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IMMINENCE start pre-orders for their upcoming album »Turn The Light On: Acoustic Reimagination« and release new single ’Crawling’ (LINKIN PARK cover)

Today, Swedish alternative metalcore outfit IMMINENCE released their special take on ‘Crawling’ by LINKIN PARK and launched pre-orders for their upcoming album »Turn The Light On: Acoustic Reimagination«, which will be available on the 10th of January 2020!
»Turn The Light On: Acoustic Reimagination« will come in two different physical designs limited up to 500 unit each and are exclusivly available via Impericon and band as well as on their European album tour 2020 »Turn The Light On: Album Tour Pt. II«!
The physical formates include their special acoustic reimaginations already released of their singles ‘Saturated Soul’, ‘Erase’ and ‘Infectious’ and holds a special extendend version!

Pre-order »Turn The Light On: Acoustic Reimagination« via Impericon or IMMINENCE here: https://IMMINENCE.lnk.to/TurnTheLightOnAcoustic

Watch the new single ‘Crawling’ (Acoustic) here: https://youtu.be/HkXyZD58fgo
Buy and/or stream ‘Crawling’ (Acoustic) here: https://IMMINENCE.lnk.to/Crawling

“The impact that Linkin Park and Chester Bennington have had on our existence as a band, made it inevitable for us to one day pay tribute in the best way we knew how. In this acoustic rendition of Crawling, we want to thank Chester and the band for the inspiration and motivation to pursue our own dreams and music.”
Eddie Berg

“This is a big step for us. We’ve always received such fantastic feedback on our acoustic songs, and people have been asking us for an acoustic release for such a long time now. We felt like we weren’t quite done with the creative process around ‘Turn The Light On’, so this was an opportunity for us to experience writing the songs again and daring to be ourselves and do something we really believed in.” 
Harald Barrett

More on »Turn The Light On: Acoustic Reimagination«:
Watch ‘Saturated Soul’ (Acoustic) here: https://youtu.be/GC6KIxG8Rg8
Buy and/or stream ‘Saturated Soul’ (Acoustic) here: https://IMMINENCE.lnk.to/SaturatedSoulAcoustic
Watch the audio video stream for ‘Erase’ (Acoustic) here: https://youtu.be/_1qGrKtj9JU
Buy and/or stream ‘Erase’ (Acoustic) here: https://IMMINENCE.lnk.to/EraseAcoustic
Watch the audio video stream for ‘Infectious’ (Acoustic) here: https://youtu.be/KOYjsGVdt48
Buy and/or stream ‘Infectious’ (Acoustic) here: https://IMMINENCE.lnk.to/InfectiousAcoustic

»Turn The Light On: Acoustic Reimagination« tracklist:
1. Erase (Acoustic)
2. Saturated Soul (Acoustic)
3. Crawling (Linkin Park Cover)
4. Disconnected (Acoustic)
5. Infectious (Acoustic)
6. A Mark on My Soul – Remastered Bonus Track
7. Wine & Water (Acoustic) – Remastered Bonus Track
8. This Is Goodbye (Acoustic) – Remastered Bonus Track

 

IMMINENCE will be embarking on a huge European tour with their label-mates THE OKLAHOMA KID in 2020! Learn more below!

European album tour 2020
»Turn The Light On: Album Tour Pt. II«
15.01 DEN – Copenhagen, Beta
16.01 GER – Hamburg, Logo
17.01 GER – Munster, Sputnik Café
18.01 NED – Amsterdam, Q-Factory
19.01 ENG – London, Thousand Island
21.01 FRA – Paris, La Boule Noire
22.01 BEL – Aarschot, De Klinker Club
24.01 GER – Trier, Mergener Hof
25.01 GER – Cologne, Gebäude 9
26.01 GER – Stuttgart, Wizemann Club
27.01 SUI – Pratteln, Z7
28.01 ITA – Milan, Circolo Svolta
30.01 AUT – Vienna, Chelsea
31.01 HUN – Budapest, Dürer Kert
01.02 CZE – Prague, Storm Club
02.02 POL – Wroclaw, D.K Luksus
04.02 GER – Hanover, Béi Chéz Heinz
05.02 GER – Dresden, Club Puschkin
06.02 GER – Munich, Backstage
07.02 GER – Frankfurt, Das Bett
08.02 GER – Berlin, Bi Nuu
Tickets on sale: https://bit.ly/2GyPXji

IMMINENCE entered the official German album charts on #91 with their brand new record »Turn The Light On«! Including their successful releases of the songs ‘Paralyzed’, ‘Infectious’, ‘Saturated Soul’ and their fourth single ‘Lighthouse’. Congratulations!

Buy the new album »Turn The Light On« here: https://IMMINENCE.lnk.to/TurnTheLightOn

”The new Imminence album is called ’Turn The Light On’ which encourages to shed light on the darkness we carry within. The lyrical theme of the record is inner conflict, self doubt, depression and self destruction. Music has always been, and now more than ever, an outlet and a way for me to cope with these emotions. This is my testimony to my mental ill-health. It is the most soul-baring, personal and important piece of work we have ever made as a band.”Eddie Berg (Vocals/Violine)

Press quotes:

 

“Turn the light on and commence auditory liftoff – An all-out triumph for a band on the verge of an epic worldwide breakthrough – sweeping and dynamic soundscapes ambitiously unveiled by one the most imaginative metalcore collectives on the planet today.”Highwire Daze

“The release proves to be more furious, darker than its predecessor and allows significantly more rough edges.”Metal.de

“Pure madness. Pure madness what a varied and highly emotional album Imminence unleash on humanity. A magnificent metalcore-record.“Rockmagazine.net

“As a post-Metalcore fan, you are guaranteed to get your money’s worth and be provided with a whole lot of diversity.”Moshpitpassion.de

“This successful balancing act between all its sound facets is the perfect business card to win more fans. You will definitely find “Turn The Lights On” in my annual Top 10.”Hellfire-magazin.de

More on »Turn The Light On«:
Watch ‘Erase’ here: https://youtu.be/5XuDkF_JZ58
Watch ‘Lighthouse’ here: https://youtu.be/mh4GQq3cL7Y
Watch ‘Saturated Soul’ here: https://youtu.be/gKqfVmz85d0
Watch ‘Infectious’ here: https://youtu.be/UgPujyXPM84
Watch ‘Paralyzed’ here: https://youtu.be/2HKRfKeVS78

»Turn The Light On« tracklist:

01. Erase
02. Paralyzed
03. Room To Breathe
04. Saturated Soul
05. Infectious
06. The Sickness
07. Death Of You
08. Scars
09. Disconnected
10. Wake Me Up
11. Don’t Tell A Soul
12. Lighthouse
13. Love & Grace

TURN THE LIGHT ON

The third and highly anticipated album »Turn The Light On« embodies the diversity and vastness in IMMINENCE’s identity of heartrending emotion. A significant milestone in the group’s discography and an exceptional composition of sheer force and fragility that fears no boundaries or constraints.

