensson says: “With every album, one’s way of writing music changes a bit. What you thought was exciting and interesting while writing one album can radically change when you start writing the next. I think we have brought in quite a few new tricks in the writing and recording process while still staying true to our sound. In the end, it all boils down to if it’s good or bad songs and I think this is the best album we’ve done. In my opinion there is not one single weak song on the album and I’m really proud of it!”
We know saying your latest album is the best you’ve done is the oldest cliché in rock music, and so instead of taking our word for it, tune in and listen to the killer opening track “Vertigo.” It’s melodic rock that’s respectful of the roots of the genre, but with sights set firmly on the future. Fans of the band will not be disappointed and newcomers can look forward to hard rocking tunes with massive hooks from the first to the final track. As Erik puts it: “When I go and see a band I just want to hear songs that make me wanna put my fist in the air and scream along, and I want everyone around me to do the same. Well, Monumentum is one giant fist waiting for a chanting crowd of rockers. We can’t wait for the people to hear it!”
Better be ready: ECLIPSE are coming to kick your ass!
2. Never Look Back
3. Killing Me
4. The Downfall of Eden
7. Born To Lead
8. For Better or for Worse
9. No Way Back
10. Night Comes Crawling
11. Black Rain
Erik Mårtensson – lead vocals, guitars
Magnus Henriksson – guitars
Magnus Ulfstedt – bass
Philip Crusner – drums
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