Equilibrium have announced their upcoming sixth studio effort Renegades will be released on August 16th via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2016’s Armageddon will see quite a few changes to these epic German metal masters in terms of lineup as it will be the first to feature new members Skar (bass) and Skadi Rosehurst (keyboards). Skar will also add clean vocals to the record.
Mastermind René Berthiaume commented:
“We can’t wait to return with new music after 3 years. Musically as well as lyrically Renegades has definitely become our most uncompromising and personal album to date. We are especially proud of the introduction of our new members: Skadi has been one of the driving forces behind Equilibrium for many years now. She has mainly been responsible for artwork, designs, musical and lyrical input and will now support us live on the synths in a few months’ time.
Skar, on the other hand, has become a completely new part of the Equilibrium family. Some of you might already know him from his work on YouTube as Skar Productions. On the current album he gave us outstanding additional (clean) vocals as well as bass tracks and the logical consequence was that he joined us permanently. So there’s a lot going on with us right now. At the same time we want to say a big thank you to Makki who smashed the bass live for us during the past 2,5 years. You rock!
We love to develop further; standing still would be our inner death. So you can be curious about what’s coming!”