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Emerald


Emerald

Swiss heavy metal veterans EMERALD present their second official video for the song “The Wicked Force”.

The track is taken from the band’s upcoming album “Restless Souls” out on May 17th, 2019.

Written, directed, filmed & edited by Al Spicher (Tollmais Movies / www.tollmais.ch)
Special appearance by: Peter Meier

The Swiss heavy metal veterans EMERALD present their 8th studio album “Restless Souls”. It is an evolutionary continuation of the last release “Reckoning Day” from 2017 and showcases the band as a stable unit in its best form ever.  The boys and girl remain true to their signature sound and offer once again a wide variety of styles on the album: There are groovy metal anthems like “Freakshow”, fast speed/thrash songs like “Digital Slavery”, “The Wicked Force” and “Heaven Falls Down”, epic melodic metal pieces like “Cad Goddeu”, “Valley Of Death”, “My Final Stand” and “Restless Soul”, a beautiful power ballad (“Set Me Free”), a swivel towards hard rock (“Superhero”) and a nod to Iron Maiden (“Son Of Sam”). Lyrically, the album is very diverse as well: The topics range from fantasy and horror, politics and history to social criticism. Since the whole line-up of EMERALD was involved in the songwriting process right from the start, as opposed to the previous album, the songs on “Restless Souls” have a more compact, elaborated feel to them. The production was once more handled by legendary Swiss producer V.O. Pulver who manages to combine the warm sound of 80’s metal with the power of modern production standards.

The topics on “Restless Souls” range from fantasy and horror, politics and history to social criticism. Since the whole line-up of EMERALDwas involved in the songwriting process right from the start, as opposed to the previous album, the songs on the album have a more compact, elaborated feel to them. The production was once more handled by legendary Swiss producer V.O. Pulver who manages to combine the warm sound of 80’s metal with the power of modern production standards.

Available as Digipack CD, Transparent Green Vinyl (Strictly limited to 250 copies worldwide) & Digital format.

EMERALD is: 
Mace Mitchell – Vocals
Julien Menth – Guitars
Michael Vaucher – Guitars
Vania Truttmann – Bass
Thomas Vaucher – Keyboards
Al Spicher – Drums

TRACK LIST TRACK LIST
Digipack CD: Transparent Green Vinyl (LTD. 250 copies):
1. Freakshow SIDE A:
2. Valley Of Death 1. Freakshow
3. Digital Slavery 2. Valley Of Death
4. Son Of Sam 3. Digital Slavery
5. My Final Stand 4. Son Of Sam
6. The Wicked Force 5. My Final Stand
7. Cad Goddeu 6. The Wicked Force
8. Restless Soul SIDE B:
9. Set Me Free 1. Cad Goddeu
10. Superhero 2. Restless Soul
11. Heaven Falls Down 3. Set Me Free
12. Revenge (Exclusive CD Bonus Track) 4. Superhero
5. Heaven Falls Down

 

Emerald – – The Wicked Force

Emerald – Digital Slavery

 

Emerald – The Wanderer

Emerald – Eye Of The Serpent

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