WHEEL sono lieti di annunciare l’uscita del loro tanto atteso nuovo album “Charismatic Leaders”, in arrivo il 3 maggio 2024 su Inside Out Music.

L’album è stato meticolosamente realizzato per soddisfare i sempre più alti benchmark della band anglo-finlandese, aiutati dai tecnici e co-produttori Daniel Bergstrand e Fredrik Thordendal (Meshuggah) mentre la fase di mix è stata affidata a Forrester Savell. Per celebrare questo annuncio la band presenta oggi il video del primo singolo “Empire”:

Charismatic Leaders” è disponibile per il preorder nei formati Limited CD Digipak (incluso l’EP “Rumination” come bonus) e Gatefold 180g LPhttps://wheelband.lnk.to/CharismaticLeaders
La copertina è stata realizzata da Lucas Mayer (Long Distance Calling, Blackout Problems

WHEEL – “Charismatic Leaders”
Empire 04:20
Porcelain 07:12
Submission 10:46
Saboteur 09:01
Disciple 04:12
Caught in the Afterglow 01:12
The Freeze 10:35

I WHEEL saranno in tour in Europa alla fine del 2024, di seguito tutte le date tra cui una in Italia:
31.10 – Olympia, Tampere, Finland
1.11 – Sawohouse UG, Kuopio, Finland
2.11 – On The Rocks, Helsinki, Finland
7.11 – Lutakko, Jyväskylä, Finland
8.11 – Finlandia-Klubi, Lahti, Finland
9.11 – 45 Special, Oulu, Finland
15.11 – Logo, Hamburg, Germany
16.11 – Melkweg Up, Amsterdam, Netherlands
17.11 – 013, Tilburg, Netherlands
19.11 – Rebellion, Manchester, UK
20.11 – Cathouse, Glasgow, UK
21.11 – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, UK
22.11 – 1865, Southampton, UK
23.11 – Underworld, London, UK
24.11 – Thekla, Bristol, UK
26.11 – Kavka, Antwerp, Belgium
27.11 – Luxor, Cologne, Germany
28.11 – Colos Saal, Aschaffenburg, Germany
30.11 – Backstage, Paris, France
2.12 – Komplex, Zurich, Switzerland
3.12 – Legend, Milan, Italy
4.12 – Backstage Halle, Munich, Germany
5.12 – Analog Music Hall, Budapest, Hungary
6.12 – Chelsea, Vienna, Austria
8.12 – Hyrdrozagadka, Warsaw, Poland
10.12 – Lido, Berlin, Germany
11.12 – Pumpehuset, Copenhagen, Denmark
12.12 – John Dee, Oslo, Norway
13.12 – Nalen Klubb, Stockholm, Sweden

Vocalist & guitarist James Lascelles comments of the track: “This is probably the most metal song I have ever written – it is intense as all hell when it kicks in and it keeps finding new ways to punch you in the face all the way to the end! Santeri did an incredible job with the drum track on this one and playing it live is really going to take some work in the rehearsal room..

Lyrically, it is about media empires and the effect they have on wider society – all of us are influenced to some degree, even if we would rather not admit it. Issues that require nuance are presented as binaries and opposing views are made into caricatures – a target for us to rage at that far too often, doesn’t even exist. This is not a new phenomenon by any means but it is one that seems to have been catalysed by the modern landscape of media, the internet and populist politics. As you might be able to tell from the mood of the song, this pisses me off immensely and it was cathartic to vent about it.”

Since forming in 2015, Wheel have swiftly grown from underdogs of Helsinki, Finland, to an international tour de force. The angular riffs, unforgettable melodies and adventurous scope of the trio’s 2019 debut, Moving Backwards, was instantly adored by fans of megastars from Tool to Coheed & Cambria. Then, 2021 follow-up Resident Human received rave reviews from publications across the planet, praising its sonic evolution and bravely dystopian themes.

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