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Saturday, June 25, 2022

Schandmaul announces new album “Knüppel aus dem Sack”

Schandmaul, the undisputed leaders of German medieval folk-rock, unveil their newest masterful hit with their eleventh studio album, “Knüppel aus dem Sack”, out June 10, 2022 via Napalm Records!

With six Top 10 albums on the German charts (with their 2016 highlight Leuchtfeuer reaching #1 and most recently 2019’s Artus at #2), two Echo Award nominations, Gold status for “Traumtänzer” (2011) and “Unendlich” (2014), successful tours and numerous festival appearances at the likes of Wave Gotik Treffen, M’era Luna and the legendary Wacken Open Air, as well as millions of streams on digital platforms, Schandmaul have summited to the top of the folk-rock scene without a doubt. In 2022, the unit proves once again that they have conquered this position and will stay there with their upcoming full-length!

The first single and title track, “Knüppel aus dem Sack” kicks directly into a sonic universe of long-forgotten times, moving forward with modern sound to form an unbeatable symbiosis. The fast-paced verse is fueled by Thomas Lindner’s rhythmic vocal offering and leads into an undoubtedly catchy chorus within the blink of an eye.

Schandmaul on the first single:

“The first song lets the cat… the “cudgel out of the sack” right away: Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to dance!” (Thomas Lindner)

“THE rock anthem of the album! Already a live banger that will find its permanent place at concerts!” (Martin Duckstein)

“Schandmaul and fans united, already tested live many times and now also united in one video! Your loyalty has carried us through many difficult times, it is now time to finally rejoice together again.” (Matthias Richter)