About Beast in Black
The five-piece Helsinki-based heavy metal band Beast in Black was founded by Anton Kabanen soon after he had parted ways with Battle Beast in 2015. The international line-up consists of Yannis Papadopoulos, Mate Molnar, Sami Hänninen, Kasperi Heikkinen and Anton Kabanen. They have found international success with their first two records – their debut Berserker and it's follow up From Hell With Love, both platinum-certified in Finland, and the latter of the two also hitting the top 10 of the German album chart – sharp riffs and hyper-catchy choruses are still the dominating elements of the group’s sound. Elements that have allowed the band to cultivate battalions of listeners all over the world. Beast in Black kick-started their live career with a couple of tours alongside well-known acts such as Rhapsody, as well as a notable European arena run with symphonic metal masters Nightwish that paved the way to their very own, mostly sold-out headline gigs. Their third album, Dark Connection, may feature the most prominent synths of all of Beast in Black's recordings so far, especially in the form of the Italo disco, Euro beat and symphonic elements that the band are so widely loved for. Despite that, at its core it’s still all about simple heavy metal.