VENUES to release new studio album “Solace” on August 27th 2021

VENUES Solace cover
German modern metal outfit VENUES released their new single “Rite of Passage”. The band has also announced their new album “Solace”, due for release on August 27th, 2021, via Arising Empire. 
 
The thumping and monumental “Rite of Passage” is a very personal song, exploring the relationship with one’s father, erupting into a chorus made for arenas.

Watch the video for “Rite of Passage” below. Stream the new single here.

From the depths of their deepest crisis, VENUES emerge victoriously, welcoming two new members - clean vocalist Lela and guitarist Valentin. When former vocalist Nyves quit the band mid-tour, following the release of their pivotal debut “Aspire” (2018), the modern metal juggernaut was shaken to the bone.
 
Despite this, the remaining members refused to give up and tirelessly searched for new talent. Following guitarist Constantin witnessing a performance of Lela at (of all places) at a Steel Panther show, the band found their new clean vocalist.
 
VENUES went into the studio with producer Christoph Wieczorek (Annisokay) to record “Solace”, who coated their massive sound with a metallic alloy of remarkable precision.
 
“We wanted to be more metal”, Robin comments.“There were some pop sensibilities of "Aspire" 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 gave on “Aspire”.
 
“2020 showed all of us how much the band is helping us keep our sanity”, guitarist Robin muses. “Almost the whole band went through minor or medium crises since the release of our debut. Relationships went sour, things were ended and begun. 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 big leap, going from “Aspire” to “Solace”, and it’s a logical one, too. Ten songs, ten exorcisms of negative energy, ten lifesavers.

“Solace” comes as CD and limited colored vinyl. Pre-orde the album here.

Tracklist:
1. Razorblade Teeth
2. Whydah Gally
3. Rite of Passage
4. Uncaged Birds
5. Into the Fire
6. Down Below
7. Shifting Colors
8. Our Destiny
9. Deceptive Faces
10. Mountains

Line-up:
Lela - Clean vocals
Robin - Shouts
Constantin - Guitar
Valentin - Guitar
Dennis - Drums

Weblinks:
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twitter.com/venuesofficial