Spiritual Beggars Post “Hard Road” Video

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Not for nothing, but if Spiritual Beggars are looking to convey a sense of struggle, they probably shouldn’t look like they’re having such a good time doing it. The Swedish heavy rock mainstays have a newly-unveiled clip for “Hard Road” from their new album, Sunrise to Sundown, which is out now on InsideOut Music, and it features culled footage from live shows at what seems to be a variety of different venues around Europe. And — as one would expect — they’re kicking ass. And people are very into it. And more over, people are there! You want to show a hard road? Show Spiritual Beggars loading in their gear, sleeping on floors, driving or waiting around the other 23 hours a day to actually get on stage and kick that ass. “Hard Road” gives you the good part, not the slog.

Of course, the good part makes for a much better video, and if it’s one or the other, I’ll take it as is. As for the track itself, it’s every bit as catchy and full of organ-driven classic vibes as one would expect, and if there’s a bonus to all that stage footage, it’s the chance to watch Ludwig Witt (ex-Firebird) play on a drum cam as he swings through the track, propulsive and vital. He and the rest of Spiritual Beggars — guitarists Michael Amott (Carcass), keyboardist Per Wiberg (ex-Opeth), bassist Sharlee D’Angelo (ex-Mercyful Fate) and vocalist Apollo Papathanasio (ex-Firewind) — are of course on point throughout, and in that, “Hard Road” represents Sunrise to Sundown well, since that’s pretty much the case throughout. Not much of a surprise, maybe, but no less satisfying for how much this band manages to deliver in songwriting and performance.

The people in the video for “Hard Road” sure seem to be enjoying it.

Find the clip below, followed by the latest from the PR wire, and enjoy:

Spiritual Beggars, “Hard Road” official video

SPIRITUAL BEGGARS – Launch video clip for “Hard Road”; 7″ and more shows announced!

Swedish vintage style hard rock pioneers SPIRITUAL BEGGARS have just wrapped up a European tour in support of their recently released 9th studio album “Sunrise To Sundown” and are now debuting a video clip for the song “Hard Road”.

Filmed & edited by Dirk Behlau /www.thepixeleye.com and produced by Beastwood Films / www.beastwoodfilms.com, the clip consists of footage gathered on the band’s latest European tour and highlights the band’s vivid on stage character.

SPIRITUAL BEGGARS guitarist and main songwriter Michael Amott comments:
“We just completed a three week tour through Europe and it was a very cool experience. Lots of love from our supporters out there and so awesome to see the new songs off our “Sunrise To Sundown” album go down so well! We had videographer Dirk Behlau come out to a couple shows in Germany to hang out, drink beer with us and capture some of the on and off stage action on camera – the result is a new clip for the song “Hard Road”…Enjoy!”

Next up, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS have announced a rare hometown show in Halmstad, Sweden. They will also play this year’s Stoned From The Underground festival.

Here is an overview of the band’s upcoming shows:
07.07.2016 – Ballenstedt, Germany- Rock Harz Open Air
08.07.2016 – Oulu, Finland – Jalometalli Metal Music Festival
15.07.2016 – Erfurt, Germany – Stoned From The Underground Festival
22.07.2016 – Halmstad, Sweden – Kajskjulet

In other news, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS will release a strictly limited 7″ EP including the album’s bonus cover versions of Mountain and Ten Years After via Germany’s H42 Records on May 30th.

Check out Mountain’s “Thumbsucker” streaming here: https://h42records.bandcamp.com/album/thumbsucker-stoned-woman-h42-032

And pre-order the 7″ EP as of May 9th here: http://h42records.8merch.com/presale

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