RAM Reveal ‘Rod’ Release Details; Debut ‘Gulag’ Audio Video

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

Swedish heavy metallers, and one of the metal world’s most outstanding underdog acts, Ram, are back. The band will release their new album “Rod” on November 3rd through Metal Blade Records. The band are sharing a new Audio Video, “Gulag“, from the album today and it is streaming below (along with pre-order info).

Ram comments about Rod: “We are very proud to release our fifth studio album entitled Rod. On this album for the first time ever we wrote a conceptual story over 6 songs, something that we always wanted to do but never got right. This album contains probably our most epic moments to date but it is still definitely Heavy Metal Tyranny!

Regarding the first single, “Gulag“, Ram adds: “‘Gulag’ has a definite old-school European heavy metal vibe to it. The song shines a light on the hypocrisy of collectivism, and takes a stand for the one who lives and thinks for one self, not for ideology or dogmas of the masses. As one can see in the lyric video for the song most members of Ram were raised during the golden age of home computers!

Rod track-listing:

“Declaration Of Independence”
“On Wings Of No Return”
“A Throne At Midnight”
“Ramrod The Destroyer, Pt. 1: Anno Infinitus”
“Ramrod The Destroyer, Pt. 2: Ignitor”
“Ramrod The Destroyer, Pt. 3: The Cease to Be”
“Ramrod The Destroyer, Pt. 4: Voices of Death”
“Ramrod The Destroyer, Pt. 5: Incinerating Storms”
“Ramrod The Destroyer, Pt. 6: Ashes”

The album can be pre-ordered here in the following formats:

– Jewelcase CD
– Digipak CD
– 180g black vinyl
– orange red vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
— lame splatter vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
– red brown marbled vinyl (ebay-exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
– transparent orange vinyl (USA exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
– box-set (limited to 500 copies) with the album on orange-brown/black-marbled vinyl and digipak CD, plus a flag, a back patch, a photo card (hand signed by all members), and the Monuments Of Masters 7″ featuring covers of Venom (“In League With Satan”) and Exciter (“Beyond The Gates Of Doom”).

* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available


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