The group then decided they wanted to keep their lyrics in German, thus being a part of the first wave of bands to do so after the Berlin wall broke down. Also the German lyrics help giving the music a unique effect. The album debuted at No. Alle, Psalite Cum Luya 12. Though the band have previously made use of musicians from outside the band, they now did so on a bigger scale, involving the to create a wider and more orchestral sound. With such instrumentation all songs have a very own charm and character.
Other songs deal with incest, euthanasia, leaders who mislead their people and the general fall and corruption of our Western society. Their music has clear folk and medieval influences, later also with gothic and metal elements added to the mix. Zu Geige, Drehleier, Trumscheit, Dudelsack und Flöte, gesellen sich gewöhnlich noch Geyerleier, Cister, Laute und natürlich auch allerlei Akustikgitarren, Bass und Schlagwerk. Man holte sich mit Cop Dickie einen jungen Soundtüftler ins. Along with his brother Chris and his sister Dodo, Little Simon also plays in the powermetal band which has been signed to in 2008.
Founded 1992, the septet from Potsdam, Germany, won an large fan base within a very short time by playing uncountable live-gigs and releasing excellent albums. Several band members have indeed emphasised the impact of the attacks of the Twin Towers and the following political events as inspirational source for the album. Eric is also involved in a hitherto online-only project called Weiß and often appears as a guest musician on records of other bands for instance with and. Their fame is mainly in the German-speaking countries, having played only a handful of concerts outside of that. Ein akustisches Konzert von Subway To Sally ist sicher mehr als das. The band then spent half a year looking for a replacement, finally deciding on Simon Michael Schmitt to replace David.
Die Band, die 2014 mit dem letzten Studioalbum Mitgift neue musikalische Wege beschritten hatte, wollte diesen Geist auch in die kommende Akustikshow tragen. The lyrics were no longer veiled and styled old-fashionedly, but instead painfully direct, as was the music, delivered with more brute and force. The projects turns out to be a huge success — assisted by cellist B. Today the seven musicians enthuse thousands of devotees in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and are considered as one of the best German live bands ever. In 2004, the band decided to sign with the last still growing record label in Germany: Nuclear Blast.
With their continuous inclusion of oriental sounds and elements of classical music noted for instance by the use of the arrangements of the backup vocals and the use of instruments less frequently seen in metal bands, such as , , , and , the band has acquired the label of. The group had decided on needing a fiddle to complete the sound, something which brought Frau Schmitt Silke Volland to the band, who in turn introduced Erik Hecht on the bagpipes. This paid off with another chart placement: the album made it to No. First, the appearing of the self-written German lyrics penned by Bodenski, second, Eric Fish moved up from being the piper to being the frontman and main singer. The band then consisted of Ingo Hampf, Bodenski, Simon, Coni trumpet and Guido drums.
. On a side-note this has led to a great deal of confusion, as there are now 2 Simons, 3 Michaels and 2 Schmitts in the band. A label that they still are being confronted with, though the music can hardly be described as such and though the band repeatedly try to deny it. Drakkar is also the label of bands such as and. The trademarks of the band are hard rock and metal music, blended by Medieval melodies through bagpipes, hurdy-gurdy, lute, mandolin, shawm, violin or flute.
In April 2004 Subway to Sally changed label, leaving Universal Motor for the smaller metal-label Nuclear Blast. Die Potsdamer Mittelalterrocker haben, was Instrumente angeht, mehr Pfeile im Köcher als Nirvana, Bon Jovi und Eric Clapton zusammen. Subway to Sally had grown up, met up with the real world and made a deeply disturbing record, dealing with modern issues on modern terms. Between 1994 and 1997 the band rapidly released four albums and toured Germany to exhaustion, with an average of around 100 concerts take or give a few per year.
The sound of the record, breaking clearly with their previous works, did nothing to silence those accusations. . . . .
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