Begging for Sunrise


Awesome Swedish rockers reveal first track: spoiler alert, it’s awesome

Swedish vintage style hard rock pioneers SPIRITUAL BEGGARS return with their 9th studio album entitled “Sunrise To Sundown”, which will be released on March 18th, 2016 in Europe as well as March 25th, 2016 in North America via InsideOutMusic.

The band is now debuting the album’s first single for the title-track “Sunrise To Sundown” and you can check out the song here:

SPIRITUAL BEGGARS guitarist Michael Amott checked in with the following comment about the song:

“I wrote ‘Sunrise To Sundown’ last year and brought into the jam room, where it very quickly went from a basic idea to a finished arrangement in something like five minutes! Some songs come fast and others take time to fully develop, you never know when inspiration hits you…and therein somewhere lies the beauty of creating music. The lyrics follow that train of thought too, talking about following your chosen path and turning your dreams into reality – two things I believe in very much.”

Next to the static video stream via the Classic Rock website, the track “Sunrise To Sundown” is now also available as digital single via Spotify here:

And a digital album pre-order (with immediate instant grat of the title track!) is up here now too:



The album’s cover artwork was created by Costin Chioreanu / Twilight13Media (At The Gates, Grave, Arcturus, etc.) and here is the album’s tracklisting:

SPIRITUAL BEGGARS – “Sunrise To Sundown”

1. Sunrise To Sundown

2. Diamond Under Pressure

3. What Doesn’t Kill You

4. Hard Road

5. Still Hunter

6. No Man’s Land

7. I Turn To Stone

8. Dark Light Child

9. Lonely Freedom

10. You’ve Been Fooled

11. Southern Star

The album’s limited edition version will be released as 2CD Mediabook with a bonus disc including 7 tracks (2 cover versions and 5 live songs) and an expanded booklet. The LP format will be on 180gr. vinyl and come in gatefold packaging with a double-sided poster as well as the full standard album on CD as bonus. More details about the album formats and pre-order links will be announced soon…

Just like on their previous two album releases, “Return To Zero” (2010) and “Earth Blues” (2013), SPIRITUAL BEGGARS stellar line-up is consists of bandleader Michael Amott (Arch Enemy, ex Carcass) on guitars, teaming up with Apollo Papathanasio (ex Firewind) on vocals, Sharlee D’Angelo (Arch Enemy, Witchery) on bass, Per Wiberg (Candlemass, ex Opeth) on keyboards as well as Ludwig Witt (Grand Magus, Firebird) on drums.

After a busy couple of last years with Arch Enemy, Michael Amott and his bandmates have once again found the availability and inspiration to lay down 11 dynamic and uplifting new songs, which not only easily demonstrate how much on top of their game SPIRITUAL BEGGARS still are after over 20 years of activities, but also add a fresh and spontaneous vibe to their impressive catalogue.

Supporting the release of “Sunrise To Sundown”, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS will also be hitting the road on the following club-dates as well as festivals (* latest updates!):


27.03.2016 – Schijndel, The Netherlands – Paaspop

28.03.2016 – Cologne, Germany – Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld

29.03.2016 – Aschaffenburg, Germany – Colos-Saal

31.03.2016 – Leipzig, Germany – Hellraiser

01.04.2016 – Hamburg, Germany – Logo

02.04.2016 – Essen, Germany – Turock

04.04.2016 – Pratteln, Switzerland – Z7

06.04.2016 – Kortrijk, Belgium – De Kreun

07.04.2016 – Rouen, France – Le 106

08.04.2016 – Brest, France – Plougarock Festival Warm Up

09.04.2016 – Nantes, France – Le Ferrailleur

10.04.2016 – Paris, France – Backstage By The Mill

12.04.2016 – Munich, Germany – Strom

14.04.2016 – Karlsruhe, Germany – Substage

15.04.2016 – Malmö, Sweden – KB *

16.04.2016 – Stockholm, Sweden – Göta Källare *

17.04.2016 – Göteborg, Sweden – Sticky Fingers *

28.04.2016 – Berlin, Germany – Desertfest

07.07.2016 – Ballenstedt, Germany – Rock Harz Open Air *

08.07.2016 – Oulu, Finland – Jalometalli Metal Music Festival

Feel free to also check back to two videos launched for the previous album “Earth Blues”:

“Turn The Tide” here:

“Wise As A Serpent”:

And find available previous SPIRITUAL BEGGARS releases from IOM’s webshop here:


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