Dienstag, 28. Juni 2022

 

[ Logo: Costin Chioreaun ]


MEDIA FEEDBACK:

►► Madness • Album • 2022 ◄◄

8 / 10
➤ „… very well produced, with a balanced sound, containing 10 nervous Melodic Death Metal tracks … with constant vocal battles, a rhythm section that works clockwise, and heavy guitar solos … without a doubt the best album that EUFOBIA has released thus far …“
(Bloody News)

8 / 10
➤ „… are fit on their instruments … technically skilled … I hope that EUFOBIA will get a bit more recognition beyond their national borders, because they can easily keep up with today’s big bands! The potential is definitely there.“
(Crossfire)

➤ „… the ten songs sound varied and skillfully manage to combine harmony and chaos, rhythmic and well composed … I was overwhelmed on first listen by this mix of styles and influences woven in from all over … EUFOBIA does not leave us on the surface of uniformity and familiarity …“
(Metal Hangar 18)

➤ „… a really damn good band … frigging good album … mixes flawlessly both great influences that formed the root of Melodic Death Metal … breathtaking with its Thrashesque guitar riffing and bass lines … to listen loud, but very loud …“
(Metal Addicts)

etc.

Bulletpoints:
• New & third album of the Bulgarian Death Metallers
• Content exciting nuclear war end time concept
• Also visually lavishly staged


Towards the madness of the world!

Mighty and threatening thunders from the Bulgarian capital Sofia … fatal cause:
EUFOBIA hail with their important third studio album brute and martial in the ears! This extremely determined disc is clearly created with gallons of the most rebellious heart and with immense compositional joy. And you can clearly hear the massive further development of the THRASH DEATH METAL troupe.

[ Artwork: Val Volegna • 12 DROPS Design ]

TRACKS:
01. Madness 03.54
02. Facing The Firing Squad 03.26
03. Wolf Among The Sheep 03.38
04. Messiah 03.49
05. Those Who Believe 03.12
06. Burning Streets 02.46
07. Use Your Head 03.12
08. Liberation 03.07
09. The Establishment 04.59
10. Animal Farm 04.01

total: 36.08 min.




Fact is: absolute artistic openness prevails here in all conceivable musical matters. Contemporary baptized with the programmatic and socially apt album title „Madness“, these indomitable hell souls reveal the successful striving for artistic identity. Fortunately successful: EUFOBIA show on their ’new‘ a very own face!

Outstanding specialty of the much-cursing death horde in all their new creations: brutally aggressive, technically adept and really fat guitar assaults! Heaps of razor-sharp riff canonades are to be experienced, which not infrequently ignite as quickly as a giant tank filled to the brim with fresh kerosene.

And also with their capably handled lead axe, EUFOBIA conjure wonderfully massive earworm moments out of the boxes again and again. Remarkably fit in instrumental interplay, noticeably skilled in the passes and with gigantic enthusiasm at the start, the flaming world critic quartet stands out from many competitors with its new furious output.

[ EUFOBIA 2022 • Pic: Mariyan Tomov ]

LINE-UP:
Niki • Guitar, Vocals
Ivan • Guitar
Steff • Bass, Vocals
Blago • Drums & Vocals

Performing with martial and at all times confidently hewn rhythmic earthquakes, the truly bone-crunching and edgy drum work on this superbly crafted release is by no means left behind either:
for the drumsticks of the fierce rhythm kettle-keeper Blago hammer on his cauldrons as fast and nimbly as gigantic, ultra-heavy demolition hammers.

In addition, the sinister Balkan flails fire razor-sharp words in the most authentic and truthful way on their new output with welcome provocations:
biting lyrics straight from the dirty and dusty street. Singer and guitar monster Niki doesn’t give a damn about compromises in content and fights on „Madness“ with incredibly effective and uncompromising throat attacks.

