• Jason Hesley

METALITE - first video-single for upcoming new album!

The update for modern Power and Melodic Metal will be coming sooner as expected – with a new album called “A Virtual World” (to be released 26th March 2021) the Swedish Power Metal quintet METALITE returns to the metal dancefloor. Not even 1,5 years after they returned with their new singer Erica Ohlsson – who brought in a massive amount of energy and musicianship to increase the impact for the new heroes of Modern Metal - trendsetting, epic and of the highest quality.

Now the band not only revealed the excellent cover art for “A Virtual World” on their socials, which has been created by Finnish graphic artist Jan Yrlund / Darkgrove Design. No, METALITE also left a first odour mark with their mighty video-single “Peacekeepers”, which has been released on Friday 27th November 2020.

Like they have started on “Biomechanicals”, the Swedes continue to expertly make use of electronic elements, influenced by the Trance Era of early 21st century: spheric layers mix with vibrating sequences and pulsating beats fitting like a second skin for the massive, melodic and outrageously catchy wall of sound. Guitarist Edwin Premberg states: “We see ourselves as a modern band that works differently than most of the Melodic Metal bands out there“. They absolutely do, and they are extremely successful with the musical formula and the niche they have found for themselves. Excellent songwriting and catchy hooks empowered by base of sweeping synths and held together by a voice simultaneously strong and light at the same time. This is something only METALITE does these days and they do it gorgeously, refined by another high-end production of Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Amaranthe a.m.m.)

Pre-Sale for the new records has started - the longplayer is available as Ltd. Clear Purple Vinyl or CD now in the AFM Shop and various other shops.

The tracklist consists of 11 new stunning songs, see the full tracklist below – METALITE are more than ready for the release of their third full-length effort - are you too?

“A Virtual World” tracklist: 01. A Virtual World 02. Cloud Connected 03. Talisman 04. Beyond The Horizon 05. Peacekeepers 06. The Vampire Song 07. We're Like The Fire 08. Artificial Intelligence 09. Alone 10. Running 11. Synchronized

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