Tungsten releases new music video for “Misled”

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Today, Swedish metallers Tungsten, formed by Anders Johansson (ex-Hammerfall) released their first-ever album “We Will Rise” - a debut highly praised by critics and not to be missed! To celebrate the release, the band have also revealed a brand new music video for “Misled”.

Watch the music video for brand new single “Misled” below.

Mike Andersson states: “We are humbled but, very excited and thrilled to release our debut album "We Will Rise" to the world! The feedback so far has been overwhelming! This is the beginning of a long journey where future albums will come because, Tungsten is here to stay so, buckle up, pump up the volume and join the ride”!

Buy and/or stream the debut album “We Will Rise” here.

Tungsten was formed in 2016 by drummer Anders Johansson (ex Hammefall, ex Yngwie J. Malmsteen’s Rising Force) after his sons Karl and Nick Johansson let him listen to some songs they had composed together. Anders says: “I really liked the songs. My sons are of course younger than me, and the songs were modern metal, like something I could never come up with. At the same time, I could hear melodies that reminded me of Nordic folk music that made me think of the past. The overall impression was catchy heavy metal with both past and future, present. I asked Karl and Nick if they wanted to join me in a band and play these songs with me, and I’m happy that they accepted”.

With drums (Anders), guitars (Nick) and bass (Karl), and newly composed songs, Tungsten asked Mike Andersson (Cloudscape, ex Planet Alliance, Fullforce) to do vocals. Mike has a powerful voice and a varied style of singing and was a perfect fit to Tungsten’s music.

The recording of Tungsten’s debut album “We Will Rise” took place in the summer of 2018. Drums were recorded at Heptagon Studios and guitars and bass at Harmstudios. Vocals and choirs later added by Mike. “We Will Rise” is produced and mixed by Nick Johansson. The music on Tungsten’s debut album has influences from the different backgrounds of the members. Anders Johansson is one of the most skilled and experienced drummers in the metal world with a background in listening to Deep Purple and Rainbow, but he also has strong influences from jazz and he plays upright bass. The musical talent was passed on to Karl and Nick who praise bands like Rammstein and Meshuggah. Being from a later generation, they bring modernity and current trends to the music. Mike enjoys a wide variety of bands, from the Bee Gees to Meshuggah, and listens a lot to different singing styles which contributes to the melodic and varied singing on “We Will Rise”.  

The lyrics on Tungsten’s “We Will Rise” also deal with both past and present. Some of them are about fiction and fantasy and tell stories of ancient wars, knights and heroes, whilst others are more realistic and describes everyday life with drama, passion and sorrow, in today’s world.

Arising Empire and Markus Staiger, who is responsible for the success of many bands, loved the album “We Will Rise” and a contract between Arising Empire and Tungsten was signed in spring 2019. The record company decided to launch “We Will Rise” later in 2019.

The artwork for “We Will Rise”, as well as the Tungsten logo, were made by the legendary Andreas Marshall, who is known for being the creator behind album covers for bands such as Blind Guardian, Obituary and Hammerfall. Andreas also created “Volfram”, the man on the album cover, who is holding a guiding lantern and a battle axe. The layout for the “We Will Rise” album was put together by Rainer Kalwitz.

Mike Andersson - Vocals
Karl Johansson - Bass & Screams
Nick Johansson - Guitar
Anders Johansson - Drums