Swedish heavy metallers CIVIL WAR have announced via their official Facebook page that two members have departed from the band, but balanced with that some good news about forthcoming album “Gods And Generals”, due for release in May on Napalm Records. Check their statement below:
“Good News and Bad News
From the Civil War camp we have some breaking news to report. Good and bad. Let’s take the good first:
A video to the song “Bay of Pigs” from the upcoming album “Gods and Generals” will be released within the next couple of weeks.
The bad news is that guitarplayer Oskar Montelius has decided to leave the band and that we have decided to part ways with bassplayer Stefan Pizza Eriksson.
Oskars last performance with the band is the upcoming video.
Here’s a statement from Oskar:
I have come to the decision that I am leaving the band. I have lost the spark and I feel it’s no fun to play music anymore. I love hanging with the guys, but I’m not willing to put down the work it takes to be in a band. So it is the best for everyone involved that I quit. Maybe I will pick up the guitar in the future, maybe I won’t. I’m wishing the guys in the band the best of luck in the future, and a big hurrah to all of you fans for all these years!
Thanks to Oskar and Stefan for what they have done for the band. We will not bring in any replacements.
Mullback, Myhr, Rikard, Patrik and Petrus is the band from now on and we can’t wait to present the video and the upcoming album to the world.
See you on the road,
The Swedish Heavy Metallers CIVIL WAR, with featuring former members of SABATON and ASTRAL DOORS are ready to enthrall fans with their brand new album! Today the title, artwork and release dates have been unveiled, details below:
“Gods And Generals” will be released via Napalm Records on these following dates:
Europa / AUS: 08.05.2015
UK/NOR/ FR /DK / IT: 11.05.2015
Check out the album cover artwork:
Get ready and be prepared for a CIVIL WAR 2015 with a new masterpiece full of catchy melodies & heavy metal arrangements!
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Swedish Heavy Metal heroes SABATON have announced a new and very special kind of festival, issues Nuclear Blast. So, there is the ‘Sabaton Open Air/Rockstad:Falun’ festival in SABATON’s hometown Falun, the ‘Sabaton Cruise’ on the Baltic Sea and now there is also ‘Sabaton Open Air/Noch ein Bier Fest’ in Germany!
For a long time SABATON have had the plans for doing a special and totally unique event in Germany and that will become reality now. In July they will organize ‘Sabaton Open Air/Noch Ein Bier Fest’, a headline concert where people will surely get a unique show. For this concert they have chosen the stunning Amphitheatre in Gelsenkirchen (famous from ‘Rock Hard Festival’) and as support on this show SABATON will bring some bands they know that their fans have requested: their old touring colleagues in POWERWOLF and KORPIKLAANI as well as their former bandmates CIVIL WAR.
Pre-sales start on the upcoming Monday, January 12th
Bassist Pär Sundström comments: “In 2008 we organized ‘One more beer party’ in Essen in Germany as a release party for ‘Art of War’. Since then the idea has existed of doing something similar. Now, seven years later, all pieces have fallen into position and we are ready. There will be a lot of ‘Noch ein Bier’ that night!”
Graspop Metal Meeting has confirmed LIMP BIZKIT as second headliner for Saturday June 28. Read below:
Two years ago LIMP BIZKIT amazed both friend and foe with a hard-hitting headlining show that topped off the second festival day. Their obstinate mix of nu-metal lavishly covered with a hip hop sauce was one of the day’s highlights and the crowd in front of the stage really let their hair down. This GMM-edition Fred Durst and friends will be providing top entertainment as headliner on Mainstage 2 on Saturday June 28. Their new album, ‘Stampede of the Disco Elephants’, is scheduled for an early 2014 release so there’s new material to look forward to as well. Judging by their previous GMM show we’re in for crazy costumes, the occasional striking cover and boundless live energy. These guys know how to whip an arena into a frenzy so come prepared.
Also confirmed: BEHEMOTH, TRIVIUM, MISS MAY I, CIVIL WAR, LYNCH BOB, STEEL PANTHER, SEBASTIAN BACH, RHAPSODY OF FIRE, WALKING PAPERS, PROTEST THE HERO, SEETHER, NILE, POWERMAN 5000
More details on the new bands, and day schedule HERE. Buy your tickets HERE.
