SPIRITUAL BEGGARS unveils ‘Earth Blues’ cover artwork

February 19th, 2013
by EvilG
                              

Sweden’s classic rock heavyweights SPIRITUAL BEGGARS recently finished work on their 8th studio album, Earth Blues, which celebrates their 20th anniversary as band. The album will be released via InsideOut Music on April 15th in Europe and April 16th in North America.

SPIRITUAL BEGGARS’ guitarist and songwriter Michael Amott comments about the artwork:

“I had the idea for this artwork from my time as a child, seeing posters of two young lovers watching a romantic sunset on the beach, just your typical tacky bedroom art in the 70′s really…Also, growing up in what is now referred to with some nostalgia as ‘The Atomic Age’ – the threat of nuclear war was always looming over our heads it seemed. I wanted to combine these two images of my youth in one paradoxical image and Per Wiberg of Hippograffix (and SPIRITUAL BEGGARS keyboardist) really managed to capture the melancholic feeling perfectly. ‘Earth Blues,’ indeed.”

In order to promote this upcoming release as well as the band’s anniversary, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS has confirmed some summer festival appearances, in addition to a European tour in April with support by German rockers ZODIAC. See below for all upcoming tour dates:

SPIRITUAL BEGGARS “Earth Blues Tour” with special guest ZODIAC + more

Presented in G/S/A by Metal Hammer, Guitar and Powermetal.de

15.04.2013 – Hamburg (Germany) – Logo
16.04.2013 – Köln (Germany) – Underground
17.04.2013 – Ludwigburg (Germany) – Rockfabrik
18.04.2013 – München (Germany) – Backstage
19.04.2013 – Pratteln (Switzerland) – Galery
20.04.2013 – Nürnberg (Germany) – Rockfabrik / Rock’n’Roll Overdose Festival
21.04.2013 – Tilburg (The Netherlands) – 013 / Roadburn Festival
22.04.2013 – Paris (France) – La Scene Bastille
25.04.2013 – Madrid (Spain) – Caracol
26.04.2013 – Barcelona (Spain) – Sala Music Hall
27.04.2013 – Erandio / Bilbao (Spain) – Sonora
28.04.2013 – Toulouse (France) – Le Saint Des Seins
23.06.2013 – Clisson (France) – Hellfest / www.hellfest.frEarth Blues is the follow-up to 2010′s critically acclaimed Return To Zero and promises to be another milestone in the band’s fertile and challenging musical evolution so far. Stay tuned for more details about the album to be revealed soon.

SPIRITUAL BEGGARS discography:  
Spiritual Beggars – CD 1994
Another Way To Shine – CD 1996
Violet Karma – 10″ EP 1998
Mantra III – CD 1998
Ad Astra – CD/2LP 2000
It’s Over – Split 7″ EP with GRAND MAGUS 2001
On Fire – CD 2002
Demons – CD 2005
Live Fire! – DVD 2006
Return To Zero – CD/LP 2010
Earth Blues – CD/LP 2013

SPIRITUAL BEGGARS line-up:
Michael Amott (Guitars | ARCH ENEMY, ex CARCASS)
Ludwig Witt (Drums | GRAND MAGUS, ex FIREBIRD)
Per Wiberg (Keys | ex OPETH)
Sharlee D’Angelo (Bass | ARCH ENEMY, WITCHERY)
Apollo Papathanasio (Vocals | ex FIREWIND)


SPIRITUAL BEGGARS online:
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