Since the release of the previous record »This Is Goodbye« (2017), the Swedish alternative metalcore band IMMINENCE have strongly established themselves in the European scene as one of the most up-and-coming and exciting bands on the market today. With the success of their own headline tour and several sold out shows, they have reached a new plateau and are ready to truly distinguish themselves and their sound with their next album.

“The new Imminence album is called Turn The Light On which encourages to shed light on the darkness we carry within. The lyrical theme of the record is inner conflict, self-doubt, depression and self-destruction. Music has always been, and now more than ever, an outlet and a way for me to cope with these emotions. This is my testimony to my mental ill-health. It is the most soul-baring, personal and important piece of work we have ever made as a band.”
Eddie Berg

Fronted by vocalist and violinist Eddie Berg, guitarist Harald Barrett, drummer Peter Hanström and bass player Christian Höijer; IMMINENCE was formed in the southernmost part of Sweden and have over the years become one of the country’s most promising acts with a diverse sound and universe, embracing everything from metalcore to acoustic music. Founded by Eddie and Harald when they were just teenagers, the band grew organically with a constantly expanding fan-base all over the world while touring actively in Europe since the release of the band’s breakthrough single ‘The Sickness’ (2015).

One step backwards, two steps forward. With »Turn The Light On«, IMMINENCE dives right in to themselves and comes up with a collection of songs that covers the wide musical territory that has become associated with the band over the years. The new record mixes the rawness of the band’s hard-hitting, unrelenting instrumentation with the grandiosity and class from frontman Eddie Berg’s unmistakable melodies and violin arrangements. »Turn The Light On« demonstrates a remarkable musical diversity with each and every song being unique in its sound and message, creating a forcefield that embodies the entity that undoubtedly is Imminence.

“It has been two years of incredibly hard work and song writing leading up to Turn The Light On. This album was not about moving forward as much as moving inwards. It was about finding ourselves and showing what Imminence is all about. I believe it encapsulates and defines our sound over these years as a group. The creative process was anything but easy and gave me a lot of time for soul-searching, both musically and personally. Having waded through the darkest time in my mind for the better part of creating these songs and writing these lyrics, the music was the thing I held on to and that kept my head just above the surface long enough to catch my breath. The same way that it became a light in the dark for me, I hope that others may find the same in listening to our songs. That is what this album is, a symbol of hope. I truly think it all comes together as our best release as a band to date.”
Eddie Berg

”Even though we worked harder and more intensely than ever before, the writing process has been liberating and unhindered. I could wake up in the morning and feel inspired to write a song with a completely different approach than the one we wrote the day before, and I think both me and Eddie did our very best to keep our minds open throughout the writing of the album. There were really no rules applied. We actually never had a concrete idea of how we wanted the record to turn out, which was a bit worrying at the time. We had made a huge step in to another musical direction with This Is Goodbye and the road ahead was unclear. With time, we saw Turn The Light On taking shape right before our eyes and knew that all we had to do was to trust our own instincts and creativity.”
Harald Barrett

»Turn The Light On« was written and produced by guitarist Harald Barrett and vocalist Eddie Berg together, with drummer Peter Hanström writing additional drum parts and arrangements. The songs were mainly recorded at Alias Studio in France by Bert and Eric Poncet who further helped to engineer and produce the album. Drums were produced by Christian Svedin and recorded in Studio Mega, Sweden, while additional recordings of choirs and strings were recorded by the band in both Germany and at their home studio in Sweden.
The mix and master was done by Henrik Udd (winner of Best Producer at Heavy Music Awards 2017). During the years he’s been working with tons of talented bands and musicians and has been mixing, mastering, produced and recorded some of the most critically acclaimed albums with acts such as ARCHITECTS, BRING ME THE HORIZON, AT THE GATES, DELAIN, POWERWOLF, I KILLED THE PROM QUEEN, HAMMERFALL and many more.

”When I heard Henrik’s first mix draft, I was instantly convinced. It was all there and I had the feeling that he understood what we wanted to achieve with the new songs. Henrik delivered a production that was absolutely massive, yet elegant and authentic, without losing the organic touch and identity of us as musicians.”
Harald Barrett

From the deep, dark blue background of IMMINENCE’s ferocious and chaotic debut album I to the simplistic and jagged, colorful bird of the modernistic and melodic sophomore album »This Is Goodbye«, once again the band have worked with the same innovative designer Jakob Koc to create the artwork for »Turn The Light On«.

“Jakob is a long term friend of the band and it felt natural that we should ask him before anyone else. At this point he’s practically a part of Imminence, being so influential in the look and outcome of our visual universe since the start. There’s something about his simplistic approach that speaks to and corresponds with me deeply. He has continually developed alongside with the band and I think he really outdid himself this time. The artwork is a perfect representation of the lyrical theme, with the beautiful and bright façade concealing something much darker beneath, paired with the distinctive icon that symbolizes hope and light in the dark. Symbols have virtually become something of a trademark sign of the band and this one is definitely my favorite so far.”
Eddie Berg

IMMINENCE are:
Eddie Berg | Vocals/Violin
Harald Barrett | Guitar
Alex Arnoldsson | Guitar
Christian Höijer | Bass
Peter Hanström | Drums

More info:
www.imminenceswe.com
www.facebook.com/imminenceswe
www.instagram.com/imminenceswe
www.twitter.com/imminenceswe

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MISTER MISERY release brand new music video for ’Tell Me How’ off their new debut »Unalive«!

