Beast In Black-Roman Ismailov talks about the artwork of “Berserker”

In around 4 weeks, international heavy metallers BEAST IN BLACK will unleash their debut album Berserker, via Nuclear Blast Records. After revealing details about how BEAST IN BLACK was formed last week, the band have just unleashed their second album trailer. Watch as the artist behind the album artwork, Roman Ismailov, tells us more about the creation of the cover art:

More on Berserker:
‘Blind And Frozen’ OFFICIAL VIDEO:
Trailer #1 – Band:

Pre-order Berserker in various formats (DIGI, LP (black, silver):
Pre-order Berserker digitally and receive ‘Blind And Frozen’ instantly or stream the track:
Listen in the NB Novelties Playlist

Berserker – Track Listing:
01. Beast In Black
02. Blind And Frozen
03. Blood Of A Lion
04. Born Again
05. Zodd The Immortal
06. The Fifth Angel
07. Crazy, Mad, Insane
08. Hell For All Eternity (Bonus Track – DIGI only)
09. Eternal Fire
10. Go To Hell (Bonus Track- DIGI only)
11. End Of The World
12. Ghost In The Rain

To present their debut album live on stage, BEAST IN BLACK will be supporting W.A.S.P. on their forthcoming Re-Idolized: “The Crimson Idol” 25th Anniversary European Tour.

Re-Idolized: “The Crimson Idol” 25th Anniversary World Tour
w/ W.A.S.P.
28.10.  B          Antwerp – Trix
29.10.  F          Paris – Élysée Montmartre
30.10.  F          Strasbourg – La Laiterie
01.11.  E          Pamplona – Auditorio de Burlada
02.11.  E          Murcia – Sala Gamma
03.11.  E          Madrid – La Riviera
04.11.  E          Barcelona – Razzmatazz 1
05.11.  F          Limoges – CC John Lennon
07.11.  F          Lyon – Le Transbordeur
08.11.  I           Bologna – Estragon
09.11.  I           Milan – Live Club
10.11.  CH       Lausanne – Les Docks
11.11.  CH       Pratteln – Z7
12.11.  NL        Tilburg – O13
14.11.  D         Hamburg – Markthalle
15.11.  D         Hanover – Capitol
16.11.  D         Saarbrücken – Garage
17.11.  D         Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle
18.11.  D         Geiselwind – MusicHall
20.11.  D         Frankfurt – Batschkapp
21.11.  D         Stuttgart – LKA Longhorn
22.11.  D         Munich – Backstage
24.11.  CZ        Hluk – Sports Hall
25.11.  PL        Warsaw – Progresja
26.11.  A          Vienna – Arena

More info & tickets:

The five-piece, Helsinki based heavy metal band BEAST IN BLACK was founded by Anton Kabanen soon after he had parted ways with BATTLE BEAST in 2015. By the end of 2015 the band had played their first gig, as the opening act for NIGHTWISH.

Berserker was produced by Anton in his Sound Quest Studio. Its cover artwork marks the return of the collaboration between Anton and Roman Ismailov who was the original illustrator and graphic artist for BATTLE BEAST.

Berserker maintains the style of Anton‘s previously composed works which include the first three BATTLE BEASTalbums. Influenced by 80’s metal bands such as JUDAS PRIESTMANOWARW.A.S.P.BLACK SABBATH and ACCEPT, the record is nothing but a great heavy metal album. “It’s very straightforward, catchy and powerful and occasionally mixed with some symphonic influences,” Anton adds. Lyrically, Kabanen also continues his previous style: “Many songs such as the title track, ‘Beast In Black’, and ‘Zodd The Immortal’, are strongly influenced by the Japanese manga and anime »Berserk«.”

Yannis Papadopoulos | vocals
Mate Molnar | bass
Sami Hänninen | drums
Kasperi Heikkinen | guitars
Anton Kabanen | guitars, vocals


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