With „Madness“ EUFOBIA show the worldwide rest of the scene that even nowadays it is still efficiently possible to hammer acutely into the epicenter of the Death Metal profession with a lot of self-confidence and burning fervor. (Markus Eck)


EUFOBIA has produced a new music video for the title song „Madness“, which is the first single of their third album. The video was created by Val Volegna of 12 Drops Design. The lead role is played by the Bulgarian model Maria Georgieva. The story of the video is about a group of survivors in a world, which has been destroyed by a nuclear war, who try to save a girl trapped in a radioactively contaminated area:
https://www.youtube.com/embed/6zOHQUoeuT0
[ Madness • Music Video ]

[ EUFOBIA 2022 • Pic: Mariyan Tomov ]



DISCOGRAPHY:

2010 • Insemination • EP
2011 • Cup Of Mud • Full-length
2016 • Liquid Of Creation • Single
2016 • Eufobia • Full-length
2022 • Madness • Full-length


PR: 𝗠𝗘𝗧𝗔𝗟 𝗠𝗘𝗦𝗦𝗔𝗚𝗘 ᴳᴸᴼᴮᴬᴸ
https://www.metalmessage.de/PR_EUFOBIA_en.php

EUFOBIA are available for interviews via phone, Skype, Zoom & email

Montag, 23. Mai 2022

 

80’s, 80’s and again 80’s!

[ Logo: Ian Hendrik ]

Bulletpoints:
• New top single of the superb Heavy Rockers
• Outstanding musicianship with all-round class
• A song that inevitably goes immediately into the ear

https://www.youtube.com/embed/k3QMF4TGV8Q
[ Music Video • Hometown • Production: Dan Ringer ]

IMPACT announce on „Hometown“:
„‚Hometown‘ is the epitome of a blues-inspired, future Hard Rock classic. A killer riff leads into the song, which tells a story about a love affair and a hate relationship. The protagonist longs to leave his dreary and boring hometown to travel the world and its seven seas, but is still deeply rooted in his birthplace. Big 80’s Rock drums, a Mutt Lange vocal production and hard-hitting guitars are the ingredients for an anthem for travellers, assuring them that there will always be a place called ‚home.'“

[ Artwork: Ian Hendrik ]


With the new single „Hometown“ these hungry top artists deliver crisp and fatally catchy HEAVY ROCK at its best!


[ Pic: Impact ]


LINE-UP:

Ian Hendrik • Drums, Backing Vocals, Keyboards
Morris Ramon • Lead Guitar
Joe Hanson • Lead Vocals
Danny F. • Rhythm Guitar
Dan Ringer • Bass


DISCOGRAPHY:

We Want Out • Single • 2020
Faster’N’Higher • Single • 2021
Initial Impact • Full-length • 2021
All In • Single • 2021
Hometown • Single • 20

IMPACT are available for interviews via phone, Skype, Zoom & email

FB: https://www.facebook.com/officialimpactband/

PR:
https://www.metalmessage.de/PR_IMPACT_en.php


FLASHBACK:
IMPACT is a traditional Heavy Metal line-up formed in early 2020 by drummer Ian Hendrik, Morris Ramon and Danny F. on guitars and bassist Dan Ringer. With thundering drums, in- your-face guitars and screaming vocals they reignite the sound of 80s Heavy Metal. In their own songs influenced by bands from the Monsters Of Rock time like Metallica and Judas Priest they critically review the society, scream for freedom and talk about the cliché trio: Sex, Drugs and Rock’n’Roll.

After their founding in February 2020 the band put out their first single called „We Want Out“ in August of 2020. The song was written by guitarist Danny and Drummer Ian Hendrik who also took in the place of lead singer for that particular release as the band was still looking for a lead singer back then. The according music video gained international success and critically reviews the decisions made by the government regarding the Covid-19 pandemic.

Due to the Covid-19 restrictions the band only managed to play one live show in summer of 2020. Fronting the band at this very show was guest singer Joe Hanson who had been in the local rock scene for quite some years. As the concert with Joe Hanson was just a one-off at this point the band started to actively look for a lead singer.

IMPACT sorted that position with Markus Winkler in September 2020 and started writing songs for their first album. The head role in the process of writing was taken by guitarist Morris Ramon and Drummer and producer Ian Hendrik who knew each other from a previous band project. They equally contributed to writing the music, however Ian Hendrik took the main part in writing lyrics. Danny and Dan Ringer also put their own unique style to the songs which makes up the instrumental section of Impact. Over time it became clear that Markus had a great voice but wasn’t the sort of Heavy Metal Singer the band was looking for.

