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Napalm Records & Mats Leven Unveil “SKYBLOOD”

The Press Release:
His name belongs to the most influential and illustrious ones in Swedish metal. Mats Leven’s distinctive and colorful voice has graced albums by Candlemass, Therion, Krux, Yngwie Malmsteen and At Vance – now, after lending his voice to others for decades, fans can finally witness the charismatic singer’s solo album! Under the new flag of Skyblood, it will be seeing the light of day on November 22, 2019 via Napalm Records.

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Dark and hypnotic anthems meet exotic trips into emotional soundspheres, tracks such as ‘The Voice’ triumph in musical finesse and timeless elegance. This debut is an unchained and exciting affair feeding off of epic and classic metal influences, doom and melodic hard rock – an unpredictable mixture soaring to glorious height! Mats has been working on his solo-project for several years, aside additional guest musicians, most instruments were recorded by Mats himself at his own studio, the Uzi G Studio in Stockholm. According to Mats, Skyblood is “who I am. This is Skyblood. Skyblood equals pride, empathy and rage. ’The Voice’ carries that flag. A fight for the cause of truth.“

Dive into Skyblood’s haunting, first single and watch the lyric video to ‘The Voice’ Below!

1. Skyblood Manifesto
2. The Voice
3. The Not Forgotten
4. Wake Up to the Truth
5. Once Invisible
6. One Eye For An Eye
7. Out of the Hollow
8. For or Against
9. Le Venimeux

Skyblood will be coming on Vinyl, CD and in Digital formats November 22, via Napalm Records, a definite MUST-HAVE that will belong in every well- sorted Classic, Heavy and Doom Metal record collection. Pre-order your copy now care of the link below.

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: The first time I ever heard Mats singing was with At Vance and it was during a time when this kind of Power Metal was still very new to me. It was exciting stuff and very exciting times for my own Metal library and there was nothing like this being played on this side of the Atlantic at the time. I also loved his contributions to bands like Therion and even Candlemass but this new project should really be something special at the end of the day. Though I don’t usually post the lyric videos as much as I can I wanted to help herald the newness. I will cobble together my own thoughts about the first single in the coming days since I really enjoy adding those briefs to the context of our review archives. Closing up I wonder if you are excited about Mats new project. Chime in down below with your thoughts.

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