17 April 2013
Spiritual Beggars: "Earth Blues" full album stream; Rockpalast recording; On tour NOW!
Spiritual Beggars:  "Earth Blues" full album stream; Rockpalast recording; On tour NOW!
Sweden's Classic-Rock heavyweights SPIRITUAL BEGGARS have released their 8th studio album, "Earth Blues", as of this week via InsideOutMusic.

A full album stream is now available via the website of 3voor12 for you to check out this great new release:

Yesterday's April 16th show by SPIRITUAL BEGGARS in Cologne's Underground was filmed by WDR's Rockpalast and will be broadcasted on TV Monday, May 13th from 0:15 - 2:00 AM.
More details can be found here:

A live teaser of the song "One Man Army" from last night's recording can be seen here:

And here are two special acoustic tracks recorded with SPIRITUAL BEGGARS' Per Wiberg and Apollo Papathanasio as special bonus for the Rockpalast program:
"Wonderful World": www.wdr.de/tv/rockpalast

"Freedom Song": www.wdr.de/tv/rockpalast

An interview with SPIRITUAL BEGGARS' Michael Amott can be found here:

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 links to purchase of the different album formats in Europe:

All formats: www.insideoutshop.de
Mediabook 2CD: www.insideoutshop.de
Standard CD: www.insideoutshop.de
Black LP: www.insideoutshop.de
Splatter LP: www.insideoutshop.de
Brown LP: www.insideoutshop.de
2CD/Shirt Bundle via EMP (Germany): www.emp.de

In order to promote this upcoming release as well as the band's 20th anniversary, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS are currently touring with support by Germany's Blues-Rockers Zodiac. Here are the upcoming dates:

SPIRITUAL BEGGARS - "Earth Blues Tour" with special guests ZODIAC
Presented in Germany by Metal Hammer, Guitar, Eclipsed & powermetal.de
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)