Anton Kabanen to Chaoszine about “Dark Connection”: “The death of Berserk manga author Kentaru Miura is certainly going to affect the future of Beast In Black”

Author Arto Mäenpää - 14.10.2021

Finnish heavy metal heroes Beast In Black will be releasing their third album titled “Dark Connection” on October 29th via Nuclear Blast. The album catapults the listener into the exciting world of cyberpunk and is dedicated to Kentaro Miura who was the author of the “Berserk” manga and anime series and passed away earlier this year unfortunately leaving the long-lasting series unfinished.

Band’s main song writer and guitarist Anton Kabanen had the following to say about the album and impact of Kentaru Miura’s death:

“Enter cyberpunk. Flying cars, sprawling metropolis, valleys of neon lights, emotionless killers, gynoids, femmes fatales, shadowy characters, lethal lust, forbidden passion, love larger than life, space travel… All this and much more is what Dark Connection holds within. Such cyberpunk animes as Armitage III, Cyber City Oedo 808, AD Police, Battle Angel Alita and Bubblegum Crisis have essentially served as sources of inspiration, as well as the immortal classic film by Ridley Scott; Blade Runner. And as always, a Beast In Black album wouldn’t be a Beast In Black album without a heavy impact of Berserk, the manga and anime creation of Kentaro Miura. Sadly, the beloved author passed away while we were still making this album. Thus, Dark Connection is dedicated to Kentaro Miura.”

Chaoszine had the chance to catch up with Anton Kabanen at The Riff bar in Helsinki, Finland on October 6th and discuss about what can fans expect from the international high-flyers third album. You can check out the video interview fully below:

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The track list for “Dark Connection” reads as follows:

  1. Blade Runner
  2. Bella Donna
  3. Highway To Mars
  4. Hardcore
  5. One Night In Tokyo
  6. Moonlight Rendezvous
  7. Revengeance Machine
  8. Dark New World
  9. To The Last Drop Of Blood
  10. Broken Survivors
  11. My Dystopia
  12. Battle Hymn (MANOWAR Cover)
  13. They Don’t Care About Us (Michael Jackson cover)

“Dark Connection” will be available as digital album, CD, Black Vinyl, Clear/Sky Blue Marbled Vinyl [limited to 300 pieces], Blue Transparent Vinyl [UK exclusive, limited to 300 pieces], Red/Ocean Blue Splattered Vinyl [Bravado Exclusive, limited to 300 pieces], White/Red Inkspot Vinyl [EMP exclusive, limited to 300 pieces] and Purple/Silver Inkspot Vinyl [US exclusive, limited to 300 pieces]. The preorder will start soon, so keep an eye on the band channels for updates!

European Tour 2021
w/ Mister Misery, Nestruction

22/11 SE Stockholm Fållan
23/11 SE Gothenburg Trädgårn
23/11 DK Copenhagen Amager Bio
26/11 DE Oberhausen Turbinenhalle
27/11 NL Tilburg Tilburg
28/11 DE Frankfurt Batschkapp
29/11 BE Antwerp Trix
01/12 UK London Asembly Hall
02/12 FR Paris La Cigale
03/12 FR Lyon CCO
05/12 IT Milan Alcatraz
06/12 DE Stuttgart LKA Longhorn
07/12 CH Pratteln Z7
08/12 DE Munich Tonhalle
10/12 HU Budapest Barba Negra
11/12 CZ Zlin Hala Euronics
13/12 AT Vienna Arena
14/12 PL Krakow Studio
15/12 DE Berlin Huxleys
16/12 DE Hanover Capitol
17/12 DE Hamburg Docks
18/12 DE Leipzig Felsenkeller

Beast In Black is:
Yannis Papadopoulos | vocals
Mate Molnar | bass
Atte Palokangas | drums
Kasperi Heikkinen | guitars
Anton Kabanen | guitars, vocals

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