Anneke van Giersbergen’s VUUR launch video for new single ‘My Champion - Berlin’

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's new band VUUR are set to release their debut album, 'In This Moment We Are Free - Cities' on the 20th October 2017. Now they are pleased to reveal the official video for new single 'My Champion – Berlin':

VUUR - 'My Champion - Berlin' (Official Music Video)

(Cannot see the video? Click HERE to watch it on YouTube)

Anneke comments: "This song is the opening track of our debut album and it serves as a kind of master of ceremonies. It's both heavy and melodic, it showcases the technical abilities of the band, but you can still sing along to it. That's basically the kind of album I wanted to make. Our guitar player Jord Otto wrote the song and collaborated with producer Joost van den Broek to finalise it. I wrote the lyrics and vocal melodies.

This song is about Berlin after World War II. The goddess on the Berlin Victory Column was raised to commemorate military victories, but in the song the city speaks to her and is asking her for help to overcome troubled times.

I wanted to make a performance video, one that presents the band as a group that is about music and plays with their heart and soul. That's what we are and I am really proud of this band."

'My Champion – Berlin' is also now available on streaming services, and digital pre-orders through iTunes and Amazon receive this track, as well as previous single 'Days Go By – London', immediately. The album will be available on special edition CD digipak, gatefold 2LP + CD (including etching on side D) & digital download. Pre-order now here:

Listen to the track 'Days Go By – London' here:

An album preview, including snippets of all songs is available here:

VUUR's full length debut was produced by Joost van den Broek, who was also involved in the writing process. Others co-writing partners are Mark Holcomb (Periphery), Esa Holopainen (Amorphis), Daniel Cardoso (Anathema), and both of VUUR's guitar players wrote a song as well.

Vuur - In This Moment We Are Free - Cities

'In This Moment We Are Free - Cities' tracklist:

01. My Champion - Berlin

02. Time - Rotterdam

03. The Martyr And The Saint - Beirut

04. The Fire - San Francisco

05. Freedom - Rio

06. Days Go By - London

07. Sail Away - Santiago

08. Valley Of Diamonds - Mexico City

09. Your Glorious Light Will Shine - Helsinki

10. Save Me - Istanbul

11. Reunite! - Paris

The band also recently announced they will team up with Scar Symmetry for a short co-headline tour in December. Opening act for these exclusive shows will be My Propane.

Dec 07, 2017 Le Trabendo Paris (FRA)

Dec 08, 2017 Biebob Vosselaar (BE)

Dec 09, 2017 The Dome London (UK)

Dec 10, 2017 Tivoli Vredenburg Utrecht (NL)

As well as this, in May 2018 Residentie Orkest The Hague will host an encounter with Anneke van Giersbergen. Both nights will feature a career-spanning concert with orchestral arrangements. The song selection will even include material from her yet to be released VUUR album.

May 18, 2018 013 Tilburg (NL)

May 19, 2018 Paard The Hague (NL)

VUUR began playing live this Summer, and have also been confirmed as main support to EPICA in late 2017. You can find the full list of confirmed live dates below:

VUUR as main support to EPICA:

9th November – Klub Studio, Krakow – Poland

10th November – Masters of Rock Café, Zlín - Czech Republic

12th November – Kesselhaus, Berlin – Germany

13th November – Markthalle, Hamburg – Germany

14th November – Essigfabrik, Cologne – Germany

15th November – La BAM, Metz – France

17th November – Stereolux, Nantes – France

18th November – Krakatoa, Bordeaux – France

20th November – La Riviera, Madrid – Spain

24th November – Razzmatazz, Barcelona – Spain

25th November – Le Moulin, Marseille – France

26th November – Le Transbordeur, Lyon – France

29th November – Backstage Werk, Munich – Germany

1st December – Estragon, Bologna – Italy

2nd December – Z7, Pratteln – Switzerland

3rd December – L'Aéronef, Lille - France

VUUR are:

Anneke van Giersbergen (ex-The Gathering) - vocals

Ed Warby (Hail of Bullets, Ayreon, ex-Gorefest) - drums

Jord Otto - guitars (My Propane, ex-ReVamp)

Ferry Duijsens - guitars

Johan van Stratum (Stream of Passion) - bass

Look out for more information in the coming weeks!

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