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FINAL STAIR – release live video of their rehearsal room session

Arising Empire was recently very proud to announce the signing of FINAL STAIR.

Today the band from Berlin, Germany released their full live session shot in their rehearsel room together with a big statement about the current situation and how it effects the life of every artist.

Watch the full live set here: https://youtu.be/v7j81bk9F8A

Istvan Vörös (FINLA STAIR):
“The Coronavirus and the resulting measures are keeping the whole world in suspense. Everything was completely decelerated or brought to a standstill within a week. Nobody expected anything like that. It came out of nowhere. We didn’t have a chance to prepare for it in any way.

Within a moment it hit the music industry in particular. Before the pandemic, as an artist, you had at least a certain degree of planning certainty. You played your scheduled concerts or could fill in for other artists. Now, we must expect all events to be off the table until autumn this year. Provided, of course, that we can get the crisis under control and return to our normal life until then. In addition to artists, the current situation also affects clubs, sound and lighting technicians, and the many jobs that depend on the music and live industries. Behind everything are people and their livelihoods are on the line. You don’t have to be a clairvoyant to realize that the situation is an absolute disaster for artists.

However, Final Stair does not stand for end-time sentiment. As a band, we take on the challenge and look for new ways to reach our fans and offer people some joy through our music in these dark times. We are driven to create something positive out of this humble situation. The unexpected deceleration demands and encourages our creativity. As a band, we use this time to explore new music. When I see empty streets in an otherwise pulsating metropolis like Berlin, our perspective on the world and things changes.

At the same time, I appeal to all music lovers, fans and temporarily home detainees: listen to your favorite bands and favorite artists on the streaming platforms! That is exactly how you can support artists in this difficult and uncertain time. Have fun and enjoy the music. At the same time, you create value for the artists. Simply by listening you are giving a thank you to all those who are currently keeping the game running and you make sure that art will still exist after the crisis.

We believe that music is very important right now. It is needed here and now, maybe even more than ever! Because it helps us all to build a bridge over an undefined valley. Music is a wonderful escape from this hideous quarantine.

Let’s get through this situation together. With this in mind, we will stream a concert for you on Friday from our rehearsal room. And best of all: you don’t need a ticket. See you on Friday on our cozy living room stage!”

FINAL STAIR stand for a symbiosis of experiences, feelings, pain and passion and the will to create music full of inspirational stories. They relentlessly pursue this objective and climb the stairs step by step, overcome obstacles, always together, that’s what FINAL STAIR sounds like.

The trio of the twins and their blood brother unveal the art of writing contagious rock music in the modern age. Inspirational lyrics are enwrapped in a massive wall of sound with an infectious effect. With this overwhelming energy they reach different generations hungry for genuine music, powerful sound and authentic stories.

FINAL STAIR shift up a gear again. The band signed a record deal with Arising Empire and recently announced the release of their latest single ‘Headgames’. The single captures its audience with a dynamic and powerful buildup throughout the song and with its sharp contrast between emotional intimacy and massive wall of sound.

Watch the music video for ‘Headgames’ here now: https://youtu.be/DwHafVnkQZ8
Get the song here: https://FinalStair.lnk.to/Headgames

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CRO-MAGS “The Quarantine Show” Full Live Stream Available

Announced on Friday, March 13, the Body Count/CRO-MAGS show at Webster Hall in NYC was postponed, leading CRO-MAGS founder/bassist/vocalist Harley Flanagan and crew (guitarists Rocky George and Joseph Affe, Garry “Gman” Sullivan on drums) hit SIR Studios on Sunday, March 15 and took their set online, now known as “The Quarantine Show.” Today, the band delivers the full, multi-camera performance.

“I am glad we were able to give you all a free concert in this time of quarantine. I would not have been able to do it without my team and I would like to thank them. These are the times we have to find new ways to help each other. We as people can’t let the fear turn us against each other. Stay strong, be smart and stay safe!”Harley Flanagan

 

Flanagan reflects on recent times and the importance of doing this show, “I am very unhappy that the show with Body Count this weekend was postponed by Governor Cuomo – I was really looking forward to it, but I am more sad for the many people who are going to be out of work for who knows how long, and for those who have become ill from this terrible disease. We all must take extra precautions these days, but we will learn how to deal with this like we have learned how to deal with deadly diseases in the past. Be safe, be strong and be smart. The show will be rescheduled, and life will go on. Eventually we will all be “killed by death” just ask Lemmy. If it’s not one thing it will be another, but life will go on. And so will this show.”