Today, MISTER MISERY from Stockholm, Sweden released their brand new music video for ‘Tell Me How’ off their first ever full length record »Unalive«, released on the 4th of October via Arising Empire!

Watch the brand new music video for ‘Tell Me How’ here: https://youtu.be/hl02oJRTm1I
Buy and/or stream »Unalive« as CD or vinyl here: https://MisterMisery.lnk.to/Unalive

MISTER MISERY: “We are truly honored to release our 4th music video directed by the one and only Patric Ullaeus (In Flames, Arch Enemy, Dimmu Borgir). Tell Me How is one of our favorites and it feels awesome to give you a video for this one. We hope you enjoy the video as much as we do!”

MISTER MISERY will embark on their big EU headline tour in February next year!

»MISTER MISERY – The Unalive Tour 2020«
13.02.20 DE-Hamburg headCRASH
14.02.20 DE-Bochum Rotunde
15.02.20 FR-Paris Backstage by the Mill
17.02.20 DE-Cologne Helios 37
18.02.20 DE-Saarbrucken Garage
19.02.20 DE-Stuttgart Wizemann
21.02.20 CZ-Prague Club 007
22.02.20 AT-Vienna Chelsea
24.02.20 CH-Zurich Werk21
25.02.20 DE-Munich Backstage
26.02.20 DE-Berlin Maze
28.02.20 DE-Leipzig Bandhaus
29.02.20 DE-Hanover LUX
02.03.20 DE-Wiesbaden Schlachthof

Press quotes:
“Welcome to the new shock horror rock and metal generation.” – Rock Tribune

“A killer gothic circus show performing a soundtrack between Metalcore and Visual Kei. This mixture has never been heard or seen before!”METAL HAMMER

“Here comes the new alternative metal sensation from Sweden! Horror and theatrical melodies in a mix between early Avenged Sevenfold and Wednesday 13.” – Rock Hard IT

“A super energetic album filled with very catchy, steaming songs that I won’t be able to get out of my system in the coming months.” – AARDSCHOK

“This is how I actually imagine a newcomer band in 2019.”Hardline

“Once in a while a composition comes along that immediately grabs you. That happened to me in recent months with ‘My Ghost’ by Mister Misery. Is it the melody? Or the tempo? It’s a bit indescribable why ‘My Ghost’ made such an impression on me, but fact is, I can’t get enough of it. Musically you can feel the influence of eighties rock. A bit of Joan Jett and a bit of Def Leppard, but mega-strong. Mister Misery released one of the best debutalbums this year.”Rock Portaal

“The melodies are carving their way unstoppably into the auditive ear tunnels and so there is one hit following the other. That’s what entertainment on a top-notch level looks and sounds like!”Legacy

“I think Mister Misery, if the forces of evil are on their side, will sink their teeth into the bloody prize they so seek.” – All about the Rock UK

“Every track of “Unalive” will haunt your head for a long time to come! Newcomer of the month!”ORKUS! Magazine

“They’re going to take the scene by storm with “Unalive”.”Sonic Seducer

More on »Unalive«:
Watch ‘Alive’ here: https://youtu.be/vuruUqV9Wkw
Watch ‘The Blood Waltz’ here: https://youtu.be/svwrrY9iN3Y
Watch ‘My Ghost’ here: https://youtu.be/ccxbK4ZVUeg

»Unalive« tracklist:
CD
01. The Blood Waltz
02. You And I
03. Tell Me How
04. My Ghost
05. Legion
06. Dead Valentine
07. Alive
08. Rebels Calling
09. Stronger
10. Live While You Can

LP
Side A
01. The Blood Waltz
02. You And I
03. Tell Me How
04. My Ghost
05. Legion
Side B
06. Dead Valentine
07. Alive
08. Rebels Calling
09. Stronger
10. Live While You Can

MISTER MISERY is a four piece metal band from the streets of Stockholm, founded in February 2018 by Harley Vendetta & Alex Nine. By blending high energy riffs with anthemic choruses and ripping guitar solos, they have managed not only to create a hype in the underground metal community, but also caught the attention of renowned founder of Nuclear Blast/Arising Empire, Markus Staiger, leading the band to sign a record deal with Arising Empire in 2019.
In addition MISTER MISERY has also signed with booking company Contra Promotion, housing bands such as NIGHTWISH, ANTHRAX, THE 69 EYES and many more.

MISTER MISERY just finished their self produced and mixed debut album, »Unalive«, that will shock the world as a first representation of a brand new band. Hungry to light a fire inside the hearts of the restless and broken around the world, MISTER MISERY not only delivers musically but pushes boundaries in their theatrical and chaotic performances. Resurrecting the wild spirit of the 80’s while also incorporating horror elements and classical composition, MISTER MISERY proves to be a promising virtuous and maniacal newcomer in the alternative metal scene.

Their brand new debut record »Unalive« reflects the emotions and struggles of a journey taken by the four members, including death, jail time, abandonment, drugs and poverty. Through every individual experience they’ve managed to turn that misery into something inspiring, and with that inspiration managed to pull themselves up from the dirt and given life to what they now call MISTER MISERY.
The album title itself is inspired by their undead, vampiric look and it’s their way to depict visually what it felt like for them to be metaphorically dead on the inside.

In collaboration with Arising Empire and Contra Promotions, MISTER MISERY will kick-start their career and promote their debut album »Unalive« worldwide on October 4th 2019.
The future looks bright for these young metalheads and with a European tour starting October 10th to November 3rd they will end their most successful year so far.
“This would not have been possible if not Markus Staiger and the amazing team at Arising Empire and Contra Promotions believed in the band as much as they have. We are all very humbled and excited to start this journey together with the Arising family and all these talented people around us”- says Harley, Alex, Eddie & Rizzy

With »Unalive«, MISTER MISERY shows their musical talent and showmanship right from the start of the journey, not holding back on anything. With their catchy choruses, insane writing and guitar composition, with elements from every musical genre known to man, they are starved for stardom and to show the world how metal and rock is still alive and kicking in the 21st century.

MISTER MISERY are:
Harley Vendetta | Vocals/Guitars
Alex Nine | Guitars
Eddie Crow | Bass
Rizzy| Drums


More info:
http://www.mistermisery.com
https://www.facebook.com/mistermiseryband/
https://www.instagram.com/mistermiseryband

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ENGST release new single ’Unsere Kneipe’!

