High Fighter to release new studio album “Champain” on July 26th 2019

High Fighter Champain cover
Hamburg-based Sludge Metal unit High Fighter returns with their sophomore, brand new album this summer on Argonauta Records.

Today the band is sharing with us not only the hotly anticipated release details, but also a first single taken from their upcoming record titled “Champain”!

After the group’s debut EP “The Goat Ritual” released end of 2014, followed by numerous shows all over Europe & the UK, including festivals such as Wacken Open Air, Summer Breeze, Desertfest Berlin, London and Antwerp, SonicBlast Moledo, Stoned From The Underground, Up In Smoke, Keep It Low, Red Smoke Festival and many more, as well as countless gigs on tour with bands alike Ahab, Conan, Elder, Downfall of Gaia, Crowbar, Mantar, Corrosion of Conformity, Mammoth Storm, Brant Bjork, The Midnight Ghost Train and Earth Ship to name just a few, High Fighter released their first full-length and critically acclaimed album “Scars & Crosses” in June 2016 on Svart Records. The band’s second studio album, “Champain”, is set for a release on July 26th 2019 with powerhouse label Argonauta Records.

It seems life on the road has impacted High Fighter in a huge way. As their new album has a heavier and fast-paced sound compared to their first records. The best way to describe High Fighter in 2019 is PISSED OFF! This is a different band that announced their arrival in 2014 with their debut EP followed by “Scars & Crosses”. “Champain” isn’t for the faint hearted and the band may actually surprise a lot of their established fanbase with this album.

“We finally present you the cover art and details for our second album, we have named "Champain". This album tells an anti-hero story, and we have probably never sounded that focused and brutal on a record before”. Vocalist Mona Miluski explains: “"Champain" has been recorded, mixed and mastered by our dear friend Jan Oberg at Hidden Planet Studio in Berlin, and the clear, classy but epic album artwork has been designed by the talented Johnny Doe. This record is definitely not "Scars & Crosses" part 2, we tried to evolve our sound to a new level and this time, introducing the even more heavier side of High Fighter”.

Opening songs such as “Before I Disappear”, “Shine Equal Dark” and “Dead Gift”, create an eerie and gloomy atmosphere where the mood can be pitch-black in places. The soaring and brutal riffs on this album allow Mona to show her impressive vocal range, from Death Metal growls, mean screams to her Stoner Rock, Soul and Blues roots.
Stream the album opening track, “Before I Disappear”, below.

“Champain” will be coming out on July 26th, 2019, on CD, Vinyl and Digital formats, with a pre-order and many more news to follow soon.

1. Before I Disappear
2. Shine Equal Dark
3. Interlight
4. Dead Gift
5. Another Cure
6. Kozel
7. I Will Not
8. Interdark
9. When We Suffer (feat. Anton Lisovoj of Downfall Of Gaia)
10. A Shrine
11. Champain

Live Shows 2019:
14.06.19 DE – Hannover / Café Glocksee, (w/ Monolord)
22.06.19 DE – Freak Valley Festival
03.08.19 DE – Gössnitz Open Air
08.-10.08.19 PT – SonicBlast Moledo
18.10.19 DE – Metal Inferno Paderborn
(many more shows to be announced soon)

Mona Miluski – Vocals
Christian Pappas – Guitar
Ingwer Boysen – Guitar
Constantin Wüst – Bass
Thomas Wildelau – Drums & backing vocals