|Germany’s hottest Folk Metal band has hit #1 on the Official German Album Charts again! FEUERSCHWANZ unleashed their highly anticipated new full-length, ‘Fegefeuer’, last Friday, and have now stormed the album charts with their second #1 placement in a row. FEUERSCHWANZ’s previous studio album, ‘Memento Mori’ (2021), also entered at #1, and with this new achievement, it is safe to say that FEUERSCHWANZ truly belongs among one of the biggest current bands in the German metal scene.
With the switch to Napalm Records in 2020, FEUERSCHWANZ started their gradual change from the comedic medieval folk outfit of the past into the serious metal band they are today, with #3-charting album, ‘Das elfte Gebot’. The 2021 live album, ‘Die letzte Schlacht’, landed at #4, and with ‘Memento Mori’, the band climbed to the top of the Official German Album Charts for the first time, followed by the cover album ‘Todsünden’ on #5. All of the last five releases entered the Top 5 of the Official German Album Charts.
With their second #1 album, ‘Fegefeuer’, FEUERSCHWANZ have reached new career highs – and there’s no end in sight to their ongoing ascent!
FEUERSCHWANZ on the chart entry:
“’FEGEFEUER’ HITS #1 IN THE GERMAN ALBUM CHARTS
Our second #1 in only two years – if someone had told us this would happen in the early days, when we sang unplugged on beer benches, cracking jokes about mead… We would have laughed madly into the drinking horn and sung on until we fell off the table (which wasn’t so bad – there were fewer spectators in front of the “stage” than musicians on it anyway).
“To celebrate such a victory today – even though we haven’t even digested the last #1 entry – is just great! We owe it all to YOU – whether you have accompanied us through the purgatory of the early days or if you have recently joined us. Another epic album battle has been fought – and we have won!
“Dear mainstream radio landscape out there: There is a crazy, colorful and fantastic music world here where people sing and sweat together, where music is made by hand, where strange instruments are used and where you can be a battle dwarf or a Valkyrie or both at the same time! This is not a funny little fringe group – no, we are LOUD and we are MANY!
To our biggest fans, the HORDE – we thank you!”
Napalm Records Founder, Owner and Managing Director Markus Riedler:
“What a success! FEUERSCHWANZ have secured the #1 spot on the Official German Album Charts again with the new album, ‘Fegefeuer’. With the goal of constantly evolving to consistently deliver the quality that makes listeners have fun and be in a good mood, the band not only has great demands on themselves, but also on us as a label. Accordingly, we would like to thank all those involved who have made this success possible. Above all, however, this thanks goes to you, the fans, for supporting this great band so devotedly on its development and future path!”