Beast In Black to release new studio album “Dark Connection” on October 29th 2021

Beast In Black Dark Connection cover
The future has begun: Today, heavy metal heroes Beast In Black start into a new shimmering metallic era of their bright future. The band announces their new album “Dark Connection” and reveals the cover artwork for this fantastic masterpiece, catapulting the listener into the exciting world of cyberpunk. “Dark Connection” marks the third album of the international high-flyers and will be released on October 29th, 2021, via Nuclear Blast Records.

Guitarist Anton Kabanen states: “Enter cyberpunk. Flying cars, sprawling metropolis, valleys of neon lights, emotionless killers, gynoids, femmes fatales, shadowy characters, lethal lust, forbidden passion, love larger than life, space travel... All this and much more is what Dark Connection holds within. Such cyberpunk animes as Armitage III, Cyber City Oedo 808, AD Police, Battle Angel Alita and Bubblegum Crisis have essentially served as sources of inspiration, as well as the immortal classic film by Ridley Scott; Blade Runner. And as always, a Beast In Black album wouldn’t be a Beast In Black album without a heavy impact of Berserk, the manga and anime creation of Kentaro Miura. Sadly, the beloved author passed away while we were still making this album. Thus, Dark Connection is dedicated to Kentaro Miura”.

A first musical appetizer of “Dark Connection” called “Moonlight Rendezvous” will be released on September 3rd, 2021. Keep an eye on the band’s and label’s channels to not miss any news.

Anton continues on the artwork: “The instantly captivating album artwork was once again done by Roman Ismailov. Its visual emphasis significantly correlates with the recurring themes of "Dark Connection". The tense gaze shared between the Beast and the drop-dead gorgeous femme fatale gynoid, Cynthia, speaks of an exciting, arousing, dangerous, mysterious and even questionable connection on a physical, emotional and moral level. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, well, this certainly is the case!”

“Dark Connection” will be available as digital album, CD, Black Vinyl, Clear/Sky Blue Marbled Vinyl [limited to 300 pieces], Blue Transparent Vinyl [UK exclusive, limited to 300 pieces], Red/Ocean Blue Splattered Vinyl [Bravado Exclusive, limited to 300 pieces], White/Red Inkspot Vinyl [EMP exclusive, limited to 300 pieces] and Purple/Silver Inkspot Vinyl [US exclusive, limited to 300 pieces]. The preorder will start soon, so keep an eye on the band channels for updates!

1. Blade Runner
2. Bella Donna
3. Highway to Mars
4. Hardcore
5. One Night in Tokyo
6. Moonlight Rendezvous
7. Revengeance Machine
8. Dark New World
9. To the Last Drop of Blood
10. Broken Survivors
11. My Dystopia
12. Battle Hymn (Manowar Cover)
13. They Don’t Care About Us (Michal Jackson Cover)

European Tour Dates 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  Felsenkeller

Yannis Papadopoulos - Vocals
Mate Molnar - Bass
Atte Palokangas - Drums
Kasperi Heikkinen - Guitars
Anton Kabanen - Guitars, vocals