Listen to 'Shelter' here: https://equilibrium.bfan.link/eq-shelter.a01
It's been silent around the EQUILIBRIUM camp for some time, but today, the German modern metal virtuosos are pleased to release a new single titled 'Shelter'. Powerful gutturals, sharp riffs, and a unique blend between modern and folk metal – ‘Shelter’ presents the six-piece as the much-proclaimed phoenix rising from the ashes, ready to shine for the next three decades of EQUILIBRIUM. “During the last months, we contemplated much on what EQUILIBRIUM means to us – musically and lyrically. And even though there are some important parameters shaping our style, we usually just start writing without questioning the process at all”, states bandleader René. “We are very motivated and inspired and full of ideas. We want to create music without any compromises and just want to bring the feelings that we had in the studio to the stage. Currently, we’re continuously working on new songs and new shows.” The song was written and produced by René Berthiaume and Cleo Tiger, mixed by Robin Leijon and René Berthiaume, and mastered by Dom R. Crey at the Splendid Waves Studios.
The song has an important meaning for the band as it doesn’t only herald the beginning of EQUILIBRIUM’s next chapter, it also introduces the band’s new singer Fabian Getto as a driving force for the metal veterans’ future. René states about the new singer: “We did an open casting call and Fabian sent in a vocal performance of ‘Renegades’ that caught our attention. There was something special about him and we had to follow this intuition. Right from the first meeting we had an incredibly good connection and a productive and creative day in the studio. It seems like the person that we were looking for with our public casting call finally found his way to us.” Watch the new singer in action in the new music video for 'Shelter', directed and produced by Hammer & Tiger Productions: https://youtu.be/uwFJvjauSGQ
By blending a furious modern metal sound with elements of traditional folk, Germany’s EQUILIBRIUM have created a distinctive sound that is enthralling and spiritually up-lifting. Since their foundation in 2001, they have proven to be one of the most innovative and durable groups in their genre, touring the world several times over and adding to their legacy with every performance. Now, as they enter their third decade together, EQUILIBRIUM are as creative as ever, creating some of the most inspired music of their career.
EQUILIBRIUM’s longevity can be largely attributed to their willingness to grow and evolve, consistently exploring new sonic territories and revealing different sides of their artistry with each release. But the core of their appeal has remained consistent: harsh metal presented with vast cinematic soundscapes that speak to the entire human experience.
In spite of its often dark tonality, EQUILIBRIUM’s music is meant to evoke feelings of hope and confidence. They incorporate aspects of many different musical cultures, focusing on the things that unite us as people, rather than the things that mark us as different.
Fabi | Vocals
Skar | Clear Vocals
Dom Crey | Guitar
Hati | Drums