Celebrated Swedish rock act, Horisont, are slated to release their third album this fall. “Time Warriors” will be released on September 30th in Europe via Rise Above Records and on October 1st in North America on Metal Blade Records. Since forming in 2006, this Swedish quintet have steadily established themselves as one of Europe’s premier underground rock bands. Their first two albums – 2009’s Tva Sidor Av Horisonten and 2012’s widely acclaimed Second Assault – made it plain that the band have tapped directly into the heart of heaviness and guitar-wielding derring-do. Now, with their latest masterpiece, the vividly realised Time Warriors, Horisont are raising their game, refining and re-defining themselves and leaving the competition spluttering in the dust. Listen to “Writing on the Wall” and pre-order your copy at metalblade.com/horisont.
About “Time Warriors“:
As the album title implies, Horisont – completed by guitarists Charlie Van Loo and Kristofer Möller, bassist Magnus Delborg and drummer Pontus Jordan – are gleefully obliterating the divide between the wonders of the distant past and the unmistakable allure of the here and now. While some of their supposed peers focus too acutely on replicating the sounds of a bygone era, this band consistently display a magic touch, rendering every last note, riff and melody in majestic technicolour and transcending all notions of nostalgia or retro cool in the process.
“Put the 5 soldiers of Horisont in a time machine 50 years ahead of time and we would still rock the silver socks of any future man, woman or robot,” laughs Axel. “We think of a time warrior as someone who digs really good rock’n’roll and fights all the bad music that’s on the air nowadays by coming to a bad ass show, rocking out and buying real music.”
Armed with their best album to date and a collective desire to spread the gospel of real rock’n’roll around the world, Horisont will now be devoting themselves to hitting the road and taking these exceptional new songs to the people. While the modern rock world continues to be plagued by transient trends and shameless bandwagon-chasers, Sweden’s masters of cosmic clangour are the ten-legged antidote, flying the flag for balls-out musical truth. This fantastic voyage has only just begun…
“After the album release we’ll probably start by touring the north,” Axel concludes. “And then I think it’s time for the rest of Europe’s time warriors to get their fair share of the Horisont cake. We’ll keep on doing our thing and hopefully the fans will stick around to see many more Horisont albums in their record collections!” – Dom Lawson, July 2013
09/27 Karlstad, SE Metal Clüb, Nöjesfabriken w/ Troubled Horse
10/04 Göteborg, SE Pustervik w/ Deadheads
10/05 Malmö, SE KB w/ Troubled Horse
10/11 Oslo, NO John Dee w/ Troubled Horse
10/12 Stockholm, SE Kägelbanan Södra Teatern w/ Troubled Horse
10/18 Linkoping, SE LÓrient w/ Troubled Horse
10/19 Copenhagen, DK Stengade
10/25 Sandviken, SE Kungen w/ Troubled Horse
11/01 Örebro, SE Satin