SWEDEN – Civil War, the new symphonic power metal band from ex-Sabaton members, Rikard Sundén, Oskar Montelius, Daniel Mullback and Daniel Myhr, along with frontman, Nils Patrik Johansson (Astral Doors), and bass player, Stefan “Pizza” Eriksson (Volturyon), has posted the new song, “First to Fight,” for streaming on YouTube at:
The track originally surfaced last week via MetalUnderground.com, and comes from the band’s debut full-length, The Killer Angels, out June 11 on Despotz Records.
According to the band, “First to Fight” is about an elite force that, according to some, even surpasses the U.S. Navy SEALs when it comes to tough recruitment requirements. “GROM,” Grupa Reagowania Operacyjno-Manewrowego (Operational Maneuver Response Group), is a 350-man strong elite force that was formed on June 13, 1990 to protect Polish citizens from global threats.
1. King of the Sun
2. First to Fight
3. Saint Patrick’s Day
4. Rome is Falling
5. Sons of Avalon
6. I Will Rule the Universe
7. Lucifer’s Court
8. Brother Judas
9. My Own Worst Enemy
11. March across the Belt **vinyl bonus track
11. Children of the Grave **CD bonus track
Borrowing its name from the novel by Michael Shaara about the Battle of Gettysburg, The Killer Angels can be pre-ordered online here: http://despotz.bigcartel.com/product/civil-war-the-killer-angels-cd.
The album was recorded by Jonas Kjellgren at Studio Myhrer (which is actually the bed and living room of keyboard player, Myhr), Black Lounge Studio and Peter Tägtgren’s, The Abyss, in Pärlby, Sweden.
Artwork comes courtesy of Polish artist, Lukasz Jaszak.
Following the release of The Killer Angels, Civil War will embark on a streak of festival shows in the band’s native Sweden.
Stay tuned for more information on Civil War and The Killer Angels.