The hot pop-rocker ENGST from Berlin released their brand new single ‘Unsere Kneipe’!

Watch the music video for ‘Unsere Kneipe’ here: https://youtu.be/9cbqXL28BII
Get the song here: https://Engst.lnk.to/UnsereKneipe

Get the debut record »Flächenbrand« here: https://Engst.lnk.to/Flaechenbrand

ENGST announce their own headline »Flächenbrand Tour 2019« throughout Germany to celebrate their debut record »Flächenbrand« which was released in October last year! NORDN and STADTRUHE will support the band on certain shows. ENGST also announce more additional shows for their »Flächenbrand«-tour in 2020, after the upcoming album tour in October / November is almost sold out!

»Flächenbrand Tour 2019« 
25.10.19 Köln – Helios37 *
26.10.19 Berlin – Bi Nuu *
27.10.19 Hamburg – headCRASH Hamburg *
30.10.19 Münster – Sputnik Café *
31.10.19 Stuttgart – clubCANN *
01.11.19 Bochum – ROTUNDE – Alter Katholikentagsbahnhof *
02.11.19 Frankfurt – Elfer **
03.11.19 Zürich – Werk21 Dynamo Zürich (offiziell) **
05.11.19 München – Backstage München **
06.11.19 Wien – Chelsea **
07.11.19 Nürnberg – Z-Bau **
08.11.19 Dresden – Loco Club **
09.11.19 Leipzig – Bandhaus Leipzig **
Supports: * NORDN & ** STADTRUHE
Tickets are available on Eventim now!

The additional shows of the »Flächenbrand«-tour are as follows:

ENGST – Zusatzshows »Flächenbrand«-Tour
06.02.20 Kiel – Pumpe
07.02.20 Leipzig – Moritzbastei
08.02.20 Osnabrück – Bastard Club
14.02.20 Bremen – Tower
15.02.20 Rostock – Peter-Weiss-Haus
16.02.20 Hamburg – KNUST
20.02.20 Wiesbaden – Schlachthof
21.02.20 Weinheim – Cafe Central
22.02.20 Hannover – Béi Chéz Heinz
23.02.20 Düsseldorf – Tube

Videos from the debut record »Flächenbrand«:
Watch ‘König’ here: https://youtu.be/a7TAo_sbasg
Watch ‘Träumer & Helden’ here: https://youtu.be/cAhUAXi_00k
Watch ‘Ist Mir Egal’ here: https://youtu.be/DJgSs8lR0Bw
Watch ‘Ich Steh Wieder Auf’ here: https://youtu.be/hyHxmm23qJI
Watch ‘Der Moment’ now here: https://youtu.be/21rlJONsNQs
Watch ‘Optimisten’ now here: https://youtu.be/5OxSW0JFsoo
Watch the track by track video here: https://youtu.be/_74-9_zqNvg

»Flächenbrand« tracklist :
01. Ich Steh Wieder Auf
02. Der Moment
03. Eskalieren
04. Optimisten
05. Ein Sommer In Den Charts
06. Der König
07. Ist Mir Egal
08. Fremdes Elend
09. Morgen Geht Die Welt Unter
10. Mit Raketen Auf Spatzen
11. Träumer & Helden

More of ENGST:
‘Ohne Dich’https://youtu.be/FMiWCBtDiwc
‘Lila Wolken’https://youtu.be/ZO_IJWubP40
‘Auf Die Freundschaft’https://youtu.be/LeQaE0jvopg
‘Hymne Der Verlierer’https://youtu.be/6U57J1eAeKg
Get the digital version of the »Engst« EP here: https://Engst.lnk.to/EP
“We do not fit in any drawer, we are the whole closet!”

That’s how the musicians of the Berlin band ENGST describe themselves, following their own path since two years now. With an unconventional mix of German rock music, a spicy pinch of punk rock, pop elements and catchy melodies, the four guys from the German capital stand out clearly from the unified breadth of the broader music scene. In fact, this band has a lot to say, which is certainly related to the rich past of the four Berlin guys and is clearly reflected in the lyrics of frontman Matthias Engst. He himself grew up in a problem borough of Berlin, where he still lives today, and so most of their songs relate to autobiographical experiences of the 32-year-old singer. He addresses social evils in society and the growing influence of the political right side, against which the frontman and the band clearly site themselves. ENGST make clear that a position against fascism and xenophobia should not be a musical fad and therefore pick up on exactly these topics, without becoming one-sided, clumsy or striking. But also topics such as friendship, love or the little stories of everyday life find their appropriate place in the songs of ENGST.

The keyword “authenticity” is very important for the boys, so it’s not surprising that Matthias Engst rejected a label signing deal in 2015 after winning a music show (“The Band” with Samu Haber) at Germany’s TV channel Pro7 because they wanted to turn him into a model-pop star without an own personality. He decided to turn his back on the illusory world of TV and casting shows and to return to his own, not always shimmering and brilliant life, to follow his own visions for his musical career and found a serious band on himself.

ENGST are not only thrown together musicians who storm the stage together, but at the same time friends, family and fans of authentic, handmade rock music. With its rough edges, the band becomes interesting for a wide audience and at ENGST concerts, the boundaries between the stage and the audience are barely noticeable – with flowing sweat, euphorically boiled blood and the urge to sing out loud, it is impossible not to be spellbound by the boys’ pulsing live performance.

In 2017, the band found their fitting home at the label Arising Empire, releasing their first EP »Engst« in the same year. In addition to numerous shows, tour supports and festival concerts, the band constantly released new music videos and frenetically worked on their debut album »Flächenbrand« (Engl. “Major Fire”).

The musicians reveal that this album contains the most intimate and honest moments of their lives. During the production and development process of the songs, each band member had to suffer on private losses and setbacks, which would not have been possible to overcome without the unbelievable team spirit of the boys. The songs explain exactly the “Major Fire” and give an unfiltered insight into the rough and fragile soul of this band. The German guys have remained true to their mix of different facets, however, the album is noticeably heavier than the previous EP. In addition, the album is completed by a guest performance of the singer of the friendly band MASSENDEFEKT and the involvement of a brass section (who have also made music for THE BOSSHOSS) on two tracks.

