Swedish metal band Steelwing will release their new album, Reset, Reboot, Redeem, on November 20th. It was recorded, mixed and co-produced by Swedish death metal legend Fred Estby (Necronaut, The Dagger, ex-Dismember) at Gutterview Recorders, with additional parts recorded by Nicko DiMarino in Deep Blue Studios where the band’s early sound was once formed.
Today, the band release the first album preview, featuring snippets of the first five songs on the new album. Listen below:
The album artwork was created by Swedish artist Sandra Österberg Brolin.
“Carbon Waste Lifeforms”
“Reset, Reboot, Redeem”
“Och världen gav vika”
“Architects Of Destruction”
“Like Shadows, Like Ghosts”
“We Are All Left Here To Die”
“Och Världen Gav Vika”:
“Reset, Reboot, Redeem”:
“We envisioned a gritty attitude and more organic drum sound for these songs, so naturally we turned to Fred who is known for delivering just that. Since we have grown up listening to Dismember, it was truly an honor to work with him. I knew the new material would be very demanding to sing, so we decided to record the vocals with Nicko, an old friend of the band who has been with us from day one. We know we can always trust his ears and skill when the going gets tough.”
Conceptually Steelwing continue to develop on the post-apocalyptic themes of the previous two albums. Where Lord Of The Wasteland focused on Mad Max-esque highway marauders and Zone Of Alienation described mutant-infested havens in outer space, Reset, Reboot, Redeem takes on a more serious misanthropic note: the current flawed state of mankind must be sacrificed to pave way for a trans-humanistic new breed – or all life on Earth will face extinction. One of many firsts for this album is a song in the band’s native tongue: “Och världen gav vika” (translation: “And the World Collapsed”).