 

3-15-2020 – The Quarantine Show

We Gotta Know
2. Down But Not Out
3. World Peace
4. Show You No Mercy
5. No One’s Victim
6. Steal My Crown
7. These Streets
8. Street Justice
9. Death Camps
10. Don’t Talk About It
11. Hard Times
12. Apocalypse Now

New York’s hardcore punk legends CRO-MAGS released their new single »From The Grave« in December 2019 via Arising Empire!
Order your limited 7″ EP-vinyl »From The Grave« here: https://Cro-Mags.lnk.to/FromTheGrave

»From The Grave« tracklist:
01. From The Grave
02. PTSD
03. Between Wars

ICYM:
Order your limited 7″ EP-vinyl »Don’t Give In« here: https://Cro-Mags.lnk.to/DontGiveIn
»Don’t Give In« tracklist:
01. Don’t Give In
02. Drag You Under
03. No One’s Victim
The history of the CRO-MAGS is integral to the history of Hardcore, it’s evolution from punk and the development of alternative music genres such as hardcore, cross-over, thrash metal, post punk and grunge to name a few. Numerous iconic bands from METALLICA to GREEN DAY, and individuals such as Dave Grohl have credited CRO-MAGS with having had a primal influence on their development.

Born out of the violence and depravity of the Lower East Side of New York in the late 70s and early 80s, the CRO-MAGS was the brain-child of a very young Harley Flanagan (at the time 14 years old) when still playing with THE STIMULATORS. By 1982/83 he wrote and recorded the very first CRO-MAGS demos consisting of  four songs that would become the blue print for the seminal 1986 »Age of Quarrel«. He wrote all of the music, played each instrument and sang. Before long he connected with Parris Mayhew and the two started writing music and auditioning band members.

After several line-ups, 5 studio albums (beyond the original demos) and 30 + years of tours around the world, CRO-MAGS remains one of the most iconic hardcore bands with arguably the greatest reach beyond the genre.

CRO-MAGS

“In the Beginning”

Why now? In Harley’s words: “Lemmy came to me in a dream and said, ‘Take it back mate, it’s yours, you started it.’ The fact is, I never legally lost the name Cro-Mags, others were using it without my permission, while I was raising my kids. An agreement was struck with the previous members and I regained full control over the name worldwide. Now with an amazing line up and 2 record deals I am moving forward. I have a great team of people behind me; I have never felt stronger, better or more creative.”

And so bassist Harley Flanagan has reached a settlement with singer John Joseph and drummer Mackie Jayson regarding ownership of the CRO-MAGS name. Flanagan will now perform under the name CRO-MAGS while Joseph and Jayson will perform as CRO-MAGS “JM”.

In 2019 Cro-Mags signed with Victory Records and Arising Empire.

The single: consist of 3 tracks, ‘Don’t Give In’, ‘Drag You Under’, and ‘No One’s Victim’.

Harley: “The lyrics are meant to inspire and kick you in the ass when you need it. Some might not take them that way, but that’s my intention. Sometimes you need someone to tell you to man-the-fuck-up, or woman-up, cause life ain’t easy and you will get crushed if you don’t. I wrote them more for myself than anyone else, cause sometimes I need to hear these things, as I think we all do.”

Some of them were inspired by loss, the loss of friends, by suicide, cancer, struggling with depression, mortality and ultimately the beauty of life. You have to be able to recognize it, even when you’re suffering and struggling. Although we all fight our own personal battles, and they vary, none of us are alone in the fact that we have to fight our battles, and many of them we must fight alone. In that way, we all have something in common, besides needing basic things like food water and shelter. We also must learn how to cope with struggle and mortality. Some rise to the top while others crash and burn.

I feel like I crashed and burned enough times that I somehow managed to rise back to the top. I feel stronger, happier mentally, spiritually and physically than I have in years; and it did not come without a struggle or cost. But that is life; you have to fight for what you want, and you also have to know how temporary it all is.

