Tungsten release new digital single ‘Walborg’ alongside music video – to tour Scandinavia with Sonata Arctica, Firewind & Serious Black

Author Benedetta Baldin - 5.4.2024

Today, Swedish symphonic metallers Tungsten invite us to celebrate this year’s Walpurgis Night early as they unveil the first digital single from their upcoming fourth studio album, “The Grand Inferno,” which will be released later this year via their new label partner Reigning Phoenix Music (RPM). Delivering a strong melodic Nordic folk feeling which flirts with the band’s early days, their new anthem Walborg sounds like an instant classic from the group.

Celebrate Walborg with Tungsten on YouTube:

Stream/purchase the track:

Lead singer Mike Andersson says, “The idea for the lyric came up naturally because of its enchanting music penned by Karl. On April 30, we celebrate something called ‘Valborg’ in Sweden and Finland. In English it’s called ‘Walpurgis Night.’ It’s a very old tradition which has been celebrated since the Middle Ages where people light up a big bonfire to burn out winter and to welcome spring. So the lyric is basically a story about this holiday, but with a twist.”

“My ambition and goal was to compose a classic TUNGSTEN song with strong hooks and a heavy Nordic folk influence. I also wanted to include more traditional folk instruments and voices in this song, blended with our trademark industrial trademark soundscapes,” adds bass/keyboard player Karl Johansson. 

As if new music wasn’t enough from the Tungsten camp, the quartet have also been announced as support act for seven upcoming Scandinavian dates of their labelmates Sonata Arctica. The line-up for the Swedish, Norwegian and Danish shows scheduled for September 2024 will be completed by iconic Greek metal act Firewind and German power metallers Serious Black. Full details can be found below!

Mike comments, “We’re really excited and ready to tour with SONATA ARCTICA in Scandinavia in September. It’ll be an honour to share the stages with these bands and to meet the audience. It’s truly gonna be a blast and we can’t wait!”

Don’t forget to subscribe to Reigning Phoenix Music on YouTube to stay updated & to listen to Walborg as well as other new tracks in the »RPM New Releases« playlist on Spotify: https://rpm.link/spotifynewreleasesPR

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Tungsten live:

04. – 06.07.2024 SE Borlänge – Alive Festival
11. – 13.07.2024 SE Svedala – SommarRock
01. – 03.08.2024 SE Rejmyre – Skogsröjet

“Clear Cold Beyond” European Tour 2024
Presented by Rock Hard DE + IT, Rock It!, Rock Antenne, musix, metal.de,
Spark, La Heavy, RPM & Dragon Productions

12.09.2024 SE Östersund – Gamla Teatern *NEW*
13.09.2024 NO Trondheim – Tapperiet *NEW*
14.09.2024 SE Örnsköldsvik – Nöjesbolaget *NEW*
16.09.2024 NO Oslo – Vulkan Arena *NEW*
17.09.2024 SE Karlstad – Nöjesfabriken *NEW*
18.09.2024 SE Huskvarna – Folkets Park *NEW*
20.09.2024 DK Roskilde – Gimle *NEW*

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About Tungsten

Tungsten are a Swedish symphonic metal band formed by ex-HammerFall drummer Anders Johansson and his sons Niklas and Karl in 2016, completed by vocalist Mike Andersson. With their technical virtuosity and captivating compositions, the band have made a name in the international metal scene, and with their album “The Grand Inferno,”their first release via RPM, they will undoubtedly enrich the metal landscape. The record brims with nothing but energy and innovation, and promises a powerful fusion of dynamic instrumentation and captivating melodies with the quartet’s signature sound being apparent throughout.

Tungsten are:
Mike Andersson | vocals
Niklas “Nick” Johansson | guitars, backing vocals
Karl “Kalle” Johansson | bass, keyboards, screams
Anders Johansson | drums