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29.08.2016: New video tomorrow!

 

 

Just a quick update: check back tomorrow to see a new video of Serious Black... the song is called "Castor Skies".

 

...Criss

 

  

Urban breed

 

24.08.2016: Album Teaser for Mirrorworld

 

 

You like the song As Long As I'm Alive? Good, but now be prepared to get a glimpse of what storm will hit you on 9th September. Here is an album teaser that features snippets of several songs of Mirrorworld. Note that some of those will only be available on the special edition. So, sit back, crank up the volume and check the teaser out. :)

 

...Criss

  

Urban breed

 

17.08.2016: As Long As I'm Alive

 

 

Yes, yes, the countdown is long over and maybe it's not news to everyone anymore, but in case you have not noticed the first single from the new Serious Black album Mirrorworld is already available. It's called As Long As I'm Alive and is an up-tempo song with a great chorus and interesting lyrics. Check it out below. It's a good teaser for the album but be prepared for so much more than this! As you might know from the previous album this band is not a one-trick-pony where all songs sound exactly the same. ;)

 

Note: Urban insists on you buying the special edition with 5 additional songs as you would miss out his favorite tracks on the album! :)

 

...Criss

  

Urban breed

 

26.07.2016: Time for another countdown?

 

 

Now that you can pre-order the new Serious Black album Mirrorworld already it is probably time to start another countdown... just where shall we start? 21 days to go? 14 days? 10 days? Or just 7 days to go? Well... wait and see I guess. :)

 

...Criss

 

 

Urban breed

 

22.07.2016: Here we go!

 

 

Now it's official: the new album will be called Mirrorworld and is available for pre-order now. There are quite some different editions available: Jewel Case, DigiPak with 7 Bonus Tracks, a limited box set, and even a limited vinyl edition can be ordered (also one for As Daylight Breaks)... go check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/seriousblackofficial

 

It is availble for pre-order at AFM records worldwide now. Other sources will follow shortly.

 

Below you can also see the stunning artwork.

 

Stay tuned for more news...

 

...Criss

 

Urban breed

 

21.07.2016: Mirrorworld!

 

 

Get prepared to be taken by the storm called Mirrorworld that is coming your way...

 

...Criss

 

 

Urban breed

 

28.06.2016: Mirrorworld!

 

All evidence available indicates that the new album of Serious Black will be entitled Mirrorworld. The hard facts of course are the release date (9. September 2016) and the first Healiner Tour that starts on 22. September in Vienna (see here)! Also some song titles are already known:

 

  • As Long As I'm Alive
  • This Machine Is Broken
  • State Of My Despair
  • Castor Skies
  • Mirrorworld
  • Heartbroken Soul
  • The Life
  • Stone By Stone

 

And a small part of the cover can also be seen on the facebook-page - a lot of blue. ;)

 

...Criss

 

 

Urban breed

 

16.06.2016: SERIOUS BLACK update!

 

Serious Black will release their new album on 9. September 2016! Right afterwards the band will start its first European Headliner Tour in September and October. The dates will of course be added in the tour section. In the meantime you can also find them on the band's official facebook page.

 

Also their appearance at ProgPower XVII (9.-10. September 2016) in Atlanta, USA is getting closer - being their first ever gig in the US.

 

More updates will follow soon - and more regularly again!

 

Stay tuned!

...Criss

  

 

Urban breed

 

18.10.2015: Urban breed ready to rock Europe with Serious Black!

 

Only two more weeks until Serious Black enter the stages of Europe again. After playing some festivals in summer they will be on tour with Gamma Ray. Check out all the dates in the tour section.

 

Furthermore, next year they will have their first show in USA, in Atlanta at ProgPower XVII (9.-10. September 2016).

 

And by this time they might even have released another album. Let's hope so!

 

In the meantime, you can also get some new merchandise at http://www.serious-black.com/#!shop/c1vmm, new T-shirts, zippers, patches, caps, lighters and even guitar straps! :)

 

Stay tuned!

...Criss

 

 

Urban breed

 

31.05.2015: Another tour in fall 2015!


Serious Black will support Gamma Ray on their European tour in October, November and December 2015. Furthermore, they will also support Kamelot at two special club shows in July in Germany. Check out all the dates in the tour section.

 

To get a glimpse of what to expect you can check out a live video of the song "Older and Wiser" below!

 

See you at one of the gigs hopefully!

...Criss

 

PS: Thomen announced his health problems are dealt with and he can't wait to hit the stages with Serious Black!

 

Urban breed

 

15.04.2015: Tour dates added!


Serious Black will play at a few festivals this summer, the dates have now been added to the tour section.

 

And the songwriting for new songs has already begun, the next album could already be released by the end of the next year.

 

Stay tuned for more news...

...Criss

 

Urban breed

 

22.02.2015: Bad news, good news...


Bad news: it is sad to read that Roland Grapow will no longer be part of Serious Black. The succuess of Serious Black makes the band members want to more concentrate and focus on this band. Roland however can't be part of Serious Black and his other band Masterplan without restrictions. Thus, they decided to part ways. You can read the full statement here: https://www.facebook.com/seriousblackofficial.

 

Good news: A replacement for Roland is already found in Bob Katsionis who helped out on the Tour with Hammerfall. He did an outstanding job and seems to be a great match personally as well. So, welcome to Serious Black, Bob!

 

...Criss

 

Urban breed

 

21.02.2015: Listen To The Storm...


The first tour of Serious Black is over now. They supported Hammerfall on their European (r)Evolution Tour along with Orden Ogan. Though hardly known by the Hammerfall fans they rocked every crowd and gained a lot of new fans. A big thanks to Ramy Ali and Bob Katsionis for filling in and replacing Thomen Stauch and Roland Grapow who have both health issues. They did an outstanding job, also considering they only had a few days to rehearse and learn the songs. Serious Black will be back on stage on several festivals this summer.


Dominik (guitars) made a detailed tour report that can be found here: http://www.stormbringer.at/specials.php?id=236. It  is written in German and contains four parts, the fourth part will be online within the next few days. Furthermore, there are a lot of live videos available on youtube. You can check out one of them below. Enjoy!


Urban will head down to Bulgaria today to play some gigs with Project Arcadia in early March (see Tour section for more details).


Furthermore, Urban's revamped official forum will be up again soon. In fact, it is up again already, but not working properly yet.

 

Ride out, ride free! And stay heavy...

...Criss

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