Anneke van Giersbergen’s new band VUUR are set to release their debut album, ‘In This Moment We Are Free – Cities’ on the 20th October 2017.

Today they are pleased to release the new track ‘Freedom – Rio’, a song that Anneke co-wrote with Mark Holcomb of Periphery and VUUR’s producer Joost van den Broek. You can listen to the song now here:

Anneke comments: “Most cities have a rich historical background with waxing and waning fortunes during their existence.

You can often still sense the impact of wars, conflicts, and natural disasters and even everyday life can be extremely difficult in a city.

Most songs on the album however emphasize the raw beauty of urban life and the sense of freedom that comes with travelling the world and visiting all these beautiful places.”

‘Freedom – Rio’ is also now available on streaming services. Digital pre-orders through iTunes and Amazon receive this track, as well as previous singles ‘Days Go By – London’ and ‘My Champion – Berlin’, immediately. The album will be available on special edition CD digipak, gatefold 2LP + CD (including etching on side D) & digital download. Pre-order now here:

Watch the video for ‘My Champion – Berlin’ here:

Listen to the track ‘Days Go By – London’ here:

An album preview, including snippets of all songs is available here:

VUUR’s full length debut was produced by Joost van den Broek, who was also involved in the writing process. Others co-writing partners are Mark Holcomb (Periphery), Esa Holopainen (Amorphis), Daniel Cardoso (Anathema), and both of VUUR’s guitar players wrote a song as well.

 VUUR online: