Polish heavy metallers TURBO have recently announced that Dominik Jokiel, the band’s previous guitarist, decided to part ways with the band due to personal reasons. He was replaced by Krzysztof ‘Tercjusz’ Kurczewski.
TURBO released their newest album, “The Fifth Element”, on April 7th in Europe and April 15th in USA via Metal Mind Records.
The band’s official live debut with the new member will take place on May, 30th in Tyrolen, Sweden.
Forthcoming live shows:
30.05 Tyrolen, Sweden
07.06 Kutno, Rock’N’Rose Fest, Poland
20.06 Dzierżno, Poland
21.06 Legnica, Poland
04.07 Zbąszynek, Poland
12.07 Ząbkowice Śląskie, Poland
25.07 Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany
As announced in late 2013, the legend of Polish hard & heavy scene – TURBO, return this Spring with a brand new studio album entitled “The Fifth Element”. It will be the first release since their 2009 release “Strażnik Światła” and we can expect solid heavy metal without any unnecessary intricacies. The release date of the album has been set for April, 7th in Europe and April, 15th in North America (via MVD).
Today, the band unveil the first track taken from the new album. You can stream “This War Machine” on Metal Mind Productions’ channel on YouTube, below:
1. Think and Fight
2. Taste of Forever
3. Heart on the Pyre
4. The Fifth Element
5. Smash the Wall
6. Handfull of Sand
9. Light up the Night
10. This War Machine
11. Blues Measured by the Clock Ticking
12. Smash the Wall (Acoustic)
Wojciech Hoffmann (guitars): „Turbo’s sixteen studio album features thrilling and fast tracks which should satisfy all fans of classic hard&heavy sounds. We do believe that with this album we can easily compete with the elite of the metal scene.”
Earlier on he said: “We feel very comfortable playing the music of our youth. That’s why we plan to stick to classic heavy metal.”
Turbo – a legendary Polish heavy metal band formed in January 1980, in Poznań, by Henryk Tomczak (formerly in Stress and Heam, pioneers of Polish hard rock). It’s one of the most important bands on the Polish heavy metal scene. “Kawaleria Szatana” (Satan’s Cavalry) – Turbo’s most famous album – is considered a magnum opus of Polish heavy metal.
Turbo – line-up:
Wojciech Hoffmann – guitars
Bogusz Rutkiewicz – bass guitar
Mariusz Bobkowski – drums
Tomasz Struszczyk – vocals
Dominik Jokiel – rhythm guitar
Polish heavy metal icons TURBO will release a new studio album this autumn. The as-yet-untitled effort will contain “solid heavy metal without any unnecessary intricacies”, according to the press release.
TURBO guitarist Wojciech Hoffmann comments: “We do not want to concentrate on novelties as we can see during our gigs that the fans expect us to play older tracks, they do not like changes. We also feel very comfortable playing the music of our youth. That’s why we plan to stick to classic heavy metal. We want to record the album in one go, we enter the studio at the same time, record all instruments at the same time, and then we make any necessary corrections, add guitar solos and vocals. Perhaps we will manage to record the core of the album in just one day! We start rehearsing tomorrow and we plan to work till we die! We want the music to be full of all our emotions, and this is possible when a band plays together, at the same time, this good vibe is missing when an album is recorded separately by the musicians.”
TURBO line up is:
Wojciech Hoffmann – Guitar
Bogusz Rutkiewicz – Bass
Mariusz Bobkowski – Drums
Tomasz Struszczyk – Vocals
Dominik Jokiel – Rhythm Guitar
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