Now, finally ENGST‘s time has come to show, without TV cameras and commercial breaks, what they really want to show – authentically, without making a detour and never again determined by others.

ENGST are:
Matthias Engst | Vocals
Ramin Tehrani | Guitar
Chris Dumhard | Bass
Yuri Cernovolov | Drums


More info:
www.facebook.com/Engstmusik
www.instagram.com/engst_official

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ENGST announce additional shows for »Flaechenbrand«-tour!

The hot pop-rocker ENGST from Berlin announce more additional shows for their »Flächenbrand«-tour in 2020, after the upcoming album tour in October / November is almost sold out! The additional shows of the »Flächenbrand«-tour are as follows:

ENGST – Zusatzshows »Flächenbrand«-Tour
06.02.20 Kiel – Pumpe
07.02.20 Leipzig – Moritzbastei
08.02.20 Osnabrück – Bastard Club
14.02.20 Bremen – Tower
15.02.20 Rostock – Peter-Weiss-Haus
16.02.20 Hamburg – KNUST
20.02.20 Wiesbaden – Schlachthof
21.02.20 Weinheim – Cafe Central
22.02.20 Hannover – Béi Chéz Heinz
23.02.20 Düsseldorf – Tube

ENGST announce their own headline »Flächenbrand Tour 2019« throughout Germany to celebrate their debut record »Flächenbrand« which was released in October last year! NORDN and STADTRUHE will support the band on certain shows.

»Flächenbrand Tour 2019« 
25.10.19 Köln – Helios37 *
26.10.19 Berlin – Bi Nuu *
27.10.19 Hamburg – headCRASH Hamburg *
30.10.19 Münster – Sputnik Café *
31.10.19 Stuttgart – clubCANN *
01.11.19 Bochum – ROTUNDE – Alter Katholikentagsbahnhof *
02.11.19 Frankfurt – Elfer **
03.11.19 Zürich – Werk21 Dynamo Zürich (offiziell) **
05.11.19 München – Backstage München **
06.11.19 Wien – Chelsea **
07.11.19 Nürnberg – Z-Bau **
08.11.19 Dresden – Loco Club **
09.11.19 Leipzig – Bandhaus Leipzig **
Supports: * NORDN & ** STADTRUHE
Tickets are available on Eventim now!

Get the debut record »Flächenbrand« here: https://Engst.lnk.to/Flaechenbrand

Videos from the debut record »Flächenbrand«:
Watch ‘König’ here: https://youtu.be/a7TAo_sbasg
Watch ‘Träumer & Helden’ here: https://youtu.be/cAhUAXi_00k
Watch ‘Ist Mir Egal’ here: https://youtu.be/DJgSs8lR0Bw
Watch ‘Ich Steh Wieder Auf’ here: https://youtu.be/hyHxmm23qJI
Watch ‘Der Moment’ now here: https://youtu.be/21rlJONsNQs
Watch ‘Optimisten’ now here: https://youtu.be/5OxSW0JFsoo
Watch the track by track video here: https://youtu.be/_74-9_zqNvg

»Flächenbrand« tracklist :
01. Ich Steh Wieder Auf
02. Der Moment
03. Eskalieren
04. Optimisten
05. Ein Sommer In Den Charts
06. Der König
07. Ist Mir Egal
08. Fremdes Elend
09. Morgen Geht Die Welt Unter
10. Mit Raketen Auf Spatzen
11. Träumer & Helden

More of ENGST:
‘Ohne Dich’https://youtu.be/FMiWCBtDiwc
‘Lila Wolken’https://youtu.be/ZO_IJWubP40
‘Auf Die Freundschaft’https://youtu.be/LeQaE0jvopg
‘Hymne Der Verlierer’https://youtu.be/6U57J1eAeKg
Get the digital version of the »Engst« EP here: https://Engst.lnk.to/EP
“We do not fit in any drawer, we are the whole closet!”

That’s how the musicians of the Berlin band ENGST describe themselves, following their own path since two years now. With an unconventional mix of German rock music, a spicy pinch of punk rock, pop elements and catchy melodies, the four guys from the German capital stand out clearly from the unified breadth of the broader music scene. In fact, this band has a lot to say, which is certainly related to the rich past of the four Berlin guys and is clearly reflected in the lyrics of frontman Matthias Engst. He himself grew up in a problem borough of Berlin, where he still lives today, and so most of their songs relate to autobiographical experiences of the 32-year-old singer. He addresses social evils in society and the growing influence of the political right side, against which the frontman and the band clearly site themselves. ENGST make clear that a position against fascism and xenophobia should not be a musical fad and therefore pick up on exactly these topics, without becoming one-sided, clumsy or striking. But also topics such as friendship, love or the little stories of everyday life find their appropriate place in the songs of ENGST.

The keyword “authenticity” is very important for the boys, so it’s not surprising that Matthias Engst rejected a label signing deal in 2015 after winning a music show (“The Band” with Samu Haber) at Germany’s TV channel Pro7 because they wanted to turn him into a model-pop star without an own personality. He decided to turn his back on the illusory world of TV and casting shows and to return to his own, not always shimmering and brilliant life, to follow his own visions for his musical career and found a serious band on himself.

ENGST are not only thrown together musicians who storm the stage together, but at the same time friends, family and fans of authentic, handmade rock music. With its rough edges, the band becomes interesting for a wide audience and at ENGST concerts, the boundaries between the stage and the audience are barely noticeable – with flowing sweat, euphorically boiled blood and the urge to sing out loud, it is impossible not to be spellbound by the boys’ pulsing live performance.

In 2017, the band found their fitting home at the label Arising Empire, releasing their first EP »Engst« in the same year. In addition to numerous shows, tour supports and festival concerts, the band constantly released new music videos and frenetically worked on their debut album »Flächenbrand« (Engl. “Major Fire”).

The musicians reveal that this album contains the most intimate and honest moments of their lives. During the production and development process of the songs, each band member had to suffer on private losses and setbacks, which would not have been possible to overcome without the unbelievable team spirit of the boys. The songs explain exactly the “Major Fire” and give an unfiltered insight into the rough and fragile soul of this band. The German guys have remained true to their mix of different facets, however, the album is noticeably heavier than the previous EP. In addition, the album is completed by a guest performance of the singer of the friendly band MASSENDEFEKT and the involvement of a brass section (who have also made music for THE BOSSHOSS) on two tracks.

