Swedish metallers STEELWING will release their second album, “Zone Of Alienation”, in Janaury 2012 via NoiseArt Records. The CD was helmed by producer Rikard Löfgren, who had previously worked with DEATHSTARS, MAMAKIN, ENFORCER and VOMITORY, among others.
Commented STEELWING: “The recording sessions at Leon Music with Rikard Löfgren were a blast! Everyone worked really hard to pull it off with a tight deadline but Rikard really understood the STEELWING sound and used his ear for melodies to bring out the best in our songwriting. The results speak for themselves and the progression of the band since our debut is obvious.”
According to a press release, “Zone Of Alienation” is a semi-concept album set in a not-so-distant future where the remnants of mankind have fled into outer space. Following the eradication of the Earth after religious wars have gone nuclear, they set out to find new worlds to colonize.
The “Zone Of Alienation” cover artwork was created by Dimitar Nikolov and is an eerie depiction of heavily armed space pioneers setting foot on a hostile planet.
“Zone of Alienation” track listing:
01. 2097 A.D.
02. Solar Wind Riders
03. Full Speed Ahead!
05. Tokkotai (Wind of Fury)
06. Zone of Alienation
07. The Running Man
08. They Came From The Skies
09. Lunacy Rising
The album will be made available as a limited-edition digipack with a bonus track.
“Zone of Alienation” release dates:
Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Holland, France: January 6
Sweden: January 10
Rest Of Europe: January 27
STEELWING will embark on a tour in January with their fellow Swedes GRAND MAGUS and BULLET.
Commented STEELWING: “We are absolutely stoked to hit the road again after the recordings of our second album, and we couldn’t ask for a better lineup for this tour — it’s gonna be a true heavy metal assault on the senses! We will, of course, play some of the classics from our first album but we’ll also play a couple of new songs for all you metal marauders to raise your fists and scream along to!”
GRAND MAGUS, BULLET, STEELWING, SKULL FIST, VANDERBUYST tour dates:
Jan. 05 – DE – Munich, Backstage
Jan. 06 – DE – Stuttgart, Universum
Jan. 07 – CH – Aarau, Kiff
Jan. 08 – BE – Vosselaar, Biebob
Jan. 09 – FR – Paris, Divan du monde
Jan. 10 – DE – Darmstadt, Steinbruch Theater
Jan. 11 – DE – Hamburg, Markthalle
Jan. 12 – DE – Berlin, K17
Jan. 13 – DE – Andernach, Juz
Jan. 14 – DE – Essen, Turock
Jan. 15 – NL – Tilburg, 013