Last week, Swedish-American power metal supergroup NORTHTALE announced the release of their debut album titled »Welcome To Paradise«, for August 2, 2019 through Nuclear Blast. Today, their loyal and consistently growing fanbase’s patience pays off as the band unveil the first single, ‘Higher’. The supporting lyric video can be viewed over on YouTube, here:

Founding members Bill Hudson (guitars) & Christian Eriksson (vocals) state, “This is a special song for all of us. It was the first time we collaborated as writers. Lyrically it’s about reflecting on daily life and how we should together work for a better tomorrow. It’s a very good combination of everything we want to do: catchy melodies, ripping solo, keyboard/guitar duels and the uplifting lyrics.”

Purchase the song now: http://nblast.de/NorthTaleHigher
Listen to ‘Higher’ in the NB New Releases Playlists:
http://nblast.de/SpotifyNewReleases / http://nblast.de/AppleMusicNewReleases

Pre-order the album now, here: http://nblast.de/NorthtaleWTP
Pre-order digitally to receive ‘Higher’ instantly (via Amazon and iTunes only)!

‘Welcome To Paradise’ – Track Listing:


01. Welcome To Paradise

02. Higher

03. Follow Me

04. The Rhythm Of Life

05. Time To Rise

06. Way Of The Light (Bonus Track)

07. Shape Your Reality

08. Everyone’s A Star

09. Siren’s Fall

10. Bring Down The Mountain

11. Playing With Fire

12. If Angels Are Real

13. Even When


Side A

01. Welcome To Paradise

02. Higher

03. Follow Me

04. The Rhythm Of Life

05. Time To Rise

06. Everyone’s A Star

Side B

01. Shape Your Reality

02. Siren’s Fall

03. Bring Down The Mountain

04. Playing With Fire

05. If Angels Are Real

06. Even When

NORTHTALE – behind this illustrious name lies nothing less than a Swedish-American power metal supergroup! Formed by guitarist Bill Hudson (TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, I AM MORBID, ex-U.D.O./DIRKSCHNEIDER), vocalist Christian Eriksson (ex-TWILIGHT FORCE), and drummer Patrick Johansson (ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, ex-W.A.S.P. etc.) in late 2017, the line-up was quickly completed by Mikael Planefeldt (bass) as well as keyboardist Jimmy Pitts. Delivering a load of (largely) fast-paced anthems, imbued with Eriksson’s soaring vocals, the band’s 13-song debut album »Welcome To Paradise«will not only please fans of titans such as HELLOWEEN, SONATA ARCTICA, GAMMA RAY, STRATOVARIUSamong others but draw new fans to the genre too. Its artwork was designed by renowned rock/metal artist Felipe Machado (BLIND GUARDIAN, IRON SAVIOR, BRAINSTORM, KAMBRIUM etc.). The record was produced by NORTHTALE themselves, whilst Jonas Kjellgren (Blacklounge Studios, Sweden) took care of mixing and mastering duties.

The group is set to conquer not only your audio systems, but also the world’s stages, with their very first gig set to take place at their label mates SABATON’s very own open-air festival (Aug 14-17), shortly later heading into two concerts in Tokyo, Japan for the Evoken Festival (Aug 30 & Sep 1).


14. – 17.08. S Falun – Sabaton Open Air

30.08. J Tokyo – Evoken Festival

01.09. J Tokyo – Evoken Festival


Christian Eriksson | vocals

Bill Hudson | guitars

Mikael Planefeldt | bass

Jimmy Pitts | keyboard

Patrick Johansson | drums




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