Swedish heavy metal band Trial (Swe) have set September 2 as the release date for their new feature, Feed The Fire. For a first look at the album, a new video (directed by Christoffer Tönnäng) for the single, “Sulphery”, can be viewed below.
Twin guitars, blistering beats, commanding vocals and distinctive melodies – heavy metal is alive and well in the hands of Trial (Swe). Returning five years after 2017’s “Motherless” with new vocalist Arthur W. Andersson on board, the quintet are hungry, and it shows in the tracks that make up the mighty Feed The Fire, perhaps their most urgently needed record. their repertoire.
“Hearing Arthur’s voice made me want to write faster songs,” says lead guitarist Alexander Ellström. “That desire didn’t occur to me until he arrived. We owe him a lot for shaping the new record after his vocals. The result is a fast, fierce yet melodic album, and it’s about giving it your all for something you hold dear, and let it ruin you. This is visualized through a canticle of a goddess. For me, the goddess is very specific, I know who the goddess is and what she means to me. Are you ready to find your equivalent and let it engulf you? I’ll be happy to stoke the fire knowing what I’ll get in return.
Recorded at Welfare Sounds in Gothenburg, with Per Stålberg, Kalle Lilja and Olle Björk as engineers and producers, the band was in the studio every day for nearly two weeks, and they approached recording differently than before. “On this album, we focused more on playing with feel rather than perfection. In the past, we could spend too much time on parts that were ultimately no better than the first takes we made. This time around we all felt a lot more relaxed about the situation, knowing what was expected of us to perform.” The band also recruited none other than Tomas “Tompa” Lindberg from At The Gates to do some vocals on the song “Snare Of The Fowler”.
Feed The Fire will be available in the following formats:
– digipak-CD with 2 bonus tracks
– 180g black vinyl (limited to 500 copies)
– transparent purple vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 400 copies)
– transparent orange/red splatter vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 250 copies)
– wood brown marbled vinyl (Kingsroad & US exclusive – limited to 250 copies)
Feed The Fire track listing:
“Three times the way”
“At the Highest”
“Bird Catcher’s Trap”
“Feeding the Fire”
“The Faust Hood”
“The Crystal Sea”
CD bonus tracks:
Trial range (Sweden):
Arthur W. Andersson – Vocals
Alexander Elstrom – Guitars
Andreas Johnson – Guitars
Andreas Olsson – Bass
Martin Svensson – Drums