Swedish rockers SARAYASIGN have announced the upcoming release of their sophomore studio album, THE LION’S ROAD, on August 11, 2023. The first single and video from the album, “Everdying Night,” are out today.
Pre-order/save THE LION’S ROAD here.
“The new album will take the listener on a new journey for sure,” explains drummer/keyboardist/guitarist Jesper Lindbergh. “There will be places, familiarity and sounds and melodies that you’ll recognize, but this time around, we’ve really found our own DNA as a band and most of the things you’ll hear are played out in uncharted territory and with an evolved hunger. Welcome to the darker chapter two, THE LION’S ROAD.”
SARAYASIGN is a cinematic melodic hard rock band, headquartered in Örebro, Sweden. With guitar driven roots from the late ’70s and the cinematic experience of the 21st Century, layered with strings and storytelling driven, melody-focused songs with an edge, the listener will be in for a treat.
Formed in late 2020, with their debut album, THRONE OF GOLD, released in May 2022, SARAYASIGN is a concept driven, cinematic, melodic hard rock band that aims for the same experience often felt through films, for they believe that music can propel a narrative and take the listener into unexplored dreamlike and emotional territory. Through the lens and the voice of the storyteller depicted in their lyrics and the atmospheric music and soundscapes of their world called Saraya, created by drummer/keyboardist/guitarist Jesper Lindbergh, SARAYASIGN wants you to close your eyes and enjoy the journey they will take you on.
THE LION’S ROAD is the band’s sophomore release, the first for the Frontiers Music s.r.l. label. The songs, or shall we say stories, on the upcoming album are directly connected to and a continuation of the initial eight stories told on THRONE OF GOLD. Transcending time and space, like a lost treasure in the Swedish melodic hard rock scene, with some of the most outstanding musical visionaries and craftsmen the scene has to offer comes a beautifully crafted trajectory that reaches beyond traditional melodic hard rock. Introducing cinematic soundscapes and with the mesmerizing stories that take place in the land of Saraya, SARAYASIGN brings something new and fresh to the table.
With stellar guitar riffs and haunting melodies and arrangements from childhood dreams merged with SARAYASIGN’s own twist of cinematic hard rock, the band is able to offer something new that still has strong liaison with the classic sounds.
THE LION’S ROAD tracklisting:
1. When All Lights Go Out
2. Blood From Stone
3. A Way Back
4. The Beginning of the End
5. Will You Find Me
6. Everdying Night
7. The Lion’s Road
8. Love Will Burn
9. Hope and the Sorrow
10. Throne Of Gold Part II – A Heartless Melody
Stefan Nykvist – Lead and backing vocals
Jesper Lindbergh – Drums, rhythm guitar, keyboards, loops & soundscapes
Daniel Lykkeklev – Bass, keyboards
Peter Lundin – Lead and rhythm guitar