Tungsten was formed in 2016 when drummer Anders Johansson (ex-Hammerfall,ex- Yngwie J. Malmsteen’s Rising Force) 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 have 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. Now these Swedes have returned with their second single and again it is released with a brand new video clip! March Alonghas been released on all platforms and will be featured on Bliss. Let’s dive straight in!
Tungsten is known for their catchy melodies, strong and meaningful lyrics and recognisable powerfull singing by frontman Mike Andersson. The song picks up pace from the very first second. An urge to start marching and head bang is immediately there as the guitars and drums invoke that feeling. The composition of the song is strong, the melodies are catchy and get stuck in your head and as always the vocals are from a truly impressive level. Comparing it with earlier work from this Swedish four-some, March Along feels as a seamless fit into their previous work but with an authentic feel to it. The use of keys, the guitar solo, the drums and the bass riffs are all recognisable as true Tungsten sounds. The video clip that comes whit this brand new track, is filled to the brim with humor and truly shows that Tungsten are a band that should perform on stage for a big audience!
With the release of March Along Tungsten takes another step towards the release of their third studio album. The song itself is a perfect fit with previous work by Tungsten and is really accessible. The vocals and composition of the song itself are from a high standard as usual with these Swedish metallers and the video clip is well put together and is filled with humour. The contrast that this invokes with the lyrics is really good thought out. For Tungsten fans this song is a must and for people who love metal in general March On is a perfect way to get to know Tungsten. As a huge Tungsten fan myself, I honestly can say March On makes it to my all-time “top 3” of Tungsten’s music.
The expectations are rising to real heights, with every new Tungsten release that is leading up to Bliss.
Mike Andersson – Vocals
Anders Johannson – Drums
Niklas Andersson – Guitar
Karl Johansson – Bass, Growls
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