Set for release July 26 via the German imprint Metalville Records (Riotgod, Astral Doors), the new studio album from Swedish heavy rockers The Quill — dubbed Full Circle — marks the debut of headbanging four-piece’s new frontman, Magz Arnar. Arnar, who came aboard to replace Magnus Ekwall, had a sizable task ahead of him in carrying forward the signature wail that’s become so much a part of the band’s sound over the course of their five previous albums. One listen to the straightforward punch of Full Circle, and fans will know The Quill picked the right guy for the job.
To that end (the listening end), The Obelisk is happy to be able to premiere the title cut from Full Circle, which you can stream on the player below. It’s been five years since The Quill released a record, and though they’ve gone through one of the hardest changes a band can have to make, the song shows their rock is still as vibrant and direct as ever. Here’s the track, followed by The Quill‘s bio from Thee Facebooks:
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The Quill is back! Four years after the most recent studio album the band is ready to once again spread its musical gospel. We are talking heavy rock firmly rooted in the ‘70s but vibrant and updated rather than retro.
With the touring cycle for [2006’s In Triumph] completed, in 2008, the band and singer Magnus Ekwall parted ways and The Quill was put on the backburner. Drummer Jolle Atlagic joined now defunct Finnish glam legends Hanoi Rocks – touring Europe and Japan in the process – and also did a stint in The Real McCoy band alongside Foo Fighters guitarist Chris Shiflett. Christian Carlsson (guitar) and Robert Triches (bass) also kept busy with other projects.
In early 2010, it was The Quill time again. Songs were written and Magz Arnar filled the vacant vocalist spot. It was a perfect match. The versatile singer has heaps of energy and a powerful voice that fits The Quill like a glove. Magz has the required range to sing the old stuff but also a rawness that the band was looking for.Tags: Metalville Records, Sweden, The Quill