Graveyard's 'Goliath': Exclusive First Listen
Graveyard is ready to take on the giants with "Goliath."
The Swedish hard-rockers' new single is the lead track from "Lights Out," due Nov. 6. The guitar-heavy track's full of the frantic solos and pummeling performances fans have come to expect from the quartet, which bowed at No. 48 on the Heatseekers chart last year with previous album "Hisingen Blues."
Exclusive Stream: "Goliath"
"This song is about feeling like everyday life is a constant David vs. Goliath scene," drummer Axel Sjöberg told Billboard. "You look around, get pissed off, and want to 'stick it to the man.'"
With "Lights Out," Graveyard has found new ways to express those feelings beyond sizzling riffs.
"On 'Lights Out,' we've broadened our musical spectrum," Sjoberg said. "Especially in the case of Joakim [Nilsson]'s vocals--you can hear him go from crazy, vindictive preacher to subtle and thoughtful lover seamlessly."
Nilsson's in wilder mode on "Goliath," a track that might sound best after a few drinks -- perhaps the band's own signature beer, Graveyard Hisingen Brew, an American Pale Lager. While the Swedish-made beer's not in wide release stateside, Graveyard made its U.S. headlining debut with a successful tour earlier this year, and plans to support the album with additional U.S. dates in early 2013.
"Life on the road touring since the release of our last record, 'Hisingen Blues,' has for sure left its mark on us as musicians," Sjöberg said. "We hope you'll f***, dance, cry and bang your head while listening to 'Lights Out.' Although maybe not at the same time."