Following the release of 2011's Break The Silence and a headlining tour in support of the album, a cappella power metallers Van Canto took the very first live break of their career. They used the time to work on numerous side projects and to recharge the batteries for their return in 2013. Besides confirmed festival appearances, the band will also release their fifth studio album in the fall/winter of 2013. Van Canto also renewed their deal with Napalm Records.
"If I Die In Battle", a brand new video from German a capella power metal sextet Van Canto, is now available for streaming below. The song comes off the band's recent work Break The Silence, which was released last September via Napalm Records.
"Primo Victoria", the brand-new video of German acapella metallers Van Canto's take on Swedish power metallers Sabaton can now be viewed in the YouTube-video below. Both the song and the video features guest apperance from Sabaton frontman and vocalist Joakim Brodén.
A cappella power metal band Van Canto have released a new video for their new song "The Seller Of Souls", which comes off of their upcoming new album Break The Silence, which will come out on September 23rd via Napalm Records.
A cappella metal band Van Canto just released their new video for their Grave Digger cover of "Rebellion". The song also features a a guest appearance by Grave Digger frontman Chris Boltendahl. You can watch the clip below. The song comes off the band's new record Tribe Of Force which was released earlier this year.
Commented the band: "This is the best, most professional and most expensive video ever shot. We had more than 300 professional actors and shot more than 20 different locations from Germany to China. We apologize for Van Canto's faces appearing in this clip but we definitely wanted to be a part of it because it makes us feel like rock stars! Yeah!"
Van Canto have uploaded the video to their interpretation of Manowar's "Kings Of Metal". This is the bonus track of the re-released Hero
album. There is also a small sound snippet from our forthcoming album Tribe Of Force online here. The band's third album will be released on 24 February 2010.
UPDATE (thanks to BudDa)
Van Canto have uploaded another new video for a new song, entitled "Lost Forever". The clip, which was directed and produced by Angst-im-Wald, can be viewed at this location.
"Lost Forever" comes off the band's forthcoming album, Tribe Of Force, which will be released on February 24 via Napalm Records.
The Napalm Records crew is happy to announce that Van Canto has joined its ranks. The German vocal acrobats signed a worldwide deal with the Austrian label and are currently working with Charlie Bauernfeind on their new album at the Blind Guardian Studios. The full-length will hit the streets in 2010. Fans may look forward to sweeping songs clad in the unique Van Canto sound. In addition, the band's first two albums ("A Storm To Come" and "Hero") will be released at the same time as their yet untitled new work.
Since 2006 Van Canto has been the scene's breath of fresh air, as they perform all of their songs a cappella with drums being the only other instrument at play. In this manner, the band can create unique and intriguing songs such as "The Mission" or "Speed Of Light", as well as reinterpretations of classic metal songs like "Battery", "Kings Of Metal", and "Fear Of The Dark". Furthermore, Van Canto is a veteran of the stage, having performed at various live encounters, e.g., Magic Circle Festival, and Wacken Open Air, to name but a few. An ever growing fanbase is living proof that innovation and tradition do not have to negate each other, but can instead give new impulses to a somewhat stalemate scene.
September 26th is edging closer, the official release date for the new Van Canto album "Hero".
If you just can't wait any longer to hear the new songs, then we've got good news for you! Effective immediately, you can check out a pre-listening session for the whole album at Metal Hammer.
Along with the normal CD, "Hero" will also contain a DVD. The track list is right here:
01. Speed of Light
02. Kings of Metal (Manowar cover)
04. Wishmaster (Nightwish cover)
05. The Bard's Song - In the Forest (Blind Guardian cover)
06. Quest for Roar
07. Stormbringer (Deep Purple cover)
08. Take to the Sky
09. Fear of the Dark (Iron Maiden cover)