Sparzanza – Announcing The End

Artist: Sparzanza
Album: Announcing The End
Genre: Modern Metal
Label: DESPOTZ RECORDS
Release Date: November 10. 2017

Track Listing:
1 Announcing The End 4:38
2 Damnation 4:18
3 Whatever Come May Be 5:09
4 Vindication 5:40
5 The Trigger 4:02
6 Breathe In The Fire 4:11
7 One Last Breath 5:31
8 To The One 4:30
9 The Dark Appeal 4:09
10 We Are Forever 4:09
11 Truth Is A Lie 4:36

Band Members:
Fredrik Weileby – Vocals
Calle Johannesson – Guitars
Magnus Eronen – Guitars
Johan Carlsson – Bass
Anders Åberg – Drums

“Announcing The End” – does the title seem like a punch to the gut? Good, that’s exactly the point. But the punch should feel musical and not like a sudden end that shuts everything down. The story behind Announcing The End is slightly magical and completely unexpected. The album is an emergence in a new form, looking towards a new future. Sparzanza has come to the time in their existence to take a new form. Having a solid career behind them gave them the space to test new limits and let more people participate in the colossal wall of sound that has been the band’s signature since 2007’s ‘Banisher Of The Light.’ Sparzanza needed to find their hunger and rip up the book and look at their music in a new light.
”We left for Spain and worked on the album under a strict work schedule,’ says bassist, Johan Carlsson. ”Instead of piecing all the ideas together afterwards, we wrote everything together. It was 9 to 5 every day and it felt like a competition to produce. We met in the morning and divided into groups which then worked on writing together. In the evening we met up and went through everything together. The next day we would switch groups and it continued so for the whole week. Very relaxed and unbelievably creative.”
”To do something completely new with Announcing The End was a real challenge,” continues drummer Anders Åberg. ”Horrifying but at the same time enormously inspiring. To speed up a process that took forever to only a week’s time really turns up the pressure to deliver. For our fans and ourselves. To push yourself daily with a clear cut deadline was extremely cool and created new ideas both expected and unexpected.” ”Thus became “announcing the end” and the result was unlike anything we had done before” finishes up Carlson. ”Take the title track for example. No one would believe it was written with a view of the Mediterranean. Fans however need not be worried, a great view didn’t tarnish the darkness that is to be expected.” The album is not just geared towards Europe. The album was written with high ambitions and sights set on conquering North America. What Sparzanza has accomplished on their eighth album has been a long time coming. Cut the cord and free fall. Do it their way. Announcing The End is the first chapter in the new story of Sparzanza.

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