Talk about Spiritual Beggars is talking about a band that has championed their way into the stoner/sludge metal scene, and had made a name for themselves during the last 20 years. Their background includes members of Arch Enemy, and ex members of Firewind and Opeth. With that kind of musical experience the results are just astonishing.
The band released their 8th studio album Earth Blues last week via Inside Out Music. This album evokes an organic 70’s sound in the line of Black Sabbath or Deep Purple, A bit dark at moments but fantastic nonetheless. Spiritual Beggars stepped forward in their musical evolution, and establishes a more definitive sound by the hand of Apollo Papathanasio (ex-Firewind) on vocals. This evolution is reiforced by the experimental approach that Michael Ammoth (Arch Enemy) gave to the album, which makes it sound fresh and in sync with today’s approach to this genre of metal.
The Age Of Metal had the chance to speak with Sharlee D’Angelo bass player of the band about Earth Blues, the technical aspect of Spiritual Beggars, their live album and much more.