SPIRITUAL BEGGARS: Video Footage Of 'Toulouse Metal Party' Performance
April 30, 2013
Video footage of SPIRITUAL BEGGARS — the Swedish band featuring ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott and bassist Sharlee D'Angelo, along with vocalist Apollo Papathanasio (ex-FIREWIND) — performing on April 28 at the Toulouse Metal Party at Le Saint Des Seins in Toulouse, France can be seen below.
SPIRITUAL BEGGARS eighth studio album, "Earth Blues", was released on April 16 (one day earlier internationally) via InsideOut Music.
"Earth Blues" track listing:
01. Wise As A Serpent 02. Turn The Tide 03. Sweet Magic Pain 04. Hello Sorrow 05. One Man's Curse 06. Dreamer 07. Too Old To Die Young 08. Kingmaker 09. Road To Madness 10. Dead End Town 11. Freedom Song 12. Legends Collapse
Amott previously stated about the new CD: "I had the idea for this artwork from my time as a child, seeing posters of two young lovers watching a romantic sunset on the beach — just your typical tacky bedroom art in the '70s, really... Also, growing up in what is now referred to with some nostalgia as the Atomic Age — the threat of nuclear war was always looming over our heads it seemed. I wanted to combine these two images of my youth in one paradoxical image and Per Wiberg of Hippograffix (and SPIRITUAL BEGGARS keyboardist) really managed to capture the melancholic feeling perfectly. Earth Blues, indeed."
Regarding the making of "Earth Blues", Amott said: "We started the recording process of 'Earth Blues' with an eight-day-long session at Fat Guitar Studios (Sweden) with knob-twiddler Roberth Ekholm, a truly great dude who really knows how to capture a band jamming live, sadly a rare quality in recording engineers nowadays! We continued with some overdubs at various studios in Sweden, and it's all come together super easy this time. Sonically, I think this might be our finest hour yet. It's a raw, heavy and honest record."
SPIRITUAL BEGGARS 2013 is:
Michael Amott (ARCH ENEMY, CARCASS) - Guitar Ludwig Witt (FIREBIRD) - Drums Per Wiberg (OPETH) - Keyboards Sharlee D'Angelo (ARCH ENEMY, MERCYFUL FATE) - Bass Apollo Papathanasio (FIREWIND) – Vocals