FEUERSCHWANZ Release Video for Very Personal Song “Das Herz eines Drachen”

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Following their massive German chart entry at #1 with their new studio album “Memento Mori” at the beginning of 2022, FEUERSCHWANZ have released an official video for what is likely their most personal song to date – “Das Herz eines Drachen” [en: The Heart of a Dragon]. The medieval folk rockers’ ballad shows a previously unknown side of the band with its evident seriousness. In a fire lit by burning guitar sounds and flute melodies, Captain Feuerschwanz mourns his fallen father with his head held high. A song that brings hope in dark times and once again underlines the credo of the last studio album – Memento Mori!

Hauptmann Feuerschwanz on “Das Herz eines Drachen”:
“‘Das Herz eines Drachen’ is a very personal song for me. To find words and sounds for feelings for which there are no words is almost impossible, but with the help of my friends from FEUERSCHWANZ, I mastered this challenge. What if the world feels so threatening that the nervous system goes into a freeze? Perhaps that’s why it’s no coincidence that my second profession, as a psychologist, deals with the effects of trauma on our nervous systems. ‘Das Herz eines Drachen’ is a song that is supposed to bring healing and reconciliation for everything that hurt us when we were young. I have found a new share of authentic strength and connection with my family and to the whole world again through my Dragonheart.”

After the great chart entry at #1, the new FEUERSCHWANZ album, “Memento Mori,” remained in the Top 120 of the official German album charts for a total of 11 weeks.
 
On “Memento Mori,” FEUERSCHWANZ finally make the step away from the simpler humor of earlier days, to one of the most important bands in German Folk-Rock!
               
With chanting violin playing, “Memento Mori” starts its heroic journey with its eponymous opener. The song turns out to be a melodic rock anthem with a well-known medieval character, a blazing guitar riff, and life-affirming lyrics. On “Untot im Drachenboot,” the squad around Hauptmann Feuerschwanz sets off for new musical shores in a Viking ship full of undead warriors. “Rausch der Barberei,” on the other hand delivers a violent, raw voice and driving drumming that sends its listeners into unbridled frenzy. On “Krampus,” FEUERSCHWANZ sing in a canon of vocals and instruments about the ancient legend of the demonic companion of St. Nicholas, who is dressed in fur and a horned mask. “Hannibal” on the other hand embarks on a raging battle of powerful choirs, swirling violin and guitar solos, and driving drums, led by army commander Hannibal. The crowning finale of the almost 40-minute adventure is provided by “Skaldenmet” with its proudly advancing bass.
 
In trademark FEUERSCHWANZ style, “Memento Mori” is about great adventures, historic battles, and outstanding heroic deeds. FEUERSCHWANZ manage to stay true to their trademarks and at the same time venture into new musical realms. Fans of the band can look forward to an extensive deluxe edition of the album, which extends the running time of “Memento Mori” by almost double! Two additional CDs feature instrumental versions of all eleven tracks as well as the cover CD “Die Glorreichen Sieben” (The Magnificent Seven), which includes seven epic reissues from AMON AMARTH to DIE ÄRZTE and THE WEEKEND.
 
FEUERSCHWANZ on the new album:
“You take nothing with you to your grave, except your coffin… Memento Mori is the direct successor to Die Letzte Schlacht! The world of Hauptmann Feuerschwanz is in flames, overrun by the living dead and scourged by religious zealots… All of this sounds frighteningly real, even in Anno Domini 2021, so it’s time to defy the storm once again and celebrate life. Let’s live here, let’s live now – until death sharpens his knife!”

FEUERSCHWANZ live:
Festival Shows 2022:
20.05.22 DE – Bad Segeberg / Felsenburg Festival
03.06.22 DE – Dietenhofen / Bibertal Festival
10.06.22 DE – Kranichfeld / Sternenklang Festival
11.06.22 DE – Gelsenkirchen / Folkfield Fesrtival
24.06.22 DE – Dischingen / Rock am Härtsfeldsee
09.07.22 DE – Tuttlingen / Honbergsommer
23.07.22 DE – Bückeburg / MPS
04.08.22 ES – Villena / Leyendas Del Rock
05.08.22 DE – Wacken / Wacken Open Air
06.08.22 DE – Cologne / Südbrücke – Only Metfest in 2022 w/ Equilibrium, Wind Rose, Grailknights
07.08.22 DE – Hildesheim / M’era Luna Festival
12.08.22 AT – Graz / Metal On The Hill
13.08.22 DE – Höchstadt a. d. Aisch / Schlosshof Festival
17.08.22 DE – Dinkelsbühl / Summer Breeze
18.08.22 DE – Lindau / Club Vaudeville
19.08.22 CH – Vallamand / Rock The Lakes
20.08.22 CZ – Moravský Krumlov / Rock Castle
26.08.22 DE – Dresden / Schleife 1 Open Air
27.08.22 DE – Schleswig / Baltic Open Air
03.09.22 DE – Luhmühlen / MPS
14.10.22 ES – Mallorca / Full Metal Holiday
 
Memento Mori Tour 2023
w/ Warkings
12.04.23 AT – Linz / Posthof
13.04.23 AT – Vienna / Szene
14.04.23 AT – Graz / Dom am Berg
15.04.23 DE – Munich / Backstage
20.04.23 DE – Frankfurt / Batschkapp
21.04.23 DE – Saarbrücken / Garage
22.04.23 DE – Stuttgart / Im Wizemann
27.04.23 DE – Hamburg / Markthalle
28.04.23 DE – Hamburg / Markthalle
29.04.23 DE – Oberhausen / Turbinenhalle
30.04.23 DE – Nuremberg / Löwensaal
05.05.23 DE – Leipzig / Felsenkeller
06.05.23 DE – Berlin / Huxleys
11.05.23 DE – Bremen / Aladin
12.05.23 DE – Hanover / Capitol
13.05.23 DE – Cologne / Carlswerk Victoria

FEUERSCHWANZ are:
Johanna – violin, hurdy-gurdy
Hauptmann – vocals, guitar
Hodi – flutes, bagpipes, guitars, vocals
Hans – guitar
Jarne – bass
Rollo – drums
Musch Musch – dance & performance
Myu – dance & performance
 
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