Feuerschwanz to release new album ‘Fegefeuer’ on July 7

Germany’s Feuerschwanz will release its new studio album, “Fegefeuer,” on July 7, 2023, via Napalm Records. The successor to 2021’s “Memento Mori” is dedicated fully to metal and continues the band’s path away from its comedic rock roots of days gone by.

The band also has released the album’s first single, “Bastard von Asgard” featuring Eluveitie singer Fabienne Erni (in German), alongside an official music video. In the video, Fabienne embodies the Bastard of Asgard as a shapeshifter who transforms into a wolf to attack Hauptmann Feuerschwanz. The video ends in an epic battle between Hodi and the Bastard.

“With this song, we pay our rightful tribute to the old gods!” the band said. “It is set in the saga world of the Vikings and deals with the end of the world of betrayal and deceit. Odin’s son meets Loki’s bastard–with vocal support from Fabienne Erni, singer of folk metal pioneers Eluveitie! To do justice to the epic saga, we have turned the speed up to full blast and march toward the end of the world. Ragnarök can come!”


Formed in 2004, Feuerschwanz has shifted gradually from its roots in comedic medieval folk into a more serious direction. With the switch to Napalm Records ahead of the release of “Das Elfte Gebot” (2020), the band set its sights entirely on metal, soon becoming one of the most relevant German bands in the genre today. “Memento Mori” even stormed the official German charts, peaking at number 1.

“Fegefeuer” track list:

1. SGFRD Dragonslayer
2. Bastard von Asgard
3. Berzerkermode
4. Knochenkarussell
5. Fegefeuer
6. Die Horde
7. Uruk-Hai
8. Highlander
9. Morrigan
10. Eis & Feuer
11. Valkyren

Pre-order the album here. Various limited versions come with the bonus CD, “Live in Wacken 2022,” recorded during the band’s co-headline set at Wacken Open Air 2022. Other versions include the instrumental version of all 11 album tracks:

Live in Wacken 2022″ track list:

1. Intro (Das Elfte Gebot)
2. Memento Mori
3. Untot im Drachenboot
4. Metfest
5. Ultima Nocte
6. Schubsetanz
7. Methämmer
8. Dragostea Din Tei
9. Rohirrim
10. Das Elfte Gebot
11. Warriors of the World United (featuring Melissa Bonny)
12. Die Hörner Hoch
13. Extro

“Fegefeuer” will be available in the following formats:

  • Deluxe Box including 2 CD Mediabook with 40 pages booklet and 2CDs (“Fegefeuer” and “Live in Wacken 2022”), resin BIC lighter, letter of indulgence, trading card, flag – strictly limited to 2000 units worldwide, exclusively available via Napalm Records Mailorder
  • 2-CD Mediabook Bundle incl. 0,5l jug (height 16cm, weight 1kg) & Mediabook, incl 40 pages booklet, 2CDs (“Fegefeuer” and “Live in Wacken 2022”) – strictly limited to 500 units worldwide, exclusively available via Napalm Records Mailorder
  • 3-CD Earbook (“Fegefeuer,” “Live in Wacken 2022” Instrumental) with 48 pages booklet – strictly limited to 1000 units worldwide, exclusively available via Napalm Records Mailorder and EMP
  • 2-LP Red, Black Marbled Vinyl Gatefold Deluxe Box, incl 2 Vinyl (“Fegefeuer” and “Live in Wacken 2022”), 24 pages booklet, cloth bag, Record Butler – strictly limited to 500 units worldwide, exclusively available via Napalm Records Mailorder and EMP
  • 2-CD Mediabook Bundle incl. patch & Mediabook, incl 40 pages booklet, 2CDs (“Fegefeuer” and “Live in Wacken 2022”) – strictly limited to 300 units worldwide, exclusively available via Feuerschwanz Shop, Napalm Records Mailorder and EMP
  • 2-CD Mediabook, incl 40 pages booklet, 2CDs (“Fegefeuer” and “Live in Wacken 2022”)
  • 1-LP Gatefold Black
  • 1-CD Jewel Case, incl 24 pages booklet
  • 2-MC Music Cassette Red transparent – strictly limited to 300 units worldwide, exclusively available via Feuerschwanz Shop, Napalm Records Mailorder and EMP
  • Digital Deluxe Album
  • Digital Album

Experience Feuerschwanz live on the “Memento Mori” headline tour 2023, with Warkings:

12.04.23 AT – Linz / Posthof
13.04.23 AT – Vienna / Szene (sold out)
14.04.23 AT – Graz / Dom am Berg
15.04.23 DE – Munich / Backstage (sold out)
19.04.23 CH – Pratteln, Z7 *
20.04.23 DE – Frankfurt / Batschkapp * (sold out)
21.04.23 DE – Saarbrucken / Garage *
22.04.23 DE – Stuttgart / Im Wizemann * (sold out)
23.04.23 DE – Heidelberg, Halle O2 *
27.04.23 DE – Hamburg / Markthalle (sold out)
28.04.23 DE – Hamburg / Markthalle  (sold out)
29.04.23 DE – Oberhausen / Turbinenhalle (sold out)
30.04.23 DE – Nuremberg / Löwensaal *** (sold out)
05.05.23 DE – Leipzig / Felsenkeller (sold out)
06.05.23 DE – Berlin / Huxleys (sold out)
11.05.23 DE – Bremen / Aladin **
12.05.23 DE – Hanover / Capitol ** 
13.05.23 DE – Cologne / Carlswerk Victoria ** (sold out)
14.05.23 DE – Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle **

*w/ Angus McSix
**w/ The Dark Side of the Moon
***w/ Tir Nan Og & Deus Vult

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