German epic metal pioneers, Equilibrium, will set aflame a brand new bonfire this summer with their sixth studio album. Renegades (out today via Nuclear Blast) is heralding a watershed, the turn of an era for this genre. This is metal at its most epic and most monumental, bearing huge songs, resting firmly in the zeitgeist with a massive, modern production and sporting quite a number of eclectic influences. And before the bleating erupts: It’s working, it’s blending in - and above all, it’s still Equilibrium. Quite possibly more than ever.
The album's limited Digipac includes an exclusive bonus CD with 8-bit versions of all songs on the album. The band presents a small taster of this bonus CD in the form of a video for the 8-bit version of the song 'Renegades - A Lost Generation'. To me, it sounds more 16-bit than 8, but I’m not going to split hairs when it sounds this good.
The band states: "Most of us grew up with computer games in the ‘80s and ‘90s so every time we hear these 8-bit sounds it's kinda nostalgic. We always had this idea in mind to make 8-bit versions of our songs and this time we just did it! This clip will give you a little taste of how it sounds."
'Renegades Tour' - Europe 2020
14.02. UK London - O2 Academy Islington
15.02. UK Birmingham - HRH Metal IV