CIVIL WAR, the Swedish Heavy Metal sensation, has inked a deal with Napalm Records.The band features former SABATON members (Daniel Myhr – keyboard, Oskar Montelius – guitar, Rikard Sundén – guitar, Daniel Mullback – drums) alongside bassist Stefan “Pizza” Eriksson (VOLTURYON) and singer Nils Patrik Johansson (ASTRAL DOORS, LION’S SHARE, etc). The debut album “The Killer Angels” received fantastic feedback worldwide and was certified gold in Sweden! More big things are coming your way! Stay tuned for more news! Get a first taste of CIVIL WAR at the upcoming live dates!
“We are more than happy to sign with Napalm Records, one of the best labels in the world. Our intention is to deliver Heavy Metal under the Napalm flag for many years. The civil war has only just begun.” CIVIL WAR
Photo: Michael Asplund
CIVIL WAR on TOUR
2014-02-11 / Warszaw / Proxima
2014-02-12 / Katowice / Mega Club
2014-02-13 / Prague / Nova Chmelnice
2014-02-14 / Mannheim / Alte Seilerei
2014-02-15 / Vosselaar / Biebob
2014-02-16 / Bochum / Matrix
2014-02-18 / Nürnberg / Rockfabrik
2014-02-19 / Pratteln / Z7
2014-02-20 / Ludwigsburg / Rockfabrik
2014-02-21 / Regensburg / Airport
2014-02-22 / Memmingen / Kaminwerk
According to Listenable Records, Swedish heavy metallers KATANA will hit the ground running as they start the year 2014 with a major tour of Europe together with CIVIL WAR.
Since 2005 KATANA from Gothenburg, Sweden has helped popularize the NWOTHM genre of young bands playing classic heavy metal in the vein of bands like IRON MAIDEN, JUDAS PRIEST and MANOWAR. With a stage show complete with katana swords, spandex tights, double lead guitar solos and everything one would want from an early 80’s metal show KATANA has made a name for themselves in classic metal circuits all over the world.
KATANA released their second album ”Storms of War” last year and earlier this year the music video for the brand new song ”Yakuza” became available exclusively on YouTube.
KATANA has played major open-air festivals like Wacken and Sweden Rock Festival as well as toured in central Europe and Spain. Now they are taking their wild and sweaty metal show to the stages of Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, Switzerland and Belgium.
” This is something we´ve been working towards for a long time and we´ve finally found the perfect set-up to take this show on the road for real, says KATANA. We have a lot of fans in northern Europe who´ve been waiting to see us live for a long time and it feels great to finally be able to bring our show to them in a way that will meet their expectations. We are playing great venues every night and of course we are opening for a band that really knows what metal is all about. It´s going to be one hell of a tour!”
CIVIL WAR is a new heavy metal band formed from 4 ex-SABATON members together with former members of ASTRAL DOORS and LION’S SHARE. They had the following to say regarding the tour in February: “Civil War is extremely happy to hit the roads in February together with Katana. This is our first tour and we can’t wait to get out and get the chance to perform the songs from our album “The killer angels” for the metal crowds of Europe. We look forward to see you all out there and together with Katana we will form a combo that will hit you like a sledgehammer in your chest!”
2014-02-11Warszaw Poland Proxima
2014-02-12 Katowicze Poland Mega Club
2014-02-13 Prague Czech Republic Nova Chmelnice
2014-02-14Mannheim Germany Alte Seilerei
2014-02-15 Vosselaar Belgium Biebob
2014-02-16 Bochum Germany Matrix
2014-02-18 Nürnberg Germany Rockfabrik
2014-02-19 Pratteln Switzerland Z7
2014-02-20 Ludwigsburg Germany Rockfabrik
2014-02-21 RegensburgGermany Airport
2014-02-22Memmingen Germany Kaminwerk
Tickets and info: http://www.metaltix.com
Despotz Records is extremely happy and proud to announce that CIVIL WAR‘s debut album ”The Killer Angels” have sold more than 20 000 copies in Sweden and have been awarded with a gold record.
Selling 20 000 + in our home country is something none of us could ever imagine when getting into the sessions leading up to the album, even though we felt that we made a solid record, getting these numbers was still something we couldn’t predict upon our wildest imagination.
The Killer Angels have received overwhelming reviews and response from all over the world, for us reading the one review after the other, getting comment from you, our fans, almost each and every one of them with all positive feedback is a bit unreal. We can’t tell you enough how much it means that you, the fans of our music, can look beside our previous adventures in bands through the years and giving this a listen for what it is, a fresh start with a new band and our own music.
From all of us, to all of you, thank you and see you around!
/Patrik, Rikard, Oskar, Mullback, Myhr, Pizza