The single and album feature, along with Harley Flanagan, Gabby Abularach (Gil Evans Orchestra, amongst many other projects) who played on Cro-Mags»Alpha Omega« (1992) and »Near Death Experience« (1993); Rocky George (formerly of Suicidal Tendencies and Fishbone) who played on Cro-Mags»Revenge« (2000); and GaryGManSullivan (who has played with everyone from the B-52‘s, Berny Worrel of Parliament Funkadelic, TM Stevens etc.), who joined Cro-Mags in the 90s.

Discography:
•             »The Age Of Quarrel« (1986)
•             »Best Wishes« (1989)
•             »Alpha Omega« (1992)
•             »Near Death Experience« (1993)
•             »Revenge« (2000)

CRO-MAGS are:
Harley Flanagan | bass/vocals
Gabby Abularach | guitars
Rocky George | guitars
Garry “G-Man” Sullivan | drums


More info:
https://www.facebook.com/realcromags
https://twitter.com/realcromags
https://www.instagram.com/realcromags

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SLIME »Wem Gehoert Die Angst« enters the Official German Album Charts on #9!

SLIME celebrate their 40th band anniversary and enter the Official German Album Charts on #9 with their strongest album »Wem Gehört Die Angst«, out now! Congratulations!

On »Wem Gehört Die Angst«, SLIME stay true to their line and address important social problems such as anger, activism and the ongoing struggle against fascism.
To celebrate their new album, the band released the music video for ‘Die Suchenden’!

»Wem Gehört Die Angst« is available as CD as well as exclusively and in limited quantities as an LP in black, as well as three different colors (200 each), at Flight13, Coretex and the Nuclear Blast Mailorder!
Buy the new album »Wem Gehört Die Angst« as CD or exclusively limited LP here: https://Slime.lnk.to/WemGehoertDieAngst

Watch the music video for ‘Die Suchenden’ here: https://youtu.be/dI7QWEUhoJA

If you want to experience SLIME live, you can do so on the current »Durch alle Höllen und Tiefen« tour.
 »Durch alle Höllen und Tiefen«-Tour
(Postponed tour dates)
05.12. Aachen / Musikbunker
22.12. Berlin / So 36
23.12. Berlin / So 36 (ausverkauft)
27.12. Hamburg / Große Freiheit 36
Tickets: https://www.eventim.de/artist/slime/

»Wem Gehört Die Angst« tracklist:
01. Wem Gehört Die Angst
02. Paradies
03. Hölle
04. Die Suchenden
05. Wenn Wir Wollen
06. Ebbe Und Flut
07. Die Toten Wollen Wieder Alleine Sein
08. Weisser Abschaum
09. Die Masse
10. Fette Jahre
11. Kein Mensch
12. Odyssee
13. Solidarity

ICYM:
Listen to ‘Hölle’ here: https://youtu.be/Q84RpoMKzXc
Watch the music video for ‘Wem Gehört Die Angst’ here: https://youtu.be/8dV4V_NgZt0

SLIME is an institution that has existed intermittently since the 1980s and who shaped political punk rock in Germany like no other band. SLIME is now in the tenth year after her reunion, and that’s a damn good thing. Because we still need strong voices against fascism, we still need punk and we still need SLIME.

SLIME founding fathers Dirk Jora (vocals), Elf (guitar), Christian Mevs (guitar) and the new members Nici (bass) and Alex Schwers (drums) seem to be aware of their responsibilities and have now recorded their third studio album since their reunification. On »Wem Gehört Die Angst« SLIME stay true to their line and address important social problems such as anger, activism and the ongoing struggle against fascism. Whether biographically such as at ‘Ebbe Und Flut’ or steady as in ‘Paradies‘, where people are concerned who have always questioned the prevailing circumstances. Or as a clear political declaration of war against the Nazification of the West. ‘Die Toten Wollen Wieder Alleine Sein’, ‘Weisser Anschaum’, the title song ‘Wem Gehört Die Angst’, ‘Fetten Jahre’ – the new punk rock hits beyond the hits are ruthless reflections of a time when dark browns are marching in again undisturbed sits in the parliaments.
And all this in the classic SLIME guise: driving, angry, melancholic, but always hymnical and direct.

