The single will be released digitally on May 19th.
The band states: “Defining Me is a song abut hardship and how we can overcome our fears and create something new. All the love and hate you hold inside reflects who you truly are and the balance of the two is what comes to define you“
“And so it Begins” was recorded at ES Music Studio and Leon Music Studios, and is mixed/mastered by Gustav Ydenius.
Frontman Erik states the following about the upcoming release:
“People probably thought that the band was over with the departure of Patrik but we pulled through big time. It is with no hesitation that I think we are now stronger than ever! With ”And so it Begins” we prove ourselves among the top players and now I´m just thrilled to get out there to kick some ass“.
Since their humble beginnings in Karlstad, Sweden, back in 2011, Eyes Wide Open have become one of the forerunners in the Swedish Metal Scene. With clear melodies and catchy riffs they deliver an immense sound as they lead the way in the Melodic Death Metal genre.
Spring 2012 saw the release of their debut EP “Revelations” which was followed by their fist album “Aftermath”. Their music is aired on radio channels globally and Eyes Wide Open have gained a loyal following of 50K+ fans and counting!
The band built on this success with the release of the single “Blindead” which they supported with multiple performances across Europe including the headliner slot at the Swedish Metal Invasion tour in 2016.
2016/2017, E.W.O come back to life with the highly anticipated third and final part of their pre-announced album trilogy. Erik Engstrand has stepped up as the bands new vocalist to cement Eyes Wide Open as a cutting edge entity. With Erik leading the way and the band at it’s peak they are about to unleash a full force melodic death metal album.
E.W.O reach for the sky and extend their hand to the world….
And So it begins!
Album cover by Kristina Kister (Nichtlicht)