EQUILIBRIUM – first album trailer released!

on 14. April 2014

German Epic Metal pioneers EQUILIBRIUM have just released the first trailer for their upcoming new masterpiece “Erdentempel”.

Guitarist, composer and lyricist René Berthiaume spent almost four years working on the new creation, called “Erdentempel”.
The outcome is a very emotional and above all very personal album, that leads back to the roots of the band, without neglecting the bombast of the previous two records.
The album was recorded, produced and mixed under the direction of René at Helion Studios and mastered at Finnvox-Studios.
The cover artwork was done, just like the one for the »Waldschrein« EP, by Skadi van Terror.

René states: “Things finally get going again! The new album is done and we can hardly wait to share it with the world. The 12 titles are already a hint that it’s an extremely varied album. I have just listened to the album again, and I’ve never been so happy and excited after the completion of an album. The album really includes every facet of Equilibrium. We are also very proud of the cover artwork of »Erdentempel«. Skadi has been listening to the record most intensely, started to draw and this is the outcome. She really managed to put the content of the album into a picture! By the way, this time there is one song with English lyrics on the album. It is for all our fans who don’t speak German. So they can finally understand the lyircs while listening to it. The other songs are still in German, of course!”

The tracklist of „Erdentempel“:
1. Ankunft
2. Was Lange Währt
3. Waldschrein
4. Karawane
5. Uns’rer Flöten Klang
6. Freiflug
7. Heavy Chill
8. Wirtshaus Gaudi
9. Stein Meiner Ahnen
10. Wellengang
11. Apokalypse
12. The Unknown Episode

„Erdentempel“ will be released June 06, 2014 via Nuclear Blast!

EQUILIBRIUM – album title, cover artwork and tracklist released!

on 03. April 2014

German Epic Metal pioneers EQUILIBRIUM will set aflame a new bonfire this summer with their fourth studio album.
Guitarist, composer and lyricist René Berthiaume spent almost four years working on the new creation, called “Erdentempel”.
The outcome is a very emotional and above all very personal album, that leads back to the roots of the band, without neglecting the bombast of the previous two records

The album was recorded, produced and mixed under the direction of René at Helion Studios and mastered at Finnvox-Studios.
The cover artwork was done, just like the one for the »Waldschrein« EP, by Skadi van Terror.

René states:
“Things finally get going again! The new album is done and we can hardly wait to share it with the world. The 12 titles are already a hint that it’s an extremely varied album. I have just listened to the album again, and I’ve never been so happy and excited after the completion of an album. The album really includes every facet of Equilibrium. We are also very proud of the cover artwork of »Erdentempel«.
Skadi has been listening to the record most intensely, started to draw and this is the outcome. She really managed to put the content of the album into a picture!
By the way, this time there is one song with English lyrics on the album. It is for all our fans who don’t speak German.
So they can finally understand the lyircs while listening to it. The other songs are still in German, of course!

The tracklist of „Erdentempel“:
1. Ankunft
2. Was Lange Währt
3. Waldschrein
4. Karawane
5. Uns’rer Flöten Klang
6. Freiflug
7. Heavy Chill
8. Wirtshaus Gaudi
9. Stein Meiner Ahnen
10. Wellengang
11. Apokalypse
12. The Unknown Episode

„Erdentempel“ will be released June 06, 2014 via Nuclear Blast!

Info

on 03. April 2014

Dear fans, here we have now the statemens from Robse, Hati and René (scroll down for english version). BTW.: The leaving of Sandra and Andi is unfortunately NOT an april fool.

▪ Statement from Robse
After all these great tours and friendly intensive concert-adventures it strikes me deep in my heart to hear that my bandmates leave so suddenly and unexpected. Before I can make my comments I have to digest this shock first.

▪ Statement from Hati
Last weekend was full with question marks and mixed feelings. Equilibrium had suffer a tremble, yet it is and will stay balanced !
I would like to wish Sandra & Andi all the best with their future endeavours.
I had the pleasure to work with you fine people and we did share a lot of moments together. will sure miss you guys…
Rest assured that Rene, Robse and myself will continue the Equilibrium adventure and we are looking forward with positive and high expectations to what future holds.