SLIME are:
Dirk | Vocals
Elf | Guitar
Christian | Gutiar
Nici | Bass
Alex | Drums


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https://www.facebook.com/slimepunk/
https://www.slime.de

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SLIME – new album »Wem Gehoert Die Angst« out now! – release music video for ‘Die Suchenden’

„”Wem Gehört Die Angst” is timeless German punk, the man listen to experience rather than age.”Rock Hard 

“Slime seek metaphorical levels and try to charge them with their own directness.”Musikexpress 

“Punk´s not dead! This has been proven by the Hamburg border crossers around singer Dirk “Dicken” Jura (60) for more than 40 years.”Visions

“These strong lyrics combined with bold sound and gripping riffs makes “Wem Gehört Die Angst” a first-class punk record, which proves that slime has by no means lost anger, but gained maturity.”Metal Hammer

“The punk rock veterans sound almost prudent.”Rolling Stone 

“Like a ‘reunion with old friends’ without the band covering itself!”Plastic Bomb

“With their pithy retro sound, the Hamburg cult punks on “Wem Gehört Die Angst” process current issues such as climate change and at the same time look back on their own past in style and style between protest and pub.” – laut.de

“In retrospect, the third record of each band phase always seems to be something special – like “Alle Gegen Alle”, “Schweineherbst” and now “Wem Gehört Die Angst”. And someone has to imitate them first!” – Ox Fanzine 

“The new album for the 40th anniversary of the band!”

SLIME celebrate their 40th band anniversary with their strongest album »Wem Gehört Die Angst« out now!
On »Wem Gehört Die Angst«, SLIME stay true to their line and address important social problems such as anger, activism and the ongoing struggle against fascism.
To celebrate their new album, the band released the music video for ‘Die Suchenden’!

»Wem Gehört Die Angst« is available as CD as well as exclusively and in limited quantities as an LP in black, as well as three different colors (200 each), at Flight13, Coretex and the Nuclear Blast Mailorder!
Buy the new album »Wem Gehört Die Angst« as CD or exclusively limited LP here: https://Slime.lnk.to/WemGehoertDieAngst

Watch the music video for ‘Die Suchenden’ here: https://youtu.be/dI7QWEUhoJA

If you want to experience SLIME live, you can do so on the current »Durch alle Höllen und Tiefen« tour.
 »Durch alle Höllen und Tiefen«-Tour
(Postponed tour dates)
05.12. Aachen / Musikbunker
22.12. Berlin / So 36
23.12. Berlin / So 36 (ausverkauft)
27.12. Hamburg / Große Freiheit 36
Tickets: https://www.eventim.de/artist/slime/

»Wem Gehört Die Angst« tracklist:
01. Wem Gehört Die Angst
02. Paradies
03. Hölle
04. Die Suchenden
05. Wenn Wir Wollen
06. Ebbe Und Flut
07. Die Toten Wollen Wieder Alleine Sein
08. Weisser Abschaum
09. Die Masse
10. Fette Jahre
11. Kein Mensch
12. Odyssee
13. Solidarity

ICYM:
Listen to ‘Hölle’ here: https://youtu.be/Q84RpoMKzXc
Watch the music video for ‘Wem Gehört Die Angst’ here: https://youtu.be/8dV4V_NgZt0

SLIME is an institution that has existed intermittently since the 1980s and who shaped political punk rock in Germany like no other band. SLIME is now in the tenth year after her reunion, and that’s a damn good thing. Because we still need strong voices against fascism, we still need punk and we still need SLIME.

SLIME founding fathers Dirk Jora (vocals), Elf (guitar), Christian Mevs (guitar) and the new members Nici (bass) and Alex Schwers (drums) seem to be aware of their responsibilities and have now recorded their third studio album since their reunification. On »Wem Gehört Die Angst« SLIME stay true to their line and address important social problems such as anger, activism and the ongoing struggle against fascism. Whether biographically such as at ‘Ebbe Und Flut’ or steady as in ‘Paradies‘, where people are concerned who have always questioned the prevailing circumstances. Or as a clear political declaration of war against the Nazification of the West. ‘Die Toten Wollen Wieder Alleine Sein’, ‘Weisser Anschaum’, the title song ‘Wem Gehört Die Angst’, ‘Fetten Jahre’ – the new punk rock hits beyond the hits are ruthless reflections of a time when dark browns are marching in again undisturbed sits in the parliaments.
And all this in the classic SLIME guise: driving, angry, melancholic, but always hymnical and direct.

