Screamer, currently one of Sweden’s most ambitious heavy metal acts, are excited to release their new album Kingmaker. With this album the band have set the bar for heavy metal in 2023 very high!
It’s their enthusiasm, the physically tangible intensity of their songs, and their irrepressible drive that has always set Screamer apart from other acts. The Swedish band surrounding vocalist Andreas Wikström benefits to no end from the group’s amazing energy in combination with the musicians’ inspiring and diverse songwriting. This rewarding mix has already produced four studio albums and one live recording since 2011. As its predecessors, Kingmaker sparkles with a wealth of songs in the catchment area of classic heavy metal, the kind that has been an integral part of our lives since the early 1980s. At the same time, Screamer skinsman Henrik Petersson promises it is his band’s most mature and focused album yet, saying: “Kingmaker had us refine our signature style even more and bring out the essence of our strongest fortes.”
Screamer came together in Ljungby in 2009, a small town between Malmö and Gothenburg. Their previous studio albums, Adrenaline Distractions (2011), Phoenix (2013), Hell Machine (2017), and Highway Of Heroes (2019) saw the five-piece deliver straightforward statements featuring dynamic riffs, tasteful twin guitars, punchy grooves and deeply melodic vocals. Screamer have played well over three hundred concerts, including acclaimed shows at renowned festivals such as Headbangers Open Air, Rock Hard Open Air, Summer Breeze, Bang Your Head and Muskelrock. A representative testament to the quintet’s enthusiasm for playing live saw the light of day in January 2021 - the songs on their Live Sacrifice album were cut during their European tour between autumn 2019 and spring 2020, with Kingmaker now seamlessly picking up where its predecessors left off.