2019-06-19 - Progress without estrangement is a rare craft that very few bands truly master. All too often, a band ventures so far from its roots it that loses its trademark sound. And every so often, a band’s stagnation drains all of its charm. Finding that rare balance between the two is a huge task not easily accomplished. And yet there is a band that has been coming close to that perfect balance more and more over the course of the past few years. A band that, ironically, already bears that balance in its well-known name: EQUILIBRIUM.
Their latest, sixth record “Renegades” (out: August 23rd via Nuclear Blast) is heralding a watershed, the turn of an era for this genre. This is metal at its most epic and most monumental, bearing huge songs, resting firmly in the Zeitgeist with a massive, modern production and sporting quite a number of eclectic influences. And before the bleating erupts: It’s working, it’s blending in - and above all, it’s still Equilibrium. Quite possibly more than ever.
Convince yourself, the band unveils the first digital single, the title track "Renegades".
The song is available on all official streaming and download platforms.
Download or stream the new track here: http://nblast.de/EquilibriumRenegadesSi
"We are very excited to finally share a first song from our new album with the world. Even though all songs are pretty different from each other, 'Renegades' gives a good taste of what you can expect this time from EQUILIBRIUM."
EQUILIBRIUM also releases the first album trailer today. Check it and find out more about the upcoming new album »Renegades« here: https://youtu.be/lcxRqSpysnc
Pre-order »Renegades« in various formats, here: http://nblast.de/EquilibriumRenegades
Pre-save »Renegades« via Spotify: http://nblast.de/EQUILIBRIUMpreSave
In support of this upcoming release, the band will tour Europe in early 2020 to present the new material to their fans! Direct support will come from German dark-rock band LORD OF THE LOST. Melodic death metallers NAILED TO OBSCURITY and newcomers OCEANS will be playing as the opening acts! Find all dates below!
»Renegades Tour« - Europe 2020
w/ LORD OF THE LOST, NAILED TO OBSCURITY, OCEANS (*)
17.01. D Leipzig - Hellraiser*
18.01. D Berlin - Festsaal Kreuzberg*
19.01. D Wiesbaden - Schlachthof*
21.01. F Paris - Le Trabendo
22.01. F Toulouse - Le Metronum
23.01. E Madrid - Sala Caracol
24.01. E Barcelona - Sala Bóveda
25.01. F Lyon - Ninkasi Kao
26.01. D Lindau - Club Vaudeville*
28.01. H Budapest - Dürer Kert
29.01. PL Krakow - Klub Kwadrat
30.01. A Vienna - Szene
31.01. D Munich - Backstage (Werk)*
01.02. CH Pratteln - Z7*
02.02. CZ Prague - Nová Chmelnice
04.02. N Oslo - John Dee
05.02. S Stockholm - Fryshuset
06.02. DK Copenhagen - Pumpehuset
07.02. D Cologne - Essigfabrik*
08.02. D Stuttgart - LKA Longhorn*
09.02. D Hanover - Capitol*
11.02. D Saarbrücken - Garage*
12.02. D Nuremberg - Hirsch*
13.02. NL Eindhoven - Dynamo
14.02. UK London - O2 Academy Islington
15.02. UK Birmingham - HRH Metal IV
16.02. B Vosselaar - Biebob
Tickets on sale from 29.05. via http://www.renegades-tour.com
»Renegades« was recorded and produced during September 2018 until March 2019 by the band itself and swedish producer Robin Leijon and it is the first EQUILIBRIUM album to feature Skar with his clean vocals and Skadi Rosehurst on synths.
2020-08-07 11:00 - One nation, one clan – one folk: United by the sound of epic metal, EQUILIBRIUM release their new single "One Folk" today. Details
2019-08-23 16:00 - The new masterpiece of German epic metal pioneers EQUILIBRIUM, »Renegades,« is out now. The album is heralding a watershed, the turn of an era for this genre. Details
2019-08-16 16:30 - Today the band presents you a small foretaste of this bonus CD in the form of a video of the 8-bit version of the song "Renegades - A Lost Generation". Details
2019-08-02 16:00 - Last week, the band released the second digital single "Path of Destiny". Today, the band presents the official video clip of the song. Details
2019-07-10 16:00 - Today, the band presents brand new snippets from each song in the third album trailer. Check it out. Details
2019-07-04 17:00 - Today, the band presents the second album trailer. Check it and find out more about the new line-up and the band members. Details
2019-06-28 14:00 - EQUILIBRIUM video clip for first digital single released/album release date changed! Details
2019-05-27 10:00 - Today, epic metal pioneers, EQUILIBRIUM, have revealed the cover artwork to their upcoming 6th studio album, »Renegades«. Details
2019-05-22 16:00 - Today, German epic metal pioneers, EQUILIBRIUM, have announced their upcoming 6th studio album, »Renegades«. The album will be released on August 23rd, 2019 via Nuclear Blast. Details
2017-12-22 17:00 - The band will return as special guests to Swedish melodic death metal icons DARK TRANQUILLITY on their »Atoma« European run in spring 2018. Details