Epic metal quintet RISING will release the band’s fourth album ‘Sword And Scythe’ on October 26th via Indisciplinarian, and two weeks ago the first single and video ‘Salted Earth’ was unleashed. Now, RISING release a brand new single and video in the shape of the aggressive yet super melodic song ‘Hunger And Exile’. The video is created as a cooperation between director Kennie Ørsted Jensen and the band, not least RISING’s visual conceptualist, singer Morten Grønnegaard.
See RISING’s brand new video for ‘Hunger And Exile’ HERE!
Stream ‘Hunger And Exile’ on digital services HERE
Watch the video for the band’s first single ‘Salted Earth’ HERE
‘Hunger And Exile’ might be the most “political” song of RISING’s forthcoming concept album ‘Sword And Scythe’, which examines the progression and recession of mankind throughout the movements of history. Singer Morten Grønnegård says of the song:
“Hunger And Exile is a song about globalization and migration. A powerful and rich city has polluted its surroundings and exploited all its neighbours’ resources, forcing the humans outside the city to seek exile within its protecting walls. Here the refugees will only be tolerated as servants to the greedy citizens, but time will turn the tables, empires falls due to their own ignorance and greed, and those once masters will become thralls.”
RISING takes an ambitious leap with the band’s fourth album ‘Sword And Scythe’, a concept album on the history of mankind seen from the perspective of cosmic circularity, where the full potential of the band’s musical vision unfolds in a collection of songs of both progressive outlook, melodic mastery and fierce aggression. ‘Sword And Scythe’ consists of ten songs and two short instrumentals produced by Jacob Bredahl and RISING, while the album’s artwork are once again created by singer Morten Grønnegaard.
‘Sword And Scythe’ will be released on October 26th 2018 as LP and digital formats via Indisciplinarian. The two singles ‘Salted Earth’ and ‘Hunger And Exile’ are now available at all relevant digital services. The vinyl version of the album – a black virgin vinyl with a beautifully illustrated gatefold cover – is now available for pre-orders HERE
To celebrate the release, RISING will host a free release show at Refshaleøen, Copenhagen on Saturday October 27th – join the event HERE. Also, RISING is preparing for a German co-headlining tour with Earth Ship and also a performance at the esteemed Aalborg Metal Festival in their native Denmark. Winter and spring dates will be announced during the fall.
RISING Live 2018
27.10.18 – Copenhagen, Refshaleøen – release show (DK)
02.11.18 – Aalborg, Aalborg Metal Festival (DK)
13.11.18 – Hamburg, Fundbureau w/Earth Ship (DE)
14.11.18 – Osnabrück, Bastard Club w/Earth Ship (DE)
15.11.18 – Cologne, Sonic Ballroom w/Earth Ship (DE)
16.11.18 – Dresden, Loco w/Earth Ship (DE)
17.11.18 – Berlin, Cassiopeia w/Earth Ship a.o. (DE)
24.11.18 – Næstved, Kongebryg w/ Alkymist (DK)