Now, finally ENGST‘s time has come to show, without TV cameras and commercial breaks, what they really want to show – authentically, without making a detour and never again determined by others.

ENGST are:
Matthias Engst | Vocals
Ramin Tehrani | Guitar
Chris Dumhard | Bass
Yuri Cernovlov | Drums


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LANDMVRKS release brand new music video for ’Wake Up Call’ off their newest album »Fantasy«!

Marseille, France based metalcore rising stars LANDMVRKS just released their brand new music video for ‘Wake Up Call’ off their newest album »Fantasy«, which nearly celebrates its one year anniversary. LANDMVRKS will kick off their French headline tour in October/November with special guests RESOLVE. In December, they will support their label mates ANY GIVEN DAY on their big European album tour together with BLEED FROM WITHIN!

Watch the brand new music video for ‘Wake Up Call’ here: https://youtu.be/-Xu10I87eTw
Get the brand new album »Fantasy« here: https://landmvrks.lnk.to/FantasyAlbum

»LANDMVRKS French Headline Tour 2019«
/w special guest: RESOLVE
24/10 – Montpellier
25/10 – Toulouse
26/10 – Nantes
27/10 – Bordeaux
29/10 – Lille
30/10 – Paris
31/10 – Annecy
01/11 – Lyon
02/11 – Strasbourg**
**No RESOLVE
Tickets : www.landmvrks.com

»ANY GIVEN DAY European Album Tour 2019«
/w special guests: LANDMVRKS, BLEED FROM WITHIN
3/12 – Nürnberg, Germany
4/12 – Wien, Austria
5/12 – Praha, CZ
6/12 – Berlin, Germany
7/12 – Bremen, Germany
8/12 – Antwerp, Belgium
12/12 – Aarau, Switzerland
13/12 – Stuttgart, Germany
14/12 – Augsburg, Germany
15/12 – Salzburg, Germany
18/12 – Wiesbaden, Germany
19/12 – Munster, Germany
20/12 – Hamburg, Germany
21/12 – Jena, Germany
22/12 – Oberhausen, Germany
Tickets:  www.anygivenday.eu

LANDVMRKS released their very first live album »Live At Espace Julien, Marseille« with the finest collection of their most wanted tracks.
Watch the bands full set »Live At Espace Julien, Marseille« here: https://youtu.be/nScRBRfCrNg
Get the live album here: https://landmvrks.lnk.to/Live

Press quotes:

“They’ve followed up their crashing 2016 Hollow debut with a record that plunges deeper into both big concepts and the dynamic potential of the genre itself.”
“Vocalist Florent Salfati and guitarist Nicolas Exposito manage the jagged, unwieldy shifts between luxuriant melody and serrated madness with a verve that’s equally parts classically heavy and up-to-date cutting edge.” – 
 Kerrang

“If you’re craving metalcore with more depth, soul and artistry than the average, Marseille’s Landmvrks have you covered.” – Rock Sound

More off LANDMVRKS – »Fantasy« :
‘The Worst Of You And Me’: https://youtu.be/oKMCS77OgAc
‘Reckoning’https://youtu.be/YcccCtqbUpU
‘Blistering’https://youtu.be/Zdcw49mkGwc
‘Scars’https://youtu.be/gZ3JUAAPwBg
‘Fantasy’: https://youtu.be/9oG8jJ2DXsY

LANDMVRKS’ adventure first started back in 2014, originally under the name of COLDSIGHT which lasted for their first few years. Florent Salfati and Nicolas Soriano founded the project with diligence and determination, and soon they started looking for motivated and experienced musicians to join their fold. This ceaseless motivation would be the key to driving the band towards creating their completely unique universe.
At first, Florent Salfati played the guitar – back then he was also the singer for a band called HATE IN FRONT. LANDMVRKS struggled to find a singer that would fit the band’s universe. The line-up was almost complete after Rudy Purkart (bass) and Thomas Lebreton (Guitar) joined the band.
In 2014, after testing various singers without success, the band decided that Florent should become the frontman. At the time, they also asked their friend Nicolas Exposito (ex-WHERE EAGLES DARE, STRAIGHTEN THINGS OUT) to take the position for the vacant guitarist. The final line-up was there, and that is when the band’s name changed from COLDSIGHT to LANDMVRKS.
For two years, the band composed songs, recorded and started playing local shows by sharing the bill with bands such as FIRST BLOOD, MORE THAN LIFE and little by little, LANDMVRKS started making a name for themselves in the French metalcore scene. During this time, the band released a few singles and videos to help build up their fan base.
In May 2016, LANDMVRKS released their first album »Hollow« entirely produced by Florent Salfati and Nicolas Exposito. They decided to release this album independently, and went out touring on the roads of Europe to showcase this opus.
They seduced their audiences with a modern metalcore style peppered with hardcore riffs and catchy choruses. This album helped secure them slots on big festivals bills such as Hellfest in 2016 and Longlive Rockfest, helping to strengthen their reputation.
In 2018, the band signed a contract with Arising Empire for their second studio album. This record has a more mature approach with the band delivering a richer result, with more definition and taking influences from hardcore and 90s punk-rock.
The band comments: “We are very happy with the result, this album is the fruit of almost three years of intense work and we think we managed to get our music where we wanted to take it.”
‘Fantasy’ and ‘Scars’ are the first two singles taken from their second full-length creation,  demonstrating how successfully the band has managed to build their name and assert its own style.

LANDMVRKS are:
Florent Salfati | Vocals
Nicolas Exposito | Guitar
Paul C. Wilson | Guitar
Rudy Purkart | Bass
Kevin D’Agostino | Drums


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ANITHELD – sign with Arising Empire – release brand new single ’Ma Petite Belle’ – start pre-order for upcoming album »Goldener Schuss«

Arising Empire are proud to announce the worldwide signing of Stuttgart’s rocker heroes ANTIHELD. Welcome to the family!
Today, the band release their brand new single ‘Ma Petite Belle’ and launch pre-orders for their upcoming second full length record »Goldener Schuss«, which will be available on the 30th of August 2019 via Arising Empire!
With the album »Goldener Schuss«, the five guys from Stuttgart, ANTIHELD, cut out both a sound statement and a textual statement.
Including the three nicely worked-in interludes, a total of 21 (!) tracks merge into a coherent overall picture that deserves the title concept album.
The development of the band to the top literally jumps at you in all facets, although a reduction and return to the bare core is part of this development.

