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Sweeping Death - "Between The Hammer And The Anvil" (Judas Priest cover)

Sweeping Death (band)
Το 2012 σχηματίσθηκαν στην Γερμανία οι Order of Priority. Τέσσερα χρόνια αργότερα μετονομάσθηκαν σε Sweeping Death και με αυτό το όνομα συνεχίζουν μέχρι τις ημέρες μας. Dark Heavy Metal μπάντα (έτσι αυτοχαρακτηρίζονται), η οποία έχει κυκλοφορήσει ένα single ("Die for Metal" 2016), ένα ep ("Astoria" 2017) κι έναν "ολοκληρωμένο" δίσκο ("In Lucid" 2018).

Το νέο δισκογραφικό πόνημα των Sweeping Death είναι ep τριών τραγουδιών. Φέρει τον τίτλο "Tristesse" κι αναμένεται τον επόμενο μήνα. Προ μηνός επιχείρησαν την δική τους προσέγγιση στο τραγούδι των Judas Priest "Between The Hammer And The Anvil" (το οποίο πρωτακούσαμε στον "μυθικό" τους δίσκο "Painkiller" που κυκλοφόρησε τον Σεπτέμβριο του 1990). Η διασκευή ηχογραφήθηκε και φιλμογραφήθηκε και το αποτέλεσμα το βλέπετε στο κάτωθι βίντεο...

Δελτίο τύπου: «German Progressive Metallers Sweeping Death is about to release their EP Tristesse on 9 September 2021. To get a taste, they have produced a music video for the song Alter The Rift.

Tristesse represents the Sweeping Death's third release, and although the recording started during the Covid pandemic, shortly after their last full-length In Lucid (2018), Sweeping Death already made the decision to release a concept EP next with the thematic focus on the number 3.

In the beginning, there was only the number. In the end, a concept EP with Arthur Schopenhauer's "The World As Will And Idea" in thematic focus. Tristesse is a wordplay. It is French for sadness. Further, the number 3 as a constantly recurring concept in nature and philosophy is the anchor point of 'Tris+esse'.

'Tri' is Latin for 'three' and 'esse' means 'being'. Thus 'Tristesse' stands for 'three being' or 'trinity'. Following the concept, the EP consists of 3 songs. Over the three songs, a journey of the lyrical I is to be described. Starting from the gloomy, cold and yet close to life first level over a transformation from within to the last, almost divine level.

Musically, the claim was quite clear to write songs that work in a live context. Sweeping Death reduced the complexity and focused a lot on catchy hooks and haunting melodies. The EP has dark sides inspired by bands like Mgła, Dissection and Tribulation as well as sublime parts reminiscent of classic Heavy Metal.

The artwork has been designed by Eliran Kantor (Testament, Satan, Helloween) and shows again the EPs concept, 'trinity'. The transformation in three stages also has been graphically implemented.»

Bio: «In January 2017, Sweeping Death released their first EP 'Astoria', booked 40 shows and played among others also as a support for Destruction and Sepultura. They were 'Heroes of Tomorrow' in Metal Hammer and received good reviews from other media.

Musically 'Astoria' is somewhere between Heavy and Thrash and bands like Iron Maiden, Satan and Anthrax inspired our sound and look. In 2018, came the first long-player 'In Lucid' which was produced together with Rolf Munkes (Tony Martin, Crematory).

On this record, Sweeping Death tried to combine influences from black, heavy and progressive metal in such a way that a unique mix is created that surprises the listener. Leaning on bands like In Solitude and Tribulation with a good portion of sophisticated heavy metal.

The artwork is from Adrian Baxter (Mayhem, Cloak). Over the next two years, Sweeping Death played around 70 gigs, including the first co-headlining tour with Pripjat, opening for bands like Tribulation, Skull Fist, Striker, Loudness, Tankard, Mantar, Night Demon... and among others in Sweden, France, Czech Republic, Austria and Italy.»

Band: Sweeping Death
Country of origin: Germany
Location: Wildsteig, Bavaria
Formed in: 2016
Genre: Dark Heavy Metal
Years active: 2012-2016 (as Order of Priority), 2016-present

Video: "Between The Hammer And The Anvil"
Filmed by: Verena Heilmeier
Video editing by: Markus Heilmeier
Recording, Mix, Mastering by: Markus Heilmeier
Location: Sweeping Death Headquarter

Band members:
Elias Witzigmann - Lead Vocals
Markus Heilmeier - Guitar
Simon Bertl - Guitar
Tobias Kasper - Drums
Andreas Bertl - Bass

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