Recently, about a year after the release of their last album, Das Elfte Gebot – which reached #3 in the German album charts – FEUERSCHWANZ announced their new album, Memento Mori, set for release on New Year's Eve 2021. Now, with their first single, "Untot im Drachenboot", the pioneers of the German folk rock scene herald a triumphant overseas voyage into another legendary FEUERSCHWANZ saga!
With echoing screams, "Untot im Drachenboot" calls a mighty army aboard a monstrous Viking ship. Wild guitar riffs and rousing violin solos put wind into the sails, while Hauptmann Feuerschwanz keeps hold of his crew with strong vocal power and deep growls. Filmed on a real Viking ship, FEUERSCHWANZ literally set sail in the video for "Untot im Drachenboot" and deliver another glorious anthem! The Franconians once again deliver a very strong music video, which offers a first taste of the upcoming album, Memento Mori.
FEUERSCHWANZ on the new song:
"'Untot im Drachenboot' - Pirates of the Caribbean meets Vikings! Ancient Icelandic sagas tell the story of undead fighters, called Draugr, appearing from nowhere to roam and plunder the land. Now our Hauptmann is also cursed to eternal capture and gathers an army of undead warriors around him. Ready to fight for our future caper voyages, we want to board the stages of this world again as soon as possible with the wild hordes of our fans - and provide you with the matching soundtrack! Hoist the sails and join our army!"
Shortly following their live BluRay/DVD Die Letzte Schlacht debuting on the German album charts at #4, FEUERSCHWANZ announced their new studio album, Memento Mori. The new album will be released on December 31, 2021 via Napalm Records and will continue the success story of the medieval rockers from Germany / Franconia! Memento Mori, the follow-up to the successful album Das Elfte Gebot, sings about great adventures, past battles and outstanding heroic deeds in pure FEUERSCHWANZ fashion. FEUERSCHWANZ manage to stay true to their trademarks, and at the same time, venture musically into new realms.
FEUERSCHWANZ on the new album:
“You take nothing with you to your grave, except your coffin... Memento Mori is the direct successor to Die Letzte Schlacht! The world of Hauptmann Feuerschwanz is in flames, overrun by the living dead and scourged by religious zealots... All of this sounds frighteningly real, even in Anno Domini 2021, so it's time to defy the storm once again and celebrate life. Let's live here, let's live now - until death sharpens his knife!”
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As a special highlight, some versions of Memento Mori will feature a bonus CD with seven cover songs by Manowar, Amon Amarth, but also O-Zone, among others.
Memento Mori track listing:
Memento Mori will be available in the following formats:
A few days after album release, FEUERSCHWANZ will go on an extended tour through Germany, Austria and Switzerland. They will be accompanied by fearless heavy metal kings WARKINGS.
08.10.21 DE - Weil am Rhein/MPS
Presented by: EMP, METAL HAMMER, METAL.DE & SONIC SEDUCER & START
05.01.22 DE - Nuremberg / Löwensaal
06.01.22 DE - Berlin / Huxley's
07.01.22 DE - Leipzig / Felsenkeller
08.01.22 DE - Cologne / Carlswerk Victoria
13.01.22 DE - Frankfurt / Batschkapp
14.01.22 DE - Hanover / Pavillon
15.01.22 DE - Bremen / Aladin
20.01.22 AT - Vienna / Szene
21.01.22 AT - Graz / Dom Im Berg
22.01.22 DE - Munich / Backstage
27.01.22 DE - Saarbrücken / Garage
28.01.22 DE - Stuttgart / Im Wizemann
29.01.22 CH - Pratteln / Z7
04.02.22 DE - Oberhausen / Turbinenhalle
05.02.22 DE - Hamburg / Große Freiheit 36
Hauptmann Feuerschwanz - vocals, guitar
Johanna von der Vögelweide - violin, hurdy-gurdy
Rollo H. Schönhaar - drums
Jarne Hodinsson - bass
Prinz Hodenherz - flutes, bagpipe, vocals, guitar
Hans der Aufrechte - guitar