Pre-order the upcoming album »Goldener Schuss« here: https://ANTIHELD.lnk.to/GoldenerSchuss

Watch the brand new single ‘Ma Petite Belle’ here: https://youtu.be/wy1LA1ejNwc
Get the song ‘Ma Petite Belle’ here: https://ANTIHELD.lnk.to/MaPetiteBelle

ANITHELD: „Our A&R wants a quote for the release… Okay: A new love is like a new life! Na na na na na na na! Or… we’re super happy that we’ve got adopted by the ARISING EMPIRE family. They got and share our visions on every level. AE knows how to rock.”

Robin Baumann, Arising Empire: “I instantly fell in love with the new album when I first heard it! I am super happy and proud that my Stuttgart neighbours ANTIHELD are now part of the Arising Empire family! The journey has just begun!”

To celebrate their upcoming album »Goldener Schuss«, ANTIHELD will be embarking on their big album release tour throughout Germany in October!

»ANTIHELD Goldener Schuss Release-Tour 2019«
03.10.19 – Freiburg – Waldsee
04.10.19 – Kaiserslautern – Kammgarn
05.10.19 – Wilhelmshaven – Pumpwerk
11.10.19 – Frankfurt – Das Bett
12.10.19 – München – Strom
17.10.19 – Dresden – Groovestation
18.10.19 – Bochum – Rotunde
19.10.19 – Köln – Helio37
25.10.19 – Leipzig – Neues Schauspiel
26.10.19 – Berlin – Privatclub
01.11.19 – Hamburg – Hebebühne
02.11.19 – Hannover – Lux
20.12.19 – Stuttgart – LKA

Tickets: https://www.antiheldmusik.com/konzerte/

»Goldener Schuss«  tracklist:
01. Introduktion
02. Ma Petite Belle
03. Präsidenten
04. Goldener Schuss
05. Interlude I
06. Herz
07. Find What U Love
08. VII
09. Interlude II
10. Mach Mirn Kind
11. Interlude III
12. 99 Luftballons 2019
13. Nie Wieder Lieben
14. Gott
15. Babylon
16. Sonnenkind
17. Vollrausch
18. Ma Petite Belle – Akustik Version
19. Mach Mirn Kind – Akustik Version
20. Mama – Akustik Version
21. Goldener Schuss – Akustik Version

What does a young band do after their debut album, two tours with sold-out shows  all over Germany a home game in front of 1,500 people? Netflix and ‘Ficken für den Weltfrieden’ or maybe move to ‘Berlin am Meer’? Of course nothing like that, because the five guys from Stuttgart, ANTIHELD, stay true to themselves and their Swabian village-metropolis, go back to the rehearsal room and work on new material.
Quickly, it becomes very clear, where the journey is going, the sound is getting rougher and the ever more personal lyrics pinpoint the mood of a generation, incapable of relationships and politically fragile. Each song is like a slap in the face with a kiss and every line a hug with a knife in the back. Logically and consistently, nothing describes this broken, intoxicating transience better than the new album called »Goldener Schuss«.

With Arising Empire a strong and competent partner was found who understood and shared the ideas and visions of the band from the beginning

ANTIHELD are:
Luca Opifanti | Vocals & Guitar
André Zweifel | Guitar
Matze Brendle | Bass
Arne Brien | Drums
Henry Kasper | Accordion & Piano


More info:
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https://www.youtube.com/user/antiheldmusik
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CRO-MAGS sign with Arising Empire, release brand new EP »Don’t Give In« and start pre-orders for limited 7″ EP-Vinyls

New York’s hardcore punk legends CRO-MAGS are back and freshly signed the Europe-wide record deal with Arising Empire. Welcome to the family! Today, CRO-MAGS released his brand new EP »Don’t Give In« on all digital platforms and launched the pre-orders for the limited 7″ EP-vinyls coming in three different colors on the 2nd of August via Arising Empire!

Buy and/or stream the »Don’t Give In«-EP here: https://Cro-Mags.lnk.to/DontGiveIn

Pre-order the upcoming »Don’t Give In«-EP vinylshttps://Cro-Mags.lnk.to/DontGiveIn

Harley Flanagan: “In late 2018 I went in to the studio to start working on a new Cro-Mags album. After recording the first few songs, I got a strange phone call in the middle of the night, that turned out to be from Tony Brummel, Victory Records (to this day I have no idea where or how he got my number).  I thought it was a prank call; it turned out not to be, and I started negotiating a record deal with Victory Records. Arising Empire in Europe later got in touch and with a team of lawyers including Donna Tobin (Frankfurt Kurnit), Dave Stein etc. and the help of Robert Kampf, former CEO of Century Media and his team, we negotiated deals that we are all very happy with. Mike Gitter from Century made the introduction to engineer John Ferrara and Producer Arthur Rizk, and the recording process went into full swing. One of the many things that makes me happy about signing with Victory and Arising Empire, is that they are genuinely fans of my music and know my history; they are not just labels trying to make money off me or the genre.
I know that I am working with the best team, and the best musicians to launch the next era of Cro-Mags.”

Tracklist:
01. Don’t Give In
02. Drag You Under
03. No One’s Victim

The CRO-MAGS, the seminal hardcore punk crossover NYC outfit, founded and fronted by Harley Flanagan, have announced headlining dates across Europe in support of their landmark album, »Best Wishes«, 30th Anniversary. Staring Sept 27th in Essen, Germany, the trek will also see the band make appearances in the United Kingdom, France and Austria, among other countries, as well as a stop at Belgium’s Lumburg Hardcore Fest. Support will come from US based crossover newcomers, RED DEATH.

Comments Flanagan, “I’m looking forward to going to Europe and performing songs from Best Wishes and the rest of the entire Cro-Mags catalogue. I am currently in the studio working on a new album and we may surprise you with some new music as well.”

