Despotz Records have announced the signing of LANCER, to release their new album “Second Storm” on April 10th.
“We are very happy signing with Despotz Records, this collaboration will be killer! Despotz is an innovative, hard working label with a holistic approach to the business, making us confident they are perfect for LANCER.” – LANCER
“We welcome Lancer to the Despot family, expect great things this year from these Heavy Metal Gods!” – Ömer Akay, Despotz Records
LANCER’s new album “Second Storm” is a lesson in melodic metal and follows a long tradition of outstanding Swedish Metal Bands like Hammerfall, Sabaton and many more! The album has been recorded in the world famous Leon Music Studios with producer Gustav Ydenius (Steelwing, Mustasch, Enforcer) and the cover artwork has been painted by Dimitar Nikolov (who has previously made artwork for Steelwing and Katana). The Swedish melodic metal band draws its inspiration from classical acts like Iron Maiden, Helloween and Gamma Ray, adding a personal and modern touch to the sound.
01. Running From the Tyrant
02. Iwo Jima
03. Masters and Crowns
04. Behind the Walls
06. Children of the Storm
08. Eyes of the Liar
09. Fools Marches On
PRE-ORDER the album now at: http://despotz.bigcartel.com/artist/lancer
LANCER met at the Music Academy of Ingesund in Arvika, Sweden, and the common passion for heavy metal forged them together and LANCER was born. They invaded the metal scene in the spring of 2012 with their debut EP “Purple Sky”. The EP got a warm welcome from all around the world and gave the band a record deal with the Swedish label Doolittle Group AB, owned by the world famous metal vocalist Christian Liljegren (Narnia) and a deal with Japanese label King Records at this time.
In early 2013 the follow up to the “Purple Sky” EP, LANCER’s self-titled debut album was released world wide. The album was produced by Tommy Reinxeed and Ronny Milianowicz (previous collaborations with Hammerfall, Michael Kiske and Timo Tolkki to name a few!), and it received amazing reviews from the metal press all around the world. Japanese Burrn Magazine gave the album 75/100 and Sweden Rock Magazine 7/10, naming the band a new hope for European power metal, and it received even higher grades from several European and American reviewers. LANCER’s music videos for the songs Purple Sky and Young and Alive have also been aired on Metal Hammer Greece’s own TV channel.
Since then LANCER has giged on several festivals and rock clubs, together with bands like Steelwing, Wolf, Bullet and Katana, and was soon hailed to be the new rising star on the Swedish Heavy/Power Metal sky. With their energetic and technically brilliant live shows, these young musicians deliver the full package and have taken the world by storm the past 2.5 years.
Isak Stenvall – Vocals
Fredrik Kelemen – Guitar
Per-Owe “Ewo” Solvelius – Guitar
Emil Öberg – Bass
Sebastian Pedernera – Drums