German post-hardcore band We Are H have released their tour music video from their first shows across the UK! The track ‘Depths’ comes off their latest EP ‘Through Heights And Depths I Told You Behold The Stars Will Follow’.
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This weeks track of the week goes to Emil Bulls with their new track ‘The Ninth Wave’. The track comes from their forthcoming album ‘Kill Your Demons’ out September 29th 2017.
The lyric video features the band performing at various shows and festivals while featuring the angst filled lyrics alongside the track. Make sure to listen to Emil Bulls’ new track below! Continue reading “TRACK OF THE WEEK 03/09/17 – EMIL BULLS – THE NINTH WAVE”
Based in western Germany come Europe’s newest upcoming band Alazka. After starting in 2012 under the name ‘Burning Down Alaska’, the band have undergone many different changes while performing with artists such as Parkway Drive, The Ghost Inside and Northlane. After the release of their debut EP ‘Values and Virtues’ back in 2015 before undergoing a name change to Alazka in March 2017 and announcing their debut album ‘Phoenix, set for release on September 1st 2017.
It’s safe to say that the opening track ‘Echoes’ which leads onto ‘Ghost’ is a great starter for the album. ‘Echoes’ brings a slow opening but also sets up the melodic aspects that Alazka bring to their music. First single ‘Empty Throne’ definitely shows the bands new style which differentiates from 2015’s ‘Values and Virtues’. The emotional impact of the lyrics is definitely present through the screams of the track and certainly sets itself as one of the most impactful of the album.
With the different tracks on the album, there are different paces. While the tracks focus mainly on a quick pace with vivacious bursts of energy, some differ in different ways. ‘Everglow’ seems to hold a slightly different energy. Instead of bringing a heavy and fast pace, ‘Everglow’ appears to be lighter and more passionate in terms of both vocals and instrumentals. This also appears in ‘Everything’ and helps to emphasises that Alazka can change and manipulate the pace of their tracks to convey different types of emotion from fiery passion to heartbroken sorrow.
Second to last track ‘Blossom’ is almost like a transition from Burning Down Alaska to Alazka as it was released as Burning Down Alaska with clean vocalist Kassim Auale before the band transitioned to Alazka. ‘Blossom’ is definitely top of the list for emotional outpouring, as this track is probably one of the most hard-hitting tracks (and videos) off the album itself. Final track ‘Fading Flame’ brings the album full cycle, as it ends on a melodic instrumenal ending, closing the album in a calming way while leaving the impact of the different tracks in your mind.
Sadly, some tracks do get overshadowed by some of the other tracks. While tracks like ‘Heart Of Gold’ are good, sometimes they can appear a little lost, however, even though they’re not as loud or as heard as the other tracks, they still have a spark in them which makes them original and still fit well alongside the album.
While some of the tracks do fade a into the background amongst others, the tracks all have something to offer at some point. With such a change for Alazka it was debated as to whether clean vocals and screams would fit, but most of the time they certainly work well. One thing to be said about this album is that it definitely does not lack emotional impact. A sense of emotion is visible in every track of the album and adds a sense of raw vulnerability to ‘Phoenix’. Make sure to listen to it on September 1st!
Stop what you are doing, because Waterparks have just revealed the video for ’21 Questions’. The track comes from the band’s debut album ‘Double Dare’, which was released last year. Check it out below!
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To celebrate the release of the highly anticipated album ‘As You Please’, Citizen have announced a small set of UK and Germany shows this October.
Alongside their supports Honey Lung, they will be hitting Manchester, Nottingham and London in the UK, as well as Cologne and Berlin in Germany. Check out the dates below!
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From already producing a full EP to touring The UK and Germany this Autumn, post-hardcore band We Are H are already making an impact in the music scene. We got the chance to talk to Jan, Ken and Fabian from We Are H about their EP ‘Through Heights And Depths I Told You Behold The Stars Will Follow’ and their upcoming tour!
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Annisokay are an upcoming post-hardcore band from Halle, Germany. We got the chance to talk to Norbert and Nico from the band about their latest release and upcoming shows! Continue reading “INTERVIEW – ANNISOKAY”
Five years after their last release of ‘Earth: June’, Neverland In Ashes have just put out a new record ‘Conversations’. We got the chance to talk to Milan and Julez from Neverland In Ashes about their progression as a band through their newest album ‘Conversations’.
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It’s always going to be hard starting out as a small band, but getting music out there is certainly a good place to start. We Are H are a German band hailing from Leverkusen bringing what they describe as ‘heavy atmospheric’ music to their debut EP ‘Through The Heights And Depths I Told You Behold The Stars Will Follow’
Despite the incredibly long EP name, We are H are quite clever by creating their EP name using the track names featured. The first track ‘Heights’ Continue reading “WE ARE H – THROUGH HEIGHTS AND DEPTHS I TOLD YOU BEHOLD THE STARS WILL FOLLOW – REVIEW”
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Germany are well known for producing some well-known heavy metal bands along the likes of Rammstein and Kreator. Now it Is time for hardcore band Annisokay to come on to the international scene. Coming from Halle, Germany, Annisokay are tearing up the music scene in their country. Having produced three albums already, Continue reading “UPCOMING: ANNISOKAY”