From the depths of their deepest crisis, VENUES emerge victoriously, all guns blazing. When former vocalist Nyves quit the band mid-tour following the release of their pivotal debut »Aspire« (2018), Southern Germany’s modern metal juggernaut was shaken to the bone. Of those remaining, however, nobody wanted to give up believing in a band that for the first time gave a glimpse of its potential after many years of building, maturing, and finding themselves. They struggled on, they were looking for new talent – and they found it... Lela joined and was just the perfect match.
Robin’s sentiment is throbbing from every single note, every single riff, every single chord of »Solace«. Melody and punch-drunk heaviness, metal and alternative rock, zeitgeist and authenticity, barbed choruses and unleashed creativity: With their soaring sophomore work, VENUES fulfil every single promise they gave on »Aspire«.
It’s this allegiance between a sound that does not shy of international mega acts, precise song writing, huge choruses and duelling vocals of fiercely growling Robin versus triumphant blues powerhouse Lela, that’s lifting the music up to an altogether different level. »Aspire« was a first teaser opening doors for VENUES.
»Solace« is a march right into the throne room of the scene, turning the heaviness to 11. “We wanted to be more metal,” Robin summarises with a grin. “There were some pop sensibilities of »Aspire« we wanted to replace with rather the opposite!”