German modern metal outfit Venues have released a powerful and striking video for new single ‘Whydah Gally‘. The track is the fifth single from their forthcoming album ‘Solace‘, due for release on 27th August 2021 via Arising Empire.
Once again, Venues worked with videographer Marius Milinski to create the music video for ‘Whydah Gally‘, continuing and finishing the story that began with previous singles ‘Rite Of Passage‘, ‘Shifting Colors‘, ‘Uncaged Birds‘, ‘Mountains‘, and finally, ‘Whydah Gally‘.
Vocalist Robin says: “‘Whydah Gally‘ was actually one of my favourite 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 that 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.”
Stream/purchase ‘Whydah Gally‘: Here
Pre-order ‘Solace‘ in various formats: 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‘ (2019), 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) 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 fulfil 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.
Check out Venues‘ previous singles below.
‘Rite Of Passage’ video: https://youtu.be/tiPFQNDrGRs
Stream / purchase ‘Rite Of Passage’ here: https://Venues.lnk.to/riteofpassage
‘Shifting Colors’ video: https://youtu.be/3RSvRsp2YGU
Stream/purchase ‘Shifting Colors’ here: https://Venues.lnk.to/shiftingcolors
‘Uncaged Birds’ video: https://youtu.be/F1Unf6bC2e8
Stream / purchase ‘Uncaged Birds’ here: https://Venues.lnk.to/uncagedbirds
‘Mountains’ video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HF6U53TTznw
Stream / purchase ‘Mountains’ here: https://venues.lnk.to/mountains
Lela | clean vocals
Robin | shouts
Constantin | guitar
Valentin | guitar
Dennis | drums