CRO-MAGS »Best Wishes«, 30th Anniversary-Tour
w/ special guest RED DEATH
27.09. Essen, Germany @ Turock
28.09. Limburg, Belgium @ Limburg Hardcore Fest
29.09. London, United Kingdom @ Underworld
30.09. Paris, France @ Gibus

01.10. Stuttgart, Germany @ De Keller Klub
02.10. Prague, Czech Rep @ Futurum
03.10. Budapest, Hungary @ Hu Dürer Kert
04.10. Graz, Austria @ Explosiv
05.10. Leipzig, Germany @ Naumanns
06.10. Berlin, Germany @ Musik & Frieden
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)

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AVIANA release brand new single ’Red Sky’ off their upcoming album »Epicenter«!

Today, Sons of Gothenburg AVIANA following up the successful release of ‘Heavy Feather’ and ‘My Worst Enemy’ with their brand new single ‘Red Sky’ off their upcoming sophomore full length record »Epicenter«, which will be released on the 23rd of August 2019 via Arising Empire.

Pre-order their upcoming album »Epicenter« here: https://AVIANA.lnk.to/Epicenter

Watch the brand new single ‘Red Sky’ here: https://youtu.be/ibNSn6_MoIM
Buy or stream the brand new single ‘Red Sky’ here: https://AVIANA.lnk.to/RedSky

AVIANA states: “We’re really excited to finally drop our third single ‘Red Sky’ of our upcoming album, showing the diversity that ‘EPICENTER’ has to offer. Make sure you pre-order it now!”

AVIANA will be back in Germany supporting ADEPT on their exclusive European Dates celebrating 10 years of their album »Another Year of Disaster«!

»ADEPT – Another Year of Disaster 10 Year Anniversary Tour« (Europe Exclusive)
w/ Special guests AVIANA & DEAD LIKE JULIET
12.09 Berlin – SO36
13.09 Köln – Essigfabrik
14.09 München – Backstage

Tickets: www.10yearsofdisaster.com

Missed the first singles?
Watch ‘My Worst Enemy’ here: https://youtu.be/vXk2MQqWbTM
Buy or stream the Song here: https://AVIANA.lnk.to/MyWorstEnemy
Watch ‘Heavy Feather’ here: https://youtu.be/5V4GC8VVESI
Buy or stream the song here: https://AVIANA.lnk.to/HeavyFeather

Tracklist:
01.My Worst Enemy
02.Red Sky
03.Altitude Sickness
04.Erased
05.Heavy Feather
06.Look Away
07.Celosia
08.Frail
09.Melancholia
10.Hidden
11.Ikigai
12.More Than A Name

“The start of a new era!”

After making their mark in Scandinavian Metal scene with the 2017 debut »Polarize«, sons of Gothenburg AVIANA are back in a new shape with their sophomore album »Epicenter« via Arising Empire this August. Despite being under the radar due to departure of their former vocalist, AVIANA is now back with new frontman and vocalist Joel Holmqvist (ex. WALKING WITH STRANGERS, OCEANS RED).

Inspired by 90’s Nu-Metal, blending a flawless mix of progressive guitar leads as foundation bringing on a modern era of breakdowns in the majority of their songs, AVIANA is a new type of heavy, a new era of Metal.

In collaboration with Jeff Dunne (FIT FOR A KING, MEMPHIS MAY FIRE, ICE NINE KILLS, CRYSTAL LAKE), their latest work, »Epicenter«, is another proof that the Swedes are here to bring us the next level of their generation and the next big name from Gothenburg;
„We‘ve all been listening to a lot of different music the last couple of years, and also while growing up. But I would say a few of the bands that inspired us in writing music on our own is both bands like Limp Bizkit and Deftones, but even Northlane and Eminem“, explains guitarist Marcus Heffler. „We are all listening and taking inspiration on a diverse type of music that contributes in our songwriting, but we wanted to find a new fresh sound with Epicenter still sounding like Aviana with Joel, our new vocalist.“

Coming from a progressive side of Metalcore and the last couple of years developed Djent scene, the band have been taking another direction from »Polarize« with the new album »Epicenter« and still managed to keeping the AVIANA vibe to still be there.

Heavier than ever, the Swedes with their hit single ‘Solar’ from the debut album »Polarize« that has been streamed nearly 2,000,000 times on Spotify alone, two years after its release give us another leading example of how fantastic the West Coast based band is to develop yet more hit singles with the first song they are putting out from »Epicenter« with ‘Heavy Feather’.

The track that comes with a fantastic introduction of new vocalist Joel Holmqvist and a futuristic well invested visual music video you can see the band moving around with the »Epicenter« artwork moving in the background while heavy feathers is surrounding the band members.

Despite being around since late 2016, AVIANA have not been touring that much as you might think. Although for being a band that played just about 35 shows in total in their career, the live resume of AVIANA includes touring in the UK and Europe supporting Japanese Metalcore legends CRYSTAL LAKE as well as appearing on festivals like Morecore Festival in Cologne, Germany and True North Festival in Tokyo. While touring Japan in September 2018, the band also played shows together with artists like Australia‘s MAKE THEM SUFFER, Japan’s EARTHISTS, PALEDUSK and SAILING BEFORE THE WIND to name a few.

„Our biggest moment in the live career of the band so far was definitely headlining the Omega Stage at the True North Festival 2018. It was our first time outside of Europe, so coming to Tokyo and play our first show on that tour in front of 2500 people at the legendary venue Studio Coast is something that we will never forget. “ says bassist Sebastian Colque.

„We are super excited to get back at it again and to finally show the world what we have been working on for such a long time. The next chapter of Aviana together with Joel, the level of our music that we believe so much in and to get back to touring.“ Sebastian adds.

AVIANA will be touring Europe and UK together with THE WORD ALIVE on their 10th Anniversary. A tour that also includes the band’s good friends in MAKE THEM SUFFER and OF VIRTUE this April/May 2019.
„We are all super excited to get back on the road to play our new songs and are really stoked to be releasing »Epicenter« with Arising Empire. It feels like the perfect fit for us together with our new collaboration together with High 5ive Music and Avocado Booking“ vocalist Joel Holmqvist says.

AVIANA are:
Joel Holmqvist | vocals
Marcus Heffler | guitars
Oscar Forsman | guitars
Sebastian Colque | bass
Niclas Bergström | drums


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