At the end of October Northern Kings will release their first album, containing well-known 80s classics that have been given a heavy metal treatment. The first single from the album will be a metal version of Tina Turner’s We Don’t Need Another Hero, out on the 26th of September.
Other tracks on the album include the line-up’s own interpretations of David Bowie’s Ashes to Ashes, Cutting Crew’s I Just Died In Your Arms Tonight, Phil Collins’ In The Air Tonight, Peter Gabriel’s Sledge Hammer and the Dire Straits classic Brothers In Arms.
The songs on the album are sung and played in different metal styles, but symphonic metal will be the uniting factor.
The members of Northern Kings have worked together before. They were also part of the big line-up of Raskas Joulu (“Heavy Christmas“), a metal band that has released two albums containing Finnish language metal versions of well-known Christmas carols and has toured several times since late 2004.
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