It’s been awhile since we’ve heard anything from Montreal heavy hitters, Blackguard (save for the occasional small update stating that things were moving.) Fans of the band were beginning to worry that their long-awaited album, Storm, would not see the light of day. The day has come where those fears can be put to rest. On March 8th, they released the punishing first single, “By My Hand” which features the incomparable talent of Morgan Lander (Kittie). Below, you can check out the full press release, courtesy of our friends at Asher Media Relations, below!
BLACKGUARD Unleash New Single “By My Hand” ft. Kittie’s Morgan Lander + New Album “STORM” Coming 2019
First Show In Four Years In Toronto
March 22 – Coalition – Toronto, ON w/ Crimson Shadows
The northern lords of symphonic melodic-death metal are back!
8 years since the release of their last album “Firefight”, BLACKGUARD have released “By My Hand”(featuring Morgan Lander of Kittie), the first single for their upcoming album “Storm”.
“This has a been a very long time coming, but we’re all elated to finally share with you our first single from ‘Storm’. We have no shame in saying this album is by far our best/heaviest/fastest/bla bla bla, you’ve heard it all before, but sooner than later everyone is going to know why we feel this way. We’d like to send a huge thank you to Morgan Lander of Kittie for doing an amazing job on the chorus of this song, hopefully, she can make it out to a show or two to perform it with us.”
Track download and album pre-order available on Bandcamp here.
The band recently broke their long hiatus to announce their first show in four years on March 22nd in Toronto with longtime friends Crimson Shadows and Borealis at Coalition.
“STORM” will be the band’s first album in 8 years and fourth overall. The group will release the record independently on a surprise date in the coming weeks.
The album was recorded, mixed and mastered by longtime producer and former BLACKGUARD keyboardist Jonathan Lefrançois-Leduc at Silver Wings Studio in Montreal.
The video for “By My Hand” was created by Chris Kells (The Agonist) of FTB Visuals and Artwork by Rainsong Design.
March 22 – Toronto, ON – Coalition
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