International heavy metal group BEAST IN BLACK released their highly anticipated debut album »Berserker«, last week through Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band, with ex-BATTLE BEAST guitarist Anton Kabanen, can proudly announce that the record has hit the German album charts at #51. Congratulations to the BEAST camp!

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»Berserker« - Track Listing:
01. Beast In Black
02. Blind And Frozen
03. Blood Of A Lion
04. Born Again
05. Zodd The Immortal
06. The Fifth Angel
07. Crazy, Mad, Insane
08. Hell For All Eternity (Bonus Track - DIGI only)
09. Eternal Fire
10. Go To Hell (Bonus Track - DIGI only)
11. End Of The World
12. Ghost In The Rain

Helsinki-based five-piece BEAST IN BLACK was founded by Anton Kabanen soon after he had parted ways with BATTLE BEAST in 2015. By the end of 2015 the band had played their first gig, where they opened for NIGHTWISH.

»Berserker« was produced by Anton in his Sound Quest Studio. Its cover artwork marks the return of the collaboration between Anton and Roman Ismailov who was the original illustrator and graphic artist for BATTLE BEAST.

»Berserker« maintains the style of Anton's previously composed works, which include the first three BATTLE BEAST albums. Influenced by 80’s metal bands such as JUDAS PRIEST, MANOWAR, W.A.S.P., BLACK SABBATH and ACCEPT, the record contains all the elements of a great heavy metal album. "It's very straightforward, catchy, powerful and occasionally mixed with some symphonic influences," Anton adds. Lyrically, Kabanen also continues his previous style: "Many songs such as the title track, 'Beast In Black', and 'Zodd The Immortal', are strongly influenced by the Japanese manga and anime »Berserk«."

BEAST IN BLACK live 2018:

  • 10.02. FIN Helsinki - Nosturi
  • 20./21.07. FIN Laukaa - John Smith Rock Festival
  • 29.06. - 01.07. FIN Helsinki - Tuska Open Air
  • 15. - 18.08. S Falun - Sabaton Open Air

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