15 April 2013
Spiritual Beggars: "Earth Blues" out NOW; Rockpalast Live-Stream of Cologne Show!
Spiritual Beggars:  "Earth Blues" out NOW; Rockpalast Live-Stream of Cologne Show!
As of today, the 8th studio album, "Earth Blues", by Sweden's Classic-Rock heavyweights SPIRITUAL BEGGARS is being released in Europe via InsideOutMusic.

Next to the standard CD and Digital Download versions, "Earth Blues" will be also available in Europe as limited Mediabook 2CD and as Gatefold 2LP, both including the 8 live-tracks from the band's "Return To Live" Mini-Album, which were never previously released outside of Japan, as special bonus.

Here is the complete tracklisting info for the album and its bonus material:

1. Wise As A Serpent (2:35)
2. Turn The Tide (3:25)
3. Sweet Magic Pain (4:45)
4. Hello Sorrow (4:29)
5. One Man's Curse (4:34)
6. Dreamer (5:09)
7. Too Old To Die Young (6:15)
8. Kingmaker (3:54)
9. Road To Madness (3:05)
10. Dead End Town (2:31)
11. Freedom Song (3:36)
12. Legends Collapse (5:50)

SPIRITUAL BEGGARS - "Return To Live" Live In Japan Bonus Disc:
1. Left Brain Ambassadors (Live 2010) (04:46)
2. Beneath The Skin (Live 2010) (4:04)
3. One Man Army (Live 2010) (3:44)
4. Wonderful World (Live 2010) (3:40)
5. Fools Gold (Live 2010) (3:52)
6. Star Born (Live 2010) (2:57)
7. Concrete Horizon (Live 2010) (5:21)
8. Euphoria (Live 2010) (7:08)

The Gatefold-2LP of "Earth Blues" is available in either black, brown (100x ltd., exclusively via the IOM-Webshop), splatter (500x ltd., in fancy transparent-yellow-brown-orange-colourmix exclusively via CM Distro) or blue (200x ltd., exclusively at the Roadburn Festival) 180 gr. vinyl including a poster.

Here are the European pre-sale links of the different album formats:

All formats: Click here.
Mediabook 2CD: Click here.
Standard CD: Click here.
Black 2LP: Click here.
Splatter 2LP: Click here.
Brown 2LP: Click here.
2CD/Shirt Bundle via EMP (Germany): Click here.

Additionally, the band's upcoming show in Cologne on Tuesday, April 16th in the "Underground" venue in Cologne, Germany will be filmed by a TV team of WDR's Rockpalast and streamed live in the internet.

More details can be found here:

The live stream starts around 8:15 PM on tomorrow's Tuesday, April 16th here: WDR Rockpalast

In order to promote this upcoming release as well as the band's 20th anniversary, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS are hitting the road as of next week to play the following dates:

SPIRITUAL BEGGARS - "Earth Blues Tour" with special guests ZODIAC
Presented in Germany by Metal Hammer, Guitar, Eclipsed & powermetal.de
15.04.2013 Hamburg (Germany) - Logo
16.04.2013 Köln (Germany) - Underground
17.04.2013 Ludwigsburg (Germany) - Rockfabrik
18.04.2013 München (Germany) - Backstage
19.04.2013 Pratteln (Switzerland) - Galery
20.04.2013 Nürnberg (Germany) - Rockfabrik / Rock'n'Roll Overdose Festival
21.04.2013 Tilburg (The Netherlands) - 013 / Roadburn Festival
22.04.2013 Paris (France) - La Scene Bastille
25.04.2013 Madrid (Spain) - Cats (New Venue!)
26.04.2013 Barcelona (Spain) - Sala Music Hall
27.04.2013 Erandio / Bilbao (Spain) - Sonora
28.04.2013 Toulouse (France) - Le Saint Des Seins

SPIRITUAL BEGGARS @ Festivals 2013:
20.04.2013 Nürnberg (D) - Rockfabrik / Rock'n'Roll Overdose Festival
21.04.2013 Tilburg (NL) - 013 / Roadburn Festival / www.roadburn.com
25.05.2013 Mexico City (MX) - Circo Volador
23.06.2013 Clisson (F) - Hellfest / www.hellfest.fr

Check out the official video clip for the album's opening track, "Wise As A Serpent" here:

A static video for the song "Turn The Tide" can also be heard here:

Check out the track "Kingmaker" here:

"Earth Blues" is the follow-up to 2010's highly acclaimed "Return To Zero" and promises to be another milestone in the band's challenging musical evolution so far. Stay tuned for more SPIRITUAL BEGGARS coming soon...

Spiritual Beggars - CD 1994
Another Way To Shine - CD 1996
Violet Karma - 10" EP 1998
Mantra III - CD 1998
Ad Astra - CD/2LP 2000
It's Over - Split 7" EP with Grand Magus 2001
On Fire - CD 2002
Demons - CD 2005
Live Fire! - DVD 2006
Return To Zero - CD/LP 2010
Earth Blues - CD/LP 2013

Michael Amott (Guitars ' ARCH ENEMY, ex CARCASS)
Ludwig Witt (Drums ' GRAND MAGUS, ex FIREBIRD)
Per Wiberg (Keys ' ex OPETH)
Sharlee D'Angelo (Bass ' ARCH ENEMY, WITCHERY)
Apollo Papathanasio (Vocals ' ex FIREWIND)