Although the band was now without a singer they started to record the first studio album in January of 2021 at Savage Sound in Bavaria, Germany. About six weeks into the recording process and most of the basic tracks done the band figured why not ask their good friend Joe Hanson to exclusively sing on the album. As it has always been a dream for Joe Hanson to sometime record an album featuring himself on vocals he quickly decided to take the job.

After all the drums were hammered in, Dan Ringer finished to shake the ground with his thundering bass, Danny nailed all the rhythm guitar parts, Morris Ramon made poetry out of every note in his solos and Joe Hanson had his last scream the album was mixed by Ian Hendrik who happens to be a Music Production student in London. After all the recordings sounded the way the band imagined them, they had a very last listen before sending them off to mastering. In that very listening session Joe Hanson asked the band if the offer to join the band as a full member still existed. From that point on the band had finally sorted their full lineup. The tracks were then sent off to Metropolis Studios in London where they had been mastered by none other than legendary mastering engineer Andy ‚Hippy‘ Baldwin who already put his magic touch on bands like The Who, Oasis and Faith No More.

When the band got back the final masters they were all simply blown away by the sheer power. They started promoting the album which was going to be released on the 9th of July 2021 and was going to be called INITIAL IMPACT. On June 25th, in advance to the album, the band released the single „Faster’n’Higher“ which gave the world of Rock and Metal the first glimpse of what can now be heard on INITIAL IMPACT. The song was immediately featured in a British newcomer radio show by Martin Jones the week after. The according music video quickly gained over 2.000 views in just under three weeks. With the backup of that ongoing success the band finally released their first full studio album on Friday the 9th of July 2021 at 6pm CET. A release party was held at the bands local pub called „Kings Road Pub“ and they were all simply blown away by the amount of people that turned up. IMPACT managed to pay off all the CDs they ordered in one single day. Since the album was released the band kept promoting their debut long player and managed to get over 5.000 streams in just over 10 days, from 1.500 listeners in over 50 countries on Spotify alone.

One week later on Friday, July the 16th the band released their second music video supporting the album for the song „Voices Of The Night“. The song features UK rock veteran Dale Radcliffe from the power formation COP UK (Crimes Of Passion) on lead vocals. He immediately joined the project after Ian Hendrik asked him back in May 2021 as he had met him in a beer garden in Germany a few years back where he mistakenly thought Dale was also a fan attending the concert in town.

However, the band managed to play their headline stage debut on September the 25th, 2021 in front of their hometown crowd and their beloved pub. The concert was planned very spontaneously, so the band was worried about playing in front of cockroaches only, but the concert became to be a full success. Around 550 people showed up for their first show. With the massive support from fans all around the world the band went straight back to writing new material and released their follow-up single „All In“ on December the 17th, 2021.

As due to the government regulations to control the outspread of Covid-19, it was still impossible to play gigs, so once again the band got back to writing. The first result of that work is the song „Hometown“ predominately written by drummer Ian Hendrik, in which he expresses his love- hate relationship with his hometown Dillingen. The song has been released as a single with a music video on Friday the 13th, 2022 at 6pm CET and offers the first chance to taste the power of the upcoming album, which the band is currently working on.

With the regulations easing of as well, IMPACT is back to playing live on a regular basis and played their first show in 2022 at the Phoenix in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany. Parallel to playing gigs every weekend the writing process for the new album is almost completed and recordings are planned to start in May 2022. A name for the album or a release date hasn’t been found yet.

Freitag, 1. April 2022


Traditional Heavy Metal 
thunderstorm!


Logo: Stefanie Mader


Band: BÖLLVERK
Base: Aschaffenburg • Deutschland
Genre: Heavy Metal
Title: Heading For The Crown
FFO: Warlock, Running Wild, Accept
Format: Album
Label: Independent
Release: April 22, 2022

Bulletpoints:
• Debut album of the talented old school Heavy Metallers
• Pithy, refreshing, powerful-teutonic material
• Top songs, absolute whiz-bang potential

Lyric video • „Heading For The Crown“:
https://youtu.be/oqKxWlIGK-k


BÖLLVERK explain the thematic background to the album title track „Heading For The Crown“:
„It’s about our beloved regular pub, which is called ‚The Crown‘. So album and song title have a double meaning – we want to go straight to the regular pub! But also to the top of the genre! And finally to put on the crown, which colloquially also means to pour one’s own joie de vivre exuberantly with deliciously cool barley brew“.