▪ Statement from René
Many years have passed now since Sandra, Andi and I founded this band and I can still remember very well the first sessions playing Metallica songs.
I owe both of them great thanks because they helped me a lot to build up this band and they always stood by my side. So I was really surprised by their announcement to leave the band.
But I know Sandra and Andi and I understand if they want to concentrate on other things in their life. They are out of the band now but not out of the world. And of course we are still friends!
My feelings are mixed: On the one hand I regret the departure of Sandra and Andi. On the other hand we are just before releasing an kick-ass new Equilibrium album and great shows.
I’m someone who looks ahead and so we will intensively look for 2 musicians that fit into the band and will go the next steps with us in Equilibrium.
To calm the concern of many fans: Equilibrium will continue as well as the music will not be affected in any way by this change inside the band.

Leaving

on 03. April 2014

Statement from Andi:

Dear family, friends, fans and crew,

I would like to tell you my decision, that my sister Sandra and I left the band Equilibrium. With all of you together, and more than a decade, I had the most beautiful concerts and tours, an exciting time in my life that I do not want to miss. Happieness and sorrow, line-up changes of all kinds, there was always something going on.
René, Robse, Hati and crew, thank you for the nice time. I wish you all the best, go full blast!
Every end is a new beginning. There will be a new band for me, which I will stay with you, musically and on stage.

Best regards,

Andi

Statement from Sandra:

Dear friends, family, crew and fans!
Today is the day; for me the era of Equilibrium has come to an end. My brother Andi and I have decided to leave the band.
In the past 13 years I got to learn a lot, had many ups and downs and I got to know a lot of people who enriched my life in many ways or have given me the opportunity to learn and grow.
I would like to thank each and every one of you for all the energy, for the happy moments, feedback and support.
I will keep it all in my heart for all times.
René, Robse, Hati and crew. Thanks and all the best for you guys!
For me it’s time to open new doors and find new challenges, for this it was necessary to leave behind the old and move on to something new.

Thank you all!!!

Sandra

Pre-order Waldschrein Bundle!

on 27. March 2014

The release of WALDSCHREIN (August,16,2013) is coming closer! Take your chance and pre-oder a special price Waldschrein-Bundle that includes the EP with 5 tracks, a shirt, a poster and a sticker. (With the awesome artwork design by Skadi van Terror).
Only available at the Equilibrium Webshop!

 

Equilibrium Waldschrein Bundle

 

EQUILIBRIUM releases new EP!

on 27. March 2014

In August, German epic metal heroes EQUILIBRIUM will unleash their pagan fury once again – on their very first EP to date.

Produced by guitarist René Berthiaume in Helion Studios and mixed and mastered by the Resetti Brothers – namely Joerg Umbreit and Vincent Sorg – in their Principal Studios, »Waldschrein« encompasses the brand-new title track and an acoustic version of the same song plus a re-recorded and extended version of `Der Sturm´ from »Turis Fratyr« (originally sung by ex-vocalist Helge Stange, now by front man Robse Dahn). Moreover, it contains `Zwergenhammer´- a previously unreleased older song – as well as an amazing cover version of famous video game “Skyrim”’s opening theme.

The band commented:
“We’re really looking forward to release this EP, because we all have to wait until next year for our next full-length album to be released. This makes it the perfect chance to release some songs and recordings that didn’t make it on any regular album because they are so exclusive. The best thing yet is that with “Waldschrein” we can provide the fans with a little foretaste for what expects them in 2014!”

Tracklist

01. Waldschrein
02. Der Sturm
03. Zwergenhammer
04. Himmelsrand
05. Waldschrein (acoustic version)

Equip yourselves with plenty of ice-cold wheat beer, for »Waldschrein« is gonna bring you one hell of a hot summer!

„Waldschrein“ will be released August 16th via Nuclear Blast.

Waldschrein Cover

EQUILIBRIUM on tour in september 2013!

on 27. March 2014

Good start into the new week: We are happy to announce that we will be part of this years Heidenfest European Tour! Together with Ensiferum, Turisas, our fellow countrymen from Suidakra and a special guest we will be on road in the following cities:

20.09.2013 DE – Leipzig, Hellraiser
21.09.2013 DE – Giessen, Hessenhallen *Extended*
22.09.2013 BE – Antwerp, Trix *Extended*
23.09.2013 FR – Paris, Bataclan
24.09.2013 DE – Saarbrücken, Garage
25.09.2013 IT – Milano, Live Club
26.09.2013 AT – Wien, Arena
27.09.2013 DE – Geiselwind, Musichall *Extended*
28.09.2013 DE – München, Backstage *Extended*
29.09.2013 CH – Pratteln, Z7
30.09.2013 DE – Hamburg, Markthalle
01.10.2013 DE – Berlin, Postbahnhof
04.10.2013 DE – Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn *Extended*
05.10.2013 DE – Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle *Extended*
06.10.2013 NL – Tilburg, O13 *Extended*