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BEAST IN BLACK releases 'Hardcore' video


BEAST IN BLACK, the Helsinki, Finland-based metal group led by former BATTLE BEAST guitarist Anton Kabanen, released its third album, “Dark Connection”, last Friday (October 29). The official music video (age restricted in some areas) for the LP’s third single, “Hardcore”, is released now.

Watch “Hardcore” below.

Kabanen comments: “Welcome to the next century. Dark connections and prohibited pleasures is the name of this ultimate game, a reality within reality. Some things are just too irresistible not to taste, even when it’s your own life that is at stake. Time to reveal the naked truth and face the judgment. What you’re about to witness is the result of an unapologetic and unforgiving vision inspired by the mind-bending works of Hajime Sorayama and raw cyberpunk animes of the ’90’s, namely ‘AD Police Files: The Phantom Woman’. For your pleasure, or your slight, we present you: ‘Hardcore’!”

Produced, recorded and mixed by Kabanen and mastered by Emil Pohjalainen (Amethyst Sound Productions), “Dark Connection” features the most prominent synths of all of BEAST IN BLACK‘s recordings so far, especially in the form of the Italo disco, Euro beat and symphonic elements that the band is so widely loved for. Despite that, at its core, it’s still all about simple heavy metal. The kind of ageless melodies that Kabanen has always been able to create once again melt with heroic stories that are rooted in sci-fi, fantasy and cyberpunk, that are represented in the artwork of the band’s longtime collaborator Roman Ismailov.

“Dark Connection” track listing:

01. Blade Runner
02. Bella Donna
03. Highway To Mars
04. Hardcore
05. One Night In Tokyo
06. Moonlight Rendezvous
07. Revengeance Machine
08. Dark New World
09. To The Last Drop Of Blood
10. Broken Survivors
11. My Dystopia
12. Battle Hymn (MANOWAR cover)
13. They Don’t Care About Us (MICHAEL JACKSON cover)


Yannis Papadopoulos – vocals
Mate Molnar – bass
Atte Palokangas – drums
Kasperi Heikkinen – guitar
Anton Kabanen – guitar, vocals

European Tour 2021
22/11    SE           Stockholm                         Fållan
23/11    SE           Gothenburg                       Trädgårn
23/11    DK          Copenhagen                      Amager Bio
26/11    DE          Oberhausen                       Turbinenhalle
27/11    NL          Tilburg                                Tilburg
28/11    DE          Frankfurt                            Batschkapp
29/11    BE          Antwerp                             Trix
01/12    UK          London                               Asembly Hall
02/12    FR          Paris                                    La Cigale
03/12    FR          Lyon                                    CCO
05/12    IT           Milan                                   Alcatraz
06/12    DE          Stuttgart                            LKA Longhorn
07/12    CH          Pratteln                              Z7
08/12    DE          Munich                               Tonhalle
10/12    HU         Budapest                            Barba Negra
11/12    CZ          Zlin                                      Hala Euronics
13/12    AT          Vienna                                Arena
14/12    PL           Krakow                               Studio
15/12    DE          Berlin                                  Huxleys
16/12    DE          Hanover                             Capitol
17/12    DE          Hamburg                            Docks
18/12    DE          Leipzig    

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