Swedish Metal Band ‘Lancer’ – New Track ‘Future Millennia’ Available for Streaming, European Tour Kicks off Jan. 12


lancer-2016_182‘Future Millennia’ is a a brand new track by Swedish metal band Lancer, the song appears on their third album “Mastery” which will be released 13 Jan. 2017, worldwide through Nuclear Blast Records. The song is available for streaming in the video below.

When Lancer announced that they would start the recordings of their third album in May 2016, the renowned German metal label Nuclear Blast Records reached out to the band, and a new record deal was signed. Lancer entered Leon Music Studios once more with producer Gustav Ydenius. This time the band chose to let the world famous mastering engineer Miro (Avantasia, Rhapsody, Kamelot) of Gate Studio, Wolfsburg, master the album.

Lancer met at the Music Academy of Ingesund in Arvika, Sweden, and the common passion for heavy metal forged them together and Lancer was born. They invaded the metal scene in the spring of 2012 with their debut EP “Purple Sky”. The EP got a warm welcome from all around the world and gave the band a record deal with the Swedish label Doolittle Group AB, owned by the famous metal vocalist Christian Liljegren (Narnia), and they also signed a deal with Japanese label King Records at this time.

In early 2013 the follow up to the “Purple Sky” EP, Lancer’s self-titled debut album was released worldwide. The album was produced by Tommy Johansson (Sabaton) and Ronny Milianowicz (previous collaborations with Hammerfall, Michael Kiske and Timo Tolkki to name a few!), and it received great reviews from all around the world. Japanese Burrn Magazine gave the album 75/100 and Sweden Rock Magazine 7/10, naming the band a new hope for European power metal, and it received even higher grades from several European and American reviewers. Lancer’s music videos for the songs ‘Purple Sky’ and ‘Young and Alive’ have also been aired on Metal Hammer Greece’s own TV channel.

Lancer’s sophomore album “Second Storm” was a lesson in melodic metal and followed a long tradition of outstanding Swedish metal bands like Hammerfall, Sabaton and many more! The album was recorded in the world famous Leon Music Studios with producer Gustav Ydenius (Sister Sin, Mustasch, Enforcer). Being released on Despotz Records in April 2015, ”Second Storm” earned amazing reviews from metal press all over the world, naming the band future successors to the throne of melodic metal. During the fall of 2015 Lancer joined German power metal band Freedom Call on support act tour, and received a fantastic reception from the fans!

“It’s hard to categorise our sound,” comments Isak Stenvall, “because even though you might not hear too much of it in the music we also draw inspiration from the 70’s hard rock scene as well as thrash and death metal and tons of other music that isn’t even related to metal at all. That’s the Lancer sound!”

This year they signed a new record deal with the renowned German metal label Nuclear Blast Records and in May 2016, Lancer started the recording process of their third album. The band entered Leon Music Studios once more with producer Gustav Ydenius. This time the band chose to let the world famous mastering engineer Miro (Avantasia, Rhapsody, Kamelot) of Gate Studio, Wolfsburg, master the album. Consequently, it has a different sound again.

“We wanted to make this album sound as close as possible to how we sound live, and with that I mean no over-dubs, no keyboards and of course no cutting out every single note we play and putting it in “perfect” order. You can write bombastic and varied metal songs with just four instruments, it’s all in the arrangements. That’s why our album has such a great organic feeling!” explains Isak.

Thematically, the new record focus on fantasy topics, inspired by old tales, myths, as well as religion, for example from the ancient Egypt, the Hebrew and the Christian bible to Greek and Northern mythology. Furthermore, also science fiction and history play a major role – and in these stories everything always goes wrong. You can’t hold back the strife that ends up in catastrophe. But that’s just why this new creation is that exciting.

The band is comprised of: Isak Stenvall – Vocals, Per-Owe “Ewo” Solvelius – Guitars, Fredrik Kelemen – Guitars, Emil Öberg – Bass, Sebastian Pedernera – Drums.

01. Dead Raising Towers
02. Future Millennia
03. Mastery
04. Victims Of The Nile
05. Iscariot
06. Follow Azrael
07. Freedom Eaters
08. World Unknown
09. Widowmaker
10. Envy Of The Gods
11. The Wolf And The Kraken

 Upcoming Shows:

Jan 12 Aladin Bremen, Germany
Jan 13 Turbinenhalle 1 Oberhausen, Germany
Jan 14 Brose Arena Bamberg, Germany
Jan 16 Tivoli Vredenburg Utrecht, Netherlands
Jan 17 Trix Antwerp, Belgium
Jan 18 Wartenberg Oval Fulda, Germany
Jan 20 Stadthalle Langen, Germany
Jan 21 Z7 Pratteln, Switzerland
Jan 22 Z7 Pratteln, Switzerland
Jan 23 Ninkasi Kao Lyon, France
Jan 25 Garage Saarbrücken, Germany
Jan 26 Filharmonie Filderstadt, Germany
Jan 27 Backstage Munich, Germany
Jan 28 AllKart Halle Kaufbeuren, Germany
Jan 29 Live Club Trezzo Sull’adda, Italy
Jan 31 Barba Negra Budapest, Hungary
Feb 01 Arena Vienna, Austria
Feb 02 Oprheum Graz, Austria
Feb 03 Hala Euronics Zlin, Czech Republic
Feb 04 Progresja Warsaw, Poland
Feb 06 Huxley´s Neue Welt Berlin, Germany
Feb 07 Große Freiheit 36 Hamburg, Germany
Feb 08 Amager Bio Copenhagen South, Denmark

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Video below: ‘Future Millennia’

Video below: ‘Mastery’

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