Van Canto – German acapella metal at its best!
Prepare for a unique vocal offering smashing in with full force – and louder than any guitar! German acapella metal masters Van Canto return with their energetic Rakkatakka-power and are set to release their eighth inimitable offering, To The Power Of Eight, on June 4, 2021 via Napalm Records.
Bringing pure vocal power to the metal world since 2006, Van Canto set the stage for their very own genre and never failed in surprising their devotees and beyond, while showcasing that metal can be heavy as hell without any riffage. With their previous full length, Trust in Rust (2018), the German rarity reworked its lineup, consisting of seven members since then. For To The Power Of Eight, the unit once again joined forces with Philip Dennis “Sly” Schunke, who had been the lead singer on their first six studio records. Sly joins lead vocalists Inga Scharf and Hagen Hirschmann on all twelve flawless tracks as third vocalist and special guest. It’s clear that this peerless piece of music as written with three voices in mind: To The Power Of Eight embodies a special sense of common bond and presents Van Canto in undeniable peak form!
From their own original speed driven tracks, like flaring “Dead By The Night”, raise-your-fist animated “Heads Up High” or mid-tempo, heart-warming “Turn Back Time”, to anthemic heavy metal covers such as Amon Amarth’s “Raise Your Horns”, Iron Maiden’s “Run To The Hills” or AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck”, Van Canto always manages to easily serve their own unique take with every output. On the one hand, To The Power Of Eight reflects a well experienced collective that has gathered several top 50 entries on the German album charts and played numerous shows around the globe and festivals like 70k Tons Of Metal, Wacken and Masters of Rock. But at the same time, it presents these energetic visionaries of acapella metal, who are far from resting on what they’ve achieved so far.
To The Power Of Eight tracklist: 1. To the Power of Eight 2. Dead by the Night 3. Faith Focus Finish 4. Falling Down 5. Heads Up High 6. Raise Your Horns 7. Turn Back Time 8. Run to the Hills 9. Hardrock Padlock 10.Thunderstruck 11.From the End 12.I Want It All
To The Power Of Eight will be available in the following formats: -1-LP Gatefold / -1-CD Digipac / -Digital Album
Van Canto is: Hagen Hirschmann – Lead Vocals / Inga Scharf – Lead Vocals / Ross Thompson – Higher Rakkatakka Vocals / Stefan Schmidt – Lower Rakkatakka Vocals / Jan Moritz – Pad and Bass Vocals / Ingo Sterzinger – Bass and Backing Vocals / Bastian Emig – Drums and Backing Vocals