When the three friends Raphi (guitar), Zahn (vocals, guitar) and Markus (drums) formed the band BÖLLVERK  in May 2018, this fortunate circumstance marked the initial spark for a quite enormous revitalization of the German Heavy Metal guild!
The three playful enthusiasts quickly wrote their first own songs, and the common favourite direction crystallised out very quickly: core-traditional and above all fundamentally honest HEAVY METAL with a damn iconic 80s touch!

[ Pic: Franzi Zahn ]


LINE-UP:
Svenja • Vocals
Zahn • Guitar, Vocals
Raphi • Guitar
Tim • Bass
Angelo • Drums


From September 2018, bass player Sense completed the line-up. The very first live shows were played and received great feedback from the audience. With this momentum, BÖLLVERK entered the studio in autumn 2019 to record the first demo „Let’s Ride Till Dawn“. It was released on March 6, 2020 and received good reviews from the press and fans.

Unfortunately, due to the lockdown at the time, the CD could not be promoted on the stages. During the worldwide misery of the global pandemic, however, BÖLLVERK by no means stood still.

Personnel changes were also managed with determination, whereby the stylistic directness always remained completely the same. The BÖLLVERK rhythm section was re-staffed with Angelo (drums) and Tim on bass.

And Svenja as a promising new singer raises the solid musical foundation to an even higher level with her enormously powerful and distinctive voice.

[ Artwork: Basti Kraus ]


TRACKS:
01. Ask The Angel, Listen To The Devil (06:05)
02. Let’s Ride Till Dawn (03:27)
03. Good Morning Rock’n’Roll (04:25)
04. Heading For The Crown (04:49)
05. The 7th No (IS A KO) (04:37)
06. Master Of Thunder (06:26)
07. Live Fast (04:20)
08. Next Level Of Service (03:56)
09. Someday We Will Die (05:50)

total: 44:07 min.


With this new line-up, the fantastic debut album „Heading For The Crown“ was recorded.

The experienced Rolf Munkes is responsible for the crisp and deliciously kicking overall sound with his Empire Studio, who is also known in the scene as the axeman of Crematory.

The old school-addicted battlevest banger fraction can expect refreshingly pure, wonderfully powerful and teutonically forged Heavy Metal material in the gloriously timeless style of early Accept, Warlock & Running Wild!

DISCOGRAPHY:
2020 • Let’s Ride Till Dawn • EP
2022 • Heading For The Crown • Full-length

MEDIA FEEDBACK:

►► Heading For The Crown • Album • 2022 ◄◄

8 / 10
➤ „… dynamically powerful Old School Heavy Metal … strongly staged … with the guitar work of Raphi and Zahn classic Judas Priest mood comes up, Svenja and Zahn in the duet go far out … also technically and by the wonderful production ‚Heading For The Crown‘ can be called a huge leap forward, so that every Old School Metalfan must get something out of this album. …“
(Rock Castle Franken)

7,5 / 10
➤ „… traditional old-school … with double-bass, lots of steam and anthemic choruses … the new front witch does her job really well … comparisons to Judas Priest and Running Wild (musically) as well as Zed Yago, Velvet Viper and Crystal Viper (vocally) open up … this is new Heavy Metal, which is not too retro and too cheap for me, but sounds fresh and unspent … very cool!“
(Crossfire)

➤ „… good old school 80s Heavy Metal, with kicking guitar solos …“
(The Bible Of Metal)

etc.

PR:
https://www.metalmessage.de/Promotion_BOLLVERK_en.php

BÖLLVERK is available for interviews via phone, Skype, Zoom & email

Montag, 28. März 2022

 

PRIOR THE END • Beständig im Wandel!