SLIME are:
Dirk | Vocals
Elf | Guitar
Christian | Gutiar
Nici | Bass
Alex | Drums


More Info:

https://www.facebook.com/slimepunk/
https://www.slime.de

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FINAL STAIR – sign with Arising Empire and release brand new single ’Headgames’!

Arising Empire are proud to announce the signing of FINAL STAIR. Twins with an edge. Genuine rock.
Welcome to the family!

FINAL STAIR stand for a symbiosis of experiences, feelings, pain and passion and the will to create music full of inspirational stories. They relentlessly pursue this objective and climb the stairs step by step, overcome obstacles, always together, that’s what FINAL STAIR sounds like.

The trio of the twins and their blood brother unveal the art of writing contagious rock music in the modern age. Inspirational lyrics are enwrapped in a massive wall of sound with an infectious effect. With this overwhelming energy they reach different generations hungry for genuine music, powerful sound and authentic stories.

FINAL STAIR shift up a gear again. The band signed a record deal with Arising Empire and just announced the release of their latest single ‘Headgames’. The single captures its audience with a dynamic and powerful buildup throughout the song and with its sharp contrast between emotional intimacy and massive wall of sound.

Watch the music video for ‘Headgames’ here now: https://youtu.be/DwHafVnkQZ8
Get the song here: https://FinalStair.lnk.to/Headgames

FINAL STAIR: “We are very proud to have signed a record deal with our friends at Arising Empire. As an artist it is a big deal to have partners believe in you and your work. We are stoked to have found such a great home for our music and want to take the opportunity to say thank you to our new friends at Arising Empire and Nuclear Blast! Thank you for supporting us on our incredible journey!”

The brilliant trio of the twins and their blood brother refine the art of writing addictive rock music. They merge inspirational lyrics with a massive soundscape unleashing a contagious effect on their listeners. With this overwhelming energy they reach different generations hungry for authentic stories and powerful sound.

FINAL STAIR boast an impressive success story already. Their songs reach a global audience and make it into influential playlists like New Music Friday, their songs are licensed by NETFLIX and have appeared on compilations by Universal Music.

The international media coverage on the band has been just as impressive, with features in KERRANG! in the UK, Alternative Press and Digital Tour Bus in the USA, Tonspion and Dressed Like Machines in Germany and with reviews and radio airplay in Australia, France, Spain and Germany.

FINAL STAIR have toured Europe and China. The band has played headlining shows at MAO Livehouse in Shanghai and at several festivals such as the Sazavafest, Focus FestivalDithmarscher Rockfestival and Taubertal Festival. The trio always makes it unmistakably clear how much engaging live shows mean to them.

FINAL STAIR indeed sound like a band that is unstoppable and their latest single proves yet again that their creativity and energy is far from exhausted. The trio stands for exceptional style, massive sound and overwhelmingly intense shows.

FINAL STAIR take no prisoners.

FINAL STAIR are:
Istvan Vörös| Vocals, Guitar
Denes Vörös | Bass
André Seidel | Drums


More info:
http://www.artistscout.com/en/finalstair
http://www.facebook.com/finalstair
http://www.instagram.com/finalstair
http://www.youtube.com/finalstair

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Slime release second single ’Hölle’ from their upcoming album »Wem Gehoert Die Angst«!

“The new album for the 40th anniversary of the band!”

SLIME celebrate their 40th band anniversary and have their strongest album »Wem Gehört Die Angst« with them! On »Wem Gehört Die Angst«, which will be released on March 13th, 2020 via Arising Empire, SLIME stay true to their line and address important social problems such as anger, activism and the ongoing struggle against fascism.
Today the band released their second single ‘Hölle’ from the upcoming album.

Listen to ‘Hölle’ here: https://youtu.be/Q84RpoMKzXc
Get the single here: https://Slime.lnk.to/Hoelle
Buy and/or stream the new single here: https://Slime.lnk.to/WemGehoertDieAngstSingle

»Wem Gehört Die Angst« will be available as CD as well as exclusively and in limited quantities as an LP in black, as well as three different colors (200 each), at Flight13, Coretex and the Nuclear Blast Mailorder!

