Norwegian metallers TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK have revealed the front cover illustration for a new concept album in the works, based on actual events that happened in Northern Norway anno 1748-1750; “The gruesome murders of two young Sámi men, and a trial where three local people; two men and a young girl, were sentenced to death”.
The band says: “We don’t want to give away too much about the next album yet, but since the cover artwork has already been ready for quite some time, and since we’re extremely pleased with the amazing work of our good friend Rado Javor, we can’t keep it to ourselves any longer. The picture looks super awesome! The landscape, with the sea and the mountains, is actually authentic with the view from our living room window, so it’s a bit chilling when you actually know the story and what happened only a couple of thousand meters apart from where we live. It’s a great story to write an album about, and we’re definitely having a lot of fun with it.”
The music is said to be a continuation of what the band did on A Voice Unheard, the upcoming album which was produced by Roy Z (Bruce Dickinson/Halford/Judas Priest). The band describe their music as a nice hybrid of classic metal bands such as Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath and Helloween.
The band says: “It looks like the next album might be another Roy Z production. We have already introduced him for some ideas, and he was amazed by the intriguing concept. He did a killer job with the mix on A Voice Unheard, so why really change a winning formula? We’re also going to ask him to play some guitar on the album. Roy is both an amazing guitarist and song-writer, so don’t be surprised if there will also be one or two of his ideas on the album. Regarding singers, we’ll probably stick with Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear) and Tony Johannessen (Thunderbolt). These two Supermen are among the top singers in heavy metal of today, and with them only the sky is the limit.”
Some music for the next concept album has already been written and recorded, and the band are truly excited about the new songs.
The band says: “We can’t wait to start talking more about the next album, but first let’s focus 100% on the upcoming A Voice Unheard; which details about the release is just around the corner. Hang in there and thanks for being patient.”
Tomorrow’s Outlook have just recently released two teasers from the upcoming A Voice Unheard album. Both are cover songs where they are collaborating with leading members of Russia’s biggest and most famous heavy metal band, Aria. The songs are “Darkside Of Aquarius” which is off Bruce Dickinson’s fourth solo album, Accident Of Birth, from 1997 and “Slave To The Evil Force” (На Службе Силы Зла) which is off Aria’s most famous release from 1987, Hero Of Asphalt (Герой Асфальта).