[ Logo: Prior The End ]

PR Aktion: PRIOR THE END • https://www.facebook.com/priortheend
Basis: Rohrbach • Deutschland
Genre: Alternative Metal
Titel: Cutting My Roots
FFO: System Of A Down, Mastodon, Thrice
Format: Album
Label: Timezone Records
Release: 13. Mai 2022


https://www.youtube.com/embed/l0HmP6-WC9s
[ Musikvideo • „Trespassing In Sanity“ ]


Die Band zum thematischen Inhalt von „Trespassing In Sanity“:
„Gefangen zwischen den Identitäten aus Vergangenheit und Zukunft. ‚Trespassing In Sanity‘ wird zum Soundtrack der Pandemie, welche die Welt der Kultur auf der Stelle treten lässt. Ein Befreiungsschlag mit Blick auf hellere Zeiten.“


PRIOR THE END stehen seit ihrer Gründung 2013 für Energie, Emotion und beständigen Wandel.

Verwurzelt in der harten Rock-Musik erhebt das Hallertauer Quintett hohe Ansprüche an stilistische Vielfalt und kompositorische Spannung.

Nach ihrer Etablierung in der Lokalszene und gemeinsamen Konzerten u.a. mit Evergreen Terrace und Napoleon veröffentlichte die Band um Sänger Alexander Weiß im Sommer 2016 das Konzeptalbum „The Worst Is Yet To Come“ bei Timezone Records.

Band • 2022

[ Foto: David Buchner ]

LINE-UP:
Alexander Weiß • Vocals
Raphael Gerl • Guitar
Alexander Schmidl • Guitar
Sebastian Roith • Bass
Christian Schmidt • Drums


Von den Medien gelobt für ihr geerdetes und erfrischendes Songwriting, legten PRIOR THE END 2017 die aggressive One-Off Single „Irukandji“ nach und erzielten damit neben diversen Sampler-Voting-Siegen auch einen Platz auf Tesseracts Daniel Tompkins‘ Spotify Playlist.


Nach einer ausgedehnten Jubiläumstour quer durch Bayern begannen PRIOR THE END mit den Arbeiten an ihrem zweiten Album:

[ Artwork: Chananya Fries ]

TRACKS:
01 Rage & Static 05:41
02 Ask Them About Cancer 03:46
03 Time Forgot Itself 04:21
04 Lifeline 05:30
05 Pygmalion 05:59
06 Trespassing In Sanity 04:58
07 No Skin 04:18
08 Catalepcity 04:21
09 Gaijin 03:40
10 Mark It Zero 04:39
11 No King On Heaven’s Door 04:27
12 Cutting My Roots 06:22

total: 58:03 min.


Unterstützt durch eine erfolgreiche Crowdfunding Kampagne und einer akribischen Studiophase, stehen PRIOR THE END nach 2 Jahren der Pandemie-geschuldeten Bühnenabstinenz mit ihrem neuen Album „Cutting My Roots“ in den Startlöchern, um ein markantes musikalisches Ausrufezeichen zu setzen.

Das Hoffen auf das Morgen. Risiken abwägen. Voreilige Schlüsse vermeiden. Motivation durch weit entfernte Utopien erzwingen. Woody Allen hat mal gesagt: „Die Ewigkeit dauert lange, besonders gegen Ende.“
Und dennoch stand halbgar für die Formation nicht zur Debatte. Dafür haben den Musikern zu viele Leute bei der Entstehung des Albums geholfen. Dafür ist es den Urhebern zu wichtig.

„Cutting My Roots“ war bereits vor der Pandemie inspiriert durch Veränderungen. Der Release handelt in drei Akten von Fortschritt, Ohnmacht und Zerfall. Die Wurzeln sind dieselben, doch die Triebe hatten viel Zeit … 


DISCOGRAPHY:
2016 • The Worst Is Yet To Come • Full-length
2017 • Irukandji • Single
2022 • Cutting My Roots • Full-length


PRIOR THE END sind verfügbar für interviews via Phone, Skype, Zoom & E-Mail

PR:
https://www.metalmessage.de/PR_PRIOR_THE_END.php


Sonntag, 28. November 2021

 

PSILOCYBE LARVAE • Fatal abysmal insights



Action:PSILOCYBE LARVAE
Base:St. Petersburg • Russia
Genre:Melodic Doom Death Metal
Title:Inner Darkness
FFO:Early Opeth, Katatonia, Paradise Lost
Format:Music Video
Label:Red Rivet Records
Release:Music Video on November 19, 2021
Release:Album on Dec. 15, 2021

