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Monday, October 18, 2021

Serious Black release new single “The Story”

Serious Black release new single “The Story”, out now on AFM Records, announce new album “Vengeance Is Mine” to be released 25th Feb 2022.

Check out the video below!

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.

Be one of the first and save yourself this masterpiece of 13 tracks, today.

In addition to the CD, you could also call the limited box set your own. In addition to the CD digipak it contains a microfiber towel (160x80cm), the bonus CD “Rock With Us Tonight”, a sticker, an original signed autograph card and the certificate of authenticity.

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)
6. Wonderful Life (Black)
7. Rockin’ In The Free World (Neil Young)
8. Spending My Time (Roxette)
9. The Look (Roxette)
10. Driver’s Seat (Sniff ’n’ the Tears)
11. Dirty Diana (Michael Jackson)

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