Pre-order the upcoming album »Wem Gehört Die Angst« as CD or exclusively limited LP here: https://Slime.lnk.to/WemGehoertDieAngst

If you want to experience SLIME live, you can do so on the current »Through All Hells and Depths« tour.
 »Durch alle Höllen und Tiefen«-Tour
13.03. D Berlin, SO 36 (Zusatzshow)
14.03. D Berlin, SO 36 (Sold Out)
20.03. D Hamburg, Große Freiheit 36
03.04. D   Trier – Mergener Hof
04.04. D   Aachen – Musikbunker
17.04. AT Bregenz – Between
18.04. CH Bern – Dachstock
Tickets: https://www.eventim.de/artist/slime/

»Wem Gehört Die Angst« tracklist:
01. Wem Gehört Die Angst
02. Paradies
03. Hölle
04. Die Suchenden
05. Wenn Wir Wollen
06. Ebbe Und Flut
07. Die Toten Wollen Wieder Alleine Sein
08. Weisser Abschaum
09. Die Masse
10. Fette Jahre
11. Kein Mensch
12. Odyssee
13. Solidarity

ICYM:
Watch the music video for ‘Wem Gehört Die Angst’ here: https://youtu.be/8dV4V_NgZt0

SLIME is an institution that has existed intermittently since the 1980s and who shaped political punk rock in Germany like no other band. SLIME is now in the tenth year after her reunion, and that’s a damn good thing. Because we still need strong voices against fascism, we still need punk and we still need SLIME.

SLIME founding fathers Dirk Jora (vocals), Elf (guitar), Christian Mevs (guitar) and the new members Nici (bass) and Alex Schwers (drums) seem to be aware of their responsibilities and have now recorded their third studio album since their reunification. On »Wem Gehört Die Angst« SLIME stay true to their line and address important social problems such as anger, activism and the ongoing struggle against fascism. Whether biographically such as at ‘Ebbe Und Flut’ or steady as in ‘Paradies‘, where people are concerned who have always questioned the prevailing circumstances. Or as a clear political declaration of war against the Nazification of the West. ‘Die Toten Wollen Wieder Alleine Sein’, ‘Weisser Anschaum’, the title song ‘Wem Gehört Die Angst’, ‘Fetten Jahre’ – the new punk rock hits beyond the hits are ruthless reflections of a time when dark browns are marching in again undisturbed sits in the parliaments.
And all this in the classic SLIME guise: driving, angry, melancholic, but always hymnical and direct.

SLIME are:
Dirk | Vocals
Elf | Guitar
Christian | Gutiar
Nici | Bass
Alex | Drums


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https://www.facebook.com/slimepunk/
https://www.slime.de

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VITJA release new single ’Payback’!

After releasing »THIRST« and making a debut with their new line up, powerful German genre hybrid VITJA from North Rhine-Westphalia is back with their heavy juggernaut – ‘Payback’!
The new single is also the starting shot for the »Arising Tour«, supporting their label mates from OUR MIRAGE together with BREATHE ATLANTIS and THE NARRATOR!

Watch the new music video for ‘Payback’ here: https://youtu.be/RQrUmjitfCI
Get the song here: https://Vitja.lnk.to/Payback

»Arising Tour« 2020
Kingstar presents: OUR MIRAGEVITJABREATHE ATLANTIS THE NARRATOR
06.03.2020      Münster: Sputnikhalle
07.03.2020      Hannover: Lux
12.03.2020      Bremen: Tower
13.03.2020      Hamburg: Logo
14.03.2020      Berlin: Musik & Frieden
15.03.2020      Dresden: Groovestation
18.03.2020      Leipzig: Naumanns
19.03.2020      Nürnberg: Z-Bau
20.03.2020      Köln: Helios37
21.03.2020      Bochum: Rotunde
25.03.2020      Stuttgart: Juha West
26.03.2020      Wiesbaden: Schlachthof
27.03.2020      Trier: Mergener Hof
28.03.2020      München: Backstage
Tickets: https://www.ourmirage.de/tour