Artist Page:
https://www.metalmessage.de/Promotion_PSILOCYBE_LARVAE_en.php

PSILOCYBE LARVAE is available for interviews via Phone, Skype, Zoom & email


Bulletpoints:
• New album of the multiply capable & highly original Russian band
• Pressurized & progressive, catchy mix of Doom, Death, Dark & Gothic Metal
• Truly unforgettable songs full of captivating structures

LINE-UP:
Vitaly ‚Larv‘ Belobritsky • Vocals, Guitar
Anton Veresov • Guitar
Alexey ‚Liga‘ Legotin • Bass
Alexander Yakovlev • Drums

TRACKS:
01. The Flame Of Dying Life 03:40
02. Run To Nowhere 04:12
03. Ghost In The Room 04:34
04. Inner Darkness 04:56
05. Dead Dreams 04:08
06. Sorvali Cemetery 04:49
07. Silent Sphinx 04:52
08. The Fall Of Icarus 04:27
09. Encounter With Nothingness 04:18
10. Where Silence Dwells 05:56

total: 45:56

DISCOGRAPHY:
2000 • Stigmata • Full-length
2003 • Agony • Full-length
2008 • Non-Existence • Full-length
2012 • The Labyrinth Of Penumbra • Full-length
2018 • The Fall of Icarus • Single
2021 • Where Silence Dwells • Full-length

Mittwoch, 27. Oktober 2021


Stirring soul striptease!


FBhttps://www.facebook.com/InSoMusic

Bulletpoints:
• New album from one of the most independent Austrian acts
• Complex influences from groove & core metal to djent
• Dark atmospheric & moving songs with depth effect


FFO: Omnium Gatherum, early In Flames, Agathodaimon

Release: November 11, 2021


IN SOMNIA is a PROGRESSIVE MODERN METAL quartet from the picturesque Tyrolean mountains, blending influences from all modern Metal styles into a unique, dark sound.


[ Pic: Philipp Weger • WegerPixel Photography ]

LINE-UP:
Simon Andreas Brunner • Vocals, Guitars
Andreas Wibmer • Guitar
Florian Bacher • Bass
Dominic Granegger • Drums

While the lyrics deal with traumas and philosophical thoughts, the instrumentation is catchy and complex at the same time.
With the support of film music composer Christoph Manucredo, the ambitious visionaries have managed to combine brute force with a certain gloomy atmosphere, which flows into the diverse overall sound through the Groove and Core Metal influences of drummer Dominic Granegger and Djent influences of bassist Florian Bacher.

On the third album „Harlequin“, the two virtuoso guitarists Andreas Wibmer and Simon Andreas Brunner alternate between heart-wrenching leads and pure rawness, while the vocals oscillate between whispers, screams, growls and clear vocals.


[ Artwork: Mattias Girstmair • Echopolis Productions ]

TRACKS:
01. Rollercoaster 04:29
02. Guillotine 04:34
03. Crossing Styx 02:36
04. Something Ends Something Begins 05:11
05. Breathing Soil 03:12
06. The Void 04:08
07. Harlequin 05:10
08. Onomatopoesis 04:58
09. Ripping The Veil 04:59

Total: 39:22


When you absorb the complex music of IN SOMNIA, you hear and feel an honest soul trip. A profound experience, therefore, that reveals the thirst for newness and change so courageously that it is able to create a critical mental state.

After all, the participants are by no means beginners anymore, can show an average of 16 years of experience on their instruments. IN SOMNIA are the art, they roll with the Tauernwind!

The other side of the coin:
These thinking musicians have found a way of self-healing that is as individual as it is artistically special. A way in which they get rid of all negativity in life by simply letting it flow into their music.
Most of the songs on „Harlequin“ are based on true stories, true emotions and true pain.

IN SOMNIA are artists who paint pictures of their unique world in the air and in the hearts.


