Black Royal are back with a new single and video for the track ‘Earthbound’, taken from their forthcoming album of the same name. Following the success of their sophomore album Firebride in 2020, the Finnish sludge metal outfit emerged as one of the Scandi underground’s most talked about bands.
Formed in 2013 in Tampere, Black Royal’s infectious brew of metal has garnered praise for its creed crushing choruses and beguiling riffs, pitched perfectly between the dramaturgy of Ghost and brutality of Behemoth.
Newly signed to M-Theory Audio, Earthbound, the band’s third full-length album will be released later this year, but you can experience the fire and fury of it’s title-track right here.
“What started out as more of a tribute to one of our favourite bands, Crowbar, quickly took a turn into something with a slightly more epic direction,” explains the band. “The lyrical story line was inspired by the ancient Scandinavian/Sami myths of the netherworld. Stories of things like ‘northern fire beliefs and the aurora borealis, which have long been associated with perceptions of the afterlife.”