VITJA released »THIRST« in September last year.
Buy or/and stream the new album »THIRST« here: https://VITJA.lnk.to/Thirst

Press-quotes:

“The songs distinctly gained in depth, expression and dynamics and were vaguely oriented to what Annisokay had recently put out. In addition, the arrangements are much more varied than in the past. Songs like ‘Mistakes’ (the Hit of the album), the emotionally charged and cleverly staged ‘Lost In You’ as well as ‘Back’ ( between Muse, Thrice and Biffy Clyro) show what Vitja got in their sleeves apart from the former smashers.”Metal Hammer
 
“VITJA have done everything right with their singer swap that can be done right and now have a much broader stylistic scope in front of them, which for the band itself might have felt like an immense alleviation in the songwriting process.”
Stormbringer.at

“VITJA have been on a steep upward path since their foundation and the band has emerged more and more.
The new frontman Gabriel Spigolon gives the band a whole new musical orientation and the journalists first have to learn to deal with so much maturity.”
Oliver Williams, To Go Berlin

“Qualitatively, it’s flawless!”Fuze

More on »THIRST«:
Watch the brand new single ‘Silver Lining feat. Carlo Knöpfel’ here: https://youtu.be/HRKeWReE2iI
Watch the brand new single ‘Mistakes’ here: https://youtu.be/A_s9yNz3hDE
Watch the brand new single ‘Back’ here: https://youtu.be/GbfkTUNN64Y

»THIRST« Tracklist:
01. Light Blue
02. Silver Lining feat. Carlo Knöpfel (BREAKDOWN OF SANITY)
03. Mistakes
04. Breathe
05. Instinct
06. Lost In You
07. Back
08. Silence
09. What’s Next
10. Those Years
11. Voices
12. One
13. Strangers

VITJA – »THIRST«

VITJA beats back with the powerful comeback album »THIRST«. A new era has begun. The cards are shuffled, all the signs are on victory and the sound is clearer, more mature and more consistent than ever before. With new frontman Gabriel Spigolon and new attitude the quartet sets sails for the top league.

»THIRST« is the name of the new chapter of a versatile and ambitious band, which now wants to build on past successes and, moreover, wants to climb the summit. Six years of band history have been turned upside down and at the same time they have created an inimitable sound garb, which is not represented in Germany so far.

The songwriting begins in the autumn of 2018. The quartet decides to put it into a new design that has been experienced and so far harmonious in order to remain true to itself and at the same time varied. Twenty songs are being produced over the months in the homestudios of the boys, which are to characterize the new and unique sound of the Rhinelanders.
“We found our sound. Each of us is extremely happy with the development. Still, we had to avoid offending people. We are sure to have found a perfect solution for our fans and ourselves“, says drummer Daniel Pampuch.

The guitars were recorded in the Sureshot Studios by Daniel Keller. The vocal recordings took place in the Mega Blaster Studios by Timo Bonner (OUR MIRAGE), who also mixes and masters the LP. To track the vocals, they took a lot of time to decide where to go.
“We wanted to go beyond the well-known Vitja sound and experimented with the new vocal possibilities“, says guitarist Vladimir Dontschenko.

The first single ‘Back’ is musically very broad. The versatile guitar playing of Dontschenko, combined with Pampuch´s fast, rhythm-driven, paired with the individual basslines of Mario Metzler and the varied vocals of Gabriel Spigolon, creates a unique atmosphere that leaves endless room for interpretation. The breakdown interrupts the hymn-like mood and makes the entire song explode in fractions of a second.
‘Back’ reflects everything about what we are and how we feel. He embodies the unrest of the last months and lets us arrive anyway“, says Pampuch.

»THIRST« is a new and fresh VITJA which gives the listener the freedom to choose between dreamy hovering states, wild headbanging or melancholy questioning.

2019 – VITJA is back.
Better and stronger than ever.

VITJA are:
Gabriel Spigolon | Vocals
Fabio De Dominicis | Guitars
Florian Vogel | Bass
Daniel Pampuch | Drums


More info:
www.facebook.com/vitjaband/
www.instagram.com/vitja_official/
www.youtube.com/channel/UCGJ-f9wgk_nBupdX4Ka4ktw

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