Eclipse – Announce New Album ‘Megalomanium’ Out On 1st September

Swedish rockers Eclipse have announced the upcoming release of their tenth studio album, MEGALOMANIUM, on September 1, 2023. The first single and video from the album, “The Hardest Part Is...

 

Swedish rockers Eclipse have announced the upcoming release of their tenth studio album, MEGALOMANIUM, on September 1, 2023. The first single and video from the album, “The Hardest Part Is Losing You,” are out today. 
 
Watch the video for “The Hardest Part Is Losing You” here.
 
Pre-order/save MEGALOMANIUM here.
 
Eclipse will be performing headlining shows and various festivals throughout the summer and into the fall as well as a European tour starting September 1 in Bochum, Germany.
 
As singer Erik Mårtensson explains the meaning behind the album title:


 
“Since the previous record WIRED, we have been fortunate enough to be able to play to a lot of different audiences all over the world. No matter where we are, we always find a way to connect with people through those initial roots of rock ‘n roll music. MEGALOMANIUMis precisely that: it’s Eclipse paying homage to the full scope that is our ever-growing fan base through the elements that have become staples in the band’s catalog, but also daring to venture into new uncharted territories and sounds. If WIRED was a collection of our favorite 11 beers at the time, MEGALOMANIUM is an album riddled with the full DNA of the band, a fearless dive into the deep end of the pool – or in this case – the lake Siljan surrounding the island in the middle of Sweden where we record all our music.”  


 
“The last three or four years have definitely broadened the scope of what we feel we are capable of. Fueled by recent years’ success we started writing and recording our most ambitious album to date, MEGALOMANIUM. The title is of course intended to be a little tongue-in-cheek, but in all fairness, we entered the studio this time with a LOT of confidence in terms of what Eclipse is and could be.”
 
Over the last 10 years, the band has been reaching an ever-growing audience with each album release thanks to their stellar songwriting and high energy performances. Their last tours have brought them to stages in Japan, Australia, The U.S. and all over Europe including some of the world’s largest heavy rock festivals such as Wacken Open Air, Graspop and Sweden Rock. At its core, Eclipse is a heavy rock band with massive hooks, and with an appeal that transcends genres. In addition to their numerous headline tours, Eclipse has also opened for a wide range of bands over the years including Aerosmith, My Chemical Romance and Scorpions.
 

“I love the fact that we have a diverse following these days,” says Mårtensson. “We have strived to evolve both in terms of sound and songwriting with every record and clearly our fans are happy to come join us for the ride. Even better, they have continuously invited a bunch of their friends along the way. We see proof of that every night.”
 
The proof is also in the numbers. Eclipse has generated well over 100 million streams online and approximately half a million monthly listeners across the major music services, making them one of biggest rock bands to come out of Sweden in recent years. 

 

 

 

Check out Eclipse at any of the following tour stops:
 
DATE               CITY                                        VENUE
 
Headline/Festival tour dates:
 
Thu 5/11           Augsburg, Germany                  Spectrum
Fri 5/12             Imst, Austria                             Glenthof (W. Gotthard)
Sat 5/13            København, Denmark                Nordic Noise Festival 2023
Fri 6/2               Hlavní M?sto Praha, Czechia     Prague Let?any Airport (W. Mötley Crüe & Def Leppard)
Sun 6/4             Budapest, Hungary                   Barba Negra (W. Powerwolf)
Thu 6/15           Gasteiz / Vitoria, Spain              Osteguna Rock Vital Fest 2023
Sun 6/18           Dessel, Belgium                        Graspop Metal Meeting 2023
Sat 7/1             München, Germany                   Rock Antenne Open Air 2023 (W. Gotthard)
Thu 7/6             Borlänge, Sweden                     Alive Festival Borlänge City 2023
Sat 7/8             Badalona, Spain                        Barcelona Rocks 2023
Fri 7/14             Knezha, Bulgaria                       Knezha Rock Fest 2023
Thu 7/20           Zvolenská Slatina, Slovakia       Olympic Fields (W. Hollywood Vampires)
Fri 7/21             Cremona, Italy                          Luppolo In Rock 2023
Sat 7/22            Lipnice nad Sazavou, Czechia   Sazavafest
Fri 7/27             Stockholm, Sweden                   Bandit Rock Kungsträdgården
Sat 7/29            Seebronn, Germany                  Rock of Ages Sommer Open Air 2023
Sat 8/26            Pindelo Dos Milagres, Portugal  Milagre Metaleiro Open Air 2023
 
Eclipse/H.E.A.T. co-headlining tour dates:
 
Fri 9/1               Bochum, Germany                    Zeche
Sat 9/2             Karlsruhe, Germany                  Substage (W. Axxis, not H.E.A.T.)
Sun 9/3             Frankfurt Am Main, Germany     Das Bett           
Tue 9/5             Wien, Austria                            Szene
Wed 9/6            München, Germany                   Backstage
Thu 9/7             Erlangen, Germany                   E-Werk
Fri 9/8               Regensburg, Germany              Eventhall Airport Obertraubling (Eclipse only)
Sun 9/10           Vorselaar, Belgium                    Glam Slam Fest (Eclipse only.)
Tue 9/12           Solothurn, Switzerland               Kofmehl
Wed 9/13          Stuttgart, Germany                    Im Wizemann
Thu 9/14           Bensheim, Germany                  Rex
Sat 9/16            Leipzig, Germany                      Hellraiser
Sun 9/17           Hamburg, Germany                   Grünspan
Mon 9/18          Berlin, Germany                        Frannz Club
 
Headline/Festival tour dates:
 
Fri 10/27           Kopervik, Norway                      Ovenpaa
Sat 10/28          Oslo, Norway                            Oslo Rock Fest 2023
Sun 10/29         Trondheim, Norway                   Byscenen in Trondheim
Sat 11/4            León, Spain                              Lion Rock Fest 2023
Sat 11/11          Umeå, Sweden                         House of Metal

 

Here’s the track listing for MEGALOMANIUM:
 The Hardest Part Is Losing You
Got It!
Anthem
Children of the Night
Hearts Collide
I Don’t Get It
The Broken
So Long, Farewell, Goodbye
High Road
One Step Closer to You
Forgiven
 
Lineup:
Erik Mårtensson – Vocals
Magnus Henriksson – Guitars
Philip Crusner – Drums
Victor Crusner – Bass

 

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