One of the latest additions to the Nuclear Blast Records roster is the former-Battle Beast-guitarist-formed heavy group known as Beast In Black. The Helsinki Heavy Metallers were founded by Battle Beast’s Anton Kabanen in 2015, and now, with some solid gigs including an opening slot for Nightwish under their belt, the band is preparing for their debut album to be released in the fall. Berserker is the name, and “Blind and Frozen” is the first single, for which a music video directed by Ville Lipiäinen (Nightwish) has already been released. Taking a classic heavy metal sound to heart with a contemporary power metal touch, “Blind and Frozen” is streaming via the Nuclear Blast Official YouTube Channel. Anton Kabanen says of the track, “‘Blind And Frozen’ is a super catchy and massive song. Yannis’ interpretation and performance here is nothing short of pure perfection!”
Berserker was produced by Anton himself, and his comments on the record are: “It’s very straightforward, catchy and powerful and occasionally mixed with some symphonic influences…Many songs such as the title track, ‘Beast In Black’, and ‘Zodd The Immortal’, are strongly influenced by the Japanese manga and anime Berserk.”
Berserker will be out on November 3rd, and the record is already available for pre-order physically through the Nuclear Blast Shop via Beast In Black’s website, and digitally via iTunes (affiliate link). You can keep an eye on https://www.facebook.com/beastinblackofficial for updates.