“Vengeance Is Mine”, the upcoming album by SERIOUS BLACK has turned into a prime example of a deeply melodic and at the same time dynamic power metal album. Today SERIOUS BLACK has unleashed a brand new lyric video for their third, enthralling album single, “Senso Della Vita“. Watch it below.
Says band mastermind Lochert: “It’s only 3 months left until the release of our new album “Vengeance Is Mine”.On this album we let you look deep inside our private lifes. For us it was a big step which required us courage and overcoming and led to crossing of various principles. “Senso Della Vita” – the meaning of life – tells of a daily situation that almost everyone has to deal with. EVERYBODY has to be the best – always. On Instagram, Facebook and other channels you need to present yourself as the biggest, the most beautiful, the pick of the bunch. Who is not fitting to that picture will be stamped. Just the surface is important, not one’s character. Some even hide and disclaim other people, friends, family because of being ashamed for them and they don’t fit into their picture and life.“
One of the new songs on SERIOUS BLACK’s upcoming studio album ‘Vengeance Is Mine’ is called ‘Album Of Our Life’ and hits the nail on the head in several aspects. On the one hand, the international power metal band surrounding bassist and founder Mario Lochert has succeeded in creating what is probably the most powerful and imaginative work of its career so far, with loads of great guitar riffs, grooving rhythms and anthemic melodies. On the other hand, the album’s lyrics venture into territories previously uncharted by the band. Lochert: “This time, I have allowed more insights into my emotions and private life than ever before, i.e. into how I think, how I feel, how I am, and how difficult it can be to keep a band going when you aren’t well yourself. The lyrics on ‘Vengeance Is Mine’ reflect the past four or five years. This, of course, had an impact on the songwriting, which has become even more intense and emotional.”
In addition to the private insight of the band’s soul, another new aspect came into play: Nikola Mijić, a powerful vocalist from Serbia, has recently become the front man of the band. Mijić is the successor to Urban Breed, who separated from the band in spring 2021. “Nikola is a very talented and experienced singer,” Lochert reports proudly.
And so has at last come together what belongs together – in SERIOUS BLACK: Nikola Mijić’s expressive timbre, the rapid riffs and hooks of the guitarists Dominik Sebastian and Bob Katsionis, the driving grooves of drummer Ramy Ali with bassist and producer Mario Lochert. Due to these elements and on top the collective diverse songwriting, “Vengeance Is Mine” has turned into a prime example of a deeply melodic and at the same time powerfully dynamic power metal album.
“Vengeance Is Mine” was produced and mixed by Lochert in the ‘Serious Black-Studio’ in Kirchseeon. “This time we really turned every adjustment screw to get the best possible result,” says Lochert and continues: “I think the great effort has been worth it!”
Along with the CD, a limited box set will also be available. In addition to the CD digipak, it contains a microfiber towel (160x80cm), the bonus cover album CD Rock With Us Tonight, a sticker, an original signed autograph card and the certificate of authenticity. Pre-order at AFM Records.
“Vengeance Is Mine” Tracklisting:
- Rock With Us Tonight
- Out Of The Ashes
- Fallen Hero
- Senso Della Vita
- Ray Of Light
- Soul Divider
- Tonight I’m Ready To Fight
- Just For You
- Soldiers Of Eternal Light
- The Story
- Queen Of Lies
- Album Of Our Life
- Alea Lacta Est
Bonus CD tracklisting:
- Boys Of Summer (Don Henley)
- Take On Me (A-Ha)
- Wonderful Life (Black)
- Rockin’ In The Free World (Neil Young)
- Spending My Time (Roxette)
- The Look (Roxette)
- Driver’s Seat (Sniff ‘N’ The Tears)
- Dirt Diana (Michael Jackson)