The fourth PERSUADER album “The Fiction Maze” will be released in Europe on January 17th and in North America on January 21st through Inner Wound Recordings. Avalon/Marquee will release the album in Japan on December 25th.
”The Fiction Maze” is another step forward for PERSUADER as they constantly continue to develop their sound, song-writing skills and performance. Persuader describes the sound: “A lot of hard work was put into creating the perfect mix of everything we’ve done so far. We’ve expanded on the Persuader sound while keeping true to the core that is the band; heavy riffing, strong melodies, pounding rhythms and soaring vocals.”
The mixing and mastering was handled by Ronnie Björnström [Aeon, Apostasy, Bone Gnawer] and the production fits the album really well, giving lots of space to the more aggressive side of the Persuader sound, but without losing the melodic parts in the process.
“The Fiction Maze” is the proof that Persuader is still one of the most exciting Swedish bands, and also one of the best power metal bands there is. The performance, song-writing and production is outstanding and with vocalist Jens Carlsson [who made his best vocal contribution so far on this album] they truly stand out in the scene and “The Fiction Maze” will for sure be a big hit and a classic in the scene.
Check out an album teaser at YouTube here:
“The Fiction Maze” track listing:
01. One Lifetime
03. The Fiction Maze
04. Deep in the Dark
06. Son of Sodom
07. Sent to the Grave
09. Dagon Rising
10. Worlds Collide
11. Falling Faster
“The Fiction Maze” can be pre-ordered at the Inner Wound Recordings Store [CD, vinyl, t-shirt bundle available] at innerwound.bigcartel.com
A limited 12″ double gatefold edition of “The Fiction Maze” will be released on February 7th.
Jens Carlsson – Vocals
Fredrik Hedström – Bass
Emil Norberg – Guitars
Daniel Sundbom – Guitars
Efraim Juntunen – Drums