Tungsten was formed in 2016 when drummer Anders Johansson (Hammerfall, Yngwie J. Malmsteen’s Rising Force, Manowar) asked his sons Nick Johansson (Guitars) and Karl Johansson (Bass & Screams) if they were interested in starting a brand new band with him.
Tungsten themselves describe their music to be “melodic, industrial power metal with hints of Northern Folk music“.
Tungsten’s first album We Will Rise was released in September 2019 and the song The Fairies Dance is close to pass 3 million streams on Spotify alone.
About a year later, in November 2020, Tungsten released their second album called Tundra. The song King of Shadows was chosen to be the first single for the second album and also this song has become an “anthem song“ for Tungsten when performing live on stage.
Following the worldwide pandemic Tungsten was forced to cancel gigs and shows, but subsequently gained time to work on their third album which has been named Bliss and is set for release to the public on the 17th of June 2022 through Arising Empire. With the release of the first single Come This Way, accompanied by a brand new clip, Tungsten set the first step towards said album release. What followed was March Along and again this single was released with a video clip! Now the time has come for Tungsten to release the title-track of the album.
Bliss is the third single of the third album of this Swedish foursome and is once again accompanied by a video. From the start the tempo is intriguing as the drums and guitars set a heavy and almost intimidating pace. The previous singles, and to be fair both previous albums, are filled with catchy melodies so this song is somewhat a break from tradition, but in an excellent way. An nice bonus is the fact that leadsinger Mike Andersson sings in 8 (!!) different languages. As always the composition of the music is well thought out and of the high standard Tungsten applies to all their music. The video fits perfect with the single and features the bands mascot namely Volfram. He is a mythical figure that from the start accompanied Tungsten.
After hearing the previous two singles of Tungsten I was pleasantly surprised and filled with high hopes for things to come. Those expectations have risen even higher with the titletrack Bliss. This song is different from the other previous released singles but has the potential to be an instant evergreen for these Swedes. The heaviness and perhaps almost overwhelming composition of the music, combined with the powerful voice of Mike Andersson make for a true gem that absolutely screams to be played live!
Mike Andersson – Vocals
Anders Johannson – Drums
Niklas Andersson – Guitar
Karl Johansson – Bass, Growls
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