Pristine announce dates for their tour of the »Road Back To Ruin«

Norwegian rock band Pristine, led by Tromsö’s Heidi Solheim, promises musical and lyrical variety on fifth album »Road Back To Ruin«, slated for release on April 19, 2019 via Nuclear Blast.

The album title came out of frustration, according to the singer. It’s about social circumstances, in which opinions and values are shifting towards a certain direction. The separation from or the fear of “the others”, being used by influential people to gain even more power. Distrust being spread and walls being built – things that have been done over and over in history and still society seems to be walking right into the same trap once again. People lacking nobleness and empathy, but are gaining hatred – something that Heidi has feared. Hence the last line in the album’s credits is: “Take care of each other. Be generous, including and kind.”

Heidi Solheim, Espen Elverum Jacobsen (guitar), Gustav Eidsvik (bass) and Ottar Tøllefsen (drums), as the core of the band, incorporate a wide variety of styles and influences with a great mutual musical understanding. Studio guests Anders Oskal and Hansi Enzesperger add a unique flourish in the form of a Hammond Organ.

»Road Back To Ruin« was recorded at Paradiso Studio in Oslo, together with producer Øyvind Gundersen and technician Christian Engfelt. The song ‘Sinnerman’ was written during last year’s tour – a real banger and the perfect opening track. The title track sounds massive and heavy, and the same can be said for ‘Blind Spot’ which features an intro sung in Arabian by Syrian artist Racha Rizk, followed by an almighty riff by Espen Elverum Jacobsen, the band’s secret weapon. At the end of this broad musical spectrum there’s ‘Cause & Effect’, which features the “The Arctic Philharmonic” string orchestra and bears a certain James Bond feeling. The not so typical but amazing ‘Your Song’, was inspired by Neil Young’s acoustic recordings.

2019 will see the band bring back rock to the clubs. After »Detoxing« (2012) and »No Regret« (2013) had only been released in Norway, »Reboot« was the first album to also see a release outside the band’s home country. 2017, »Ninja« marked the debut for Nuclear Blast which is now followed by »Road Back To Ruin«. All albums are available digitally, on CD as well as on vinyl.

„Road Back To Ruin Tour”
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03.05.2019 – DE Biberach, Abdera + THE BREW*
04.05.2019 – AT Dornbirn, Spielboden+ THE BREW*
05.05.2019 – DE Tuttlingen, Stadthalle+ THE BREW*
07.05.2019 – TBA+ THE BREW*
08.05.2019 – DE Chiemgau, Blues Club+ THE BREW*
09.05.2019 – DE Augsburg, Spectrum+ THE BREW*
10.05.2019 – DE Aschaffenburg, Colos Saal+ THE BREW*
11.05.2019 – DE Bensheim, Rex+ THE BREW*
13.05.2019 – DE Berlin, Musik & Frieden + NI SALA**
14.05.2019 – DE Kiel, Orange Club + NI SALA**
15.05.2019 – DE Hamburg, Knust + NI SALA**
17.05.2019 – DE Oldenburg, Cadillac + NI SALA**
18.05.2019 – DE Bückeburg, Schraubbar + NI SALA**
19.05.2019 – DE Frankfurt/M., Nachtleben + NI SALA**
20.05.2019 – DE München, Backstage + NI SALA**
21.05.2019 – DE Köln, Yard Club + NI SALA**
23.05.2019 – DE Oberhausen, Zentrum Altenberg + NI SALA**
24.05.2019 – DE Lichtenfels, Paunchy Cats + NI SALA**
25.05.2019 – DE Osnabrück, Westwerk + NI SALA**
21.06.2019 – DE Netphen-Deuz, Freak Valley Festival***
* PRISTINE supporting
** PRISTINE headlining
*** PRISTINE only

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Pristine announce dates for their tour of the »Road Back To Ruin«

February 1, 2019

The Norwegian rock band led by Heidi Solheim will release fifth album »Road Back To Ruin« on April 19. Catch them on tour!

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