Today, power metal newcomers NORTHTALE unleash their new album, “Eternal Flame,” via Nuclear Blast. Produced by Dennis Ward (PINK CREAM 69, UNISONIC), the album features 12 brand new tracks and a whole range of new influences, from thrash metal, classical citations, and Brazilian traditional music, all fused into NORTHTALE‘s own brand of melodic power metal.
To celebrate the occasion, the band also reveal a lyric video for their new single “Future Calls”, which features Kai Hansen (HELLOWEEN/GAMMA RAY) and his son Tim Kanoa Hansen (INDUCTION), which you can watch below.
Bill Hudson states: “I can’t believe I’m saying this, but it’s finally time to unveil ‘Eternal Flame’ to the world. Two years of hard work, a lineup change, a global pandemic but we did it! This baby is now out there and I can’t wait for all of you to hear it! And to celebrate, we chose ‘Future Calls’ as the new single! There’s a very special reason for this: Kai Hansen is a childhood hero of mine and a few years ago we had a chance to become friends. It only made sense to me to have him as a guest on the album, and when he suggested his son Tim Kanoa Hansen came along too, I thought I’d sure love to host a family reunion! I hope the fans enjoy this album as much as we did!”
Order “Eternal Flame” here.
“Eternal Flame” Tracklist:
- Only Human
- Wings of Salvation
- Future Calls (feat. Tim and Kai Hansen)
- The Land of Mystic Rites
- Midnight Bells
- Eternal Flame
- In The Name of God
- Ride The Storm
- King of Your Illusion
- Judas Be My Guide (IRON MAIDEN cover feat. Jonas Heidgert)
- Nature’s Revenge
- Ivy (Outro)
“Eternal Flame” features guest appearances from legendary icon Kai Hansen(HELLOWEEN/GAMMA RAY), his son Tim Kanoa Hansen (INDUCTION), Jonas Heidgert (DRAGONLAND), and Mary Zimmer (HELION PRIME). The album artwork was created by Gustavo Sazes (MACHINE HEAD, AMARANTHE,KAMELOT)
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, NORTHTALE is sorry to announce that the European tour which would’ve taken place between Nov 24-Dec 18 supporting UNLEASH THE ARCHERSalongside STRIKER. Stay tuned for any updates concerning new tour dates.
NORTHTALE is an international five-piece Power Metal band that was formed in 2017 by guitarist Bill Hudson (DORO, TSO, ex-U.D.O), who was initially writing songs for a solo album. Drummer Patrick Johansson (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen/W.A.S.P), keyboardist Jimmy Pitts, bassist Mikael Planefeldt and former singer Christian Eriksson (ex-TWILIGHT FORCE) joined during the demo stages when a decision was made to turn the project into a full-time band. The groups’ debut album, “Welcome To Paradise” was released in August 2019 via Nuclear Blast to very high international acclaim and great reviews on the specialized media worldwide.
In the Summer of 2020, the band chose its new vocalist, Guilherme Hirose, after a worldwide search that included 40 candidates from 11 different countries.
- Guilherme Hirose | Vocals
- Bill Hudson | Guitars
- Mikael Planefeldt | Bass
- Patrick Johansson | Drums
- Jimmy Pitts | Keyboard