„German metal with a mission and a message“
German modern metal outfit VENUES released their third single 'Uncaged Birds' from their upcoming album »Solace«, due for release on 27th August via Arising Empire.
»Solace« comes as CD and limited colored vinyl - pre-orders available now!
In close cooperation with videographer Marius Milinski the story that began in their previous singles 'Rite of Passage' & 'Shifting Colors' goes on in another crazy and phenomenal music video which underlines this striking new single.
"'Uncaged Birds' is a very special single for me as it is the first song that we wrote and recorded with our new members Lela and Valentin. It was our internal proof that our new set-up works perfectly and just makes more fun than ever before! Thematically, the track is about an unhappy relationship, from which one is crushed and narrowed until one finally breaks out of it." - Robin (vocals VENUES)
Pre-order »Solace« now: https://Venues.lnk.to/solace
"You owe me nothing at all
And I know
Someday I’ll fly back to you
And I hope
That there’s a place for my heart in your hands"
From the depths of their deepest crisis, VENUES emerge victoriously, welcoming two new members - clean vocalist Lela and guitarist Valentin. When former vocalist Nyves quit the band mid-tour, following the release of their pivotal debut »Aspire« (2018), the modern metal juggernaut was shaken to the bone.
Despite this, the remaining members refused to give up and tirelessly searched for new talent. Following guitarist Constantin witnessing a performance of Lela at (of all places) at a STEEL PANTHER show, the band found their new clean vocalist.
VENUES went into the studio with producer Christoph Wieczorek (Annisokay) to record »Solace«, who coated their massive sound with a metallic alloy of remarkable precision.
“We wanted to be more metal,” Robin comments.“There were some pop sensibilities of Aspire we wanted to replace with rather the opposite.”
Melody and punch-drunk heaviness, metal and alternative rock, zeitgeist and authenticity, barbed choruses and unleashed creativity: with their soaring sophomore release, VENUES fulfill every single promise they gave on »Aspire«.
“2020 showed all of us how much the band is helping us keep our sanity,” guitarist Robin muses. “Almost the whole band went through minor or medium crises since the release of our debut. Relationships went sour, things were ended and begun. In times like these, our second album was the light at the end of the tunnel. Something we all could look forward to. Our music held our heads above water.”
It’s a big leap, going from »Aspire« to »Solace«, and it’s a logical one, too. Ten songs, ten exorcisms of negative energy, ten lifesavers.
»Solace« track listing:
1. Razorblade Teeth
2. Whydah Gally
5. Into the Fire
6. Down Below
8. Our Destiny
9. Deceptive Faces