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Saturday, July 2, 2022

Serious Black release new single “Rock With Us Tonight”

“Vengeance Is Mine”, the upcoming album by Serious Black has turned into a prime example of a deeply melodic and at the same time dynamic power metal album. Today, the band unleashes their second single and video for “Rock With Us Tonight”. The message is clear: the track conveys a sense of solidarity and hope. Serious Black mange to express what everyone wishes for, being together again and rocking without worries.

One of the new songs on Serious Black’s upcoming studio album “Vengeance Is Mine” is called “Album Of Our Life” and hits the nail on the head in several aspects. On the one hand, the international power metal band surrounding bassist and founder Mario Lochert has succeeded in creating what is probably the most powerful and imaginative work of its career so far, with loads of great guitar riffs, grooving rhythms and anthemic melodies. On the other hand, the album’s lyrics venture into territories previously uncharted by the band. Lochert:

“This time, I have allowed more insights into my emotions and private life than ever before, i.e. into how I think, how I feel, how I am, and how difficult it can be to keep a band going when you aren’t well yourself. The lyrics on ‘Vengeance Is Mine’ reflect the past four or five years. This, of course, had an impact on the songwriting, which has become even more intense and emotional.”

In addition to the private insight of the band’s soul, another new aspect came into play: Nikola Mijić, a powerful vocalist from Serbia, has recently become the front man of the band. Mijić is the successor to Urban Breed, who separated from the band in spring 2021.

Lochert reports proudly:

“Nikola is a very talented and experienced singer.”

And so has at last come together what belongs together – in Serious Black: Nikola Mijić’s expressive timbre, the rapid riffs and hooks of the guitarists Dominik Sebastian and Bob Katsionis, the driving grooves of drummer Ramy Ali with bassist and producer Mario Lochert. Due to these elements and on top the collective diverse songwriting, “Vengeance Is Mine” has turned into a prime example of a deeply melodic and at the same time powerfully dynamic power metal album.

“Vengenance Is Mine” was produced and mixed by Lochert at his Serious Black Studio in Kirchseeon. The guitars were recorded by Dominik Sebastian at his own studio and all orchestral arrangements and keyboards were done by Bob Katsionis in Greece.

  1. Rock With Us Tonight
  2. Out Of The Ashes
  3. Fallen Hero
  4. Senso Della Vita
  5. Ray Of Light
  6. Soul Divider
  7. Tonight I’m Ready To Fight
  8. Just For You
  9. Soliders Of Eternal Light
  10. The Story
  11. Queen Of Lies
  12. Album Of Our Life
  13. Alea lacta Est
Bonus CD:

  1. Boys Of Summer (Don Henley)
  2. Take On Me (A-Ha)
  3. Wonderful Life (Black)
  4. Rockin’ In The Free World (Neil Young)
  5. Spending My Time (Roxette)
  6. The Look (Roxette)
  7. Driver’s Seat (Sniff ’n’ the Tears)
  8. Dirty Diana (Michael Jackson)

Band members:
Nikola Mijić (vocals)
Dominik Sebastian (guitar)
Bob Katsionis (guitar, keyboards)
Mario Lochert (bass)
Ramy Ali (drums)