Song Premiere: Spiritual Beggars’ “Kingmaker”, Taken From “Earth Blues”

Spiritual Beggars

In order to keep wetting the appetite for the imminent release of their 8th studio album, “Earth Blues”, on April 15th, 2013 in Europe via InsideOutMusic, Sweden’s classic rock heavyweights SPIRITUAL BEGGARS are now streaming another new album’s song.

Michael Amott, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS’ guitarist and main songwriter has the following to say about “Kingmaker”:

Here’s another taste of our forthcoming opus “Earth Blues”…behold the “Kingmaker”! Looking forward to hit the road in a few days and jam new and old songs on stage!

Here is the full tracklisting of the “Earth Blues” album, which was recently voted “Album of the month” in the newest issue of France’s Rock Hard Magazine:


1. Wise As A Serpent
2. Turn The Tide
3. Sweet Magic Pain
4. Hello Sorrow
5. One Man’s Curse
6. Dreamer
7. Too Old To Die Young
8. Kingmaker
9. Road To Madness
10. Dead End Town
11. Freedom Song
12. Legends Collapse

Next to the standard CD and Digital Download versions, “Earth Blues” will be also available in Europe as limited Mediabook 2CD and as Gatefold 2LP (In black, brown, splatter or “roadburn blue” vinyl options), both including the 8 live-tracks from the band’s “Return To Live” Mini-Album, which were never previously released outside of Japan, as special bonus.

Here are the European pre-sale links of the different album formats in Europe:

“Earth Blues” in various formats:
2CD/Shirt Bundle via EMP:

In order to promote this upcoming release as well as the band’s 20th anniversary, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS are hitting the road as of next weeks to play the following confirmed dates:

SPIRITUAL BEGGARS – “Earth Blues Tour” w. special guest ZODIAC + more
Presented in G/S/A by Metal Hammer, Guitar, Eclipsed &

15.04.2013 Hamburg (Germany) – Logo
16.04.2013 Köln (Germany) – Underground
17.04.2013 Ludwigsburg (Germany) – Rockfabrik
18.04.2013 München (Germany) – Backstage
19.04.2013 Pratteln (Switzerland) – Galery
20.04.2013 Nürnberg (Germany) – Rockfabrik / Rock’n'Roll Overdose Festival
21.04.2013 Tilburg (The Netherlands) – 013 / Roadburn Festival
22.04.2013 Paris (France) – La Scene Bastille
25.04.2013 Madrid (Spain) – Cats (New Venue!)
26.04.2013 Barcelona (Spain) – Sala Music Hall
27.04.2013 Erandio / Bilbao (Spain) – Sonora
28.04.2013 Toulouse (France) – Le Saint Des Seins

SPIRITUAL BEGGARS @ Festivals 2013 and others:
20.04.2013 Nürnberg (Germany) – Rockfabrik / Rock’n'Roll Overdose Festival
21.04.2013 Tilburg (The Netherlands) – 013 / Roadburn Festival /
25.05.2013 Mexico City (Mexico) – Circo Volador
23.06.2013 Clisson (France) – Hellfest /

The show on April 16th at the Underground venue in Cologne (Germany) will be filmed for broadcasting via WDR’s legendary Rockpalast program, making it a very special show to attend for all fans of quality Rock in the district, so grab your tickets a.s.a.p.! More details about the recording can be found here.


Tickets for this year’s Afterburner event, as part of the annual Roadburn Festival at the 013 venue in Tilburg / The Netherlands, where SPIRITUAL BEGGARS are set to perform on April 21st, 2013 are also still available at or visit for more info.

“Earth Blues” is the follow-up to 2010′s highly acclaimed “Return To Zero” and promises to be another milestone in the band’s fertile and challenging musical evolution so far.

Check out the official video clip for the album’s opening track, “Wise As A Serpent” here:

A static video for the song “Turn The Tide” can also be heard here:

On related news, SPRITUAL BEGGARS’ Michael Amott will also be appearing at the Frankfurt Musik Messe at the Dean guitars booth for a signing session at 2 PM on Friday April 12th and on Saturday April 13th. Look out!

Stay tuned for more SPIRITUAL BEGGARS news to be revealed soon…

Spiritual Beggars – CD 1994
Another Way To Shine – CD 1996
Violet Karma – 10″ EP 1998
Mantra III – CD 1998
Ad Astra – CD/2LP 2000
It’s Over – Split 7″ EP with Grand Magus 2001
On Fire – CD 2002
Demons – CD 2005
Live Fire! – DVD 2006
Return To Zero – CD/LP 2010
Earth Blues – CD/LP 2013

Michael Amott (Guitars ‘ ARCH ENEMY, ex CARCASS)
Ludwig Witt (Drums ‘ GRAND MAGUS, ex FIREBIRD)
Per Wiberg (Keys ‘ ex OPETH)
Sharlee D’Angelo (Bass ‘ ARCH ENEMY, WITCHERY)
Apollo Papathanasio (Vocals ‘ ex FIREWIND)

Listen to “Kingmaker” below.

Nikola Savić is a prog enthusiast, blogger and author, in addition to being the founder of Prog Sphere, Progify, ProgLyrics and the ongoing Progstravaganza compilation series.

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