Svenska metalbandet Spiritual Beggars – vars medlemmar består bland annat av gitarristen Michael Amott (Arch Enemy), basisten Sharlee D’Angelo (Arch Enemy) och sångaren Apollo Papathanasio (ex-Firewind) – släpper sitt åttonde album Earth Blues under våren via InsideOut Music.

Amott kommenterar, ”We started the recording process of Earth Blues with an eight-day-long session at Fat Guitar Studios (Sweden) with knob-twiddler Roberth Ekholm, a truly great dude who really knows how to capture a band jamming live, sadly a rare quality in recording engineers nowadays! We continued with some overdubs at various studios in Sweden, and it’s all come together super easy this time. We’re finishing up the mixes now with Staffan Karlsson (Spiritual BeggarsShining, etc.) at his studio in Halmstad, Sweden. Sonically, I think this might be our finest hour yet. It’s a raw, heavy and honest record.”