TANTARA PREMIERES ALBUM TITLE TRACK "SUM OF FORCES"
The Norwegian thrash outfit Tantara are bringing the genre back to its roots, combining heavy melodies, fast riffs and complex song structures! Today, the band is premiering their second single and album title track "Sum Of Forces". Currently premiering via:
The band has commented: "'Sum Of Forces' describes and symbolizes all the combined forces that impacts descisions, opinions, actions and solutions in anyone's life. Whether it is good or bad, we are all slaves of the forces impacting us. Every single persons life is formed by these forces - Environment, family and friends. By grasping this principle, 'Sum Of Forces' strives to teach us that anything is possible as long as the total force is strong enough; We can all achieve anything together or as one. "
Tantara is set to release its long-awaited sophomore album “Sum of Forces” on Indie Recordings the 7th of September. The follow up on “Based on Evil” takes raw, old-school thrash and mixes it with more melodic heavy metal influences. With this new release the band shows once again that thrash isn’t dead - it is very much alive in Norway.
Telling the story of how society drags you down, the band takes you on a dramatic journey of the soul. The album is wide and varied, ranging from instrumental behemoths to the melodic and groovy, discovering new elements of thrash along the way. With a clear vision of making a distinct sound, they wrote most of the songs about struggle, being oppressed and finding your own path. This is expressed through the collision of violent riffs and beautiful melodies, accompanied by a critical view of society.
And so, it’s been 6 years since their debut full-length album ‘Based on Evil’, and now Tantara is back again with another full-length –a 6-track charge-straight-through-your-cranium album entitled ‘Sum of Forces’. Tantara never shy away from their essential thrash roots, however, the roots have clearly grown and expanded outwards to a larger territory. The album opens up with a steamroller of a track with the title ‘Punish the Punisher’, setting the mood from the get-go, and over the course of the record, rushes through both intensely fast-paced tracks, as well as a mid-paced track, conveniently titled ‘Sleepwalker’, and closing up the album with a seemingly chilled and contemplative track that evolves into various moods and atmospheres. The riffs are as heavy and virtuous as ever, the vocals sear through your earlobes like a hot cleaver through fat, and the rhythm section shreds away throughout; truly this album offers an unquestionable satisfaction to any thrash metal fan’s needs.
1. Punish the Punisher
2. Death Always Win
5. Sum of Forces
6. White Noise
Fredrik Bjerkø - Rhythm guitars / lead vocals
Emil Sigstad Moen - Bass / backing vocals
Stian Sannerud - Drums / percussion
Per Semb - Lead guitars / backing vocals