Following their massive German chart entry at #1 with their new studio album Memento Mori in the beginning of 2022, FEUERSCHWANZ have released an official video for what is likely their most personal song to date – “Das Herz eines Drachen” [en: The Heart of a Dragon]. The medieval folk rockers’ ballad shows a previously unknown side of the band with its evident seriousness. In a fire lit by burning guitar sounds and flute melodies, Captain Feuerschwanz mourns his fallen father with his head held high. A song that brings hope in dark times and once again underlines the credo of the last studio album - Memento Mori!

Hauptmann Feuerschwanz on “Das Herz eines Drachen”: "Das Herz eines Drachen" is a very personal song for me. To find words and sounds for feelings for which there are no words is almost impossible, but with the help of my friends from Feuerschwanz I mastered this challenge.
What if the world feels so threatening that the nervous system goes into a freeze? Perhaps that's why it's no coincidence that my second profession, as a psychologist, deals with the effects of trauma on our nervous systems. "Das Herz eines Drachen" is a song that is supposed to bring healing and reconciliation for everything that hurt us when we were young. I have found a new share of authentic strength and connection with my family and to the whole world again through my Dragonheart."

After the great chart entry at #1 the new FEUERSCHWANZ album Memento Mori remained in the Top 120 of the official German album charts for a total of 11 weeks.

On Memento Mori, FEUERSCHWANZ finally make the step away from the simpler humor of earlier days, to one of the most important bands in German Folk-Rock!

With chanting violin playing, Memento Mori starts its heroic journey with its eponymous opener. The song turns out to be a melodic rock anthem with a well-known medieval character, a blazing guitar riff and life-affirming lyrics. On "Untot im Drachenboot", the squad around Hauptmann Feuerschwanz sets off for new musical shores in a Viking ship full of undead warriors. "Rausch der Barberei", on the other hand delivers a violent, raw voice and driving drumming that send its listeners into unbridled frenzy. On "Krampus", FEUERSCHWANZ sing in a canon of vocals and instruments about the ancient legend of the demonic companion of St. Nicholas, who is dressed in fur and a horned mask. "Hannibal" on the other hand embarks on a raging battle of powerful choirs, swirling violin and guitar solos and driving drums, led by army commander Hannibal. The crowning finale of the almost 40-minute adventure is provided by "Skaldenmet" with its proudly advancing bass.

In trademark FEUERSCHWANZ style, Memento Mori is about great adventures, historic battles and outstanding heroic deeds. FEUERSCHWANZ manage to stay true to their trademarks and at the same time venture into new musical realms. Fans of the band can look forward to an extensive deluxe edition of the album, which extends the running time of Memento Mori by almost double! Two additional CDs feature instrumental versions of all eleven tracks as well as the cover CD Die Glorreichen Sieben (The Magnificent Seven), which includes seven epic reissues from Amon Amarth to Die Ärzte and The Weeknd.

FEUERSCHWANZ on the new album: “You take nothing with you to your grave, except your coffin... Memento Mori is the direct successor to Die Letzte Schlacht! The world of Hauptmann Feuerschwanz is in flames, overrun by the living dead and scourged by religious zealots... All of this sounds frighteningly real, even in Anno Domini 2021, so it's time to defy the storm once again and celebrate life. Let's live here, let's live now - until death sharpens his knife!”

Tracklist Die Glorreichen Sieben:

  • Memento Mori
  • Untot im Drachenboot
  • Ultima Nocte
  • Rausch der Barbarei
  • Krampus
  • Feuer & Schwert
  • Das Herz eines Drachen
  • Rohirrim
  • Am Galgen
  • Hannibal
  • Skaldenmet

Festival Shows 2022:

  • 20.05.22 DE – Bad Segeberg / Felsenburg Festival
  • 03.06.22 DE – Dietenhofen / Bibertal Festival
  • 10.06.22 DE – Kranichfeld / Sternenklang Festival
  • 11.06.22 DE – Gelsenkirchen / Folkfield Fesrtival
  • 24.06.22 DE – Dischingen / Rock am Härtsfeldsee
  • 09.07.22 DE – Tuttlingen / Honbergsommer
  • 23.07.22 DE – Bückeburg / MPS
  • 04.08.22 ES – Villena / Leyendas Del Rock
  • 05.08.22 DE – Wacken / Wacken Open Air
  • 06.08.22 DE – Cologne / Südbrücke – Only Metfest in 2022 w/ Equilibrium, Wind Rose, Grailknights
  • 07.08.22 DE – Hildesheim / M’era Luna Festival
  • 12.08.22 AT – Graz / Metal On The Hill
  • 13.08.22 DE – Höchstadt a. d. Aisch / Schlosshof Festival
  • 17.08.22 DE – Dinkelsbühl / Summer Breeze
  • 18.08.22 DE – Lindau / Club Vaudeville
  • 19.08.22 CH – Vallamand / Rock The Lakes
  • 20.08.22 CZ – Moravský Krumlov / Rock Castle
  • 26.08.22 DE – Dresden / Schleife 1 Open Air
  • 27.08.22 DE – Schleswig / Baltic Open Air
  • 03.09.22 DE – Luhmühlen / MPS
  • 14.10.22 ES – Mallorca / Full Metal Holiday

Memento Mori Tour 2023
w/ Warkings

  • 12.04.23 AT – Linz / Posthof
  • 13.04.23 AT – Vienna / Szene
  • 14.04.23 AT – Graz / Dom am Berg
  • 15.04.23 DE – Munich / Backstage
  • 20.04.23 DE – Frankfurt / Batschkapp
  • 21.04.23 DE – Saarbrücken / Garage
  • 22.04.23 DE – Stuttgart / Im Wizemann
  • 27.04.23 DE – Hamburg / Markthalle
  • 28.04.23 DE – Hamburg / Markthalle
  • 29.04.23 DE – Oberhausen / Turbinenhalle
  • 30.04.23 DE – Nuremberg / Löwensaal
  • 05.05.23 DE – Leipzig / Felsenkeller
  • 06.05.23 DE – Berlin / Huxleys
  • 11.05.23 DE – Bremen / Aladin
  • 12.05.23 DE – Hanover / Capitol
  • 13.05.23 DE – Cologne / Carlswerk Victoria

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