VENUES – ‘Whydah Gally’ video out now
VENUES SHARE NSFW VIDEO FOR “WHYDAH GALLY” — WATCH
NEW ALBUM SOLACE OUT AUGUST 27
“German metal with a mission and a message” — Kerrang UK
German modern metal outfit VENUES have shared the NSFW video for their latest single “Whydah Gally” from their forthcoming new album Solace, out August 27 via Arising Empire. The album will be released on limited colored vinyl, as well.
Watch the video here.
In cooperation with videographer Marius Milinski, the story that began in NSFW videos for their previous singles “Rite of Passage,” “Shifting Colors,” “Uncaged Birds,” and “Mountains” continues.
Vocalist Robin says, “‘Whydah Gally’ was actually one of my favorite songs on Solace from the start! It’s full of power and takes you on a stormy journey, from the first few seconds, on which you can only get off at the end. The story behind ‘Whydah Gally’ is this. I said to the rest of the band that I really wanted to write a pirate song. Shortly afterwards, Valentin did the instrumentals and Lela and I started the lyrical story.”
From the depths of their deepest crisis, VENUESemerge victoriously, welcoming two new members: clean vocalistLela and guitarist Valentin. When former vocalist Nyves quit the band mid-tour, following the release of their pivotal debut Aspire (2018), the modern metal crew was shaken to the bone. Despite this situation, the remaining members refused to give up and tirelessly searched for new talent.
When guitarist Constantin witnessed Lela’s performance at — of all places — a Steel Panther show, the band found its new clean vocalist.
VENUES entered the studio with producer Christoph Wieczorek (Annisokay) to record Solace and the result is a massive sound with a metallic alloy of remarkable precision.
“We wanted to be more metal,” Robin comments. “There were some pop sensibilities of Aspire that we wanted to replace with rather the opposite.” Melody and punch-drunk heaviness, metal and alternative rock, zeitgeist and authenticity, barbed choruses and unleashed creativity: With their soaring sophomore release, VENUES fulfill every single promise they made on Aspire.
“2020 showed all of us how much the band is helping us keep our sanity,” Robin muses. “Almost the whole band went through minor or medium crises since the release of our debut. Relationships went sour, things ended and began. In times like these, our second album was the light at the end of the tunnel. Something we all could look forward to. Our music held our heads above water.”
It’s a leap, going from Aspire to Solace, and it’s a logical one.
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SOLACE TRACK LISTING:
Lela | Clean Vocals
Robin | Shouts
Constantin | Guitar
Valentin | Guitar
Dennis | Drums