DISCOGRAPHY:
2014 • Withered-Frozen-Perished • Full-length
2017 • For the Harvest • Full-length
2021 • Harlequin • Full-length


PR:
https://www.metalmessage.de/Promotion_IN_SOMNIA_en.php


IN SOMNIA is available for Interviews via Phone, Skype & email

Montag, 20. September 2021

Healing spirituality

[ Logo: Barbara Brawand ]

Action:WAZZARA
Base:Zurich • Switzerland
Genre:Moongaze/Post Metal
Title:Cycles
FFO:Alcest, Cellar Darling, In The Woods
Format:Album
Label:Independent
Release:Oct. 31, 2021

Bulletpoints:
• Debut album of promising Swiss act
• Dreamy Post Metal with Doom & Blackgaze influences
• Completely unique style & aura


https://www.youtube.com/embed/A3RIAeeSPQw
[ „Mænic“ • Official lyric video by Olga Kann]

Uniting Post Metal, Doom and Psychedelic Rock, WAZZARA is the culmination of a themed solo project from the former lead singer of Folk Metal band, Caladmor.

Taking initial inspiration from the natural poetry of water in motion, enrapt listeners have found themselves moved by the otherworldly, ethereal and magical offerings of Swiss-based songwriter Barbara Brawand since 2015.


[ Pic: Manuel Vargas Lépiz ]

LINE-UP:
Barbara Brawand • Vocals, Guitar
Mäsi Stettler • Guitar
George Necola • Bass
Julia Kapp • Drums


BACKFLASH:
In 2019, Barbara collaborated with Icelandic composer and musician, Árni Bergur Zoëga (Helrunar, Árstíđir Lífsins, Carpe Noctem), to give the world WAZZARA’s first EP, „Zessa“.

A show quickly followed in early 2020, alongside Grift and Wolcensmen; the first and last to grace the stage before a long and terrible silence descended over the concert industry.

Nevertheless, instead of allowing weeds to choke the banks of creativity, WAZZARA has continued to wind its course and met the year’s end having grown even stronger, composed an entirely new set list and become a full band:
Barbara Brawand (vocals, guitar), Mäsi Stettler (guitar), George Necola (bass) and Julia Kapp (live session drums).

The now initiated writing process for WAZZARA’s first full-length album led to exploration of wider musical horizons, incorporating spellbinding, doomy riffs into the EP’s legacy of melancholic, dreamy and celestial soundscapes.


[ Artwork: Pierre Cheers ]

TRACKS:
01. Solanum 05:14
02. Mænic 05:30
03. Inwards 05:30
04. Obsidian Skies 05:12
05. Antares 04:52
06. Fissures 05:30
07. Wolf Moon (Tribute to Type O Negative) 06:02
08. Ancestral Bonds 05:28

Total: 43:23

The water-bound concept has been extended to uncover unaffected but fragile lyrics dealing with vulnerability and feeling out of place in a world where sensitivity is considered a weakness.

A moon motif nurturing untamed, sacred femininity has also been woven into spells for healing old wounds.

Inspired by nature’s infinite wandering phases, „Cycles“ praises the end that is always a beginning.


[ Pic: Manuel Vargas Lépiz ]

DISCOGRAPHY:
2019 • Zessa • EP
2021 • Cycles • Full-length

MEDIA FEEDBACK:

8 / 10
„… a very great sounding mixture of blackgaze, Doom and Post Metal …“
(Blackened Death Metal Zine)


Previous:
„… dreamy, fragile, enchanting …“
(Folkmetal AT)

„… sometimes like a warm wide flowing river, sometimes like the deep unfathomable royal sea …“
(Monkeypress)

„… like an enchanting mist delicately strewn about a world long forgotten.“
(From Corners Unknown)


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https://www.metalmessage.de/Promotion_WAZZARA_en.php


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Munich, Germany
This is where passion meets profession! 𝗠𝗘𝗧𝗔𝗟 𝗠𝗘𝗦𝗦𝗔𝗚𝗘 ᴳᴸᴼᴮᴬᴸ is a professional 𝗣𝗥 𝗔𝗴𝗲𝗻𝗰𝘆 that works reliable with countless partners of the world’s music media. Many years of experience in various musical fields provide the basis for individual and efficient service. Main task area besides communications for global Public Relations are integrated promotion campaigns across print, online and broadcasting, as well as marketing, artist management, consulting and mentoring.

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