January 15, 2023
Photo: Heilemania

Having recently wrapped up a hugely successful European tour, BEYOND THE BLACK released their brand-new, self-titled masterpiece Beyond The Black via Nuclear Blast Records this past Friday. The band also delivers a new music video for the album focus track Free Me.

Jennifer Haben comments: “This album is the epitome of Beyond the Black and it’s arrived finally where it belongs – with our fans! We couldn’t be happier, and today we’re celebrating this release with the powerful, reassuring message of our new single Free Me: Never think you need to go out alone and solemnly carry the weight of the world. We’re in this together and we are many!”

Beyond The Black

  1. Is There Anybody Out There
  2. Reincarnation
  3. Free Me
  4. Winter Is Coming
  5. Into The Light
  6. Wide Awake
  7. Dancing In The Dark
  8. Raise Your Head
  9. Not In Our Name
  10. I Remember Dying 

Bonus tracks

  1. I Remember Dying (Stranger Reprise)
  2. Wide Awake (Piano Version)
  3. Raise Your Head (String Version)

BEYOND THE BLACK can already look back across a stratospherically successful career, despite their youthful years. Upon release, their 2015 debut album hit like a bomb in their home country. Songs Of Love And Death besieged the German Top 15 for weeks, which led to the band being awarded the German Metal Hammer Award for “Best Debut” in 2015. Its successor Lost In Forever (2016) entered the German charts at #4 and paved the way for a huge tour throughout Germany, and across countries like the UK, Russia and Japan. Since the band’s live debut in 2014 they have played some of the world’s biggest Metal festivals like Wacken Open Air (several times) and have toured as support to heavy weights such as AEROSMITHKORNSCORPIONSSAXON and WITHIN TEMPTATION. During the campaign for their third record Heart Of the Hurricane (2018), BEYOND THE BLACK landed their first ever European headline tour.

Before they’d even finished the Heart Of the Hurricane touring cycle, BEYOND THE BLACK had already gone back to the studio to write and record album number four. The result was Horizonsreleased in June 2020, which entered the German album charts at #3, marking the band’s most successful album release to date.

Check out Velvet Thunder‘s review of Beyond The Black.


Beyond The Black, live at Manchester Ritz, October 2022. Photo: Ian Jenkinson

Beyond The Black online:

Official Website