FOLLOW THE CIPHER to support LORDI in November!

Swedish newcomers FOLLOW THE CIPHER released their self-titled debut album on May 18th through Nuclear Blast. After only playing a few select (festival) shows in their young career, there’s great news coming from the camp of the Falun based group today: FOLLOW THE CIPHER will embark on their very first tour, supporting Finnish hard rock monsters LORDI in November. The trek will include 14 concerts in 5 European countries (Switzerland, Germany, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Hungary); additional support will come from Swiss band SILVER DUST. All details can be found below.

Comments the band, “Joining the mighty LORDI on the later half of their »Sextourcism« tour – what more can we say that we are excited! This will be the first proper tour for FOLLOW THE CIPHER and we’re really looking forward to it, and meeting and seeing all of the fans out there will be so great.”

»Sextourcism – European Tour 2018«
03.11. CH Buchs (SG) – Krempel
04.11. D Heidelberg – halle02
06.11. SK Bratislava – Majestic Music Club
08.11. CZ Prague – Roxy
09.11. CZ Zlín – Masters of Rock Café
10.11. CZ Ostrava – Rock and Roll Garage
11.11. CZ Pardubice – Ideon
14.11. H Budapest – Barba Negra Music Club
15.11. D Dresden – Tante-Ju
16.11. D Leipzig – Hellraiser
18.11. D Ludwigsburg – Rockfabrik
19.11. D Kassel – 130bpm
21.11. D Cologne – Essigfabrik
22.11. D Bochum – Matrix
23.11. CH Pratteln – Z7

Order »Follow The Cipher« now, here:
Order the album digitally, here:
Save the album via Spotify:
Listen to the band’s songs in the NB Novelties Playlist:

More on »Follow The Cipher«:
Trailer #1 – The History Of The Band:
Trailer #2 – About ‘Valkyria’:
Trailer #3 – About The Lyrics:
Trailer #4 – About ‘Carolus Rex’:
Trailer #5 – About ‘Starlight’:
Trailer #6 – About Linda:

Let’s take a little look into the past: FOLLOW THE CIPHER‘s story started in May 2014, when Ken Kängström decided to start a band with the intention to be different from everything else in the music scene. The idea itself had been haunting his mind for years, but the catalyst to finally put his thoughts into action was the result of a longtime collaboration with the internationally acclaimed metal giants SABATON, with whom FOLLOW THE CIPHER maintain a close friendship. Ken Kängström is definitely not a newcomer in the Scandinavian music scene, since he co-wrote and co-produced some well-known SABATON songs with Joakim Brodén, such as the monumental anthem ‘Carolus Rex’. It was this track which got the ball rolling for Ken“I think the song sparked the first inspiration in me – in particular, it was responsible for me starting to trust my own abilities and judgment,” Ken reflects. “When me and Joakim wrote this track, I felt deep inside that it was time to put my plans with FOLLOW THE CIPHER into action.” Therefore, the band has also included a version of this important track on their debut album.

Something unique was born, growing to become a mixture between NIGHTWISHIN FLAMESand SABATON, yet creating something completely different and innovative. “I consider our music as both visual and cinematic,” says Ken“The sound is large-scaled and multi-layered – each element plays an important role within the overall concept. You can listen to our music in two different ways; either by focusing on the individual, versatile elements like the keyboard melodies or Linda’s powerful voice, or you can indulge in the whole package. Both type of listeners will get what they look for in our very own CIPHER metal!“

The CIPHER crew consists of five talented members; Linda Toni Grahn, a fantastic and highly talented singer, with long pinkish red hair and emerald eyes, equipped not only with a powerful and characteristic voice, but also outstanding charisma. When taking to the stage, all it takes are a few seconds for Linda to capture everyone’s attention. “Linda is unique – she stands out from the crowd, not only as a great singer, but also as a charismatic personality! Immediately after meeting her, I knew she would be the right person for us!” Ken Kängström (guitar) recalls the first meeting with their female captain of the CIPHER workforce. Other crew members include Karl Löfgren (drums), Viktor Carlsson (guitar) and Jonas Asplind (bass).

To cut a long story short, the CIPHER crew is more than ready to take you on an exciting journey through the darkest galaxies of metal. It’s time to open a new chapter of heavy metal history – it’s time to FOLLOW THE CIPHER!

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