New single Somerled offers a perfect snapshot of what makes Mob Rules one of metal’s proudest standard bearers – and serves as history lesson to boot.

So say the band themselves after the decision to release the latest single from critically acclaimed long player Tales From Beyond.

The Northern German quintet have just announced they’ll be hitting the road with Orden Ogan next month.

And after debuting Somerled Mob Rules said: “It is based on a famous historical character and combines all trademarks of Mob Rules in a powerful metal hymn.

“It is a homage to the life of the Scottish warlord born with Viking roots who united Scotsmen and Vikings in the so-called Kingdom Of The Isles after two epic sea battles.

“It’s a a true story, revived through this powerful song.”

Watch the lyric video here

Tales From Beyond is available on Steamhammer/SPV as Digipak (incl. 1 bonus track + poster), double coloured vinyl LP and digital download.

Mob Rules are special guests to Orden Ogan at the latter’s three album release shows in Hamburg, Munich and Bestwig.